Curriculum Outline:
What You Will Learn in Primary

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    In Primary you will learn that you are children of God. You will learn about the beautiful world Heavenly Father and Jesus created for you. As you approach baptismal age, you will be taught to have faith in Jesus Christ. The principle of repentance and the gift of the Holy Ghost will be introduced to help prepare you for baptism. Basic scripture stories, including passages from the Savior’s life, will be used to illustrate important gospel principles.

    From ages eight through eleven you will be taught to keep your baptismal covenants by learning about Old Testament and Book of Mormon prophets, pioneer men and women, and latter-day prophets. Boys will be helped to prepare to receive the Aaronic Priesthood and girls to join the ranks of the Young Women.

    Primary lessons will acquaint you with the major characters and events from each of the standard works as well as from Church history. You will be taught about and expected to commit to memory the Articles of Faith.

    Following are the main things you will learn about at each age.

    3–5 years old

    Strengthening Relationships with Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Family

    Heavenly Father
    Faith in Jesus Christ
    God’s creations
    Prayer
    Reverence
    Obedience
    Happiness
    Family

    6–7 years old

    Following Jesus and Preparing for Baptism

    Faith in Jesus Christ

    Jesus’ life and teachings (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John)
    Agency
    Prayer
    Obedience
    Articles of Faith 1, 4
    Repentance
    Baptism
    Gift of the Holy Ghost
    Honesty
    Kindness
    Sabbath day
    Joseph Smith
    Restoration of the Church
    Book of Mormon stories
    Word of Wisdom

    8–9 years old

    Living Baptismal Covenants

    Agency and accountability
    Obedience
    Prayer
    Holy Ghost
    Sacrament
    Following Church leaders
    Honesty
    Tithing
    Word of Wisdom
    Journals
    Old Testament stories
    Early Apostles (Acts)
    Latter-day prophets
    Pioneer heroes
    Articles of Faith 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10

    10–11 year old

    Preparing for Aaronic Priesthood or Young Womanhood

    Plan of salvationAgency and accountability
    Prayer
    Restoration of the Church
    Priesthood
    Scriptures—Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants
    Articles of Faith 5, 6, 11, 12, 13
    Service
    Missionary work
    Virtuous living
    Eternal family

    Resources Available to Help You Learn the Gospel at Home and at Church

    Standard works
    Family Home Evening Resource Book
    The Friend
    Scripture storybooks, tapes, filmstrips, and videotapes
    Old Testament Stories
    New Testament Stories
    Book of Mormon Stories
    Doctrine and Covenants Stories
    Scripture Stories (book and tape only)
    Sing with Me
    Primary courses
    Walk in His Ways manuals A and B
    Audiovisual materials

    Daniel Blandthorn, age 8, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

    Mimi Sanchez, age 10, Sacramento, California

    Ron Halona, age 11, Sawmill, Arizona

    Corrine Hunsperger, age 7, Glenwood, Alberta, Canada