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Moses admonished the children of Israel not to forget the day that God took them out of Egypt.

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Discussion Regarding Remembering Specific Days:

  • What is a holiday?
  • Why would Moses tell the children of Israel to remember the day that God took them out of Egypt?
  • Name some holidays and their origins.

Creative Thinking About Special Days:

  • Describe what it would be like if there were no special days in the year.
  • If you could create a holiday what would it be called and what would its purpose be?

Homeschooling Activities for Everyone – Homeschooled or Not:

  • If we didn’t have holidays like Passover or Christmas, do you think that people would think about their origins? Defend your answer.
  • Do you think that most people think about the origins of holidays, or just how they are celebrated?
  • Why is it important to remember things that happened in the past?
  • How does our memory work?
  • What are the similarities and differences between our memory and the memory of a computer?
  • Why is it important to mark specific days?
  • What is the origin of the word holiday? Would the original name still be appropriate? Why or why not?
  • Make a chart with two sides and write down points for why the children of Israel would remember leaving Egypt longer because Moses told them to remember the day and a side with reasons why the children of Israel would have remembered the day just the same had Moses not said anything.
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