Sola, Sola, Sola (Sola, Sola)—Unit 7

Grade 6—Unit 7

Tools:
Presentation software—PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides

Reference Material:
Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions, second edition; The Lutheran Study Bible; Faith Alive Bible

Objectives:

  • Confess Jesus as the true Son of God, who alone could ransom us from sin, death, and the devil
  • Diligently learn, love, and live for our Savior

Duration of Project:
This project should take two to four days.

Activity:
It is falsely understood in much of the secular world that the primary teaching of Scripture is “treat one another as you would treat yourself.” Much of the world does not understand that the primary teaching of Christianity is Christ and Him crucified.

In Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions, point students to Article IV of the Augsburg Confession. Have them read the editors note and the confession. Then have students read the Romans references in Article IV.

Have students create a five-slide presentation answering the following question: What do Lutherans confess to being the central teaching of Scripture?

Digital Citizenship Connection:
As students are creating their slides, they are more than likely going to include some digital imagery. Introduce your students to Creative Commons and what different types of licenses are used for. After you have a mini-lesson on Creative Commons, have students use the advanced Google Image search to limit their results to different types of images that are licensed under CC.

Differentiation:
For all students, the Augsburg Confession may be written above their reading level. If you choose to have a mini-lesson rather than individual reading, be sure to reinforce the things that were going on at the time of the AC and who it was being written to.

For students who are not comfortable with the digital side of this project, you can offer the alternative for them to create a “slide” in a single poster. They can work with the art teacher in your building on design and layout. Be sure to identify students who may have trouble rewriting a statement. Work with them on the meaning of their statement and how they would describe that statement themselves. Help them verbalize their thoughts before putting them on paper (or on the computer).