Grade 1    Lesson 17:  Courage

After you and a few of the students have said some prayers, you can review with the children the prayer that they have been committing to memory over the last four lessons. You may also take the opportunity to review with them the other prayers they have learned to say by heart.

Music / Song

Source of Courage
   listen HERE.
The source of courage and power
Is the promotion of the Word of God
The source of courage and power
Is steadfastness in His love
Forget about yourself
Stand up for what is right
Defend those in need
Rely upon His might

Teach the Word of God
Be courageous in your deeds
Follow His path
To happiness it leads

Link to  Music sheet
Another nice song from Enable Me to Grow website

Make Me Fearless   listen HERE
Make me fearless like a jungle lion, like a roaring ocean,
like an eagle in flight.
Make me fearless like Mulla Husayn, like Tahirih,
like ‘Abdu’l-Baha.

Memorization of Quotation
The next activity is to memorize a quotation from the Baha'i Holy Writings. 
The children will find the quotation easier to memorize if they understand it well.  
It is recommended, therefore, that you spend some time discussing the meaning of the words and phrases with them. 

To introduce the quotation that the children will commit to memory today, you can use the statement below.

To have courage means to stand for what is right, to defend those who need our help, even if this will put us in danger. It takes courage to go to unknown places, to face new situations, to do things that others before us have never done. We draw courage from our love of God and our desire to please Him above all others. To help us remember that we should face every situation in life with courage, let us memorize the following quotation:

“The source of courage and power is the promotion of the Word of God, and steadfastness in His Love.”   listen HERE or HERE.

Picture Cards used for Memorization of Quotes & Prayers for Grade 1 lessons  Link to Download here

You can now tell the children the following story, which will illustrate for them the concept of Courage

Here is the story about Courge which is used in the Lesson. You can choose to download  HERE
Here is a link to a pdf file with all the stories in Grade 1 Illustrated.   Link to Illustrated Stories for Grade 1 
There are many ways to make the story come alive.  It's always nice to act this story out with props - Having pictures as you go through the story.
Having the class act out or tell the story.  Use puppets.

Game  Now you can play the "True or False" game which is in the lesson.


HERE is a Pdf with all the colouring sheets for each lesson  

List of Grade 1 Themes & pictures  Download here
Here you will find all the colouring-in images with quotes for the New Grade 1.  On each A4 sheet there is 2 pictures.
It has been found that an A4 size colouring often takes longer than what we had time for, hence has halved time & 
your have less photo copies to do.

Extra ideas Link for Lesson 17
Have a look at Rebekah's great Children's class ideas for Lesson 17   HERE

Closing Prayers

Great Website sharing ideas to support the Core Activities