Lesson Plan: The Story of the Twelve Apostles

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⁣Lesson Plan: The Story of the Twelve Apostles

Grade Level: 4-6

Subject: Social Studies/Religious Studies

Duration: 45 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.2: Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.7: Integrate information presented in different media or formats as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

Students will learn about the Twelve Apostles, their significance in Christianity, and their roles in spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ.

- Visual aids (e.g., pictures or posters of the Twelve Apostles)
- Bible or biblical passages related to the Twelve Apostles
- Worksheet with guided questions and activities
- Writing materials

1. Introduction (5 minutes):
- Start the lesson by displaying the title "The Story of the Twelve Apostles" on the board.
- Ask students if they have heard of the Twelve Apostles before, and elicit any prior knowledge they may have.

2. Background Information (10 minutes):
- Provide a brief overview of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, emphasizing his selection of twelve individuals to be his closest followers and apostles.
- Show visual aids of the Twelve Apostles and introduce their names.

3. Individual Profiles (15 minutes):
- Divide the class into small groups, assigning each group a different Apostle to research.
- Instruct students to use the Bible or other reliable sources to gather information about their assigned Apostle, including their background, occupation, and notable contributions to Christianity.
- Provide the worksheet with guided questions to assist students in organizing their findings.

4. Group Presentations (10 minutes):
- Have each group present their findings about their assigned Apostle, sharing key information and any interesting facts they discovered.
- Encourage students to use visual aids or props to enhance their presentations.

5. Class Discussion (5 minutes):
- Facilitate a class discussion to explore the significance of the Twelve Apostles in spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ.
- Discuss the challenges they may have faced and how their actions influenced the growth of Christianity.

6. Reflection and Application (5 minutes):
- Ask students to individually reflect on the lesson and write a short paragraph about the importance of the Twelve Apostles in the context of Christianity.
- Collect and review their written reflections for assessment purposes.

7. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Summarize the main points discussed during the lesson, highlighting the roles and contributions of the Twelve Apostles.
- Encourage students to continue exploring and learning about the history and teachings of Christianity.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

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