Resources for teaching the Old Testament
A complete lesson plan about Yom Kippur
I happened upon a book called DAYS OF AWE by Gale T. Boyd. I have found it very interesting and helpful in understanding the Jewish Holy Days.
A complete lesson plan about Chanukah – Festival of Lights
Good reference books about the temple and its symbolism
Ideas for supplies to use when teaching about the Old Testament
Some great reference books about the Old Testament
Some good recipes for Rosh Hashanah
A complete lesson plan about Rosh Hashana
Spur interest through the summer in the upcoming Old Testament year by putting riddles and or reading assignments in in your ward bulletin.
The following notes are three different versions from Daniel H. Bell’s 199 CES presentation “Heroes, Horns, and Students", compiled by Dan Gillming.
Lesson ideas for Rosh Hashanah
Here is a link to a great site showing stain glass windows depicting the twelve tribes.
Beautiful felt banners for the 12 Tribes of Israel
You can find information on the major Jewish holidays at the Judaism 101 site.
Banners or flags are often spoken of in the scripture. Here are some lesson ideas about banners.
My friend taught Seminary for 8 years and she’s very good friends with a Jewish lady. Its very interesting and informative. She passed this on to me.
A complete lesson plan about the Jewish Holiday of Tu B’Shevat
To spark interest in Seminary and the Old Testament, post Questions of the Week in your Ward Bulletin.
I have posted an Excel spreadsheet online that can be used to easily create numerous flexible summer reading schedules for the Seminary Old Testament reading assignments.
One of my summer projects has been to add a new color to my scripture highlights.
Camp of Israel Banner designs
Here’s an idea for some study from CES/BYU religion teachers on the OT.
I thought I’d share the notes I took on one of the 1997 Sperry Symposium talk by Elder Nelson who spoke on the house of Israel, gathering, etc.
A complete lesson plan about the Passover
I hit Joshua and finally broke down and bought a Shofar off of a Jewish Internet site.
Every year, I buy inexpensive three ring binders for my students to put their student manuals in, as well as a spiral notebook, a zipper pouch for marking pens and pencils and so forth and a folder for handouts.
Lesson ideas about Rosh Hashanah
Get to know your students better with these information sheets.
A summer reading schedule for the Old Testament
A schedule to teach about the OT Prophets
A way to purchase Matzo Bread
A complete lesson plan about the Feast of the Tabernacles or the Harvest Festival
In an effort to keep the seniors motivated I am having an S.O.S. Retreat (Seniors of Seminary) before seminary starts this year.
A website about the Seder
I found a useful website that gives pronunciations for Bible names.
I have put the suggested reading list onto a bookmark that I’m hoping will help guide my student’s reading throughout the year.
This past year, I found that my students were more effective in learning their scripture mastery scriptures if they have a one page list of the Scripture Mastery scriptures along with a one page list of the first letters of each word.
I got an idea from a talk given by Michael Ballam. See what it is.
These are not scripture mastery flashcards – these trading cards are used as incentive to reward the students for their participation and/or accomplishments.
I’m using this as an invitation to seminary before it starts. I decided that I was going to leave the manna bars on door steps as an invitation to seminary.
What a great source of comfort this book can be to help us with our problems, no matter what they might be.
I created a bookmark which shows a stack of books on one side with all the names of the books of the OT.
I have put the suggested reading list onto a bookmark [attached] that I’m hoping will help guide my student’s reading throughout the year.
Media Presentations for the Old Testament
Listed below are old lesson numbers and their scripture blocks. You’ll have to adjust/adapt whichever way works best for you.
A great chart for students to know what their reading assignments are about as they read the Old Testament chapters
Create a scroll out of a long piece of "butcher" or "news print" paper that you add to throughout the year
If you have access to old copies of the Ensign - this is a great list of images, charts, maps
CTR Wall of Fame. Courageous Heroes of the Old Testament – Courage To Rise
List of Library images for OT
Here is a list of videos, including the Seminary media, Family Home Evening videos, Gospel Doctrine video, and a few others, correlated to OT lessons.
Chart matching OT scripture blocks with Mormon Messages, including time and principles
List of maps, diagrams and images of OT significance
Great list of OT images and resources
Great visual chart from the Ensign
50+ fun facts/riddles for the Old Testament -
Immerse your class in the Israelite slave experience by making real bricks in class
A Journey Through the Old Testament in 10 Minutes
Old Testament Picture Time Line
Establishing Class Policies
Fun Ark theme for OT year
Several options for make-up work for students who have missed seminary
Ensign Old Testament Feature Articles and Images from 1973-2014
Ask to have these fun Seminary OT Riddle notices placed in the weekly ward bulletin the summer before OT year!
Great method for linking the Old and New Testaments that will change the way you read both!
Inspire your Seniors with a summer retreat!
Student Notebook idea with a special OT twist