New Studies of Religion (yr 11/12) resource available: 'Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the Covenant (intro)'
A new resource is available for Studies of Religion students, tutors and home school parents that focuses on introducing the concept of the covenant between God and Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It includes analyses of passages of the Torah, detailed explanations and independent and group (optional) activities. It has been used in the classroom setting and as a homework activity.
It is not easy, and would work well as both a guided introduction in the classroom and as an extension activity (or series of activities, as it i a 12 page resource split into sections examining each figure). Students will need an introductory lesson that includes a verbal overview, but this is very useful to clarify key points and to extend students' understanding and interest in this area. This resource was developed in response to common questions that arose in class discussions with year 11 students, and so may at times go further into certain points than might be necessary, but I found that it helped students to look to the text and learn how to read more critically than they otherwise might. I found students gained interest and confidence from this approach. This includes a lot of information, annotation of texts, questions and activities. It can be used as a class resource, homework resource, or a combination of both.
Our primary contributor is Elissa, who is a qualified high school teacher and Irlen Screener.