Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Language Arts
The student demonstrates an understanding of the major narratives, characters, stories and poetry contained in the Bible and how they are used in literature, art and music.
Demonstrates comprehension of the variety of literary forms in the biblical text
Identifies, analyzes and applies knowledge of structures, symbolism, motifs, and the use of language (e.g. diction, imagery, figurative language, alliteration) in biblical text
Recognizes and traces the development of various translations of biblical text
Understands and explains the influence of the Bible in classic and contemporary art, music and literature, including poetry, drama, and prose
The student participates in discussions related to curricular learning regarding the Bible. The student:
Reflects on the significance of translations on biblical text
Examines, compares and contrasts various translations
Demonstrates understanding of biblical narratives and applies them in a variety of modes of discourse
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the Bible's impact on the history, religion, government and law of various cultures
Explains how the Bible came to be, including different Bibles, the methods and tools of writing at the times the Old and New Testament were written, the means by which they were preserved, the languages in which they were written and translated, and the historical and cultural events which led to the translation of the Bible into the English language
Investigates and explains the biblical roots and influences on contemporary culture, to include history, government, law, customs, morals, and values
The Guiding Sub-questions are related, relevant, and connected to exploring the Essential Question. They are higher level questions and are specific enough to guide the work of the unit. (Subquestions must be entered one at a time and updated . . . they are numbered automatically.)
Begin writing a unit by establishing what you want students to know and be able to do and planning how you will know "what they know". This Assessment Plan is a general plan (specific assessment instruments are in the teaching procedures); this section should both help you to plan and to give teachers an idea of the varied types of assessment that will be used in the unit. Be sure to include informal checks of understanding, student self-assessment, and authentic assessment. Include pre and post assessment.
Preparation for students includes notes on preparing the learner such as possible misconceptions students may have, ideas of pre-exposure for learners, and prerequisite lessons. It includes ideas for accelerated learning.
Unit Resources include general, global resources that might include bookmarks, books, periodicals, media and software. URLs need to be provided for each resource to identify a source from which it can be obtained. Resources might include those purchased as part of an adoption. More specific resources will be referenced within the teaching procedures.