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About the Rotation Model and Organization of Our Site
You may have noticed that our Bible Story Lesson Forums mainly focus on "major" Bible stories and are further organized by creative teaching methods (aka "workshops"). That's a nod to our Rotation modelers for whom this site was originally created. It ALSO helps traditional Sunday Schools who are looking for something more than the "same-old craft."
Learn more about the Model
Two Rotation Model Principles:
(1) Creative lessons taught in creative spaces we call "workshops" help students learn and WANT to return.
(2) Focusing on major stories for several weeks in a row improves Bible literacy and helps reduce teacher prep time and burnout.
Learn more about how traditional Sunday School classes can take advantage of Rotation practices and ideas.
Here's a typical four-week rotation schedule for 3 different grade groups. If you only have one or two groups of kids, you would still rotate them through all the workshops, but on any given week some workshops would not be in use.
|Week 1||Grades K-1||Grades 2-4||Grades 5-6||Open|
|Week 2||Open||Grades K-1||Grades 2-4||Grades 5-6|
|Week 3||Grades 5-6||Open||Grades K-1||Grades 2-4|
|Week 4||Grades 2-4||Grades 5-6||Open||Grades K-1|
Rotation schedules are super-flexible and scalable to any church size. Add a fifth week and workshop to create a