The LearningLinks series provides classroom religion teachers with the practical teaching and learning resources to assist in the design of their classroom programs.
The focus of this LearningLinks is on Parables and Miracles. The resources provided here can be used in the teaching of a range of topics in the classroom religion programme. The activities can be easily adapted to suit changes in content, learning ability and teacher preference. This book offers teachers at all levels - in primary, secondary and early years classrooms - materials and activities that can be included in the presentation of their classroom programs.
A feature of this book is the detailed and easy to read discussion of the way that Jesus' miracles and parables can be taught in the classroom religion program as well as being incorporated in the school beyond the religion classroom. This teacher background material offers a foundation for the classroom activities in the book which include:
- Reproducible black line masters for immediate classroom use
- Writing templates
- Graphic organisers for a range of teaching contexts
- resources for studying Jesus' miracles and parables
- A comprehensive annotated list of useful web sites
- Prayers for use with students, staff and families
This book offers classroom religion teachers a varied repertoire of teaching and learning activities in an accessible format for immediate classroom use. These activities can be effectively implemented by the novice teacher and the experienced practitioner alike. The teaching and learning activities contained in this book match the style and scope of activities used in other contemporary classroom programs. This book is a valuable reference for the classroom religion teacher who is seeking to engage, scaffold and extend their students learning in the classroom religion programme.