Christian Religious Activities is a learning area aimed at instilling in the learner moral and spiritual values to enable him or her live a morally upright life and fit well in society.
KLB Visionary Grade 1 Christian Religious Activities Learner’s Workbook has been developed in line with the requirements of the new Competence Based Curriculum Design. The experiences have been developed in tandem with the thematic integrated approach that is recommended for children at this level. The book is generously illustrated to enliven the content and the text follows the design closely.
This Workbook has employed a child-centred approach where all experiences are centred on the child’s interests, knowledge and application to real life situations in line with the Life Approach Method of teaching Christian Religious Education. Learners encounter different situations and gain experience from what happens around them. Every lesson has something to draw from day-to-day occurrences. This Learner’s Workbook has, therefore, used short texts in simple language with familiar situations that are created to help learners understand more difficult concepts.
Gender equitable roles have been reflected so as to erase the association of certain tasks with specific gender. For example, both boys and girls are involved in household chores, playing musical instruments and actively participating in church activities. The principle of inclusivity has been taken care of by having illustrations of children with special needs involved in common activities with other children to make learners appreciate them as part of the society.
This Learner’s book is basically a Workbook with numerous practical activities within and at the end of every lesson to enable the learner to practise doing on their own. The simple exercises like drawing, colouring, singing and reciting memory verses are integrated within the lessons so as to make learning interesting and participatory.