Why do Christians communicate the Gospel through the Arts?
Wintershall’s RE Enquiry Unit offers an exciting exploration of the long-standing and dynamic Christian tradition of communicating the Gospel using dramatic arts.
It focusses on what beliefs motivate Christian’s to use different art forms to communicate the Gospel using a selection of exciting resources from the Wintershall productions, including behind the scenes images, interviews and film clips.
The whole unit is designed for flexible use, either as a whole unit of work or as a series of individual learning activities.
Unit features include:
- Enquiry-led learning activities using Wintershall productions and related first-hand source material as a case study for pupils to investigate and reflect on why and how drama is used to bring Biblical accounts to life
- Engaging source material from the productions, for example: Photos from different Gospel scenes in the production, film clips and Interviews with the script writer, producer and volunteer cast members. Click on the links to see samples
- Support for meeting specific KS1 and KS2 Core RE learning outcomeswithin Understanding Christianity (UC). It serves as an additional unit to extend learning around the Gospel concept and is structured around the core elements: ‘Making Sense of the Text, Understanding the Impact and Making Connections
- Teaching and Learning links with Understanding Christianity
- Examples of a range of contemporary Christian art forms that seek to communicate the Gospel, with reference to their historical precedents and their impact.
- Material to resource ‘Digging Deeper’ within the UC Gospel units
For detailed links between learning activities within this RE unit and core learning outcomes within ‘Understading Christianity’, see here
You can access the unit online or download the complete version as a pdf.
Please be aware that much of the unit’s source material is on the Wintershall website and so access to the internet is essential to gain the maximum from this resource.