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青少年教程 (真相/真理系列2*第1课) | 媒体的真相

Updated: Feb 20


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这是一套在美国很受欢迎的教材,按年龄共分三部分:0-6岁学龄前儿童教程,6-12岁学龄儿童教程,和12岁以上青少年教程。我们将陆续翻译成中文,分享给大家。
这套教材里的每一篇,无论是教程还是各种活动,都独立成篇,没有先后顺序,大家可以按需要和负担选择使用。
*更多内容:thedoorofsheep.com/青少年 

课程目的

1.让学生意识到他们是大公司的目标

2.重塑对娱乐的理解

3.说服学生应该批判地看待媒体,而不是被其消费


主题

知足,嫉妒,欺骗,偶像,自我控制,诱惑,真相,诚实


背诵经文

箴言 15:14


开始祷告(5-10分钟)


团队建造(15分钟)

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最喜欢的时刻

分成4或5人的小组,讨论以下问题。分享后,每位学生都应写出自己诚实的答案。

• 你最喜欢的电影是什么?

• 你在电视上看哪个频道的时间最多?

• 你每周看多少小时的电视?

• 你每周在互联网上花多少时间?

• 你最喜欢的乐队是哪个?


课堂起头(12分钟)

今天,我们将讨论媒体的真相。我们生活在一个媒体饱和的社会中。信息和娱乐以每秒百万英里的速度向我们袭来。让我们玩一个猜谜游戏。我问一个问题,你猜猜答案是什么。如果你猜几次都不对,我会告诉你答案。

1.你每天接触到多少商业信息,不仅仅是电视上的商业广告,还有路边广告牌、在线弹出窗口等(在3500到5000之间)

2.广告行业每年向你这个年龄段及以下的人群投入多少资金?(每年150亿美元)

3.普通美国家庭每天开多久电视?(8小时11分钟)


我们是一个自娱自乐的文化。我们购物。我们看。我们听。我们上网冲浪。像YouTube、Facebook和Twitter这样的社交媒体巨头因我们对媒体的痴迷和对娱乐的不断需求而致富。


你意识到自己是巨型公司的目标对象吗?你是否明白,当你看一部电影或听一首歌时,你是在听一场布道吗?今天,让我们来决定媒体的真相,并看看圣经对我们听到的那些声音有何说法。


深入学习(30分钟)


首先,请听一下来自MTV高管的一些引述,当他被问及公司对娱乐的方法时:

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“你可以做出最有力的吸引……情感上。如果你能激发他们的情感,让他们忘记逻辑,你就成功了。”

“在MTV上,我们不是要针对14岁的青少年,而是要占据他们。”

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一般讨论:

1.当听到上述引述时,你有什么想法?

必须意识到,你是一个消费对象。当你娱乐时,有人在竞争你的注意力、金钱和情感。


2.这让你感觉如何?(被操控)

想想你看的电视、看的电影,花时间去听的音乐,上网冲浪编辑你的个人资料、阅读杂志等等。


3.你每周花多少小时与某种形式的媒体互动?


你们要有辨别力,不要完全吸收你们暴露于的媒体。相反,要成为一个过滤器和评论者。思考你正在消费的内容以及原因。问问自己,一个媒体的目标是什么。问问它代表了什么。进行分析。然后再决定是否接受它所兜售的。在继续学习时,让我们一起背诵一节经文,并一次又一次地来思考它。


读 箴言15:14:“聪明人的心寻求知识;愚昧人的口以愚妄为粮。”

问题讨论:

1.是什么让你想要买某样东西?

2.你每天看到的成千上万的广告在试图让你购买什么?它超出了其产品吗?(是的,购买一种生活方式。)


事实上,你被告知你需要某样东西。听听这位市场营销专家是如何在被问及他是如何销售他的产品,这里指的是汉堡包时说的:


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“我们借鉴了撒旦的一条经验。找到每个男人、女人和孩子的软肋和欲望,针对这些软肋让他们渴望购买产品。”

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你真的需要某种特定的产品来使皮肤更加湿润吗?某种披萨真的比另一种好吗?一支香薰蜡烛真的会让每个人都想来你家做朋友吗?这些信息是真实的吗?


可选活动(10分钟)

(如果可以,打开电视,等待广告时间。挑战学生以批判的眼光看广告,并回答问题:“他们试图告诉我什么?”)


读 腓立比书1:9-11

问题讨论:

1.我们都同意在允许进入我们大脑的事物上要有辨别。这段经文告诉我们为什么要这样做?(这样我们就可以纯诚无过)

2.接受文化中的混合信息如何会干扰我们结“义的果子”?

3.电影、音乐和其他形式的媒体如何执行了与广告相同的任务?


事实上,每一部电影都是一场布道。想想你最喜欢的电影。它不是在试图表达某个观点吗?你们中有人能说出一些吗?(给学生们分享的时间)


每个故事背后都有一个道德。然而,有些故事会导向非基督式的道德。当你在不加思考地接受媒体时,你就在为自己的精神失败埋下伏笔。这是一个事实。


读 箴言3:21-23

问题讨论:

1.这段箴言的作者鼓励我们做什么?(谨守真智慧和谋略)

2.如果我们不这样做会有什么后果?(我们的脚会跌倒)


通过辨别接收到的信息,我们正在行基督的路。这并不是说我们永远不听“世俗”的歌曲或不看一部被评为“G”的电影。这只是意味着无论我们在做什么,无论是在YouTube上看视频还是其他什么,我们都应该审慎地选择我们眼睛所看的、耳朵所听的和心思所想的。


最后一点。有一种叫做“无意义娱乐”的东西。你可以在线上花数小时却一无所成。你可以看自制视频或编辑你的个人资料而浪费大量时间。这并不一定就是坏事。但让我们看看最后一节经文:


读 箴言18:15 “聪明人的心得着知识,智慧人的耳寻求知识。”


你们中有些人需要改变习惯。你们在消费媒体上花的时间太多了。箴言说,通达的心寻求智慧和知识。很可能这意味着不要在YouTube上看两只动画河马跳绳。


应用(5分钟)

如果我问你们花多少时间在读圣经、祷告、服事他人或建立面对面关系上,大概率比你们消费媒体上花的时间少。


大家回顾一下之前的活动。我想提出一个一对一的挑战。在下一周内,试着平衡你的生活:

• 每花一小时上网,就花一小时读圣经。

• 每花一小时看电视,就花一小时祷告。

• 每花一小时听音乐,就花一小时服事他人。


一对一,这肯定会让事情变得清晰,帮助你更加意识到你在消费媒体上花的时间。


最后一个挑战。当被告知你太矮或太高、太笨或太丑或太胖或太瘦或其他什么时,想想他们在试图向你兜售什么。这些公司不在乎你——他们只在乎你的钱。


另一方面,耶稣在乎你。祂并不想向你销售什么,祂只是想让你专注足够长的时间,可以告诉你祂爱你。


这是值得购买的。


结束祷告(2分钟)

祈求每个人都能以有意义的方式度过时间,培养与耶稣的关系。


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Truth or Dare (Part 2)

Lesson 1: The Truth About Media


LESSON OBJECTIVESGoals

1. To get students to realize they are a target of huge companies

2. To reconstruct the idea of what entertainment is

3. To convince students they should critique media, not consume it


Topics

Contentment, Coveting, Deception, Idols, Self Control, Temptation, Truth, Truthfulness


Scripture Memorization

Proverbs 15:14

  

OPENING PRAYER (5 to 10 minutes) 

GROUP BUILDING (15 minutes)   

Workbook Activity 

Favorite TimesBreak up into groups of 4 or 5 and have everyone talk about the following questions. After sharing, each student should write honest answers.

• What is your favorite movie of all time?  ____________________________________________• What channel on television do you watch more than any other? __________________________• About how many hours of television do you watch each week? ___________________________• How much time do you spend on the Internet per week? ________________________________• What/Who is/are your favorite band(s)? _____________________________________________

 

GETTING STARTED (12 minutes)

Today, we will talk about the truth in media. We live in a media-saturated society. Information and entertainment fly at us a million miles per second. Let’s play a guessing game. I’ll ask a question and you guess what you think the answer is. If you don’t get it right after a couple of guesses, I’ll tell you the answer. (Source: Mueller, Walt. Youth Culture 101. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007. Print):


1. How many commercial messages do you think you are exposed to each day, not just commercials on television but billboards, pop-ups online, etc. (ANSWER: between 3,500 and 5,000.)

2. How much money do you think the advertising industry spends targeting messages towards your age and younger? (ANSWER: 15 billion dollars per year.)

3. The average American household has the television on how much per day? (ANSWER: 8 hours and 11 minutes.)


We are a culture that entertains itself. We shop. We watch. We listen. We surf the Internet. Social Media giants like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter are getting rich off our obsession with media and our incessant need to be entertained.


Do you realize you are a target for huge companies that are selling more than a product? Do you understand that when you watch a movie or listen to a song, you are listening to a sermon? Today, let’s decide the truth about media and see what the Bible has to say about the voices we listen to.

DIGGING IN (30 minutes)

To start, let me ask you to listen to some quotes from an MTV executive when asked about his company’s approach on entertaining.

“The strongest appeal you can make…is emotionally. If you can get their emotions going, make them forget their logic, you’ve got ‘em.”

“At MTV we don’t shoot for the 14 year olds, we own them.” 

(Mueller, Walt. Youth Culture 101. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007. Print.)

General Discussion:

1. When you hear the above quotations, what do you think?You must realize you are targeted as a consumer. While you are entertained, there are people competing for your attention, money, and emotions.

2. How does that make you feel? (Manipulated.)Think of the television you watch, movies you see, time you spend listening to music, surfing the net, editing your profile, reading magazines, etc.

3. How many hours per week do you spend interacting with some form of media?


I want to challenge you to be discerning and not consume wholly the media you’re exposed to. Instead, be a filter and critic. Think about what you are consuming and why. Ask yourself what a medium’s goal is. Ask what it represents. Analyze it. And decide whether you will buy into what it is selling. As we continue in our study, I want you to memorize a verse with me and roll it over in your mind again and again.  


Read Proverbs 15:14 “The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly."

Discussion Questions:

1. What makes you want to buy something?

2. What do you think the thousands of advertisements you see each day are trying to get you to buy? Is it more than a product? (Yes, it is a lifestyle.)


The truth is, you are being told you need something. Listen to this quote from a marketing guru when asked how the guru sells his product, in this case, hamburgers:

“We’ve taken a page from Satan’s book. Find a point of weakness and lust in every man, woman, and child, and target that weakness to make them want to buy the product.”

(Mueller, Walt. Youth Culture 101. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007. Print.)

Do you need to have a certain foundation to make your skin more moist? Is a certain pizza really that much better than another? Will a new razor with five or six blades really make that good looking girl kiss you? Will one scented candle really make everyone want to come to your house and be your friend? Are these messages for real?


Optional Activity (10 minutes)

(If you meet in a place where you can, turn on a TV and wait for a commercial break. Challenge your students to look at the commercials with critical lenses and answer the question, “What are they trying to tell me?”)


Read Philippians 1:9-11

Discussion Questins:

1. We all agree that we need to discern between the things we allow into our brains. Why does this Scripture tell us to do that? (so that we may be blameless)

2. How can adopting the mixed messages of our culture interrupt the development of our “fruit of righteousness"?

3. How can movies, music, and other forms of media perform the same tasks as advertising?


The truth is, every movie is a sermon. Think of your favorite movie. Wasn’t it trying to make a point? Can any of you name some? (Allow time for students to share.)


There is a moral behind every story. Some stories, though, lead us to morals that are not Christ-like. When you take in media without thinking about it, you are setting yourself up for a spiritual failure. It’s just a fact.


Read Proverbs 3:21-23

Discussion Questions:

1. What is the author of this Proverb encouraging us to do? (Keep wisdom and discernment close.)

2. What is the consequence if we do not do so? (Our feet will stumble.)


By discerning the messages sent our way, we are being Christlike. That’s not to say we never listen to a “secular” song or watch a movie that is rated more than “G.” It just means that no matter what we’re doing, watching videos on YouTube or whatever, we should be discerning what we allow our eyes to see, ears to hear, and minds to think. 


One last point. There is such a thing as “mindless entertainment.” You can be online for hours and not do a thing. You can watch home-made videos or edit your profile and take up tons of time. This is not necessarily bad. But let’s look at one last verse:


Read Proverbs 18:15 “The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out.”


Some of you need a change of habit. You are spending way too much time consuming media. Proverbs says a discerning heart seeks out wisdom and knowledge. Chances are this does not mean watching two animated hippos jump rope on YouTube. 


MAKING IT REAL (5 minutes)

If I asked you how much time you spent reading your Bible, praying, serving others, or building face-to-face relationship, chances are it’s going to be less than the number we came up with when I asked how much media we consume.


Everyone refer back to your workbook activity earlier. I want to issue a one-for-one challenge. For one week, try to balance your life:


• For every hour you spend on the Internet, spend an hour reading your Bible.

• For every hour you watch TV, spend an hour in prayer.

• For every hour you spend listening to music, spend an hour serving someone.


One-for-one. This will put stuff into perspective for sure and help you be more aware of the time you’re spending taking in media.


One last challenge. When you are bombarded with advertisements that tell you that you are too short or too tall or too clumsy or too ugly or fat or skinny or whatever, think about what they’re trying to sell you. Those companies don’t care about you—they only care about your money.


Jesus, on the other hand, cares about you. He’s not trying to sell you something, He’s just trying to get your attention long enough to tell you He loves you.


That’s something worth buying into.


CLOSING PRAYER (2 minutes)

Pray that everyone spends their time in a meaningful way, by cultivating their relationship with Jesus.




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