Scripture: Deuteronomy 32-34
- Students will learn that God gives us godly leaders to remind us to follow God.
- Students will learn that leaders are human and sin.
- Students will learn that even though leaders may sin, God still wants us to listen when they tell us to follow Him.
- Students will learn how to identify the setting and characters in a story.
Guiding Question: How can students learn to identify settings and characters?
Materials: Bibles, paper, markers
Procedure: Review with the students the story of Moses’ goodbye to the Israelites. Point out that although Moses had sinned and would not be allowed to enter the Promised Land, he still encouraged the Israelites to follow God. Moses was giving words of wisdom to people younger than him. He wanted to remind them of some of the things He thought were most important about God and serving God.
Introduce looking for the setting and characters in a story. Have students go back through the various stories in the Bible involving Moses and have them identify the settings and characters in each. If students read well, they can look at the various stories and draw the setting and characters for a story. Have them show their finished drawings to the calss and see if others can guess which story they illustrated.
Additional Questions: How can students practice writing settings and characters in stories?
Supplemental Activity: Have the students write a short story including one or more settings and two or more characters. After the students write, they can switch their writing with a partner and identify each other’s settings and characters in the story.