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    Activities for Learning Together

    The following activities can help youth:

    • Search the scriptures and words of the prophets and consider their meaning.
    • See examples of the doctrine you are discussing.
    • Share their thoughts and feelings about the doctrine with others.

    The youth can participate in these activities individually, in small groups, or as a class. Remember that the best ideas will come to you as you consider the needs of the youth you teach.

    Search the scriptures and words of the prophets and consider their meaning

    Look for answers to questions

    Invite the youth to look for answers to your questions or questions they have about the doctrine and discuss what they find.

    Look for words and phrases

    Invite the youth to find words, phrases, and examples that help them understand the doctrine.

    Summarize in a few words

    Ask the youth to summarize a scripture or message from a prophet in a few words.

    Make a list

    Ask the youth to make a list of key points they learn about the doctrine from the scriptures or words of the prophets. Invite them to share what they find.

    Matching verses

    Give the youth some scripture references and brief statements that summarize what each scripture passage teaches. Ask them to read the scriptures and match each one with its summary statement.

    Match a picture

    Ask the youth to match pictures to scriptures passages. Invite them to share insights they gain from the passages and the pictures.

    Fill in the blanks

    Write a statement with missing words on the board. Invite the youth to look for words or phrases from the scriptures that could complete the statement.

    Compare examples

    Invite the youth to read two or more stories or passages from the scriptures and compare what they teach about the doctrine.

    Draw a picture

    Invite youth to draw a picture of what they read in the scriptures and words of the prophets.

    Find a scripture

    Invite the youth to find a scripture passage about the doctrine and share what it means.

    Linking related scriptures

    Help the youth make a list of scriptures related to the doctrine, read them, and write the references in the margins of their scriptures.

    Find and sing hymns

    Invite the youth to find hymns about the doctrine and sing them together.

    See examples of the doctrine you are teaching

    Interview others

    Ask the youth to interview others about their experiences with the doctrine.

    See examples in the scriptures

    Invite the youth to read or hear about individuals in the scriptures who lived the doctrine.

    See examples of other Latter-day Saints

    Invite the youth to read or hear about other Latter-day Saints who live the doctrine.

    Share examples

    Share your own examples of people who live the doctrine, and ask the youth to share their examples.

    Discuss a story

    Invite the youth to describe how a story (from the scriptures or words of the prophets) exemplifies the doctrine.

    Visualize

    Ask the youth to visualize someone living the doctrine.

    Role-play

    Invite the youth to role-play or imagine a situation that illustrates the doctrine.

    Watch media

    Invite the youth to view Church-produced media (such as DVDs or video clips from LDS.org).

    Hear a panel discussion

    Invite approved guests to answer questions or discuss a topic with the class.

    Listen to a guest speaker

    Invite an approved guest speaker to discuss the doctrine.

    Share their thoughts and feelings about the doctrine with others

    Prepare a talk

    Ask the youth to prepare to give a talk about the doctrine.

    Teach the lesson

    Invite a class member to teach part of the lesson.

    Teach another class

    Ask the youth to prepare a brief lesson about the doctrine and teach it to another class (as approved by the bishop).

    Teach someone

    Help the youth think of ideas about how they could teach the doctrine to someone else.

    Testify of the doctrine

    Invite class members to share their testimonies of the doctrine.

    Write about the doctrine

    Ask class members to write what they have learned or their thoughts and feelings about the doctrine.

    Explain what it means

    Ask the youth what the doctrine means to them.

    Discuss questions

    Invite the youth to discuss questions about the meaning and importance of the doctrine.

    Ask questions

    Ask the youth to think about the doctrine and ask questions about it. Answer them together.

    Explain a picture or object

    Invite the youth to explain how a picture or object illustrates the doctrine.

    Draw a picture

    Ask the youth to draw a picture or diagram or create a poster that illustrates the doctrine.

    Share a Personal Progress or Duty to God experience

    Invite the youth to share or teach something they have done in Duty to God or Personal Progress related to the doctrine.