6th graders will be finishing their unit on Israel’s Royal Kingdom this week, as we wrap up our discussion of King Solomon (David’s son), who built the temple to house the Ark of the Covenant. We will also begin a discussion of the Divided Kingdom. Ask your students near the end of the week to tell you the story of Rehoboam and Jeroboam! Because of them, the Kingdom of Israel will split into Israel in the north and Judah in the south. We will also begin discussing some of the prophets, as this period in Old Testament history is the time when the prophets begin to speak to Israel and to Judah.