Christian Heroes Newspaper (6th-8th)
Teacher: Leah Hendershot
Description: This is a year long class.
We will read the first 5 “Christian Heroes: Then and Now” books, discuss them and create a final newspaper (for each) highlighting interesting points and facts. We’ll cover 2-3 books per semester. (Gladys Aylward & Hudson Taylor will be our first two books.)
Heroes covered will be: Corrie ten Boom, Amy Carmichael, Hudson Taylor, Nate Saint, and Gladys Aylward. (Books 1-5 can be purchased as a set at ChristianBook.com or individually. See supply list.)
For each book:
1. Outside of class: Read assigned chapters and take notes on interesting points and facts that were enjoyed.
2. In class: Discuss the chapter and notes. Decide which may be best to include in the final newspaper. Discuss and work on preliminary layout.
3. Final completion: One-page “newspaper” utilizing layout, grammar, historical accuracy and reporting skills.
Class Length: 12 weeks, year long
Prerequisites: Ability and willingness to read 4-5 short chapters each week and take a few notes on each chapter.
Homework: 1-2 hours
Book: Christian Heroes Book set 1-5
Supplies: Notebook, Ticonderoga pencil & pencil sharpener.
Christian Heroes Book set (or purchase individually, as needed): https://www.christianbook.com/christian-heroes-books-1-5/janet-benge/9781576581735/pd/582086?event=ESRCQ