Teaching Children's Classes Grade 3 

Version 3.1.1.PP 23 January 2018    A branch course of Book 3  

    It is encouraged for children to move into Grade 3 after completing Grade 1 & Grade 2 

Teaching Children's Classes – Grade 3  comprises two units. 

The first unit advances the discussion started in previous courses about pedagogical principles.  
It explores in some detail the elements which make up the Grade 3 lessons.

The second unit, Lessons for Children's Classes Grade 3, comprises 16 lessons which build on previous lessons by strengthening understanding of the connection between the teachings of God's Manifestations and the qualities and patterns of conduct that were the focus of attention in Grades 1 and 2.

The lessons are divided into three sets. The overarching concept of the lessons is that the appearance of Bahá’u’lláh constitutes the fulfilment of         God's promise to humanity. The themes of the three sets of lessons are:

1.   Fundamental concepts related to the Manifestations of God. 

2.   The lives and Missions of seven Manifestations that appeared prior to Bahá’u’lláh.

3.   The life and Mission of the Báb. 

Each lesson consists of ten elements: Recitation and prayer memorization; introduction of the principal theme; memorization of quotations; songs; historical episodes; facts; narration and drama; drawing; review; and closing prayers.

Grade 3 Lessons can be purchased from New Zealand B.D.S

 A description of Lesson plans at Bahá'í children's class ideas!

Resources for each Lesson

Set 1  

The Fundamental Concepts Related to the Manifestations of God

               Lesson 1          Lesson 2          Lesson 3

 Set 2    

The Lives and Missions of the Manifestations of God Who appeared before the Báb and Baha’u’llah

               Lesson 4          Lesson 5          Lesson 6          Lesson 7

               Lesson 8          Lesson 9          Lesson 10

Set 3    

The Life and Mission of the Báb 

          Lesson 11          Lesson 12          Lesson 13  

          Lesson 14          Lesson 15          Lesson 16


     Grade 3 Quotations & Prayers put to Music - Download free MP3s
         Larry Magee has created a song for each quotation within the 24 lessons of Book 3 Grade 1. 
         These can be  downloaded for free at    http://www.losNiceGuys.com    Click on the Ruhi Book 3 songs.
         The songs make learning the quotations easy and fun.  They include activities for the children to do while singing.
          There is now a CD or flash drive available with these through the Regional Institute Coordinator.
           Su Ellis   ric-central-north@bahai.org.nz     

    Activities for Grade 3  Here   Nancy Dobrochowski shares activities 

 Prayer & Quotation Booklets in Maori


Music for Children's Class Lessons Grade 3
   Grade 3 Can continue using the Grade 2 Songs
This is a link to the Ruhi Institute page that has recently updated all their songs that are downloadable.          
There is now a CD or flash drive available with all Grade 1 and 2 songs through the Regional Institute Coordinator. Email contact:  Su Ellis   ric-central-north@bahai.org.nz     


Social Drama   Story Telling  Sacred Space
Link to Story Telling Techniques 
        “If stories come to you, care for them.  And learn to give them away where they are needed.
                          Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.”

— Barry Lopez, “Arctic Dreams”

Great Resource

   Great Website sharing ideas to support the Core Activities