Video, A-V Lessons, Ideas, Activities, and Resources for the Good Samaritan
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Luke 10:25-37, Good Samaritan, Road to Jericho, Go and do likewise, etc.
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An A-V "Make A Video Commercial" Workshop Idea
For the Good Samaritan
Originally submitted by Neil MacQueen
Students will view several video commercials from the Liberty Mutual Insurance "Do the Right Thing" campaign, then make their own. "Helping Others" Video Vignettes.
Perhaps you've seen the Liberty Mutual Insurance commercials where one person sees another doing a good deed, and it inspires them to do another good deed, ...which is seen by someone else who goes out and does another good deed.
The links to their commercials at their site are gone, but the video lives on, on Youtube. Go to youtube.com and search for "liberty mutual do the right thing".
Here's their "Do the Right Thing....Pay It Forward" acts of kindness video:
Alternately, you could do your own version of "You're in Good Hands, With Good Sam" (Allstate take-off). One great reason to do this "All-Sam" version is that the kids will likely see the Allstate commerical a hundred times over the next decade and our lesson's memory can piggyback on it! (I can think of many other "insurance company" commericals, such as "Nationwide is on your side" jingle, which we could appropriated as "Good Sam is on your side".)
You can SAVE these videos off of Youtube. (For YouTube download instructions see here.)
The video commercial is a "pay it forward" concept...which is what Jesus is suggesting to the Lawyer.... "then go and do likewise".
If you make your own "Good Sam" commercials...it can be about "Can People Count on You to be the Good Samaritan? To be merciful".
After reading the Samaritan story and viewing and discussing the video...
Have students brainstorm a series of 5 or 6 "vignettes" to videotape around the church. In each one we see one person helping another, and someone observing the good deed. The observer then appears in the next vignette helping someone, and being observed themselves, and so on.
It will take 20 to 25 minutes to videotape the five or six vignettes.
Have a piece of music playing next to the video camera's microphone to create a quick soundtrack for all your vignettes. What would be an appropriate song? ...a hymn perhaps?