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Vacation Bible Schools Align with Common Core

This summer, Vacation Bible School instructors at Midwest Church of Christ took a somewhat different tactic in teaching about Noah’s Ark and the Gospel: They aligned their lessons to Common Core standards.

It’s a move seen increasingly at Vacation Bible School and Bible study classes in Louisville and surrounding areas.

“We’re still using Bible stories but we’re asking questions that are tied to Common Core,” said Olivia Hanley, who helps develop the curriculum for Vacation Bible School at Midwest Church of Christ. “What we’re trying to do is ask questions in a different way, a way that’s aligned … to the critical thinking and other questions in Common Core.”