I pray these sign language teaching videos and the printables of the texts found below and in our Products , will enrich your teaching. These scripture passages and patriotic pieces will help you share God's love and Word with students in your classroom, homeschool, Sunday School, and in your commun
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God...
These verses are my prayer for all I know and love - that they understand how wide and long and high and deep is the love God has for them!
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven and on earth derive its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power in your inner being....
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, prince of Peace. Of the incrase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.
For You created my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your words are wonderful. I know that full well.
This passage begins with how God knows each of us - where we are, what we're thinking, and everything!
He is always with us, and has known us from before we were born!
I wrote this poem to reflect the love God has for every single one of us. From when were as tiny as a speck of dust inside our moms, He's known us, loved us, and had a plan for us! We were designed by God for His purposes. He has never and will never think of us as just a speck. Each one of us is priceless to Him! (Download poem below.)
Reciting portions of the poem can be powerful, too. The first verse would be perfect for preschool and kindergarteners. They could join in when elementary students recite the full poem.
Reading and discussing the Declaration of Independence frequently will cause students to memorize this great American treasure. Concepts you think are too hard to teach your children shine through to them as you discuss the vocabulary and intent of our Founding Fathers as they wrote it.
My students have memorized and recited this creed written by William Tyler Page. It states the beautiful principles our country was built upon. I have my children recite it in between the first and third verses of America the Beautiful with instrumentation playing or us humming the tune of America during the recitation. We've done the same with This is My Country. It's very powerful! Freedom, equality, justice, and humanity are on large signs that my children hold up when those words are spoken. This is a meaningful piece for any patriotic program, filled with rich vocabulary that will lead to excellent group discussion.
Filled with rich phrases capturing the beauty of sacrifice, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address inspires children of all ages. This sign language helps children remember the words and phrases of the piece, and helps express the depth of the meaning, too. My third and fourth graders and I have memorized it from year to year.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will always be one of the greatest men in American history. God's love exuded from him as he peacefully led his people to greater rights and honor.
This famous speech perfectly encapsulates the vision of the future he was fighting for. As children recite this poem, they are literally living the dream they are quoting in this speech. Breath-taking truths told and lived by children.
My mom taught me this song as my choir director. The tune comes in my head again and again when I'm excited about something wonderful going on...
To God be all glory!
This song by Fanny J. Crosby and William H. Doane shares the Gospel beautifully, and leads to wonderful discussion of the undeserved grace of God.
This is an excellent piece to make a traditional ending of an annual program.
By Kelly Wlillard
Make me a servant, humble and meek
Lord, let me lift up those who are weak.
And may the prayer of my heart always be
Make me a servant, make me a servant,
Make me a servant today.
The three verses of Away in the Manger are so sweet with sign language, especially the last. This is a song that first graders and above can learn, and preschool and kindergarteners could learn one verse, the first or last very well, too! I pray it blesses all who learn and share it. Jesus's love is the sweetest thing I've found!
Just a Speck
A poem for all who teach children which captures two important elements:
My dad sent me to college with a list of Scripture passages that would remind me of God's promises, presence, and plans for my life. They meant the world to me and carried me through many difficult moments when I've faced challenges and transitions in life. These Scripture passages are a wonderful gift to people in various circumstances, but I created the list specifically for high school graduates heading off to start a new chapter, like my dad did for me. You can print and gift it with the Pride & Joy poem found under the Products tab. You could also print and cut it into strips of Scripture to tuck into nooks and crannies to be found. I pray it's a blessing for you and your loved ones.
This is a free download of printable Scripture passages that go with the Julie Dueker Ministries sign language videos in the Resource Library. Print them off for your class, Sunday School, Bible study, or homeschool lessons. Highlight and discuss key words and ideas as you fill hearts with the Word of God.
This is a free download of printable famous American writings that go with the Julie Dueker Ministries sign language videos in the Resource Library. Print them off for your class, or homeschool lessons. Highlight and discuss key words and ideas as you instill in your children a sense of gratitude for our God-given blessings here in America.
Arlington Heights Windsor Elementary School's 2019 Veteran's breakfast program led off by Julie's Because of You Old Glory Flies poem Not Too Young.