Isaac and his followers were told to leave because the king was afraid that they had become mightier than him and his nation.
Discuss with your children:
- How do you know when someone is dangerous or helpful?
- Are most people dangerous, helpful or neutral?
- Are most countries dangerous, helpful or neutral?
- Think of reasons that a stronger nation living within your region could be detrimental.
- Think of reasons that a stronger nation living within your region could be advantageous.
- List as many ways as you can for one nation to be greater than another.
- Write a story in which someone is afraid of a group and tries to get other people to be afraid of the group too.
- Write a story in which someone is afraid of a group but tries to make friends with the group.
- Create a billboard for your community encouraging everyone to get along.
- Make a list of reasons why large groups are intimidating.
- For each reason think of a way of overcoming this feeling.
- Pretend that you are a king and a group in your kingdom became very large. What could you do to make sure that this group remains friendly to you? Write a proposal to discuss with your advisors.
- Pretend that you were the leader of a large group which lived in a kingdom.
- What are ways that you could destroy the kingdom?
- What are ways that you could become closer allies with the rulers?
- The king told Isaac to leave because he was afraid. Write a journal entry for Isaac describing what he felt and what he thought he should do.
- Pretend that you are the king. Write out a speech that you would deliver to your people explaining why it is best for Isaac and his followers to leave.