Jeremiah 17:8 - "For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."
Fresh Water Academy was founded in 2010. It is home to four lovely young ladies of learning and their dedicated teachers. Located in the wilds of Wyoming, the name Fresh Water Academy was chosen as a Western analogy to Christ. Just as He is the Living Water, and we must have Him to have eternal life, any desert dweller knows the importance of fresh water to life, both for self, and the nourishment of crops or livestock. By taking nourishment in God and His word, we strengthen our own relationship with Him, our faith, and the quality and abundance of our fruitfulness.
Our keystone verse is from Jeremiah, Chapter 17, Verse 8: "For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."
The fruit that we speak of is mentioned in Galatians 5:22
"22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."
And the heat could be anything we experience that might test our faith in God; trials and tribulations, relationships, anything that focuses our love and attention anywhere but on Him...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Topic and Standards - LIBM409 Reflection 6
You know, Wyoming doesn't have Library Standards, per se. We have Language Arts Standards in Reading, Writing, Language, and Speaking and Listening. There are also content area standards at each grade level. The standards themselves have gotten pretty tricky to wade through, with over 60 pages just in the Language Arts section.
I am hoping that the standards I have used are what I need to present. They are valid and related to the assignment, so that should work.
College and Career Anchor Standards for Reading:
Ideas and details 1. Read closely to determine what the
text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific
textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the
text. 2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their
development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. 3. Analyze how and
why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a
of Knowledge and Ideas 7. Integrate and evaluate content
presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively,
as well as in words.*
College and Career Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening:
andCollaboration 1. Prepare for and
participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with
diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly
Wyoming Social Studies
Content and Performance Standards:
and Cultural Diversity - Students demonstrate an understanding of the
contributions and impacts of human interaction and cultural diversity on
Continuity, and Change - Students analyze events, people, problems, and
ideas within their historical contexts.
5.People, Places, and Environments-Students demonstrate an understanding of
interrelationships among people, places, and environments.
·SS8.2.2: Students describe cultural diversity and the
interdependence of cultures.
·SS8.4.1 Students identify people, events, problems,
conflicts, and ideas and explain their historical significance.
·SS8.4.3Students analyze the impact of historical events and people on present
conditions, situations, or circumstances.
SS8.5.1: Students use charts, maps, and graphs to answer questions dealing
with people, places, events, or environments.
·SS8.5.2: Students apply the themes of geography to topics being studied
·SS8.5.3: Students demonstrate an ability to organize and
process spatial information; i.e., You Are Here maps
of various areas