Throughlines

Throughlines are “big picture” ideas around which we can organize curriculum. They are qualities/attributes that we desire students to develop as God is revealed to them. Throughlines weave the big ideas into a transformational worldview.

Beauty-creator

Science creates opportunities to recreate beauty in the world around us

Community-builder

Science can be used to bring shalom to a community

Creation-enjoyer

Science encourages students to observe the world with all their senses – noticing and drawing attention to what there is to be seen in God’s world

Earth-keeper

Science challenges our students to think about how they can encourage themselves and others to reclaim the world and relearn how to treat all things contained in it with respect

God-worshiper

Science helps us worship when we enjoy his creation

Idolatry-discerner

Science should encourage our students to test the ideas they are uncovering against the Truth

Image-reflector

Science enables us to reflect God’s image through our creativity and through the shalom we create

Justice-seeker

Science can be used as an agent of change to identify and respond to injustice

Order-discoverer

Science points out the order and harmony imposed on creation by God

Servant-worker

Science is one tool of a servant worker to heal brokenness and bring joy to individuals and to culture