1) Have students split into groups, one computer per table.

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2) Everybody raise your hand.

3) Think of someone you admire who is a hard worker. Somebody you
know, somebody famous, a historical figure, religious leader, etc.


4) Put your hand down once you think of someone.

5) In your groups, I want you to each answer the
following questions about the person you admire:


• How can you see that this person values the principle of work?
• Why do you admire this person?
• What other desirable traits does this person possess?
• How does their work ethic relate to their other desirable traits?

6) When you're done discussing your answers, prepare
to share your answers with the rest of the class.


7) Have each table share one of their examples and answers to each question.





1) Next, we're going to make a list of tasks that we don't like doing. So, if everyone with a computer could click on the green link on the website we went to earlier, go ahead and in your groups, list tasks you don't like to do.

2) Okay, you can close that tab and we're going to now read a story. We'll come back to that list we just made later. The story is sectioned off, so I'm going to have someone from each table read a section of the story.

3) Okay, so now I'm going to go back to that list you
made read some of the tasks that you don't like to do.


4) Read some of the tasks.

5) A change in attitude will help these tasks become more enjoyable experiences.

6) Does anyone have some ideas on how we can change
our attitude or outlook on each task as Ann did?


7) How might a shift in your attitude toward these tasks help you grow?
What possible benefits can changing your attitude towards these tasks have?





1) This week you read Doctrine and Covenants 42:42 in which the Lord commands,


“Thou shalt not be idle; for he that is idle shall
not eat the bread nor wear the garments of the laborer.”


You also read a statement in this week’s lesson from Elder Christofferson who said,


“Just as honest toil gives rest its sweetness, wholesome
recreation is the friend and steadying companion of work.”


2) In your groups, I want you to consider the differences between
idleness and leisure and discuss the following questions:


• Are there certain activities which qualify as only idleness
and others that are definitely leisure, or does overlap exist
between these two concepts? Explain your reasoning.

• How do you know when you are being idle and when you are
engaged in leisure? Explain your thoughts using a personal example.

• What steps can you take to ensure that your
leisure time doesn’t slip into idleness?

If time allows, you can ask the groups to design a short role play or skit to illustrate their thoughts on the differences between idleness and leisure. Then each group can present their role play/skit.