Wednesday, November 16, 2016

BIT: Bumper Sticker Discussion Starters

November seems to be Social Studies emphasis month as we go from the election to Thanksgiving. One way teachers can prompt Biblical integration discussion is to use bumper stickers.

Photo by Nyenyec
Do you agree or disagree with the bumper sticker:
  • ​​He who dies with the most toys wins.
  • Well behaved women seldom make history.
  • Life sucks, then you die.
  • It's a dog eat dog world.
  • Celebrate diversity.
Feel free to modify these or use an image from the Internet to prompt the discussion. Of course the goal is to bring students to a place where they can defend their position with Scriptural support.

To take it further, have students explore how these ideas have influenced history. They should then be able to draw conclusions about how ideas can shape or change our actions and give historical examples such as the flight of the pilgrims or the Scopes trial or even biblical revivals and reformations.