By the way my students reacted when they received this assignment, I am anticipating an exciting General Conference preparation season in my Seminary class.
At the beginning of this week, each of my students drew a piece of paper out of a bag that contained the name of one of the First Presidency or Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Starting Monday, September 22, we will have 2 students per day report on the person they chose.
Each student has 3-5 minutes to present information in an interesting and informative way. I believe this is time well spent each day.
They are welcome to use props, visual aids, snacks, etc. as long as they are directly related to the person they are reporting on.
We discussed how/where to research
(great way to teach how researching on lds.org and other LDS Church sites)
and what details they may want to include, such as:
Each presentation should include 1 quote from the person they research.
What was already fun for me to see was how excited some of them got at the very thought of doing this.
The goal is to create recognition and familiarity with the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles prior to General Conference.
We will do this later in the year with Latter-day Prophets and others from Church History.
On the Friday before General Conference, I will serve some of my family's favorite General Conference foods.
How are you preparing your class for General Conference?