Whatever it takes to get a grade…

04 Feb

It must be great to be a teacher at FSM, wielding the power of giving or withholding a good grade. It’s amazing what you can get a group of fun-loving, but mostly pretty reserved, young adults to do.

Here’s the assignment we had on our last day of Zechariah class: We were supposed to come up presentation of Zechariah 12-14. A creative presentation. A creative presentation targeted at 10-13 year olds who were not saved and had no concept of or interest in eschatology. We had a little over an hour to prepare it.

There was only one thing to do to avoid looking completely idiotic with that setup. Make a drama out of it — and make it as campy as absolutely possible.

It was fun, but it was absolutlely not what you would expect to walk into a fourth-year classroom and find. My classmates and I were split into three groups, and we were to each independently come up with a presentation. We had people attacking each other with imaginary swords, over-dramatic narrators and Braveheart background music — and we did in fact have one guy drop to the ground as if struck with the plague of Zech 14:12.

And Wes got it all on video. I sincerely hope it does not gain immortality in the FSM archives. Either way, the man has some pretty serious blackmail material if he should so choose to use it…


Posted by on February 4, 2007 in FSM, Life Happens..., Random, Zechariah


6 responses to “Whatever it takes to get a grade…

  1. Charity Bates

    February 4, 2007 at 3:36 am

    See that’s great. We had to do the same assignment last semester (Jared Diehl just might have played the A.C and Tim Dodd, the Messiah), but I don’t think we got ours on tape. I wonder if I could get that on DVD…we should put it on the promo video…

  2. Emily Mea

    February 4, 2007 at 8:38 am

    I want to see it. It has to be priceless…

  3. shanonlove

    February 4, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    i had to do something like that too Amanda! Except it was in my hymns of revenlation and apostalic prayers class with Matt Candler. We made a 10 pg. ryming story to tell to Madeline. It had to be about the throne. i don’t remember what it was that we actually did now… but it was on video too!

    well anyways, FSM and teachers… at least i know what’s coming for Zechariah!

    -shanon (the dancer just in case you didn’t know.. : )

  4. Amanda Beattie

    February 5, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    Charity – I can only imagine Jared as the AC, playing opposite Tim. That had to be awesome.

    Emily – Hopefully Wes will keep the video to himself. 😀

    Shanon – I remember hearing about having to write the story for Maddie. I bet that was fun. 🙂 And yeah, may as well get psyched up for Zechariah now…

  5. Dorean

    February 5, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    I’m counting on seeing it on Youtube, myself…

  6. Amanda Beattie

    February 6, 2007 at 2:21 am

    Good gravy, I hope not…


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