Contents

Foreword by Paul Eshleman (Home page)
Preface by the Author
Table of Contents
Teacher's Guide
Overview
Lesson Components
Lesson Format
Procedure
Appendix (Supplies Needed)
Supplies to be Gathered from Home
Do-Ahead Preparations
Preparations on Class Day

LESSON ONE: GOD CHOOSES MARY

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Student Study Guide
Strip Story
Handouts
Family relationships
Greeting and Meeting
Describing the Family Tree
Handshaking Customs

LESSON TWO: THE BIRTH OF JESUS

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Student Study Guide
Strip Story
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Birthdays
Using cardinal and ordinal numbers
to talk about the calendar
Birthday Celebrations

LESSON THREE: JESUS AT TWELVE

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Student Study Guide
Strip Story
Handouts Transportation / Travel
Identifying types of transportation
Describing childhood experiences
Asking for / telling time
Interrupting to ask for time
Inquiring about times for arrival and
departure
Modes of Transportation

LESSON FOUR: THE TEMPTATION OF JESUS

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Student Study Guide
Strip Story
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Body Parts
Giving Instructions
Body Language

LESSON FIVE: JESUS CHOOSES HELPERS

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Student Study Guide
Strip Story
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Occupations
Asking for / giving information
about jobs
Making suggestions
Describing personal characteristics
Ranking jobs according to
importance

LESSON SIX: TEACHINGS OF JESUS

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Student Study Guide
Strip Story
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Foods
Identifying foods
Offering / refusing food
Expressing food preferences
Agreeing / disagreeing
Comparison of dining customs and
table manners

LESSON SEVEN: POWER IN THE STORM

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Student Study Guide
Strip Story
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Weather / Seasons
Describing Weather
Seasonal Comparisons

LESSON EIGHT: POWER OVER EVIL

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Student Study Guide
Strip Story
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Ailments and Remedies
Inquiring about one's health
Describing symptoms of illness
Suggesting Remedies
Making polite requests
Home Remedies

LESSON NINE: POWER OVER DARKNESS

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Student Study Guide
Strip Story
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Clothing
Naming articles of clothing
Describing fabric design and fabric
type
Color symbolism

LESSON TEN: GOD'S PLAN UNFOLDS

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Student Study Guide
Strip Story
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Holidays
Asking for / giving information
about holidays
Celebration Rituals

LESSON ELEVEN: DEATH AND BURIAL OF JESUS

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Student Study Guide
Strip Story
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Death and burial
Expressing sympathy
Burial Customs

LESSON TWELVE: THE RESURRECTION

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Student Study Guide
Strip Story
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Life Passages
Describing physical attributes
Talking about important events in
one's life
Giving and receiving compliments
about physical attributes
Age-specific Rituals


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