Wednesday, November 24, 2004


This ‘relaxing’ four-day holiday weekend I will be working on my BIG project for internship: developing a curriculum! The agreed upon topic—between myself and Pastor Charlie—is Bedrock Beliefs. Here are the guiding notions with which I begin:

What overarching understandings are desired?
Elements of bedrock theology and worldview
Definition of bedrock beliefs
Definition of worldview
Significance of bedrock beliefs for the construction of worldview
Content of basic beliefs

What are the overarching “essential” questions?
What are the bedrock beliefs?
What makes the bedrock beliefs bedrock?
How do bedrock beliefs function in the construction/transformation of worldview?

While writing the curriculum, I am also developing a curriculum design matrix based on three of the
books I’m reading this term:

Questioning and Teaching, by J. T. Dillon
Called to Teach, by William Yount
Understanding by Design, by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe

I’m in for a bunch of hard work and creativity. Tough, but a blast!

Add to this, buckets to read, turkey to eat, and papers to write. It’s a busy weekend. Thankfully, we’re going to someone else’s house for Thanksgiving Dinner—that’ll keep me from pesky studying when I’m supposed to be having fun.