Show Slide 1 from the Powerpoint What’s Happening? and ask your pupils to suggest what they think is happening and what has led to it. They will probably suggest that this is a brother and sister who have had an argument and are now rudely sticking their tongues out at each other.
Now show Slide 2 and explain the back-story, that they have both been ill with sore throats and had to go to the doctor to have their tongues examined. They are now back home and are helping each another by trying to examine one another’s tongues. Point out that knowing the back-story of what led up to an incident can often give us a deeper understanding of it.
In this lesson, before we move on to writing poems about the death and resurrection we are going to look at some more of the back-story that led to it, through the Bible story up to that point.