Paul’s Early Life (Primary 6)

 

 

CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES

FIRST TERM 

WEEK 1

PRIMARY 6

THEME – PAUL THE APOSTLE

PREVIOUS LESSON – THIRD TERM EXAMINATION 

TOPIC – PAUL’S EARLY LIFE 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Paul’s Place of Birth

2. Paul’s Name, nationality and Religion

3. Paul’s Early Life

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –

1. mention Paul’s name, nationality and religion.

2. narrate the events of his early life – parentage – education andanti-christain activities.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Story of Paul

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Material

Online Information

CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

INTRODUCTION 

PAUL’S PLACE OF BIRTH (Tarsus) – Acts 22:3

Then Paul said: 3 “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law of our ancestors. I was just as zealous for God as any of you are today.

 

PAUL’S NAME, NATIONALITY AND RELIGION

1. Paul’s Name – Saul.

2. Paul’s Nationality – Paul was a Hebrew, a Roman, and a Greek.

3. Paul’s Religion – He was originally a Judaiser and later a Christian.

 

 

Then Paul said: 3 “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law of our ancestors. I was just as zealous for God as any of you are today.

 

PAUL’S EARLY LIFE 

The name PAUL was a Roman name. His original name was SAUL. Paul’s father became a Roman citizen and gave his son, the name Paul. Paul means Little. This made Paul a Roman citizen as well as a Jew.

Paul’s father was a tent maker. Paul learnt how to make tents from his father. He was obedience and hardworking child. Paul became a lawyer and won the titled – Son of the Law. 

 

PAUL’S PERSECUTION OF THE CHURCH 

The church in Jerusalem began to suffer cruel persecution. All the believers, except the apostles, were scattered throughout the provinces of Judea and Samaria.

Reading Bible – Act 8:1 – 3

3 But Saul tried to destroy the church; going from house to house, he dragged out the believers, both men and women, and threw them into jail.

 

PAUL’S APPROVAL OF STEPHEN’S DEATH 

Paul was one of the members of the church who preached about Jesus Christ as the Lord and Saviour. Nobody believed he preaching of Stephen. They arrested him and tried him.

After the trial, Paul and his friend were among those who said Stephen should be stoned to death. Stephen was stoned to death.

 

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Asks Pupil’s if any of them bears the name Paul.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen and answer questions.

3. Asks for the meaning of the name and whether they know the story of Paul in the Bible.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen and read Bible passages.

4. Narrates the story of Paul, his parentage, education and early opposition to the way of Christ.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Pupils to

Attempt all the questions 

 

WORK BOOK

 

1. Paul original was ____________________.

A. Saul

B. Jew

C. Paul

 

2. ____________________ was a Roman name.

A. Saul

B. Jew

C. Paul

 

3. ____________________ was a Jewish name.

A. Saul

B. Jew

C. Paul

 

4. Paul mean ____________________.

A. Saul

B. Plenty

C. Little

 

5. Paul was a ____________________ as his father.

A. Lawyer

B. Tent maker

C. Student

 

 

6. Paul was born in ____________________.

A. Jerusalem

B. Rome

C. Tarsus

 

7. Paul won the title ____________________.

A. Son of God

B. Son of Law

C. Son of Gamaliel

 

8. Paul studied under ____________________.

A. Gamaliel

B. His father

C. Teacher

 

9. ____________________ was stoned to death.

A. Saul

B. Paul

C. Stephen

 

10. Who approved Stephen’s death.

A. Paul and his friends

B. Paul and his father

C. Paul and his family

 

 

11. Why Stephen was stoned to death?

A. Because he is preaching about Jesus Christ.

B. Because he is not preaching about Jesus Christ.

C. Because he doesn’t know what he’s preaching.

 

12. The church in Jerusalem began to suffer cruel persecution. Why?

A. Because of Christ.

B. Because of Paul

C. Because of Saul.

 

13. He dragged out the believers, both men and women, and threw them into jail. Who dragged the believers?

A. Jesus

B. Saul

C. Paul’s friends

 

14. All the believers, except the apostles, were scattered throughout the provinces of Judea and Samaria. Why?

A. Because of Paul’s persecution.

B. Because of Stephen’s preaching.

C. Because Stephen was stoned to death.

 

15. All the believers, except the apostles, were scattered throughout the provinces of Judea and Samaria.

A. True

B. False

C. Not sure

 

16. All the apostles, except the believers, were scattered throughout the provinces of Judea and Samaria.

A. True

B. False

C. Not sure

 

17. All the believers, except the apostles, were scattered throughout the provinces of Samaria and Judea.

A. True

B. False

C. Not sure

 

18. Paul’s father became a Roman citizen and gave his son, the name Paul.

A. True

B. False

C. Not sure

 

19. Saul’s father was a Jewish citizen and gave his son, the name Saul.

A. True

B. False

C. Not sure

 

20. Saul’s father became a Jewish citizen and gave his son, the name Saul.

A. True

B. False

C. Not sure

 

 

 

 

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