UNIT ON SELF-CONTROL
(The following are highlights from the unit on"self-control." This unit has 111 pages; the following are selections from the entire unit.)
The Fruit of the Spirit by Billy Graham
To understand the definition of self-control, students read the The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control by Billy Graham. They answer questions, which help them to analyze the importance of self-control in their own lives. Discussion follows.
PROVERBS 4:23 and PROVERBS 7:2
In Proverbs 4: 23 and in Proverbs 7:2, students recite the verses, analyze the scriptures, answer questions about the scriptures, and memorize them for a test. Also, students draw conclusions about aspects and application of self-control to their own lives.
Students engage in thought-provoking questions based on Proverbs 4 that make them ponder even more the application of self-control to their lives. They also create an art project based on Proverbs 4: 11-12 in which they illustrate two paths: one exhibiting self-control and the other one not exhibiting self-control discussed in Proverbs 4.
IN SEARCH OF THE HEROES
George Washington Carver
The Peanut Man
Students also view a DVD titled George Washington Carver -The Peanut Man which also features a teenager who has to make a choice about drugs, alcohol, and friendships. Intertwined within the young man's story is the story about George Washington Carver - The Peanut Man whose decisions and choices inspire and encourage us even to this day. Students view the Emmy award - winning series, answering questions, reflecting on good and bad choices in their own lives.
Samson vs. self-control
For this unit, students learn the benefits of exercising self-control and making good decisions in their lives. One example of self-control centers on the famous Biblical character Samson, whose life worsened because of the lack of self-control. Students complete questions for Judges 13-15 about Samson. They analyze how Samson makes some bad choices and how he suffers the consequences. Students write a bio-poem based on Samson's personality traits. Also, students view a DVD segment which reinforces Samson's lack of self-control and shows the influence of the Philistine culture on his life.
"THE DANGEROUS TONGUE"
Students read and answer questions to the article, "The Dangerous Tongue." They also answer questions about Proverbs 10. Students discuss and analyze self-control in their own lives.
$ BUDGETS $
In the area of finance, students learn the benefits of self-control concerning their monetary habits. Discussion centers on budgets, choices, and savings. Students apply self-control to their finances by implementing a budget for several weeks. Using a chart, they track their spending habits. Class discussion analyzes the results of the budget and its positive effects.
LADY WISDOM AND PROVERBS 8
Students are introduced to Proverbs 8 and Lake Wisdom. Students examine Scripture showing how wisdom can guide their lives and lead them to exercise self-control. An art project depicts Proverbs 7 and Proverbs 8; students must contrast wisdom vs. the lack of wisdom as revealed in these proverbs. Art presentations are discussed in class.