- During the days of the Israelite’s captivity in Egypt, enslaved children were separated from parents, witnessed taskmasters beating their neighbors and family members, saw overseers taking advantage of the Israelite women and so much more.
- At the time of Jesus’ birth, Jerusalem was under Roman rule. Hateful Roman soldiers patrolled the streets and market places. They marched to the beat of their own drum in so many ways. This gave them the freedom to mistreat the citizens, overtax them and cause overall fear and distrust. Of course the children of that day saw all of this and were affected by it.
- Moving into our own country’s history, young American children watched fathers, brothers, uncles and neighbors go into bloody battles against the British army. Don’t you know that there was a sense of stress and insecurity throughout every home in colonial America.
- Children of the Civil War Era witnessed the mistreating and abuse of others and the drama of families being separated and sold. They were exposed to the belief that some people were made to serve others and that some life had no value.
- Children of the 30’s lived through the Great Depression.
- Children of the 40’s and 50’s experienced World War Two and Blackout Drills.
- In the 60’s, they witnessed the shooting of a president and Woodstock.
- The 70’s brought the Vietnam War, Roe vs. Wade and President Nixon’s Watergate scandal into the view of children everywhere.
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