This document tells the story of a unit which changed direction dramatically due to an activity that went exceptionally (and unexpectedly) well and sparked many ideas and questions that we as teachers decided were worth further investigation. We would never have planned to follow this path, but we are so glad that we did! Initially we were going to begin by looking at the images of Jesus (see PowerPoint attachment), and then go on to focus on the actual teachings of Jesus. However, it was only when we showed the PowerPoint that we realised there were so many ideas to flesh out. We knew we could take the discussions that we had in the room that day further, so the unit became about both the identity and the teachings of Jesus.
The life of Jesus Band A Year 2/3 CB 2.2 UNIT FOCUS ON RESPONDING TO STUDENTS (CAPITALISING ON THE UNEXPECTED Students investigate, explore and discuss the identity, life and teaching of Jesus. The image of Jesus that students have developed through their experiences will be challenged as they explore his identity. The other focus of this unit is the ministry of Jesus with students exploring the message behind the miracles performed and parable stories told by Jesus. This unit will build upon the knowledge students have of the life of Jesus and the stories he told.
Author: Trish Zirbel
Issue date: 17 Oct 2007