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This is a VERY condensed birth of Jesus lesson. I teach on a yearly timeline, and want to make weeks available for more Acts and the Life of Paul lessons.
(CA2.1) We talked last week about the angel from God named Gabriel. He told Zacharias about John, and he also told Mary she would have a baby.
(CA 2-4) The Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus, made a law that everyone should be taxed, so the Roman government ordered people to go to their tribal ancestral city, and enroll by a census. Joseph was from the Tribe of Judah, so Mary and Joseph had to go to Bethlehem. It was 70/85 miles from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Without a car or paved road!
At this part of the Bible lesson, we talked about their census paper and I wrote the results on a white board for them to see as we talked about it. (I found this idea online years ago, and do not have the original site info)
(CA 4-6) Mary and Joseph found a home in Bethlehem and stayed there. Let's talk about more men that came to see Jesus.
This took place about 1.5-2 years after Jesus was born. So, the wise men should not be with the shepherds in pictures and bulletin boards. The shepherds came the same night, the wise men much later.
Here are the printables for the worksheet part of the lapbook. You can print in color or black and white. The black and white does not have a shepherd, so there is a cow for the stable.
Here is the Spanish version in color: