“Our God’s love, it is so very strong, it leads me to see the need in you…” –from Sam TV’s music video “Lend a Helping Hand.”
Good Sam the Samaritan retells and digs into the parable of the Good Samaritan, — arguably Jesus’ most famous and most important teaching, and it does it in a fun and insightful way with animation, narration, quizzing, music and discussion videos.
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Overview of What’s in Good Sam the Samaritan
Luke 10 –a narrated 3-D animated retelling of the story in three different versions with study notes.
Sam Cam –video interviews with the story characters, and a game in which students must counter excuses for “not being Samaritans” by selecting the right encouraging Bible verses (match the verse that addresses the excuse).
Good Sam Land –a very kid-friendly interactive map with intriguing story-related Holy Land photos and graphics and narrated study questions. The content includes “What is a Samaritan?” “Why weren’t they liked?” “Samaritans today” and questions about cultural and religious prejudice ( a really good section for older students especially)
Who Wants to be a Samari-tan! –play Yakzoot the camel in a strange parable gameshow about the Samaritan Parable. The gameshow concludes with a timed memory verse scramble game.
SaMtv –a music video that wraps up the lesson with a snappy tune and images to reflect on. SaMtv also includes follow-up discussion activities.
Outline and Teaching Guide (posted at rotation.org)
Lessons at Rotation.org that use this software:
- Link to a lesson plan in the Good Samaritan forum at Rotation.org.
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