Teachers can model making connections and show the relevance of faith by drawing on faith sources in subjects like history and by using faith examples, insights, and images. For example, we can use the biblical themes of justice, mercy, and humility as a way of assessing reformers in history. Teachers could use biblical images like that of a gardener to explore our relationship with the environment. We can enable discussions of faith and values where appropriate and connect faith to life rather than keeping it abstract.
- Teachers can arrange a local area study around a church and look at an area in terms of fulfilling physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual needs. Teachers can show different maps and how they tell stories and demonstrate what is important to the people who made them.
- Teachers can link modern foreign languages with being able to respond to people in relationships and show love. Teachers can use stories of people of faith to link subjects such as languages and math to life.
These examples show how connections can be made between faith and life that make appropriate links without hijacking a subject.