Scripture Mastery “Be Prepared” Activity Day

Ken Alford

Ken Alford

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Scripture Mastery “Be Prepared” Activity Day

Allow students to prepare short talk outlines based on various scripture mastery scriptures. Then, whenever they get called upon to give a talk or thought; they’ll have a head start on their preparation.

You can also let students work in teams and share their results.

It’s often also a good idea at the beginning of such an activity to show students “how to do one”.

This activity is a good opportunity for students to better learn how to use the tools in their scriptures, especially the Topical Guide, Bible Dictionary, footnotes, and the Joseph Smith Translation.

Kenneth L. Alford

Department: Church History

Title: Associate Professor

Office: 316D JSB

Bio: Dr. Kenneth L. Alford is an Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine. After serving almost 30 years on active duty in the United States Army, he retired as a Colonel in 2008. While on active military duty, Ken served in numerous assignments, including the Pentagon, eight years teaching computer science and information systems engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and four years as a Professor of Behavioral Science and Department Chair at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. After serving in the England Bristol Mission, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University, a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Southern California, a Master of Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. in computer science from George Mason University. He has published and presented on a wide variety of subjects during his career. His current research focuses on Latter-day Saint military service. Ken and his wife, Sherilee, have four children and thirteen grandchildren. 

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