At the beginning of the school year, it is good to give your students an overview of storyline of the Old Testament. This is to help them see the big picture and where they are at any particular point in the year. Attached is a graphic that symbolizes all the biggest events. The PowerPoint version has a key with it and one slide that numbers them. I have seen some teachers put something like this up with poster paper. You can also just print a copy for each student and have them say what each even is as if it was a quiz. I apologize that I can’t give credit to who made it because I honestly don’t know. I’ve seen this for about 20 years. If anyone knows the artist, please let me know so I can give them credit. Check out the different attachments to see what works for you.
Do you know how to make a poster from a printout like this? Most all of your ward meeting house libraries still have an old fashion overhead projector. Print the 8 by 11 page in your printer then bring to your ward’s printer in the library. Stick in an 8 by 11 piece of overhead transparency paper and copy onto it the image. Then you can project the image onto the wall or poster paper, any size you want with the projector. Then just trace the image onto the poster.
The attachment has some visuals you may want to use in your classroom. I included the PowerPoint below and there is a bit of explanation with each one below the PowerPoint page. There are about twenty 8.5 by 11 visuals. Hope you find them useful. Some of these you may want to put up in your classroom to remind your class of the central ideas. Take a look and see what works for you. I also included the PDF in case you don't have PPTX.
As I have been coordinating early morning seminary teachers, I have been hesitant to share many teaching helps that call for technology like PowerPoint presentations, because few teachers have projectors or the time to set up a lot of things before class. I don’t want to add another burden or frustration. But in the past couple of years, I have noticed a good number of teachers that will hook up their tablets or smartphones to the Ward library’s flat screen TVs to show videos they have downloaded. Also teachers have used this technique to show PowerPoint presentations, websites, and other things.
So here I am sharing a document that can help your students with Scripture Mastery. Notice the first slide hyperlinks you to all the helps for the particular Scripture Mastery. You will want to use these links because there are 10 slides of helps for each scripture mastery so the Presentation is just over 250 slides long. Thy hyperlinks also work on the PDF too. Remember to only take no more than 5 to 10 minutes a day on Scripture Mastery. Slides 3-4 show how to use this effectively.
Also, please don’t feel like you need to use this. Scripture Mastery can just as easily be taught without these helps and the documents I have shared previously to this give some good ideas how to do that. Feel free to edit this help or adjust to your needs. For this reason I am sending the PDF version and the PowerPoint presentation. Hope this helps.
Does anyone know how I could convert this to a free App? That could make it easier to use.
Recently I had sent Scripture Mastery mnemonics to help your students learn the key words to references. I discovered that I made a couple mistakes by accidently using some of the old key words, instead of the updated ones for 2015. So I have made the changes. This way, the key words align with the new SM Bookmarks and the SM Cards. So here is the link to post where the change has been made.
I also made the same changes to the weekly SM worksheets. Here is the link to those where they have also been updated.
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