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Summary of Lessons
for the Rotation.org Writing Team's
Ten Commandments Lesson Set
Primarily Exodus 20: 1-17
Lessons in this set also reference Jesus' teachings on the Commandments in John 13:34 ("new commandment... love one another") and Matthew 22:36-40 (the great commandment). Several lessons also reference the visual metaphor of God's desire to "write the commandments on the tablets of our heart." (Among them, Proverbs 7:2-3.)
Description of the Set and Its Teaching Goals
The lessons in this set have been written with "home use" in mind (simpler, shorter, multi-age) and include in-class Sunday School adaptations. Ideally, several lessons in a row will be taught from the set to create a well-rounded learning experience and improved memory of the Commandments. Each lesson stands on its own, but they are also complementary.
Each lesson introduces all ten of the Commandments. Each lesson includes life application and an activity to help remember all Ten Commandments. The Video, Software, and Cooking lessons also include a little more of the story of Moses surrounding the giving of the Ten Commandments.
The Bible Background is key to all the lessons in the set. It was also written in the style of a "Bible Study" that a group can read together and discuss. Save and Share the PDF versions of the Bible Background and lesson plans so that members can view them on their computers or smart TVs and click the links in them!
Lesson Summaries and Resources
Bible Background & Bible Study
In addition the Bible Background is written in a devotional style and can be used as a Bible Study on its own! The topic includes learning objectives for the set, and various printable resources.
The Bible Background features interesting insights based on word studies in the Ten Commandments.
-- a lesson featuring a foil sculpting project for all ages! This lesson plan is full of photos and "how-to."
-- a lesson featuring a special Commandment candy-making project and "spicy" demonstration about the taste of sin.
-- a lesson featuring an interactive virtual hike up Mt Sinai using free software you can download and share with members of your church.
-- a lesson that features several online video clips and "Finger of God" memory game.
-- a lesson with a "Photo Game" that explores and helps players remember and apply the Commandments.
While writing the set we came across some good videos, posters, and other Ten C-related resources and posted them as "replies" in the Bible Background topic.
About the Ten Commandments Lesson Writing Team
The Rotation.org Writing Team is one of the special features of Rotation.org's unique mission to Sunday School. Our Team includes experienced teachers and volunteer lesson writers. The work of the Team is overseen by members of our Board of Directors—each of whom is a Christian educator. In addition to contributing ideas, they also help improve and proof each lesson.
Ten Commandments Team Lead Writer: Neil MacQueen
Ten Commandments Team Lead Editor: Luanne Payne