April 1957 Juvenile Instructor – Draw It With Chalk

As I mentioned before, I borrowed a few old Church magazines from a long-time member of my ward. I previously shared some from a May 1958 issue that had a picture of the Romney family (including a young Mitt).

Here is the cover of the April 1957 Juvenile Instructor (note: this and all other pictures are clickable so you can see a larger version):

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I love the description inside the cover of the picture:

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Anyway, the main reason why I’m posting about this is because of a fascinating article in it called “Draw It With Chalk”.

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Wow, they are both excellent artists! I can’t imagine talking the time to punch holes in a pattern, put dots on the board, then connecting all the dots. In today’s technologically advanced world, it seems so funny to have someone draw something so elaborate on a chalkboard. Today, you’d find a nice picture online and either photocopy it or maybe even show it on a projector.

The one thing I can say, is that I’m impressed the Church was providing this sort of help to their instructors. If you have a teacher who is willing to put in that much time into preparing their lesson, you definitely have a very dedicated, and most likely good, teacher.

Published by Graham

Former YM President, EQ President, Bishop, and Stake Institute Teacher. Now back to being the YM President. Happily married to Lisa, with 3 beautiful children.

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  1. Thanks for posting this. I really enjoyed seeing how they did things before the advent of VHS/DVD’s, photcopies and of course, the immediate internet access we all enjoy now.

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