In Knowledge #1 you will learn what knowledge is and why it even matters.
You can easily complete this experience in a day. All you need to do is read some scriptures, discuss it with a parent or leader, and then write about what you learned in your journal.
Here are some questions to think about as you do this experience
Where can you find knowledge?
Why do you need to gain knowledge?
How does the Lord teach you?
How can studying and faith help you learn?
What does the Lord want you to learn? Why?
How can you apply gospel principles to your every day life?
Make it a Young Woman’s Activity!
Have a back to school night and talk about the importance of education.
Put together a school survival kit. Include items such as tissues, extra pencils, mints, gum, sticky notes, a small note book, hand sanitizer, lotion, an eraser, and band aids. Attach one of the scripture reference from Knowledge #1 on each item and read them out loud as a group. Have the girls think of a situation when they might need to use each item. You can also split them into different groups and give each group an item. Then have them create a skit where they need to use the item.
Remind them what the Lord said in D&C 88:80 (We learn “that ye may be prepared in all things….”) then explain that we can be prepared for different situations in school with this survival kit just as we can be prepared for life with our knowledge. Then make a list of skills that can prepare everyone for “all things.”
Have each young woman represent a country. Ask them each to bring a food, game, saying, a few fun facts, or anything else you like from her country. At the activity have each girl share what she learned about her country. Eat the food and play the games from each country. You could even ask everyone to dress up like a native from their country.
One More Thought
We came to this earth to learn, that was Heavenly Father’s plan for us. He wants us to gain as much knowledge and wisdom as we can in this life. Elder Russell M. Nelson said, “Truth is truth! It is not divisible, and any part of it cannot be set aside. Whether truth emerges from a scientific laboratory or through revelation, all truth emanates from God. All truth is part of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
The Lord not only wants us to pay attention to spiritual learning in Sunday School and Young Woman, but also to academic, artistic, and any other kind of learn. This includes lessons is school, learning to play a sport or an instrument, learning to be a good home maker, the possibilities are endless. So next time you are about to fall asleep in math class, moan over homework, or roll your eyes over some advice your parents give you ask yourself, “How can this give me more knowledge and how does that knowledge relate to Christ?” Then write down your answer in your journal.
What other ideas can you think of to complete this experience? Enjoy!