Last week, Brother James Fullmer sent me the Word Pictures to help memorize the 25 Scripture Masteries for the Old Testament. Here is a link to a YouTube video he made explaining how to use them and the PDF’s are at the bottom here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjJvfZellGY&feature=youtu.be Hope they help you as you encourage your students to memorize. Thanks for sharing Brother Fullmer.
I am sorry I have been so lame in sending out teaching helps this year. As some of you know, I have changed what I am doing in S&I so I have not had as much time to send things along.
SO, I decided to post EVERYTHING all at once for the rest of the year. It is found under the tab at the top of the website home page “OLD TESTAMENT TEACHING IDEAS” or you can just CLICK HERE.
The ideas I have posted that are still ahead for most of you teaching are for things like: 2nd Kings, Nehemiah, Ester, Psalms, Proverbs, Isaiah, and Ezekiel.
Thank you for all that you each do to help build the Kingdom of God in these precious youth. I’m amazed that this website still gets about 400-500 page views a day. I Hope this is helpful and in the Summer, I will still send ideas to help with Scripture Mastery or the Doctrinal Mastery that is coming up. Exciting times ahead.
Make a dual sided copy of the pages and fold it to look like a restaurant menu. Then simply have them follow the instructions inside. Once they have made their selections, read Leviticus 11 together to see if they made the appropriate Kosher selections. For a prize to those who guess correctly, have something Kosher like a pickle.
All the answers (except maybe for 2) are in Leviticus 11 so no need to search other sources. The verse which decides the answer are the cents of the price. For instance, Alligator Stew costs $10.42 so verse 42 has the answer for that menu item.
The right answers are Locust Broth, Goose Soup (not mentioned as bad), Heavenly Halibut (has scales and fins), Ox in a box, Grasshopper Goulash, Goat in a Mote, Beetle Sherbet, and Cow Custard. But don’t just give them the answers. Have them dig in and discover the answers in the verses. Only tell them about the “cents” clue after they have guessed.
It seems I am a bit behind many of you in your teaching schedule right now. So I figure it might be best to post all 4 of my ideas for the book of Exodus now. So here it goes. Hope this isn't too much at once.
Here is a worksheet I've used to get my class familiar with Manna that is spoken of in chapter 16.
Exodus 5-25 -Worksheet: Comparing Israel’s Journeys and our Spiritual Journey
This is a worksheet that is probably best to use as a review of Exodus 5-25. But you can also use it while learning the story of the Exodus. Once your class sees that the Children of Israel can be compared to us, there are so many neat insights for us in the Exodus story. The second page is the Key.
Exodus 19:5 Peculiar -And Proud Of It!
Here is a glue-in that I've used to help teach Exodus 19:5. On the sides of the glue-in are all of these statements about how Church members are supposed to be peculiar from the world. I have had a student read one and then ask, “How are we doing with that one? Are members of the Church different than the rest of the world in that way?” Then I have challenged them and discussed the next statement on the side. It makes for a great discussion about how we are to stand out from the world. In the Old Testament it can also be used in Deuteronomy 14:2; 26:18; Psalms 135:4.
Exodus 20 -The 10 Commandments!
This graphic is to help students memorize the Ten Commandments and what order they are in. By the end you could be able to mention a commandment “Honor Father and Mother” and they could be able to say which one it is, “That’s the 5th commandment”.
Here is a short explanation
1. Looks like when someone is saying “We’re #1”. But who is really #1? (God). Thus “Thou shalt have no other God’s before me.”
2. Looks like a snake. “Thou shalt not make… any graven image” Like making a serpent and worshiping it.
3. A 3 on its side bends in the middle just like the top lip. This is the commandment we break with our lips –“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord…in vain”.
4. A four upside-down looks like a chair could be in church. Keep the Sabbath day holy.
5. The number 5 is square at the top part (fathers are square), and round at the bottom (mothers are more shapely). “Honor thy father and thy mother”.
6. The number 6 on its side almost looks like a gun. “Thou shalt not kill.”
7. The number 7 on its side could look like a bed frame. “Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8. When you steal they put you in handcuffs and handcuffs put together almost look like the number 8. “Thou shalt not steal.”
9. The 9 is made to look like a bear. “Thou shalt not bear false witness.”
10. If you bend the 1 in 10, it almost looks like a CO. “Thou shalt not COvet…”
Make sure you quiz them often by throwing out a number and they give the commandment, or vice versa.
When giving a worksheet like this, I like mixing up the class and giving them a partner to work with that they might not usually work with. Then after a set time go through the answers as a class and make sure and take time to focus on the big life changing, take home principles. On the third page is some the key to the comparisons between Joseph and Christ.
Here is a worksheet that helps your students discover the characteristics of a great woman (or man) to marry. It uses Genesis 24. The second page has a key. The title plays off of the movie Johnny Lingo and his 8 Cow Wife to Isaac and his 10 Camel Wife. Hope it is helpful.
The first two pages are some graphics that help teach the story of the birth of the 12 Tribes of Israel in Genesis 29-35 and about the Birthright. The first page is animated to help see who comes first chronologically. The third page is a glue-in to help your students refer back to the information.
The last page has the names of some of the major player and what their names mean in Hebrew. This is especially interesting as you get to the names of the 13 children of Jacob. Much of this information I found using a great website called, www.blueletterbible.org
Here is a glue-in and also worksheet. On the first page the right hand side is partly missing so students can research and discover the comparisons to Jesus Christ, with a partner. The second page is for if you just want to have a glue in showing the comparison.
I hope that you would also help them discover key principles a doctrines like:
-Trust God, even when He doesn’t seem to make sense.
-God will sometimes take us to our limits to strengthen us.
Sorry it has been so long since sharing. I’m getting uses to a new schedule and things. Today I taught Noah and the flood. The big principles I taught were:
Then I did a worksheet that helped teach the many interesting details of the flood. It was called “Two Truths and a Lie”. To start it out you could show the first skit of Season 1, Episode 3 of STUDIO C where the girls are playing Two Truths and a Lie. Funny. Then we did the worksheet. Hope it helps
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.
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