- What words would you use to describe these two objects?
- Do you think they go together? What makes you say that?
- What can you say about the texture of these objects? How does the texture vary over the surface of the objects? What clues does this provide?
- How might you use objects like these? Do they remind you of any other objects you have seen?
FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION:
After giving students ample opportunity to examine these objects, lead them in a discussion of related topics and themes:
- Where does your food come from? Trace the steps in the development of your sandwich, from the farm to the supermarket to your lunchbox.
- How would you get your lunch if you lived in ancient Israel? How did the Israelites use the tools pictured here?
- The fundamentals of growing grain and making bread haven’t changed over the centuries, but technology has. How do you think the process is different today from the way it was in ancient Israel?
- What basic needs do all people have? Compare the ways we meet these needs today with the ways they were met in ancient Israel.
RESEARCH TOPICS / CONTENT CONNECTIONS
- Life in the Iron Age
- Ancient Farming
- Food Processing