CURRENT EVENTS FROM A CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW
ROUND ROCK CAMPUS THURSDAYS 10:30 AM
Current Events teaches students to research and analyze current events – foreign and domestic – from a distinctly Christian worldview. This course is designed to inspire interest in current events and politics and equip the student with the skills necessary to identify and articulate a Biblical understanding of their importance and influence on society, and Christians, in particular. The course seeks to raise awareness and establish Biblical responses and behaviors to the most important issues in our globalized, Information Age, Post-Christian, secular world.
Current Events Teaches the Student How to Effectively:
Students will explore, research and discuss relevant topics to identify and articulate Biblical based responses, mindsets and behaviors from the following eight major categories:
Science and Tech
Family and Society
Faith and Religion
Culture and Arts
Business and Economy
Hot Topics (free speech, abortion, BLM, gun control, environment, immigration)
Study current events as they unfold.
Research the background of current news events.
Explore governments, politics & societies around the world.
Analyze the causes and effects of current events.
Differentiate between opinionated/biased and reliable news sources.
Identify facts versus opinions in article content.
Articulate Biblical responses and behaviors to important issues and current events.
Present multimedia presentations to demonstrate what they have learned.
Write thoughtful, reasoned Response Papers over the current event.
This is an interactive course. Students will engage in lively discussions and participate in debates. We will spend approximately one month studying each broad focus area at a time. Homework assignments will alternate between reading and responding to the course textbooks, selecting and summarizing news articles on a particular topic, researching the background, and developing an analysis of the event. Students will also prepare regular response papers and multimedia presentations to demonstrate what they have learned.