Extension Lesson – Sacred Story
Volume 6 - Lesson 9: The Story of David Includes; Vial of Oil, sm. image of Bethlehem plaque, Harp, five stones, Slingshot, Shepherd Staff, Gold Resin Crown, Ark of the Covenant, Small Gold box, Large and Small Tan Felt Houses, Five Sheep, Green Felt Square, Small image of Jerusalem Plaque, Basket, Purple Felt Underlay, Icon w/Velcro , medium wooden tray, control sheet.
You will need your People of God from the top shelf in your classroom.
BACKGROUND David, the youngest son of Jesse, was born in Bethlehem. David brings the tent of God into Jerusalem and sets up the possibility of a ‚ "House for God". David was anointed king by Samuel when he was just a boy tending his father's sheep. He would not become the king until King Saul was killed. As a boy he was known for his music and his courage, and later he became a great soldier in Saul's army. As king, he continued to fight important battles and made some great mistakes but was repentant. He established the kingdom of Israel that lasted for 400 years and made the city of Jerusalem another city of David, like Bethlehem.
Information on changes: Dr. Cheryl Minor writes, 'We added an image of Bethlehem to the first part of the lesson (where David lived as a boy), because at the end of the lesson you put down an image of Jerusalem, and we wanted to show how important both cities were to the story".