“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Looking at Veronica Roth’s highly acclaimed book series and new movie divergent, a dystopian Chicago has split its society into five unique factions, each of which is defined by a dominant character trait: selflessness, peace, honesty, bravery, and knowledge. The whole premise of this society is that once you are established in one of the factions, you must live solely in accordance with your faction and its respective character trait, as that is what makes society function.

The main character of the series is sixteen year-old Tris, who discovers that she is Divergent, which means that she is extremely unique in the sense that she doesn’t belong necessarily to any of the five factions exclusively, but rather that she possesses a bit of each, which means that she doesn’t fit into the mold of society. Because of this unique position, all Divergents are seen as an extreme threat and are usually “terminated” quickly after discovered.

In this curriculum, your students will learn about each faction, what makes them unique, and like a Divergent, how we can hope to possess each of the traits into the makeup of who we are. After all, as Christ-followers all things can work together for good, and we are called to not be of this world. We are called to be Divergent.

The pieces you might need are located in the links below! 

 

Divergent Youth Min Curriculum

 

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