"But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”
A student read this to me from Voyage of the Dawn Treader and then asked, "Do we ever find out who Aslan is?"
I incorrectly assumed it was clear that C.S. Lewis' Aslan was, in type, Jesus. I read The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe to the students and created this activity to allow them to discover Aslan for themselves. It was one of the more rewarding experiences I have had and want to provide this material for teachers and parents alike if they choose to address this book in a similar fashion.
This includes everything (but the computer, printer, and cardstock) needed to print and lead a class activity comparing C.S. Lewis' world of Narnia in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with characters and subjects in the Bible. (It will also work for an individual student)
Each group gets a student worksheet, as seen in the preview material. Students are not told that the passages on the left of the worksheet are adapted from the Bible. They are simply told to find these ideas or characters in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. After they work on their own they are provided with printable strips that fit onto the latter portion of the chart. Once they have placed these, a discussion is held indicating that all the passages on the left are really adapted from the Bible. Parallels are made from characters in the book to characters in the Bible. Children then receive an envelope containing the missing “Bible verse and subject” information that parallels the passages and characters from the book.
*UPDATED to include clearer directions