LDS Teaching Resources

We’ve gotten in some fantastic LDS teaching resources lately. “A Children’s Songbook Companion”, “The Big Picture”, and “Teaching to Build Faith and Faithfulness” -to name a few.

Children's Songbook CompanionA Children’s Songbook Companion
By Pat Graham, Mary Gourley, Trudy Shipp & Linda Stewart
(reprinted edition)

The most complete and versatile resource available to help musicians and non-musicians alike teach children the love of the gospel through music and song!  Includes: Complete lesson plans for every song in the Children’s Songbook, hundreds of illustrations to copy and enlarge for teaching, easy instructions regardless of your level of musical experience. The authors have drawn upon years of hands-on musical experience and professional talent to produce this complete one-source guide to help you share the joy of singing with every child in your life.

You’ll be able to: Present and teach songs easily, add fun and variety to your teaching, challenge children of all ages and keep their attention , create new lessons simply and effectively, be well prepared to teach by the Spirit. Perfect for: Family home evening, Primary singing time, family trips and vacations, holidays and gatherings, singing time at school.

Teaching to Build Faith and FaithfulnessTeaching to Build Faith and Faithfulness
By Kathy K. Clayton

Gospel teaching that changes hearts and invites action is the goal of all teachers and parents, but ultimately, only the Spirit can teach in life-changing ways. Our role as parents and teachers is really to engage learners in order to facilitate the teaching of the Spirit. Most traditional teaching situations utilize a teacher-centered approach where little is required of the learner and results in a minimal change of heart. This title offers ten strategies that focus on learner-centered instruction, with stories and examples to illustrate the principles. The ideas will encourage parents and teachers to think of themselves as “guides” to aid and assist the influence of the Spirit and suggests practical ways to till the ground of learning, plant and nurture seeds of faith, direct learners to dependable places to find their own answers to questions, and applaud every worthy effort to grow.

The Big PictureThe Big Picture: 20 Family-Friendly Lessons on God’s Plan for You
By John Hilton III & Anthony Sweat

Joseph Smith said that God’s plan of salvation is “one of heaven’s best gifts to mankind.” But how many of us understand the depth and breadth of it completely? And how many of us feel comfortable teaching those eternal truths and doctrines to our families or our classes?

Authors and gospel teachers John Hilton III and Anthony Sweat have teamed up again to lead teenagers step-by-step through the entire plan of salvation—from our premortal existence to the Final Judgment and our inheritance of glory—by using easy-to-understand language, timely examples, scriptural references, and enlightening quotes from our latter-day prophets and apostles.

In addition to being a book that teens can pick up and read, each chapter contains an easy-to-follow and easy-to-adapt lesson plan that can assist parents and others in teaching youth the truths of the plan of salvation. Chapter also include many frequently asked questions about such topics as:

  • The Premortal Existence
  • The Creation
  • The Fall
  • The Atonement of Jesus Christ
  • The Purpose of Life
  • Making Covenants
  • And more!


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