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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…

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6 Comments

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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