Subject: The Bible
1. Topic-
Genesis 41: Pharaoh's Dream and Joseph's Exaltation
2. Content-
Key Concepts:
1. God's modes of communication
2. God's pleasure in exalting the humble
3. God's providential workings in the world and the lives of His saints
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students are equipped to accurately interpret the book of Genesis through a grammatical-historical-canonical hermeneutic

2. Students' faith increases as they meditate on God's promises and providence
4. Objectives-
1. Students will become familiar with the events of Genesis 41

2. Students will learn the significance of such details as: Pharaoh's position, dreams, famine, Egyptian customs of royalty, Egyptian-Hebrew relations, etc.

3. Students will see the connection between Genesis 41 and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

4. Students will discover the practical relevance of Genesis 41 to their personal, everyday lives and situations.
5. Materials and Aids-
1) Dry-erase markers
2) 3x5 note cards
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Attention Getter: Has God failed Joseph?

2. Review: How did we get here?

3. What do you (students) know about this chapter?

4. Read Text

B. Development-

1. Every student is invited to write one question on the whiteboard concerning the text

2. Guided walk/lecture through the text by examining important story units
b.vv. 9-16
d.vv 37-57

3. Questions on whiteboard will marked off as we go through text

C. Practice-

1. Minor discussion points/questions will be asked throughout textual units

2. Practical Applications will be given throughout textual units

D. Independent Practice-

1. Socratic Discussion at the end of class on topic
"Would God have failed Joseph if Joseph had never been exalted in Egypt?"

2. Students will be given homework assignment to review notes and biblical text, and then write 5 questions they still have about the text.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Teaching style will vary from lecture, inquiry, discussion, to writing assignments.

F. Checking for understanding-

Students will be given either a short quiz or a short writing assignment about what they learned, depending upon their attentiveness and participation.

G. Closure-

Summarize the main themes of Genesis 41

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