I substituted for a youth Sunday School class yesterday and wanted to share my lesson.
First, let’s all read the title of the lesson and wonder, “What a strange obscure topic!” While the YW and YM manuals are focusing on the plan of salvation this month, the Sunday School manual is about learning/teaching the plan of salvation.
After I told the class the topic (even the teens did a “Huh?” with the topic), we started talking about how music can help us learn. I would have listed them on the board if I had chalk, but I didn’t. Some ideas that we came up with were:
- Educational lyrics (they mentioned Sesame Street)
- Mnemonic devices
- Listening to music to help you study or accomplish a goal (like cleaning your room)
- Using music for meditation
- To evoke emotion