Monday morning, and the GSUS Live trailer is ready for the first lesson.
After the bell rings for the start of the day, the first class of up
to 32 Key Stage 3 students enter the trailer for a lesson lasting
around 50 minutes.
Lights down - lesson begins
Students are seated in pairs at a computer workstation and
given 3D glasses. Lights are low and a heartbeat plays
over the sound system.
A three-minute, fast-paced, 3D, large-screen video
introduces students to the themes of FEAR, FORGIVENESS
A presenter further introduces the themes and explains
how to use the computer program.
Exploration and decision making
Students choose a theme and begin to investigate
their choice through the stories of 'Ben', 'Kylie', or 'Jack'.
Using the computer program, students enter into
correspondence with their character.
The computer program provides various resources to help
students respond to the character's dilemma.
At various points throughout the program, students are
introduced to what Jesus has to say on the situation.
After completion of the program, the presenter concludes the
lesson with a review.
Students receive a print-out of their responses and a series of follow-up questions for use in subsequent lessons.
The first class leave, the next class are ready to
enter the trailer.