Bible Storybags Reflective storytelling for primary RE and assemblies by Margaret Cooling

Bible Storybags Reflective storytelling for primary RE and assemblies

Written by Margaret Cooling
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Bible Storybags Reflective storytelling for primary RE and assemblies by Margaret Cooling

This book comprises 16 field-tested story scripts, based on the life of Jesus, and designed to stimulate reflective thinking in children of all ages from 4-11. Each unit contains a story synopsis, differentiated storytelling, symbols to explore, reflective activities, optional prayers, background information and links to useful websites. The material covers the life of Jesus through popular storytelling styles such as story sacks and Godly Play, making it ideal in the classroom, or, with the additional web content which can be used with Whiteboard screens, suitable for collective worship. The material, which gives particular emphasis to the 'learning from religion' aspect of RE, consists of units covering: Jesus' birth Jesus' baptism Jesus' temptations The choosing of the first disciples Parables Miracles Encounters with Zaccheus, Martha and Mary The Crucifixion The Resurrection Please note: Storybag and Storysack are registered trademarks of Storysack Ltd. The term Storybag is used in this book under licence and may not be applied in any other context without prior written authorisation from the trademark holder.

About the Author

Margaret Cooling is the author of over forty books on RE and assemblies and two books for youth groups. For many years her speciality has been on using the arts to communicate Christianity within the field of education. She has worked with both the national Gallery and the BBC on this. Margaret preaches and writes drama and Bible study material for her three local churches. In the past she has lead both youth groups and taught in Sunday school and has been a house group leader. Margaret has taught in both primary and secondary schools. For the last eighteen years she has been engaged in writing and training across the UK (and in Australia). She trains both teachers and clergy to work in schools. In the past few years Margaret has begun to adapt her experience and knowledge within the field of education to work with churches. She has also run an education unit for a theological college. Margaret's first book for BRF, Creating a Learning Church was published in March 2005.

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128 pages


Margaret Cooling
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Barnabas in Schools an imprint of BRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship)

Publication date

21st October 2011



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