Why Study the Bible Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has worked in Elementary Education since 1993 - both as a classroom teacher and administrator. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

Why do people study the Bible? In this lesson plan, students learn reasons why even non-religious readers can and like to study the Bible. Students will also participate in a mock debate.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of this lesson plan, students will:

  • Discuss reasons people read and study the Bible
  • Participate in a mock debate

Length

This lesson plan will take 60-75 minutes and may require a second day for group debates to take place.

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.9

Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.D

Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.3

Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.4

Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Materials

  • Printed copies of the related lesson, Why Study the Bible? (one for each student)
  • Access to the quiz
  • Copy of the Bible
  • Students may need pencil/paper and/or computer access for group activity

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