Biblical Allusions: Christian Scriptures
This curriculum guide covers six major figures in the Christian Scriptures: Lazarus, Mary, Judas, Gabriel, Peter, and Jesus. Sixteen literary units covering novels, poetry, drama, and short stories are examined in the context of the biblical framework present in the artistic work. In addition, each of the six characters are further explored with close textual annotations from the King James Version and analyzed in "Gallery Walks." In these videos, students will examine how artists such as Rembrandt, El Greco, and van Gogh have interpreted biblical figures in their masterworks. In addition, you may purchase separately the 24 video workshops that accompany this teacher guide and which provide teachers with media-rich resources to assist them in preparing their students to understand and utilize biblical allusions to unlock deeper and more complex meaning in literary texts. Both student manuals and 75 five-minute companion student videos are available, all of which contain thinking and reading activities and writing opportunities.These “Put Yourself in the Picture” videos will give students a brief introduction to elements such as the Who, What, When, Where, and How of the biblical figures and provide teachers/parents with a blended learning approach to teaching biblical allusions.