Teaching Your Students About the Importance of Advent – Part 5


Lesson #4 – What are the implications of advent? INTRODUCTION Hopefully, if done right, this lesson will be delivered around (or on) Christmas day and will be good for discussion.  Please feel free to go over what has been taught and learned in the previous four weeks and discuss any revelations that have occurred amongst … Continue reading Teaching Your Students About the Importance of Advent – Part 5

Teaching your Students the Importance of Advent – Part 4


LESSON #3 - What are some things we can do to help us make the most out of advent? INTRODUCTION ASK... HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SURPRISED BEFORE?  LIKE A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY OR A SURPRISE GIFT.  WHAT WAS IT LIKE? SAY... [This is my personal story but you should share your own] I remember the … Continue reading Teaching your Students the Importance of Advent – Part 4

Teaching your Students the Importance of Advent – Part 3


Lesson #2 – Why should we even bother celebrating it? INTRODUCTION I am big on visual illustrations and movies and such so that is why I use a lot of videos.  I think you will enjoy this one. ASK... What were your reactions to the video? How did it change your perception on how we … Continue reading Teaching your Students the Importance of Advent – Part 3

Teaching your Students the importance of Advent (Part 2)


LESSON #1 - WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF ADVENT? INTRODUCTION Show this movie....thanks to Adam McLane for the referral ASK... WHAT HAS BEEN THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS AS PRACTICED IN YOUR FAMILIES?  WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TRADITIONS YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED? Talk about consumerism and how it has taken over not only the original meaning … Continue reading Teaching your Students the importance of Advent (Part 2)

Teaching your Students the importance of Advent (Part 1)


If you're wondering about what Advent is please read a series of posts I did a year ago called "Christmas" starting here.  I dealt with the theological necessity of teaching about the birth of Jesus as the true understanding of what Christmas is supposed to be about.  Yet, I did not give a "practical" way … Continue reading Teaching your Students the importance of Advent (Part 1)