Points of View

Scripture: Numbers 12

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn that pride can cause even godly people to sin.
  • Students will learn that God wants His people to be humble.
  • Students will learn that God expects people to respect His prophets.
  • Students will learn different points of view in writing.

Guiding Question: How can students learn to identify different points of view?

Materials: Copies of Bible stories in different points of views

Procedure: Review the story of the conflict between Miriam, Aaron and Moses. Explain that it can be easy to get jealous of siblings and close friends (kids without siblings should think about their closest friends). Explain that God has never said He would give gifts evenly to people. There are a lot of different reasons for that, but He does give everybody the most important gift…the chance to become a Christian, etc. Encourage students to celebrate the good things that happen to their siblings and close friends including being really good at certain things.

Introduce the activity. Introduce the idea of point of view in writing (first, second, third person). What were the various points of view in this story? Give students other stories in the Bible and have them identify the various points of view.

Teaching Resource: https://www.literacyideas.com/point-of-view

Additional Questions: How can students learn to write in certain points of view?

Supplemental Activity: Put the students in groups of three. Assign each person in the group a point of view. The students will write a quick short story from that point of view. The students in the group will share their stories one at a time and the others in the group will determine what words match the point of view the story is written in.

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