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Upper Primary C1

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TEACHER'S MANUAL

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Upper Primary C1

A Christian Education curriculum for children aged 10 to 12 years.

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

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1 Kings 3, 10; Proverbs 1 Kings 5–9 1 Kings 11:1—12:24 1 Kings 12:25—2 Kings 24 Jeremiah 1; 25:1–14 2 Kings 24–25; Jeremiah 52 Daniel 3 Ezekiel 34 Ezra; Nehemiah Romans 5:8

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Easter assembly

Luke 23:32–43

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Special lesson—Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21–35; Colossians 3:13

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Introduction—Remember God is King Lesson 11 The wisdom of the king Lesson 12 The house of the king Lesson 13 The fall of the king Lesson 14 The downfall of the kingdom Lesson 15 The voice of the king Lesson 16 The end of the kingdom? Lesson 17 The kingdom faithful Lesson 18 Hope for the kingdom Lesson 19 Kingdom renewed? Lesson 20 Ben Pakula

Judges 1 Samuel 1–7 1 Samuel 8 1 Samuel 9–15 1 Samuel 16 1 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 7 2 Samuel 8–24 1 Kings 1–2 Matthew 27–28

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Introduction—God’s great kingdom plan Lesson 1 Lights, camera, action Lesson 2 Follow the leader Lesson 3 The King rejected Lesson 4 The people’s king Lesson 5 Two ways of seeing Lesson 6 The king and the giant Lesson 7 The eternal kingdom Lesson 8 The domino effect Lesson 9 The king’s son Lesson 10 The King of the Jews

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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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LESSON AIM ■ To help the students to understand that even though it seemed that God had abandoned his people, he was still preserving a remnant faithful to him.

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The faithfulness of Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah was demonstrated in a number of ways in the first six chapters of Daniel. They refused the luxury of eating and drinking at the king’s table, asking to be fed only vegetables (1:8–16). This was motivated by their desire to obey the purity laws of the Moses Covenant, as well as to be a sign that they would not enter into a covenant relationship with the king at the expense of faithfulness to God. Furthermore, Daniel’s faithfulness in Yahweh, the God of the heavens, resulted in him being used to interpret two separate dreams of King Nebuchadnezzar, as well as the writing on the wall at Belshazzar’s feast (chapters 2 and 4–5).

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Students will learn about: ■ how Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were faced with the temptation to worship an idol ■ how God protected Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the fire.

The book of Daniel is set in Babylon during the Judean exile. Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah—who were given the Babylonian names Belteshazzar, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego— were among the exiles taken to Babylon in the third year of Jehoiakim’s reign (1:1–7). These men represented God’s faithful remnant.

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Students will learn to: ■ recognise that being a Christian isn’t always easy—there will be temptations to disobey God ■ appreciate that when we are tempted, Jesus can help us because he has been tempted too.

MEMORY VERSE

You control human events—you give rulers their power and take it away, and you are the source of all wisdom and knowledge. Daniel 2:21 (CEV)

» Bible background Israel was now in exile. But despite their faithlessness and disobedience, God had not abandoned his people. Even among the exiles, God was preserving for himself a faithful remnant.

But the greatest display of faithfulness came when faced with the blatant call to idolatry—first, for Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah (chapter 3) and then for Daniel (chapter 6). When called to worship Nebuchadnezzar’s gold statue, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah refused saying, ‘The God we worship can save us from you and your flaming furnace. But even if he doesn’t, we still won’t worship your gods and the gold statue you have set up’ (3:17–18). And despite Darius’ decree, Daniel continued to pray faithfully three times a day towards Jerusalem (6:10). God rewarded Daniel for his faithfulness. He blessed him with great health and wisdom, revealed mysteries to them and even rescued Daniel from the lions’ jaws. Therefore, the book of Daniel is a great reminder that God had not abandoned his people and that he continued to preserve a faithful remnant for himself.

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BEFORE YOU START ■ 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.

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■ There are two options within the Bible focus section. The first option requires you to play Daniel 3 (track 13) on CEP’s Upper Primary CD. The second option requires you to make enough copies of the Visual aid on page 171 of Daniel 3:13–30 for each of your students. ■ In the Connections section you may like to share a time when you were tempted to disobey God and how God helped you to obey him. It is best to tell of a time when you resisted temptation, like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, but also remind the students that sadly you don’t always respond in that way.

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✔ A CEV Bible marked at Hebrews 2:18 and Daniel 3:13–30 ✔ Visual aid on page 116 of Time travel clock image ✔ Visual aid on page 171 of Daniel 3:13–30 (optional, see Before you start) ✔ Activity books ✔ Materials for Taking it further ✔ Idol worship blues (track 9), Time travel music (track 11), Lesson 17 drama (track 14) and Daniel 3 (track 13) on CEP’s Upper Primary CD ✔ CD player or MP3 player and portable speakers ✔ The CD-ROM from this manual if you intend to use an interactive whiteboard to display the PowerPoints of the lessons, song words or prayers.

» Teacher’s prayer Thank God that he is faithful to his people.

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

Pray that the students will recognise that being a Christian isn’t always easy but that Jesus will help us to obey God when we are tempted.

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■ Trust in the Lord (track 3) on Troy and Genie Nilsson’s Scripture rock CD.

Ask him to help you to be faithful to him when you are tempted to be disobedient.

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■ The one and only God (track 2) on Colin Buchanan’s Remember the Lord CD.

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Ask the students to stand up. You are going to give them two options. The students have to choose between the options by moving to one side of the room or the other, indicated by your hand. ■ Which of the following would you choose? • • • • • •

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Display the Visual aid on page 116 of Time travel clock image and play Time travel music (track 11) on Music icon CD icon CEP’s Upper Primary CD to accompany the image.

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■ Who were Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego really being asked to choose between? (Accept responses. Worshipping God and King Nebuchadnezzar.) Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were faced with a terrible choice: obey King Nebuchadnezzar and save their lives, or obey God and be thrown into a flaming furnace. ■ What do you think you might have chosen in their situation? (Accept responses.) This choice has been nothing new to the people of Judah. Think back over their history.

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■ What was the choice Nebuchadnezzar gave Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego? (Accept responses. If they bowed down when the music played this time, then they would be set free. If they did not, they would be thrown into the furnace.)

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Music icon Distribute the Visual aid on Body icon Visual Aid icon Bible icon page 171 of Daniel 3:13–30 to Word icon student. Space each & Vision icon Open your Bible to icon CD icon the sameActivity passageBooks and ask students to take turns Maths & Logic icon reading a Interpersonal verse each. icon Visual Aid iconicon Music Body icon Self icon CD icon Word icon Space & Vision icon Nature icon Music icon Maths & Logic icon 166 • CONNECT – TEACHER’S MANUAL Interpersonal icon Bible Exploration icon Body icon Word icon Self icon Connect-C1 UP-MANUAL SS.indb 166 Space & Vision icon

■ What was the reason the Jews were living in Babylon? (Accept responses. They disobeyed God and worshipped idols.) ■ Do you think you would be more afraid of King Nebuchadnezzar or God? (Accept responses.) Well, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego made their choice. ■ What were Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego confident about? (Accept responses. That God had the power to save them.) And these three men knew that even if God chose not to save them from the fire this time, God was still the one true God and the gold statue was just a fake idol that others were worshipping. ■ So what did they choose to do? (Accept responses. They chose to be obedient to God, which meant being thrown into the furnace.) ■ Why do you think they chose this? (Accept responses. Because they trusted God. They knew that God was the only true and living God and that he deserved their full honour and praise. They also knew that God was faithful to his people and his promises.) ■ What happened? (Accept responses. God protected them in the furnace.)

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Nebuchadnezzar thought that he was the most powerful person on the planet. He even thought he was more powerful than any of the gods. He thought that he could do whatever he wanted and that nobodyBible could stand against him. icon ■ But what did Nebuchadnezzar realise? (Accept responses. That no other Bible icon Activity Books icon God has such great power to save.)

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Being a Christian isn’t always easy. Sometimes we will suffer because of it. But there is someone who understands all the things we go through—Jesus. This is what the Bible says. Read Hebrews 2:18 from your CEV Bible.

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■ How do you think Activity BooksJesus icon suffered? (Accept responses. He was betrayed by one of his disciples, he was beaten and mocked, Visual Aid icon rejected and abandoned by his friends, he was charged with a crime he did not commit and CDaicon hung on cross to die.)

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■ What might be some choices we might have to make? (Accept responses. We may choose to go to church rather than play sport on Sundays. We may choose to be kind to someone who everyone else excludes regardless of what our friends think of us. We may choose to stand up for Jesus when other people are being rude about him, and so on. You could share a personal time of temptation now if you desire—see Before you start.)

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Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego chose to be obedient to God and this meant they were thrown into the fire. God didn’t save Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the fire but he protected them in it.

■ How do you think Jesus was tempted? Music icon (Accept responses. Jesus was a real person and faced real temptation just as we do, and icon Jesus Word was tempted to disobey God his Father.)

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego knew that icon Selftrue icon God wasInterpersonal the only and living God.

■ Why did he go through with all of this? (Accept responses. He did it so that we could Body icon be forgiven and have eternal life.)

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■ If God is the only true and living God, how Nature icon Self should weicon treat him? (Accept responses. We should honour him with Bible Nature icon our whole lives. WeExploration should live icon with him as our king and obey him in everything.)

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■ I want you to consider whether you, like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, believe that God is the only true and living God? (Let them think.) Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were faced with a choice: were they going to honour God as their king or would they honour Nebuchadnezzar? If God is the only true and living God, then we have a choice too: will we love and follow God or will we try to run our own lives? Being a Christian isn’t always easy. There will be lots of difficult choices we will have to make along the way in order to honour and obey God.

Jesus suffered greatly and was tempted.

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& Vision iconus when we are ■ What Space can Jesus do for tempted to disobey God? Interpersonal icon us to obey.) (Accept responses. Help As Christians we will be tempted to disobey Bible icon Selftime. icon But God promises us that God all the Jesus can help us if we ask him. Being a Activityeasy. Books icon icon ChristianNature isn’t always But the only true and living God promises that he will give us Visual Aid icon Bible icon the help Bible we need to be obedient to him. Exploration icon Play Idol worship blues (track 9) on

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» Concluding prayer Dear God, thank you that you were with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Thank you that you protected them in the furnace. We know that you are the one true living God. Please help us to put our trust in you and obey you always. Thank you that Jesus understands what it is like to be tempted to disobey you. We ask that he may help us to be obedient to you when we are tempted. Amen.

Visual Aid icon Interpersonal icon Nature icon Maths & Logic icon CD icon OF TEMPTATION TIMES Self Bibleicon Exploration icon Body icon Music icon Ask the students to think about a time when they Nature icon may haveSpace been tempted to disobey God. How did & Vision icon Word Ificon they respond? they resisted temptation, what Bible Exploration icon did they do that they could Interpersonal icondo again? If they didn’t, what could they &have done Maths Logic icondifferently?

LIFE IN BABYLON

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Ask the students to use theicon internet to research Bible Exploration Interpersonal iconhave been like under what life in Babylon might King Nebuchadnezzar. What kind of food did they eat? WhatSelf didicon they wear? What kinds of places did they live in?

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Music icon Ask the students to readicon about King Activity Books Nebuchadnezzar’s statue in Daniel 3:1–3 and to Space & Vision icon Self icon draw what they think it may have looked like. Word icon

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Divide theInterpersonal students intoicon teams. Each group must Space & Vision icon make a statue using every member of their team but with nominated conditions. For example, make Interpersonal icon Self icon a statue in 30 seconds with a sports theme; make a statue with four feet, one nose, three hands and Nature Self iconicon the ground. one bottom touching

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Read 1 Peter 4:12–16 from a CEV Bible and ask students to answer the following questions. ■ With what does Peter compare the testing his readers are going through? (v 12) (Walking through a fire.) ■ Is this something that should come as a shock to them? (v 12) (No!)

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■ How should they respond instead? (vv 13–14) (They should be glad to suffer as Christ suffered. To count it a blessing because it shows that God’s Spirit is with them.)

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■ What will it prepare them for? (v 13) (Greater happiness when Jesus returns.) ■ Why shouldn’t we be ashamed to suffer for being a follower of Jesus? (v 16) (Because suffering shows that we belong to him; and we are going to heaven where there won’t be any more suffering.)

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» Teacher reflections ■ Were you able to share a time when you were tempted to disobey God, and how you responded?

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■ You will need to spend some time practising drawing the sketches from the Sketch starters so the students can copy what you are doing while you are teaching.

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Connect C1 Upper Primary | Lesson 17

BIBLE PASSAGE

Daniel 3:13–30 King Nebuchadnezzar was furious. So he sent for the three young men and said, 14 “I hear that you refuse to worship my gods and the gold statue I have set up. 15 Now I am going to give you one more chance. If you bow down and worship the statue when you hear the music, everything will be all right. But if you don’t, you will at once be thrown into a flaming furnace. No god can save you from me.” 13

The three men replied, “Your Majesty, we don’t need to defend ourselves.  The God we worship can save us from you and your flaming furnace. 18 But even if he doesn’t, we still won’t worship your gods and the gold statue you have set up.” 19  Nebuchadnezzar’s face twisted with anger at the three men. And he ordered the furnace to be heated seven times hotter than usual. 20 Next, he commanded some of his strongest soldiers to tie up the men and throw them into the flaming furnace. 21-23 The king wanted it done at that very moment. So the soldiers tied up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and threw them into the flaming furnace with all of their clothes still on, including their turbans. The fire was so hot that flames leapt out and killed the soldiers. 24  Suddenly the king jumped up and shouted, “Weren’t only three men tied up and thrown into the fire?” “Yes, Your Majesty,” the people answered. 16

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“But I see four men walking around in the fire,” the king replied. “None of them is tied up or harmed, and the fourth one looks like a god.” 26  Nebuchadnezzar went closer to the flaming furnace and said to the three young men, “You servants of the Most High God, come out at once!” 25

They came out, 27 and the king’s high officials, governors, and advisors all crowded around them. The men weren’t burnt, their hair wasn’t scorched, and their clothes didn’t even smell like smoke. 28 King Nebuchadnezzar said: “Praise their God for sending an angel to rescue his servants! They trusted their God and refused to obey my commands. Yes, they chose to die rather than to worship or serve any god except their own. 29 And I won’t allow people of any nation or race to say anything against their God. Anyone who does will be chopped up and their houses will be torn down, because no other god has such great power to save.”  After this happened, the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to even higher positions in Babylon Province. 30

DANIEL 3:13–30 (CEV) © 2012 The purchaser of this manual is entitled to photocopy this page for classroom purposes.

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