Listen to or read the portion here
Read aloud story – Don’t accuse so fast
A wonderful collection of worksheets in three difficulty levels is available here. Pick the one corresponding with the current torah portion.
How was grain harvested in the past? How has the invention of machinery changed agriculture?
Study Switzerland. (Please ignore the reference to the ice and stone age at this link.) Read “Heidi” by Johanna Spryi.
Take a look at ancient Egypt, always comparing it to torah. Specifically look at the slave trade, irrigation systems, and wardrobe.
Study Alcatraz, a famous prison. This history is for older students only, and should be followed up with a comparison of prison systems with torah’s method of justice.
What was a cupbearer’s job? Would you want his job?
Joseph went on a search for his brothers. Go on a nature scavenger hunt outside and use field guides to identify your finds.
Find out what the spices are that the traders are taking to Egypt. What are they used for?
Study wine – ingredients, benefits, pros and cons, grapes, and alcoholism.
Study bread – ingredients, nutritional value, varieties, and different styles of oven.
Pick 2-3 vining plants to study and add them to your notebook.
Learn about birds that eat carrion, such as vultures.
Study Psalm 1 and then do a word study on what the Bible says about being prosperous.