Welcome to the City

Scripture: Genesis 13-14, 18-19

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will review the story of Abraham and Lot.
  • Students will learn after Lot left Abraham, he moved near two large cities, Sodom and Gomorrah.
  • Students will learn although Sodom and Gomorrah didn’t look exactly like a modern city, they did resemble a city today in many ways.
  • Students will learn/review nouns for things found in an average city.
  • Students will participate in an activity to help them practice using words for items found in a city.

Guiding Question: What words can be used to label and/or describe things found in an average city.

Materials: found materials, large rectangles of sturdy cardboard, glue and other art supplies

Procedure: Review the story of Abraham and Lot. Explain how Lot and his family moved near and then finally into the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Ask students what types of things one would see in an average city. Discuss which of those things might have also been in Sodom and Gomorrah. Have students use found materials to create and label their own city. It can be modern or ancient. Have them label at least two dozen items in their city. If you wish, you can create a competition awarding the student who labels the most items (Using proper English words.). Have students share their finished projects with the class and discuss any words that may be new to some students.

Additional Questions:

  • What words can be used to label and/or describe things found in the countryside?

Supplemental Activity: Have students repeat the activity, this time creating a scene from the countryside and labeling the items they use in their scene.