Group wall post by Amy Jones Griffeth

By Amy Jones Griffeth

Amy Jones Griffeth

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I’ll be teaching section 25 either a week from Monday or maybe this Friday and so I’m considering different things. In the previous curriculum they suggested singing favorite hymns. I’m thinking what I’ll do is have the kids pick their favorite hymn with the approach being “What hymn do you think Emma would have loved to include in her hymnbook? I’ll give them a list of the hymns she did use, and then look through and pick their favorite hymn that they think she would have liked too and why – and then we’ll also talk about why that hymn would be a delight to the Lord too. I have a small class so I think I can fit this in with the rest of my plan. #Dandc25

Kate Shaffer

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If I remember correctly, the last time I taught this section (1999), I showed a clip from Jaws (scene with the shark swimming with the scary music), three times with different soundtracks: 1. silently; 2. with “Under the Sea” from Little Mermaid playing; and 3. with the scary Jaws score. The purpose was to show the importance of music and how it influences us.
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Patty Chamlee Buchmiller

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I teach it a week from Monday. I was given a copy of one of the original hymnbooks to share with my class for the occasion.
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Brenda Boman Carter

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In the BYU D&C Discussions it was mentioned that many of the hymns from that first book were sung to familiar tunes like How Firm a Foundation sung to Oh, Come All Ye Faithful. This is a link to the book and you can turn the pages and find it. I played Oh, Come All Ye Faithful from lds hymns online and we sang it that way–it was super fun!
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Amy Jones Griffeth

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many of the early hymns were sung to the melody that we use for Now Let Us Rejoice… I’m thankful we have more melodies today!
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Amy Jones Griffeth

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I do love singing hymns to a different melody – Come thou fount can be sung to Joseph Smith’s first prayer – and vise versa… you can also sing that Homeward Bound song to Joseph Smith’s First Prayer and vise versa..

Source:: LDS Seminary Teacher Group