Using Media for Lessons
“Teachers who desire to increase learners’ ability to understand and learn will also use visuals. Most people will learn better and remember longer when you present ideas by using pictures, maps, word groupings, or other visuals rather than merely speaking” (Teaching, No Greater Call: A Resource Guide for Gospel Teaching , 182).
The LDS Media Library offers many resources to enhance gospel lessons. To more effectively use media in your lessons, consider the following suggestions:
- View scriptural presentation videos to learn how prophets and apostles “liken” the scriptures to our day.
- Deepen your understanding of your lesson topic by studying and listening to messages from general conference.
- Study images with the scriptures to draw parallels between the modern Church and the one in ancient times.
- Incorporate youth-centered videos in lessons taught to youth.
- Share a video or audio clip in a home or visiting teaching lesson.
- Use a clip from a scripture story to demonstrate a lesson concept.
- Create an activity using images to help students learn more about ancient prophets.
- Use images from the Church manuals to enrich priesthood and Relief Society lessons.
- Make a tutorial of how to use media to enhance lessons and inspire members in your ward.
Additional ideas on using media for lessons can be found in the following resources:
- Michael G. Madsen, “The New Gospel Art Book,” Liahona, Oct. 2009, 22–23.
- “Methods of Teaching,” Part F: Methods of Teaching, Teaching, No Greater Call: A Resource Guide for Gospel Teaching (1999), 158–84.
- Teaching, No Greater Call: A Resource Guide for Gospel Teaching (1999).