In this faith-based Christian unit, students explore the concept of philanthropy and learn about the nonprofit sector. They brainstorm how they can use (and develop) their English Language Arts talents (including the writing process) to collaboratively create a faith-based devotional for younger children. This unit has a strong youth voice in determining needs and age-appropriate content.
Focus Questions: How can we create devotionals for a young audience so they learn more about their faith? How can we share our faith, time, and English Language Arts talent with a group of young children? What are the elements of our devotional that best suit the needs, interests, and abilities of the children we choose to serve?
Fourteen 45-Minute Sessions, plus time for conducting research, writing, small group work, and a field trip to an early-childhood center (about 6-8 weeks)
The learner will:
Students explore the need for devotionals for young children in their community. They research content and style suitable for the children they target for their devotional writing. Students work collaboratively to create a beautiful devotional that they share with many children in the community, and they present and read their devotionals to one preschool.
Families serve as resources for information about local early childhood nonprofits and about age-appropriate content.
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Lessons Developed By:
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Indiana District
Immanuel Lutheran School
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