Resources for celebrating 400 years of the KJV Tatiana Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
Intention of this session • To encourage you to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Version with children • To give you useful ideas and resources for teaching about the Bible in school • To encourage you to consider further ways of embedding the relevance of the Bible in the life of your school • To share good practice – as a Diocese we will disseminate this through our website and Schools’ Mailing
Why 2011? The Anniversary Story • The story of the story • Godly Play like demonstration of how the Bible developed (Chapter 14) • Useful overview for a frieze display • Could focus on Mystery Plays, stained glass windows, illustrated bibles and new technologies. • William Tyndale • Other key figures include Miles Coverdale*, John Wycliffe and Martin Luther
Collective worship links bible to the parable of the wise and foolish man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKCTag9-Bzg http://www.36parables.com/?id=8726413
Bible as a snack box to get you through the day • Stories inside give you the things you need to decide what is good and what is bad • How to the best thing and become the best person • What god is like • How to treat others • Bible is stories inside stories inside stories • The stories are like jigsaw puzzle pieces oh, ah, ah-ha!
Physical alphabet • The Bible is God’s story
Kinaesthetic description of the Bible • 66 books • Old Testament – Law Stories of heroes/heroines and kings and queens, Prophets Songs (love, praise or sad)/wise sayings • New TestamentGospelActsLettersRevelation
A walk through the bible in 6 ½ minutes • Good introduction to key themes and link into KWL grids
What is the Bible Like? • A sharp sword • A hammer • As sweet as honey Useful starter activity for KS1
Who wrote the Bible? • Shepherds • Kings and Queens • Priests and Holy people • Fisherman • All were authors • Linked to circle game where children swap places
What sort of truth is in the Bible? • More than one point of view in the Bible • Exercise looking at an object from different angles • Gospels written by 4th different people • Newspapers similar same stories but slightly different feel • Important to read Bible as a whole but taking into account the different authors
Bringing the Bible to Life Think, discover something new, learn something that could change everything • Good Samaritan – story circle and conscience circle • The story of the leper – hot-seating • David and the stars – reflective • The Ethiopian Eunuch • Using the 100 Minute Bible http://www.exeterccyp.org/schools/100-minute-bible/
How has the Bible impacted people’s lives? • All are equal, God cares for children, everyone needs a fair deal, we have responsibility for our world; rulers should make sure everyone has a fair say • Abolition of slavery – The Clapham Sect and Sierra Leone • Fair trade – Quakers The Sugar Boycott • Drop the Debt - Jubilee 2000 campaign • Environmental concerns • Challenging corrupt rulers – Charles 1st and civil war
Making it personal • The book inside the book (Ch 17) • 2Corinthians 3:3 Christians are called to be living translations of the Bible
Key resources • Copley ,T. (2005) The Story of the Book: The Bible- Your Questions Answered. Scripture Union: Milton Keynes. • Payne, M. (2010) The People’s Bible: a practical handbook of information and cross-curricular activities for primary school teachers to celebrate the Bible in English and mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Version. Bible reading Fellowship: Abingdon • http://www.barnabasinschools.org.uk/5297 • http://www.exeterccyp.org/category/schools/bible/ • http://www.biblefresh.com/
What next? How will you: • Mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Version with children; • Develop teaching about the Bible in school; • Develop an understanding of the relevance of the Bible in the life of your school.