Teaching Methods Repetition and association are among the best methods of memorization. Following, are five ways to assist you in teaching this requirement. 1. Memory Chart 2. What's Ina Name 3. Bible Sword Drill 4. Learn the Books of the Bible to Music 5. Book Shelves 1. Memory Chart Copy the memory chart on a blackboard or duplicate the material and give it to the class. After discussion, the books of the Old Testament can be learned in their various sections.
2. What's in a Name? Every part of the Old Testament tells us something about Jesus, and the plan of Salvation. The juniors will have fun finding the characteristics of Jesus in the books of the Bible. Have them look up the following names, preferably in the SDA Bible Dictionary, to discover the meaning of the names, and how these names reflect how God cares for His people. Have them use pictures and drawings to illustrate what they have found. The meanings are given here for the teacher's guidance. Joshua (Yahweh is deliverance) Samuel God is heard) Ezra God has helped) Nehemiah (God has comforted) Isaiah God will strengthen) Daniel God is my judge) Haggai Born on a special day) Amos Burden bearer) Malachi (My messenger) Zephaniah (Yahweh had protected) Zechariah (Yahweh has remembered) Hosea Yahweh saves) 3. Bible Sword Drill This is a group activity to give the Friends practice in locating the books of the Old Testament quickly. Ephesians 6:13-17 describes the Christian 'armor' of which the Sword is the Word of God (verse 17).