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Last week AP European History students chose one person or topic that they had studied this year and chose 10 things with which to depict it. These are their historical Christmas sweaters. Quite a festive and historical academic exercise!
The Gospel of Mark is such a unique book in the Bible! It is a quick tour through the life of Christ. We have been using this text in Sophomore Bible as a way to find out more about Christ and hopefully begin to let His life change our own.
We have been reading the text, summarizing the text, acting it out, and yes, even drawing it! Local scholar Tim Mackie from The Bible Project says that drawing the Scriptures is a great way to remember the Scriptures. So as we have been reading through Mark’s Gospel I have asked the students to draw what they are learning. Here is the fruit of their labor!
Junior Bible recently participated in a Socratic Seminar. The topic? Moral Relativism. Over the past few weeks we have discussed various arguments for the existence of God. This led to a fruitful conversation where we were able to share ideas and our own personal convictions. We discussed all sorts of ethical conundrums to see the major difference between the Christian worldview and the Atheist worldview. We are learning that presenting the Truth can be challenging in a world where morals are relative.
In contrast to Moral Relativism strongly stands The Moralistic Argument. This argument actually functioned as one of the reasons why C.S. Lewis became a believer. He said, “My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”
Where do objective moral standards come from? This is a question we have been seeking to understand better as Christ followers in 2017.
Today the Bible classes experienced the fun of putting together puzzles and acting out Christmas movies while bonding with classmates from different grades. The object lessons and activities invited students to consider how God fits all the pieces of our lives together for our good and his purpose, as well as how our lives are to imitate Christ in humility.
Fun was had by all!
Sophomore Biology students recently isolated DNA from some strawberries. Take a look at some sweet in action pictures below!
Sophomore Bible is currently studying through the Gospel of Matthew. Split into groups, each set of students was assigned five chapters, and they had to perform basic inductive Bible study skills to make observations, interpretations, and applications. They also had to present this material using Prezi, and as a group perform a skit to help the information sink in. At the end of the presentation they led the class in a Kahoot quiz to see what stuck!
This was a big project that the students put a lot of work into, with great results! It is the Word of God that shapes the whole person at Westside Christian High School. What a joy to be a part of raising up this next generation of believers!
“Museum Madness” in World History! At the completion of the study of the Roman Empire, students presented a 3D image of their given topic, as well as a 1-2 page explanation of the impact and importance it had on Roman society. During their presentation students attempted to convince the class that their exhibit should be a part of the Roman Museum.
Biology students recently collected bacteria samples from around the school, and even from themselves! After letting the bacteria grow for five days, students analyzed their results.
In Intro to Chemistry freshmen students learned that they can strip the outermost particles of an atom (electrons) from one substance (hair and a piece of fake fur) simply by friction and observe the effect of those charged particles on other items. In the images below, you can see they made the tinsel move toward the acrylic rod.
They also made a soda can follow a balloon and bits of confetti jump onto a comb!
Students flexed their art muscles to practice color and clothes vocabulary in Spanish. Take a look!