A comprehensive resource on Christianity.
|Scooped by Stephen Donlon|
Request.org.uk covers almost every facet of Christianity, including a Christian's beliefs, values, viewpoints, ways of living, ethics, the church's history and all the significant saints and figures - all in a way which is accessible to both Christians and non-Christians alike. There is a vast amount of information, short videos, timelines, etc, that make this resource a very good aid in several cultural content outcomes, particularly CUS2.4 outcome of the HSIE K-6 syllabus.
The link provided sends you to a very accessible, age-appropriate and short video on Jesus' life, detailing his disciples, the last supper, and the crucifixion. Since Jesus is paramount to the Christian faith, it's important that students start with the video and show their understandings of Jesus' timeline. The resource offers a great visual and interactive timeline of Jesus' life that perhaps some students can model and present to the class. Timelines are a great visual aid that puts history into a frame of reference to better understand someone's life, before you understand where a belief system or a way of living came from (Board of Studies,1999).
One lesson plan that might follow is that students are invited, in groups, to choose any saint or significant person in Christianity. Each group are then to research, using the resource, their selected person's lives and their relevance today. Each group can deliver a presentation to the class, either orally, written on a poster, or with multimedia. This is a great tool in building the student's skills of planning, organising and presenting (Board of Studies,1999), and is an effective way of assessing what the students have learnt.
The learning outcomes achieved are that the students will gain an understanding of Jesus' and many Saints lives, as well as come to a better understanding of a Christians' perspective and their beliefs and values (CUS2.4).
Board of Studies (1999). Teaching strategies and practices in human society and its environment.