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Contents For the teacher What you will find in each lesson Music and drama CD and CD-ROM Curriculum stance Training and support Five circles of learning Connect icons

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1 Kings 3:1–15; 4:29–34 1 Kings 4–9 1 Kings 11–14 1 Kings 15—2 Kings 24 1 Kings 17–18; Jeremiah 2 Kings 25; Jeremiah 52 Daniel 1–2, 6 Ezekiel 34 Nehemiah Ephesians 2:4–5

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Introduction—Remember God is King Lesson 11 Solomon asks for wisdom Lesson 12 Solomon’s temple Lesson 13 Forgetting the true King Lesson 14 The downfall of the kingdom Lesson 15 The people won’t listen Lesson 16 Away from God’s land Lesson 17 Daniel stays faithful to God Lesson 18 Hope for the kingdom Lesson 19 God brings his people home Lesson 20 Pete Tong

Judges 1 Samuel 1–7 1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9–15 1 Samuel 16:1–13 1 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 7:1–29 2 Samuel 8–24; Psalm 23 1 Kings 1–2 Matthew 27:11, 29, 37; Hebrews 1:8

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Introduction—God's great kingdom plan Lesson 1 Position vacant—Leader Lesson 2 Samuel Lesson 3 We want a king! Lesson 4 Saul, the people’s king Lesson 5 David chosen as king Lesson 6 David and Goliath Lesson 7 The House of God and the House of David Lesson 8 God’s King in action Lesson 9 David makes Solomon king Lesson 10 King of all kings and all people

Easter assembly

The King has come and will come again

Luke 1:32–33

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Special lesson

Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21–35

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Teaching ideas Help with classroom management Helpful teaching techniques Teaching Memory verses Is your class different? Bible icon The special needs of indigenous students Understanding the student: the learning theory undergirding Connect Activity Books icon in the (S)RE class Using appropriate language When a student wants to make a response Christian Education outcomes Visual Aid icon

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Samuel

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1 Samuel 1–7

■■ To help students to understand that Samuel was instrumental in God’s kingdom plan of salvation for his people.

LESSON OUTCOMES

Students will learn to: ■■ identify ways in which God speaks to us today.

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We are also given insight into Israel’s current leadership—the priest Eli and his two sons, Hophni and Phinehas (1:3). We are told that Eli was old and his sons were corrupt (2:12–25). To complicate things further, the looming threat of the Philistines is made clear (4:2–11), a threat that would continue to bear down on Israel for the rest of 1 Samuel.

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Students will learn about: ■■ Hannah, who trusted in God ■■ Samuel, who had a special purpose in God’s kingdom plan.

the account of a barren woman should draw our attention. So far we have read of Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, all born to (previously) barren women, as was Samson (Judges 13). All of these men were key figures in God’s plan to make for himself his own people, a holy nation. Therefore as we are introduced to Hannah our attention shifts to the child she is to bear.

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You will judge the whole earth and give power and strength to your chosen king. 1 Samuel 2:10b (CEV)

» Bible background

By the end of the book of Judges, everyone was doing what they thought was right in their own eyes, with little regard for Israel’s true leader and king, the Lord God. As a result, both the political and religious future of this nation was under threat. What was to become of Israel? Would God keep his promises to them? This is the stage onto which a reasonably insignificant man from a reasonably insignificant part of Israel enters—Elkanah of Ramah, along with his barren wife, Hannah (1 Samuel 1:1–2). By this stage in the narrative of biblical history,

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Yet, out of this bleakness, God gave hope— Samuel, the answer to the heartbreaking prayer of a barren woman. Hannah responded to God’s generosity by dedicating Samuel to the Lord. Once he was weaned he went to live with Eli at Shiloh. Samuel grew in favour with the Lord and the people (2:26) and was set to become a great leader of Israel. God once again acted on behalf of his people and raised up Samuel as Israel’s leader. Samuel led the people back to God (7:3–6), and God protected them from the Philistines (7:7–14). Could Israel’s leadership crisis finally be over?


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■■ If you intend to use an interactive whiteboard, review the PowerPoint slide(s) for this lesson on the CD-ROM that comes with this manual.

✔✔ A CEV Bible marked at 1 Samuel 1:17; 3:20 ✔✔ Blu-Tack ✔✔ Visual aids on pages 25–27 of Bible timeline #3, Samuel growing up and Samuel’s coats (see Before you start) ✔✔ God speaks to Samuel (track 10) and Lesson 2 end play (track 12) on CEP’s Infants CD ✔✔ CD player or MP3 player and portable speakers ✔✔ Activity books ✔✔ Hannah, Eli and Hannah with Samuel from the Coloured Visual aid pack ✔✔ Materials for Taking it further (optional) ✔✔ Old and New Testament Bible timeline posters from Connect A1 and A2 Coloured Visual aid packs (optional) ✔✔ The CD-ROM from this manual if you intend to use an interactive whiteboard to display the PowerPoints of either the lessons, song words or prayers.

■■ You can use the Visual aid on page 25 of Bible timeline #3 if you do not have the Bible timeline posters from the Connect A1 and A2 Coloured Visual aid pack.

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BEFORE YOU START

■■ Enlarge, photocopy and cut out the Visual aids on pages 26–27 of Samuel growing up and Samuel’s coats. Put Blu-Tack on the back of the coats, ready for students to attach to the appropriate pictures of Samuel during the lesson. You may like to colour the coats.

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■■ The judgement on Eli’s sons is not covered in this lesson because of the students’ age.

OTHER RESOURCES

If your lessons are longer than the standard, you may find the following resources useful.

■■ God loves his people (track 10) on CEP’s Promises, promises CD.

» Teacher’s prayer Thank God for each student in the class and for the opportunity to present his word to the students. Praise God that he answers prayer. Pray that the students will experience this in their lives.

■■ God is everywhere (track 7) of Colin Buchanan’s Colin’s favourites CD.

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» Way in

Hannah went to God’s temple. Eli, the priest, worked there. Hannah didn’t see him sitting near the door and she started to pray quietly.

In our last lesson, we learned that the Israelite people didn’t want to listen to God.

Join hands in prayer, with eyes closed.

We’re going to practise being good listeners. You might like to close your eyes, but you don’t have to. We’re going to turn our listening ears on.

Hold arms in cradle formation, rock side to side.

We’re going to sit silently for a short while and just listen to the sounds around us. At the end of the time, we’ll find out what we all heard. Allow a short time of listening, then ask the students to name a sound they heard. Sometimes we forget to listen. Today’s lesson is about someone who heard something very unusual, and listened very carefully!

■■ What promise did Hannah make to God? (Accept responses. If God gave her a son, she would give him back to God, and he would work in the temple with Eli.) Eli, the priest, saw Hannah and spoke to her. She explained to him that she was upset. This is what Eli said to Hannah. Read 1 Samuel 1:17 from a CEV Bible.

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Hannah must have found Activity Books iconthis hard to believe, but went back home with her husband and waited for God’s answer.

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We’re reading from the Old Testament section Bible icon a boy named Samuel. of the Bible about Samuel was born about 1000 years before Activity Books icon Jesus lived on earth.

‘Please let me have a baby. If you give me a son I promise I will give him back to you! I will bring him here to work with your servant Eli in your temple.’

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You could pretend to turn on your hearing by ‘turning the dials on our ears’.

‘Lord, I feel so sad because I have no children,’ whispered Hannah.

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Body icon Display the Coloured Visual aid of Hannah Visual Aid icon if you have it.

Space & Today’s lesson isVision abouticon a woman named CD icon Hannah who was very sad because she had no Interpersonal icon fists and 'wipe the baby. Make a ball with your Music icon

tears away', encouraging students to do the same.

icon One day Self her husband Word icon found her crying. ‘Why are you crying, Hannah? Why are you sad? Don’t youNature knowicon I love you?’ asked her husband. Maths & Logic icon

But Hannah only became sadder and sadder Bible Exploration icon and sadder. She decided to ask God for help. Bible icon Body icon ■■ How could Hannah ask God to help her? Activity icon Space & Books VisionBy icon (Accept responses. talking to God in prayer.) Display the Coloured Visual aid of Eli if you Visual Aid iconicon Interpersonal have it.

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Put up your hand if you think that God will answer Hannah’s prayer by giving her a baby.

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Acknowledge hands.

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Hold arms in cradle formation, rock side to side.

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Activity icon him Samuel. It was a boy andBooks she named Mathsthe & Logic icon Display Visual aid on page 26 of baby Visual Aid icon Samuel from Samuel growing up. Bible icon Body icon

Hannah made a coat and dressed baby Samuel CD icon Books icon Activity in it.

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Select a student to choose which coat to Music Visual icon Aid icon use to dress baby Samuel from the Visual Interpersonal icon aid on page 27.

Word icon CD icon Hannah loved Samuel. She looked after him Self icon and he grew bigger and bigger and bigger. But Maths & Logic icon Music icon Hannah had not forgotten her promise to God. Nature icon Bible icon icondid Hannah make to God? ■■ What Body promise Word icon Exploration icongive him back to (If youBible give me a son, I will Activity Space & Books Vision icon you, and he will workicon in the temple with Eli.) Maths & Logic icon Display the Visual aid on page 26 of Visual Aid iconicon Interpersonal Samuel as a little boy. Body icon

Samuel was growing bigger (stand up slowly CD Selficon icon Space position) & Vision icon from crouching so Hannah made him a new, bigger coat.

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‘Here is the child I prayed for,’ said Hannah. ‘I CD icon promisedMaths to give him back & Logic icon to God. He will be the Lord’s servant as long as he lives.’

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Body icon with Eli. So Samuel stayed Word icon forget Samuel. Every year, But Hannah didn’t Space & Vision icon Bible icon she and Samuel’s father went to the temple to worship Maths the Lord. Theyicon also visited Samuel. He & Logic Interpersonal icon Activity Books was growing taller andicon taller. Body icon Display the Visual aid on page 26 of Visual Aid icon Self icon Samuel as an older boy from Samuel Bible icon Space &up. Vision icon growing

Nature CD iconicon Interpersonal icon Bible aExploration Select student to icon choose which coat to Music Visual icon Aid icon use to dress Samuel (from the Visual aid Self icon on page 27). Word icon CD icon God wasNature kind toicon Hannah and gave her more children, Maths but she nevericon forgot about Samuel. & Logic Music icon Bible Exploration icon Samuel helped Eli in God’s temple. Eli told Body icon things about God and Samuel wonderful Word icon

God had chosen Samuel for a very important Music icon job. When God had a message for his people, he told Samuel and then Samuel told Word icon the people. God chose different messengers over many Maths & Logic icon years to speak to the people. They were to let the people know how to live God’s way and to icon get themBody ready for the time when Jesus would come to rescue them.

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These messengers who were chosen by God were known as prophets.

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Samuel was one of these prophets. Listen to what the Bible says about him.

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Read 1 Samuel 3:20 from a CEV Bible.

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Display the Visual aid on page 26 of Visual Aid icon Samuel as an adult from Samuel growing up. Select a student to dress him in the icon remainingCD coat (from the Visual aid on page 27).

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Samuel listened carefully and tried to obey God.

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But Eli was getting older and was almost blind. Maths & Logic icon Sometimes he would call Samuel to help him.

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Body icon was asleep in bed. Then he One night Samuel heard someone call his name. Activity Self iconBooks icon Space & Vision icon

Put hands beside mouth and call ‘Samuel!’

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Play God speaks to Samuel (track 10) on Bible Exploration icon CD CEP’s Infants CD. Selficon icon ■■ Who was speaking to Samuel? Music icon Nature icon God.) (Accept responses. Put up your hand word that describes Word iconif I say aicon Bible Exploration how Samuel might have felt when God spoke to him: Maths & Logic icon • happy • frightened Body icon • amazed • worried Space & Vision icon • interested. (Acknowledge hands.)

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Think back to our last lesson.

Maths LogicGod iconmight use Samuel to ■■ How do you&think help the Israelites? (Accept responses.) Body icon ■■ How do you think the people would feel & Vision iconmessages? whenSpace they heard God’s (Accept responses, but do not correct. Interpersonal Encourage students icon to form ideas about this and engage with the Bible material personally.)

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Turn to the person sitting next to you, and together, think of ways that God might give us Bible Exploration icon messages today.

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Display the Coloured Visual aid of Hannah Visual Aid icon with Samuel if you have it. Teach the students the following action story:

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Hannah was sad Ball fists, Music wipe tears icon away. A baby would make her glad icon formation, rock side to side. Hold armsWord in cradle She asked God in prayer Maths & Logic icon Hold hands in prayer, eyes closed. And God answered. Body icon Hold arms in cradle formation, rock side to side . Samuel grew Spacetall & Vision icon Stand up slowly from crouching position.

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And loves to hear us pray Hold hands in prayer, eyes closed.

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Bible icon We can hear God’s words Cup hand to ear.

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icontoday God still Self speaks Nod head.

Activity Books icon In the Bible. Hold hands out in front, palms up like holding Visual Aid icon a Bible. Bible icon

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ActivityCD Books icon directicon the students to Lesson 2.

Play the Lesson 2 end play (track 12) on CEP’s Visual Aid icon Music icon Infants CD. In this play, Joshua and Naomi review some of the events of the lesson. They remind CD icon icon the students thatWord we can discover God’s message today by reading the Bible.

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Thank you, God, for choosing Samuel to be a messenger to tell people how you Interpersonal icon Body icon want them to live. Help us to listen to the message about Jesus in the Bible and to Space &Self Vision iconicon live as your friends forever. Amen.

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Space & Vision icon CD icon Space & Vision icon Photocopy the Visual aids on pages 26–27 of Interpersonal icon Samuel as an adult from Samuel growing up Interpersonal Music icon icon Bible icon

and the matching coat from Samuel’s coats onto Self iconthe students to decorate the coat A4 sheets. Invite Word icon Activity Books icon Self icon using some stickers or fabric scraps.

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Invite several students to share their suggestions. Be sure to emphasise that God speaks to us Bible icon through the Bible and we can hear and read his words at church, from our parents, in songs and in Activity Books icon (S)RE lessons.

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Use this activity discuss Samuel listening to Space &toVision icon Music icon God. Collect a variety of objects that make noises, such as tongs (clap them together), sandpaper (rub Interpersonal icon Word icon a biro that clicks, cellophane two pieces together), that crackles, a set of keys that jingle, and rice in icon a shaker. Self Demonstrate Maths & Logiceach icon noise, then choose students to identify the object by listening only Nature icon may turn their backs or be to its sound. Students Body icon blindfolded.

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LISTENING GAME Interpersonal icon Ask for a volunteer to sit on a chair at the front of Self icon the room, facing away from the rest of the students. Ask your volunteer to close his or her eyes.

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Point to another student, who says, ‘Do you know who I am?’ TheExploration student on icon the chair must try to Bible guess who is speaking. If the student guesses correctly on the first attempt, he or she can have another turn. If the student does not guess correctly, ask for another volunteer to come and sit on the chair.


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Music icon Point out Space that the God’s word to us today. & Bible Visionisicon Ask the students how they feel knowing that when Word icon they readInterpersonal the Bible it is God icon speaking to them.

■■ What part of the lesson were the students most interested in? ■■ Did any student show particular interest in Hannah’s prayer? How can you encourage them to pray?

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Body icon Nature icon Ask the students show facial expressions for Space & to Vision icon each of the following events: Bible Exploration icon Interpersonal icon ■■ Hannah was upset because she didn’t have

■■ You will need to prepare some Visual aids.

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Connect C1 Infants | Lesson 2

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Connect C1 Infants | Lesson 2

COAT FOR BABY SAMUEL

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COAT FOR LITTLE BOY SAMUEL

COAT FOR ADULT SAMUEL

COAT FOR SAMUEL WHEN GOD SPOKE TO HIM

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Connect C1 INF Teachers Manual  

Teachers Manual for Connect Infants curriculum for Christian Religious Education

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