Tweet the Bible—Unit 4

Grade 6—Unit 4

Tools:
Tools to create graphics or infographics (Keynote, Snapseed, Skitch, Canva)

Reference Material:
Pages 209–217 in the One in Christ Student Book

Objectives:

  • Students will gain an understanding of the context of all of the books of the Bible.

Duration of Project:
Depending on the size of your class, you will probably spend two days on this project. It could be incorporated into a writing station during your language arts time of the day.

Activity:
Divide the sixty-six books of the Bible (some books are combined in the Student Book description, i.e.., 1 and 2 Kings) evenly between all of your students. Direct them to pages 209–217 in the One in Christ Student Book. Tell them their task is to rewrite the descriptions for the books that they have been assigned. The catch? They must limit their description to 140 characters. (Tweet, get it?)

Once they have finished composing their tweets, have them create a graphic with their description included to share on social media platforms. When you share these, be sure to use the hashtag #OICtech.

Critical Teaching Moment:
This is a complex task that will require a lot of guidance from you. Be sure to take time during this project and not be anywhere but with your students. Be at their desks, on the floor with them, etc. Just be wherever they are. Because we are toward the middle of the year, you will have already developed a great relationship with these kids. Be sure to leverage that relationship to get them to create some amazing work!

Differentiation:
Your differentiation for this project could take several paths. Let me offer up a few.

  1. Teacher-Led Differentiation—In this path, you could group your students in areas of your classroom by ability level. This will give you the ability to locate yourself next to students who need your help quite often, while students who don’t always need your oversight 100 percent of the time can be grouped together and will more than likely help one another when you are not close by them. Be sure to check all students’ tweets before they go out!
  2. Student-Led Differentiation—In this path, you will group students in diverse groups. As students finish each book of the Bible they have been given, they present their work and receive feedback from the students in their group. While this task is going to require some very intentional setup prior to implementation, your students will grow in their trust and respect of each other. To set up this type of environment, you will need to work with students on constructive criticism and communication. By teaching the love of Christ to your class, you can model His example into these groups. Trust and respect are pillars that make this type of collaboration possible. If you are daring and willing to take on the work ahead of time, your students will gain real-world experience and possibly form relationships and a system of work that will last them well through their school days.