September 20, 2014

Move Them Around

Respected educator and researcher Gary Anderson notes that “teenagers are discovering their (often awkward) bodies, so use movement by giving students an opportunity to move around during class.”

This week’s subject matter may offer an opportunity to get your students moving. If time permits, encourage your students to put together a short skit detailing what would happen when an Israelite brought their sin offering to the Temple. You’ll need a sinner, an animal, and a priest. The students could decide what the offense was, what animal would be sacrificed, and how the priest would do it all. Be sure to have the priest transfer the sin to the sanctuary by sprinkling the blood in the sanctuary.

Another option may also be to have a young adult reenact the high priest’s work on the Day of Atonement. They would explain what they are doing at each step.