Online Bibles can be handy when trying to find a particular verse, quote, action (e.g. praying) or stories involving certain people in The Bible.
The Power of Images
When creating religious projects you should use powerful visual imagery (images and videos) with thinking questions/prompts to really draw your classmates and teacher(s) into discussing your work.
You should have two versions of your project:
A brief presentation for your classmates.
A detailed presentation for your teacher.
By creating a brief presentation with a small amount of text your classmates and teacher(s) can concentrate on the:
This brief should also stop you from simply re-reading what is on your presentation to your classmates, instead remembering what you want to talk when you see the visual prompts on the screen.
Music Videos About Religion
Justin Bieber - Pray
To compare the role that prayer plays in the lives of students to that of one of the worlds most (in)famous Christians, Justin Bieber, watch the powerful music video 'Pray' sung by Justin Bieber.
Task: Discuss with a partner, teacher or parent what Justin Bieber prays for.
‘I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.’ (Frederick Douglas, Escaped slave) - Justin Bieber's 'Pray' is a rallying call for the need for you to help people in need. Whilst we can pray for people who are in need that sometimes we should get up and do it ourselves, instead of praying for it to happen and being disappointed when it does not.
Guy Sebastian - Get Along
Guy Sebastian's Get Along spreads a message that people from different cultures and religions should come together and 'get along'. instead of participating in the ongoing damage inflicted by religious, cultural and racial intolerance.
"I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing" and "Roman Cavalry choirs are singing" could relate to a death/mourning of the people
"... my head upon a silver plate" refers to the beheading of St. John the Baptist
"I know Saint Peter won't call my name" refers to St. Peter guarding the gates of Heaven (Matthew 16:19 and Revelation 20). St. Peter won't be calling his name because "there never was an honest word and that was when I ruled the world" is suggestive of the popular belief that all wrongdoers will be condemned to eternity in Hell
"pillars of sand" is a reference to the biblical parable given by Jesus about the fool who built his house on sand, and the wise man who built it on solid rock, while "pillars of salt" is a reference to Lot's wife, who was turned into a pillar of salt.
'Be my mirror, my sword and shield' may be a reference to the Bible (word of God) as it is referred to as a sword in Ephesians 6:17 and as a mirror in James 1:23.