Does anyone teach Bible?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Koriemo, Aug 12, 2018 at 7:35 PM.

  1. Koriemo

    Koriemo Comrade

    Aug 11, 2014
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    Aug 12, 2018 at 7:35 PM

    This year, I've switched from teaching English full time to teaching Bible part time. I'm teaching 8th grade and 10th grade.

    I'm struggling SO HARD with this! The curriculum we have for 8th grade is designed to be taught in a youth group type setting. The content is GREAT, but it's designed to be used once a week. I can do two "lessons" per week, but it's a little tricky to space it out correctly. It's also hard to come up with assessments for the course. So much of the curriculum is based on personal experience and discussion. I think that's great and hope it adds to my classroom, but the only assessment I can think of is essays, and I don't want to overdo that. When I taught English, I could find tons of resources and lesson plans... There isn't much for Bible!

    The 10th grade class is a bit easier as there is more concrete information that I'm supposed to cover, but I still have a hard time figuring out how to teach it.

    Just checking to see if anyone has tips!
  3. ms.irene

    ms.irene Groupie

    Sep 7, 2010
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    Aug 13, 2018 at 5:11 PM

    I used to teach religion at a Catholic school. I had a curriculum that was really a workbook for Confirmation, with a few fun/useful activities. We mostly did prayer intentions ("I would like to pray for Rihanna. I would like to pray for Chris Brown...") (this was mid-2000s!). It wasn't ideal, TBH...sorry if this is not terribly helpful!
  4. Joyful!

    Joyful! Cohort

    May 5, 2009
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    Aug 13, 2018 at 7:40 PM

    I have taught Bible on many levels over the years.
    Best advice I can give you is to go online and buy a TE on the levels you are considering. Buy used. Lots of homeschoolers sell online as well. (For example, BJ Press has curriculum for every grade) The reason I suggest that is rather than you looking for resources all over the place, they have a bunch included in the TE. Also, you can pick and choose to match the topics that are in your curriculum.
    Bible memory, reading devotionals, journaling can all expand your current curriculum.
    If I can be of more specific assistance, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm teaching all math this year, so I can live vicariously through you. :)

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