High School Overview (Schedule, Recipes, etc..)

OLD TESTAMENT

HIGH SCHOOL

This file is provided as a resource for Church School directors. Feel free to plug in your own dates and your own teachers.

Teachers:

           

Schedule of Classes:

     Date

Teacher

   Lesson/Activity

               Special Notes

September 13

                  20

                  27

 

Creation

Adam & Eve/The Fall

Noah

 

 

October      3

                   4

                  11

                  17

                  18

                  25

 

Movie Night: Noah

Tower of Babel

Abraham

Movie Night: Abraham

Isaac

Jacob

Outdoors if possible

 

 

Social Hall after Vespers

 

 

November   1

                   8

                  15

                  21

                  22

                  29

 

Joseph #1

Joseph #2

Moses #1

Movie Night: Moses

Moses #2

Balaam

All Saint’s Party

 

 

Social Hall after Vespers

Memory: 10 Commandments

December   5

                   6                                                           

                  13

                  20

                  27

 

St. Nicholas Party

Joshua

Judges/Gideon

Nativity Pageant

Job

Parish Wide

 

 

Social Hall and Nsg. Home

 

January       3

                  10

                  17

                  24

                  30

                  31

 

Ruth

Samuel/Hannah

Saul             

David/Goliath/Psalms

Movie Night: David

David

 

3 Kings Party following

 

Memory work: Psalm 22

Social Hall after Vespers

 

February     7

                  14

                  21

                  27

                  28

 

Solomon

Proverbs/Song of Songs

Elijah

Movie Night: Elijah

Elisha

 

Pack School Kits

 

Social Hall after Vespers

March         7

                  14

                  21

                  28

 

Jonah

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Ezekiel

 

April           4

                    5

                  11

                  18

                  25

 

PASCHA

Bright Monday Egg Hunt

3 Young Men in Fire

Tobit

Daniel

No Class

After Liturgy

 

Pack Health Kits

 

May            1

                    2

                   9

                  16

                  23

                  30

 

Movie Night: Esther

Esther

Minor Prophets

No lesson: Camping Trip

Minor Prophets

Ezra/Nehemiah

Social Hall after Vespers

 

Memory Work: Books of O.T.

 

Book Collection

June            6

                  12

                  13

 

Maccabees

Dress Rehearsal

Closing exercises/play

Book Collection

Social Hall after Vespers

Social Hall and Nursing Home

 

Classroom supplies: The teen class has a box with each of the students’ Bibles, pencils, paper, sharpener, etc. There is also a huge pad of paper with magic markers to use in the place of a chalkboard. There is also a Bible atlas for reference.

Teaching Schedule: We all know that there will be last-minute needs; trade with someone if you cannot teach on your assigned day and let the director know!

Paperwork: Each of us must “apply” each year for our volunteer position of teacher. There’ll be a form to fill out at the annual parish meeting for new teachers or just to sign for returning ones.

 

Opening Exercises: Teens do not need to attend opening exercises. They should go to their class space with their teacher after a brief snack in the Social Hall.

 

Curriculum:  Each lesson will have the relevant Scripture passages for factual content (hopefully review of already known material) with a suggestion for how to attack the material. While it would be wonderful to expect the teens to have read the material ahead of time, it doesn’t happen. On the other hand, reading aloud in class is “boring”-- hence the somewhat devious methods of attacking the material to force a careful reading in the opening minutes of class without putting anyone to sleep. References to services will be included, not just where the passage is read (There are too many of these to enumerate, and what’s the point, you can read the calendar.) but where it is drawn on in the songs or symbolism of the Church. While this may seem long and arduous, I have actually typed the entire reference rather than having the class look it up in the service books, which would be even more long and arduous. And, finally, some discussion material to bring the rather ancient, dusty characters into modern life. As you all know, with teens this can be dicey. One week they’ll discuss their hearts out and the next you’ll have a class full of sleeping logs. So use what works and ignore the rest!

 

Movie Nights and Parties: We will have pizza after vespers on Saturday night while showing a small children’s movie. Older children and teens should bring a sleeping bag for a lock-in with “feature” presentation; we must have at least 2 adults at each overnight.

Icons: Each lesson is now illustrated with an icon, gleaned from non-copyrighted websites on the Internet. Feel free to enlarge these and use to amplify your lesson.