Welcome to the coloured glass classroom! We hope to provide you with lots of creative ideas and resource links to help you engage the young people in your religious and Christian education classes. This blog is sponsored by the Anglican Schools Commission of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland.

28 July 2015

What is the Bible about anyway?


The Bible Project is an amazing Youtube channel with short videos exploring the books of the Bible including their structure and  literary themes. The grand narrative of the Bible is also explored along with thematic elements. This one below is on the theme of the "messiah" through scripture.



15 July 2015

Religions Expanding Across the Globe



A cool little animated video of how different religions spread across the globe. Clearly however this only shows the dominant religion in each place and not the fact that adherants of different religions have resided together in the one place all over the globe. 

Here is a slightly different one:



Here is a link to a unit on how different  religions spread across the globe:
http://www.learner.org/courses/worldhistory/unit_overview_7.html

9 July 2015

One World Wontok: Learning Resources



The Anglican Board of Mission recently released the resources and activities used at this year's One World Wontok Conference. You can find them here.

These resources focus on some of the broad themes of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)– Education, Gender Equality, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, & Employment. Each activity is designed to be used in a 25-30 minute lesson and can be adapted to suit various age levels. 

2 July 2015

Living in the Kingdom: Learning Activities


Remember the Millennium Development Goals? Did you know that the target year for their completion is 2015? Do you have any idea how their achievement is progressing? Did you know they are about to be revisited?

"In 2015, countries have the opportunity to adopt a new sustainable development agenda and reach a global agreement on climate change. The actions taken in 2015 are expected to result in new sustainable development goals that build on the eight Millennium Development Goals."


Before they change you might be interested in exploring them with your students, thinking about how they relate to the Christian faith and connecting with an organisation that uses them to shape their work.

A while back I created a mini unit on the MGD's and the Anglican Board of Mission. ABM has the resources up on their website if you want to check them out. They can be used as a series of lessons or the activities can be used to build something larger. There are lots of other resources out there as well as some nice infographics

The aims of the activities are:
  1. Explore the lives of others and develop empathy and understanding.
  2. Gain a basic understanding of the Millennium Development Goals.
  3. Learn about the Anglican Board of Mission Australia and its purpose and activities.
  4. Explore the connection between social justice and the Christian faith.
  5. Consider ways they might support ABM and its mission.