Welcome to PictureMastery.com; a web page dedicated to making it easier to master the scriptures. The Old Testament, Church History (D&C), and New Testament pages are complete. I plan to populate the Book of Mormon page throughout the 2013/2014 year.
The JPG pictures are ideal for use with a projector or large TV so a seminary teacher can lead the class in reciting the scripture. The PDF Trifold should be printed, cut into strips, and given to each class member.
There are three stages of memorization:
Stage 1 is the full version with pictures (also called a Rebus).
Stage 2 is the First Letter version.
Stage 3 is the Blank version.
Typically, a seminary class would say each stage out loud 3 times, and then move on to the next stage. To break up the repetition, between each stage I take a few minutes to talk about the background and application of the scripture. After Stage 3, the students pass it off to each other.
I hope this approach works as well for you as it has worked for me.
Many thanks to Chris Alden for contributing much of the artwork.
- Dale Smith (dale.t.smith at gmail)
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