Wednesday, August 15, 2018

LDS Seminary Doctrine and Covenants Lesson Handouts

I like to make journal sized handouts to give to my students with my lessons.  This post is where I will put my handouts as I make them throughout the year.  This is my second time teaching the Doctrine and Covenants so many of my old handouts are scattered throughout my blog.  As I teach my lessons I will post all of my new handouts here for anyone to use if they would like.  I will attach a link to the lesson that it is from.

Doctrinal Mastery

                   Joseph Smith—History 1:21–26

My class motto this year is going to be "I have learned for myself"  As we study the things that Joseph Smith learned, we will see what we can discover for ourselves.  I will have this sign up on the board throughout the year.  I printed mine on colored paper.

Lesson 16  Doctrine and Covenants 8

Lesson 19 Joseph Smith History 1:68–75; D&C 13

Lesson 26 Doctrine and Covenants 20:1–36

For this lesson I made 3 copies of the the scriptures blocks below. I cut each paper into 7 scripture block pieces, making 21 pieces in total. I have 21 students so that gave me 7 groups of 3 students. I randomly gave each student a scripture block. Each student had to find the other students with the same color of scripture block and work together. When they got into their groups I had them all introduce themselves to each other then say what their favorite book was. I gave them several minutes to work together on reading and answering the questions. Then each group got up and shared what they learned. I drew a picture on the board of a church and they drew something from their picture block in the church. It went great!

Lesson 31  Doctrine and Covenants Section 24

     For this lesson I had the students work in pairs as the lesson suggested, but I had them read the entire chapter.  I printed out the below copy of D & C 24 so that the students could mark on it and takes notes while they were reading.
    To divide them in pairs I wrote numbers on each page.  For example I wrote #1 on two papers, #2 on two papers, #3 on two papers, and so on.  Then the pair had to find each other to work together.  Each team took turns having one reading one verse while the other underlined important things in that verse.  Then the other student would read while the opposite student underlined.
     I had the students look for the hand of God in the verses, and anything that they found interesting or had questions about.  Then we discussed it as a class.  I called on each group by their number.

Lesson 33 D&C 27

I have a missionary handbook that can be used with D&C 30-34.  I used it the last time I taught the D&C.  This year I changed it to D&C 42.  Last year I did it for Doctrinal Mastery.  You can find all three versions by clicking here.

LESSON 41  Doctrine and Covenants 36–37

LESSON 47  Doctrine and Covenants 42:1–29

For this lesson I made Missionary Handbooks.  Here is the link:

For this lesson we did a scripture dig.  Here is the link.

LESSON 50 Doctrine and Covenants 43–44

Call me crazy, but my favorite way to teach this lesson is by coming into class with the idea for Mormon Land!  I tell them that I am planning on converting temple square into a theme park.  The temple will make a great castle with the world's tallest roller coaster around it.  Think how many visitors we would get to come to such an awesome place!   Then I wait to see their reactions.  I let them tell me what is wrong with this idea.  Then we delve into the scriptures about the prophet.

After listening to Chad Web's talk "We Talk of Christ, We Rejoice in Christ" I like when he said, "Focus on the Titles, Roles, Character, and Attributes of Jesus Christ."  I
  have really tried to make Christ the center of my teaching.  This has not always been easy.  Sometimes I just forget, but I am trying.  I thought where D&C 45 uses so many different names for Christ that it would be a good time to use this hand out of all of the different names of Christ.  The students can take a little time to go through them and discuss them.

D&C 121-123

LESSON 54           


Lesson 55  Doctrine and Covenants 47–48

Lesson 56 & 57  Doctrine and Covenants 49-50

I needed to combine the two lessons, but I thought that they went well together.  I showed the students the monkey trap at the beginning of the lesson.  Then I quickly gave them a rundown of the the shakers and the strange behavior that was happining in the church.    We went quickly through the false beliefs of the shakers.  Then I divided them into 6 groups and each group answered their set of questions  shared what they learned with the class.  

Lesson 64  Doctrine and Covenants 58:34–65


This goes with the article from the LDS Youth web page article entitled:
8 Myths about Repentance

This is not my idea.  I only made the printouts to go with the lesson.  I got the idea off of the Seminary Teacher of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Have the youth use their cell phones and scriptures to research answers to each of the myths.

Lesson 81  Doctrine and Covenants 76:81–119

I also have several worksheets and printouts for this lesson.  Just click here.

Lesson 83  D & C 78-80

We have been learning a lot of doctrine this week so I thought it would be nice to take a break and play a game.  I put together a Scripture Snowman for the kids to play.
I also brought in hot chocolate for them to enjoy.

Here is a link to the directions and the game board that you can use.

This game is not my idea.  I just made an answer sheet that I like.  Also I can never find the grid with the numbers on it so I just made my own.  I thought that I would share this with anyone else who was looking for it.

Lesson 87 Doctrine and Covenants 84:43-61

For this lesson I put together an activity based on the concept of speed dating but I call it "Speed Friending".  Have the students sit across from each other.   The students read and answer questions for the lesson.  After each question they move in the direction it tells them to go.

Link to "Speed Friending" questions.

Lesson 88 D&C 84:62–120

I made this handout the last time that I taught the D&C.  I could not find if I had ever posted it so I am posting it here so that I have a record of it.  Hopefully you can use it also.