Like a Puzzle

Our Instructional Design team has recently teamed up an ESL (English as a Second Language) camp in Germany. eDOT’s role in this partnership has been to aide in the development of curriculum based off the third Chronicles of Narnia film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Instructional Designer, Jacob, invites you to join him in his excitement over God’s work in this project.

I’ve mentioned before that I have been working on an ESL curriculum based on the Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie. Currently we are finishing up the curriculum and about ready to submit it to the editors. Next up after that is to get it into an ebook format to be able to sell it on Amazon and iBooks which would potentially allow it to be used throughout the world and not just through our partners. After that is done we will move onto the first and then second movie completing the trilogy of movies.

In the process of finishing the Voyage of the Dawn Treader curriculum we were asked by a potential partner if we had any Bible studies as a part of the curriculum. Since our previous partner had to have the the Christian aspect of the curriculum a little more hidden we had to say no to this potential partner. We did, however, say that we would look into it a bit more to see if it would be possible to do without completely changing the curriculum.

Esther and I sat down, looked at the themes for each day of the curriculum and brainstormed what Bible stories/verses could fit into the theme. To be quite honest, we weren’t positive it would be very easy, we thought it would be tedious work and would require us to stretch the themes to fit the stories. What happened, in reality, shocked us both. It took us about 10 minutes to go through all 4 levels of the curriculum and find stories that fit almost perfectly.

We haven’t written the Bible studies yet, but we were able to fit the whole Gospel story neatly into the currently existing curriculum, which helped me see God’s hand at work in our curriculum.

Click here for the original project details