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Subject: Question: teaching about dinosaurs & the Bible
Date Posted: 8/16/2008 4:27 PM ET
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I'm looking for a book about dinosaurs, kindergarten-young elementary, that just tells what is known so far, without using evolution to explain everything, or claiming as fact that dinosaurs were on the ark, or were destroyed by the flood. Something that leaves open that we are still learning and that science will evelntually support the Bible... Does such a work exist? I've seen a few books on Christianbook.com and other sites, but I'm wondering if anyone has read any of them... Kristen O.
Date Posted: 8/16/2008 4:54 PM ET
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I found a site that does this- my old computer crashed a few months back so all of my bookmarks are gone- give me a few days and I will give you some sites.  I had a lesson plan based on dinosaurs and creation of the earth based on the bible.  I just saw it- if I can find it I will send you a copy.


Try google dinosaurs and christianity and you might come across something.  I don't know how I found it the first time but I will pass any info onto you- promise.



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Date Posted: 8/16/2008 10:19 PM ET
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Creation Science has been a hobby of mine for years.  My favorite book is In The Beginning by Walt Brown, but he gets pretty technical at points.  I have not read anything specifically kid-oriented, but I think I have seen such titles in catalogues put out by Creation Ministries International.  You might find more info by googling them or the Institute for Creation Research.  I thought the Bob Jones science textbooks were OK as well, but I don't remember what they had for younger kids.   

Date Posted: 8/17/2008 6:27 AM ET
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Have you looked at Answers in Genesis and/or Master Books?

I had an AIG book on my shelf at one time, but I don't recall specifics about it.  It was "What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs"?


They have a new kids' page and a new Answers kit for kids.

We just returned from the AIG Creation Museum a couple of weeks ago.  While their stance is that dinos were on the ark (small, young ones), and were wiped out later, their young kids' materials may not actually say that.  We have a ton of AIG stuff, but it's mostly for middle school and up.

You might try searching for "new earth" and "old earth" creationism.  AIG is new earth, and I'm not familiar with old earth sites.  I do get CMI materials, but haven't paid much attention to their stance.


Date Posted: 8/18/2008 2:31 PM ET
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There is a book called What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs by Mark Dinsmore that teaches about dinosaurs from the Intelligent Design perspective.  It is very biased and does place dinosaurs on the ark and doesn't mention other possibilities so I'm guessing it wouldn't meet your needs, but  I'd be happy to answer any specific questions you have about it if you want to send me a PM.

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Date Posted: 8/18/2008 4:13 PM ET
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Kristen Have you ever checked out drdino.com he has a ton of kids creation dinosaur books.


Date Posted: 8/18/2008 4:46 PM ET
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I would suggest anything from Answers in Genesis. If you go to Answersingenesis.org, you can browse through their catalog.  Yes, they take a very serious young-earth stance, but once you start researching it you can see why - they maintain (and I also believe) that if you introduce the concept of sin, death and corruption before Adam's sin, then the whole foundation of the Gospel is undermined. (Ken Ham has a new book - very excellent - on the topic, called: Why Won't They Listen?) 

I have a ton of AiG books and DVDs here at home, but they are on my "keeper" shelves. :-) Oh, and I have a six year old, four year old and one year old. There is a series of DVDs (and some books too) that are geared toward the young elementary age.

We also use the book A is for Adam for homeschool. It has a simple book section, but the second half of the book is geared toward homeschoolers for curriculum.

We have the What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs book as well, and my four year old L-O-V-E-S it. (He's our resident dino freak.)



Date Posted: 8/21/2008 12:07 PM ET
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I found what I was looking for: www.homeschoolshare.com.  It will give you a search engine.  Type in dinosaurs and  the option of Free creation based unit on dinosaur is there.  Enjoy!



Subject: Great ideas!
Date Posted: 8/23/2008 5:09 PM ET
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Thanks for your input - I have quite a few places to check out! Kristen