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I. A “HOW" REVIEW. This review, suited to older classes only, will deal with difficult questions involved in or suggested by the various lessons of the quarter, questions that you may not have had time to discuss adequately during the quarter. Assign one of these to each student, and divide the time evenly among them. The following list of topics may prove helpful, but it is intended to be only suggestive :
Lesson 1. How to put religion into our State and national governments.
Lesson VII. How to bring to bear upon public questions the decisive power of prayer.
Lesson VIII. How to select the best leaders in church and state.
II. A BARRAGE REVIEW. The intermediates will enjoy the following form of review. Explain, if necessary, that a barrage is a curtain of shell-fire sent in front of an advancing body of troops
a shower of shells bursting in a line which is continually pushed onward as the soldiers run toward the enemy, thus protecting them from the attack of the foe.
Now for this review we are to have a question barrage ; indeed, we are to have two of them. Divide the class into two sides or “ armies." Each side will prepare to lay down a barrage of questions about the lessons of the quarter ; the harder they are, the better, provided they are fair. The teacher will be the umpire as to this. First one side will lay down a barrage of twelve questions, and if the other side answers nine of them successfully, it will have“ broken through the barrage.” Then the
army ” will have a chance, and so on alternating. The army will be victorious that “ breaks through ” the largest number of times.
III. A FRAMED-PICTURE REVIEW. This form of the review is best suited to the younger classes. The teacher will use the beautiful series of lesson pictures sold by the W. A. Wilde Company, the publishers of this book. Make twelve frames for the pictures of the quarter, using heavy pasteboard, and painting them; gilding them is best. Having framed all twelve pictures thus, hang them in the proper order on the wall of the classroom, turning their faces to the wall.
Ask questions on the first lesson until the pupils have told enough about it; then turn the picture outward, and ask a few questions about it. Continue thus till all the pictures have been disclosed. You may, if you think best, give the pictures to the pupils at the close of the session as souvenirs of the quarter's work.
IV. A SUMMARY REVIEW. Ask the class to prepare, each member in his home, summaries of the leading facts of the quarter's lessons. The following heads may be given to the students, and any others the teacher wishes to use. Better give them out in writing, a copy to each : “ Number.
Title. Original Title. Persons. Places. Times. Chief Verse. Central Teaching." The “ Title is that given each lesson by the Lesson Committee ; the“ Original Title" is one framed by the student those given below are only hints for the teacher. The“ Chief Verse” is the verse of the lesson which the student thinks most important. The “ Times are Professor Beecher's conjectural dates.
Each member of the class will bring his summary, and each lesson will be discussed in turn. The teacher will have a blackboard or a large sheet of paper and will construct a model summary as the students dictate, selecting in each case the contribution which seems best after discussion. The following, or something like it, will be the result :
God gives his people
every chance to be happy and prosper
ous. God is stronger than
all our foes.
Victory is not to the mighty but to the obedient.
II. Deborah and Saved from Deborah
of Gideon's Enough. Midianites
Listening and Elkanah
Benjaminite VII. Victory under Our Eben-ezers. Samuel Samuel.
Boy Chosen Exalted. Jesse
David XII. The Lord Our The Divine David
V. A QUESTION-BOX REVIEW. Take a pasteboard box which is large enough so that you can make a hole in the lid for the insertion of a hand. Write a large number of questions, covering all the important points of the quarter's lessons, both facts and teachings. Be sure to make each question quite independent of all the others, so that it will be entirely clear when read by itself. Write each question on a separate slip and fold it compactly. It will add to the interest if you write the questions relating to each character on slips of a distinctive color, all the Gideon questions on green paper, for instance, and all the David questions on red paper. Cover the box with a mysterious cloth, under which the pupils will insert their hands, taking turns. Each will draw out a question, read it aloud, and answer it, continuing thus until all the questions are answered.
VI. A “LECTURE” REVIEW. This high-sounding name will be given, “ for fun,” to the three-minute talks which will be assigned to the pupils, each to treat some one character of the review. Thus you will have “ lectures on Deborah, Gideon, Ruth, Samuel, Eli, Saul, Jonathan, and David. These “ lectures ” may be written and read, if you think best, but preferably they will be spoken, and without notes.
DAVID IN CAMP AND COURT. - I Sam. 17:1-18:9.
PRINT 1 Sam. 17 : 40-49; 18:5-9.
GOLDEN TEXT. — David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and Jehovah was with him. I SAM. 18:14.
Devotional Reading : Psalm 27: 1-6.
Lesson Material : 1 Sam. 17:17–49.
Memory Verse : My help cometh from Jehovah. Psalm 121 : 2. Junior Topic : THE SHEPHERD Boy CONQUERS A GIANT.
Lesson Material : I Sam. 17.
Memory Verse : 1 Sam. 17:45.
Additional Material : Eph. 6 : 10–20.
THE TEACHER AND HIS CLASS.
without being at all gruesome. The
pupils should be taught that we all have The treatment of this lesson must be giants to fight, - Giant Selfishness, Giant very similar in all the grades since the Temper, and many others. They should application is necessarily much the same. learn that it means real fighting on their The story must be made familiar to all, own part, but that they can at all times if it is not already so ; emphasis must be find help from the same source as did laid on David's trust in God, and the David. foundation for that trust ; and the ap- The Intermediate and Senior grades plication made to the giants we all must can go somewhat deeper in the study of fight.
our giants, and how to fight them, In the younger grades the time will spiritual giants of doubt, etc., as well as be largely taken up with the telling of the giants of bad habits. the story, which can be made very vivid The Young People and Adults can