Billy Graham Center
Home School Treasure Hunt
Come and join us for an adventure in Christian history!
Treasure Hunt items await the start of the hunt as homeschool students and staff work together to understand the Archives collection. Parents observe the hunt while considering the usefulness of the collections for their children's study.
By special arrangement, the Archives staff can hold a session
for Chicago-area home schoolers and their parents. This session, for ages 11 and
up, is an introduction to the history of evangelism and provides a "hands-on"
experience in using a wide range of historical documents from the Archives,
including letters, audio tapes, videos, and photographs, even a phonograph record
without the use of electricity!
a look at our Treasure Hunt follow-up resource sheet
Some of the treasures to be discovered:
- the dynamics of "baseball evangelist" Billy Sunday
- how a Civil War foot soldier felt before the battle of Gettysburg in 1863,
- the experiences of missionary internees during World War II,
- a way to present the Gospel with a piece of cardboard and a stick,
- some of the typical activities in a missionary's life
There will also be a time allotted for parents to discuss with
Archives staff how to utilize the Archives for course work.
Not only is the Treasure Hunt an introduction to the BGC Archives,
it also gives the students a chance to learn skills in using documents that
they can use again and again in school and later life. The session is free
and limited to fifteen children with priority given to those who have not attended
a previous session. To arrange for a Treasure Hunt and for more information,
call the Archives' office at (630) 752-5910 or Send us a
Last Revised: 5/1/08
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