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Welcome to the desert
Welcome to the desert
Welcome to the desert
Welcome to the desert
Welcome to the desert
Welcome to the desert
Welcome to the desert
Welcome to the desert
Welcome to the desert
Welcome to the desert
Welcome to the desert
Welcome to the desert
Welcome to the desert
Welcome to the desert
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Welcome to the desert

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This is a power point to brainstorm vocabulary and ideas about the desert. Introduction to the desert by using examples from ancient times and a modern poem. Students can then write their own poem.

This is a power point to brainstorm vocabulary and ideas about the desert. Introduction to the desert by using examples from ancient times and a modern poem. Students can then write their own poem.

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  • 1. Welcome to the Desert
  • 2. The desert has inspired several religions and spiritual figures.
  • 3. <ul><li>The Egyptians worship of the Sun God Ra. </li></ul><ul><li>When the Jews left Egypt they spent 40 years in the desert. </li></ul><ul><li>Moses encounters God. </li></ul><ul><li>Mohammed the prophet of Islam loved the deserts and mountains and often spent time meditating and praying in the silence of the desert. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the Christian Bible Jesus Christ spent 40 days and 40 nights in the desert. </li></ul>
  • 4. The desert is a lonely place <ul><li>The desert is a place where people went to be alone with God, able to reflect, meditate, pray without distraction. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a place of Refuge. </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>David escapes from Saul. </li></ul><ul><li>The Jewish fighters escape to Masada </li></ul><ul><li>Moses flees into the desert after killing the Egyptian. </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>Jeremiah and Hosea: the desert as a place for the purification and renewal of Israel. </li></ul><ul><li>Moses : the desert is where he sees the burning bush. </li></ul><ul><li>Elijah : the desert as a place of prayer and purification. </li></ul><ul><li>David’s psalms refer to the desert. </li></ul>
  • 7. Psalm 63 <ul><li>A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah. </li></ul><ul><li>1 O God, you are my God,        earnestly I seek you;        my soul thirsts for you,        my body longs for you,        in a dry and weary land        where there is no water. </li></ul>
  • 8. THE DESERT Rev. Bill McDonald <ul><li>Every desert is but an orphaned beach, abandoned long ago by ancient seas. Thirsty sands that still dream of ocean embraces. </li></ul>
  • 9. THE DESERT Rev. Bill McDonald <ul><li>I am much like the desert when we are apart. My thirsty heart still dreams of your embrace, as if I were trying to reunite my soul, with something missing from myself. </li></ul>
  • 10. The word  desert  brings to mind powerful images for many people. <ul><li>Some believe a desert to be a hot, barren place without surface water. </li></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>Others think of a desert as a dry region covered with sand dunes and tall, branching cacti. </li></ul>
  • 12. That is only a Fable . <ul><li>Deserts actually support large, diverse populations of animals and plants, easily seen once you know how to look. </li></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>Now write your own poem about the desert. </li></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>DESERT ACROSTIC </li></ul><ul><li>Write an acrostic poem about the desert. Begin each line with a word or phrase that starts with the letter on that line. </li></ul><ul><li>D__________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>E__________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>S__________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>E__________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>R__________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>T__________________________________ </li></ul>

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