“Lesson 12: 1 Nephi 8,” Book of Mormon Videos: Seminary Teacher Instructions (English) (2019)
“Lesson 12: 1 Nephi 8,” Book of Mormon Videos: Seminary Teacher Instructions (English)
You might use this video at the point in the lesson manual that says:
“Divide students into pairs and invite them to take turns reading aloud from 1 Nephi 8:5–12. Ask them to look for what Lehi saw in his vision.”
Instead of having students read the verses in pairs, invite them to watch this video and then discuss in pairs the anwers to the questions that follow in the lesson manual. Invite students to mark words or phrases in the verses that support their answers.
Consider showing this video instead of showing a picture as directed in the lesson manual, which says:
“Display the picture Lehi’s Dream (Gospel Art Book , no. 69) or another picture depicting Lehi’s dream (see LDS.org). Point out the symbols the class has already discussed: the tree and the fruit. Explain that in this vision, the Lord also used other symbols to teach Lehi how to come unto Jesus Christ and partake of His Atonement. Ask students what other symbols they see in the picture and what those symbols may represent.”
Invite students to mark in their scriptures any symbols in Lehi’s vision as they are identified. Then continue with the lesson as written in the lesson manual.
Once you have finished teaching the rest of the lesson as written in the lesson manual, if time allows, you may consider showing these remaining videos depicting Lehi’s vision of the tree of life. If there is not enough time, you might invite students to view them on their own later.
If you or your students have access to a smartphone or tablet, you may wish to have them participate in an experience with the Tree of Life augmented reality digital application. You could invite students to experience the app before class, or you could invite them to take a few minutes in class to explore Lehi’s dream.
Students can learn from the following three methods as they navigate the app and find different objects or groups of people they want to know more about:
Read and listen to verses of scripture that relate to the topic.
Watch video clips of Church leaders speaking about the topic.
Read questions that help students understand and apply principles relating to the topic.
You might assign students in pairs to use the app to explore the certain objects or groups of people described in Lehi’s dream. You could then invite students to share what they learn in a way that aligns with the desired outcomes of the curriculum for the lesson.
Note: If you choose to use the app during class, be careful to not allow the students’ experience with the app to overshadow their experience with the scriptures and the outcomes of the lesson curriculum.