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Zondervan/Youth Specialties Discussion & Lesson Starters

More than 200 proven openers,questions, and activities that get students involved in your lessons! Ideas in this book have been voluntarily submitted by individuals and groups who claim to have used them in one form or another with their youth groups. A PRIMER ON LEADING DISCUSSIONS Starting a discussion, and keeping it going...the improtance of donfidentiality...asking questions that get responses...and working with different personalities. 35 CREATIVE WAYS TO START A DISCUSSION OR LESSON ON ANY TOPIC Techniques general enough to fit just about any subject, but still quirky enough to attract adolescent attention. DISCUSSION AND LESSON STARTERS, BY TOPIC First, look up your subject-apologetics, attitude, dating, disabilities, faith, family, the will of God...and more than 30 more topics, all arranged alphabetically. Then choose the opener that fits your purposes and your group. In fact, many of these openers are virtually complete lessons in themselves, with questions, activities, parables object lessons-all designed to draw opinions, thoughts, and feelings from your students.
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Date:January 31, 2001
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I would recommend this book to someone leading a Jr. High Group or a really active youth group. Most high schoolers don't like to move. They just like to sit there. I know because I am a non-moving teenager. But the ideas in this book require a lot of movement. The games are pretty silly and canned. If you're looking for material to lead a mature high school discussion group, this is not the book for you. I'm not bashing the book, I just didn't want anyone else to spend $15 on something that really wasn't suited to the type of group they are trying to lead.
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