Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. John 21:25
Books. Stories. Words. Paper. I love the ending of the gospel of John; it is so full of creative possibility and recognizes that there is so much more to know, that we can’t possibly hold all the stories. Throughout human history people have made every attempt to convey meaning through the written word.
Next week Mr. T and I will be joining an illustrious team of teachers and grade six students to engage in the work of ADST (applied design, skills and technologies).
We will explore the ancient technology of applying the written word to handmade pages. Students will create their own paper while considering how to commercially represent their story to the world.
One of the exciting elements of the B.C. curriculum is the amount of freedom we have as educators to examine concepts through various threads of learning. History is such an important tutor for the future.
We are looking forward to thinking about old methods of making paper, such as papyrus and parchment while discovering how the words we write impact the reader.
We find it so encouraging that so much of how God has communicated to us is done through story. Next week we hope to draw students’ attention to the same theme as we explore books, stories, words, and the ancient art of papermaking.