Three Teaching Methods Used during North America’s First Seven-Year Plan

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Dahl, R. “Three Teaching Methods Used During North America’s First Seven-Year Plan”. The Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 5, no. 3, Sept. 1993, pp. 1-15, doi:10.31581/jbs-5.3.1(1993).


Not much research has been conducted on teaching methods used by American Bahá’ís to tell people about the Bahá’í Faith. This article explains three different teaching methods used to accomplish the homefront local spiritual assembly goals during the first Seven-Year Plan (1937–1944) in North America. The first two methods, firesides and teaching campaigns, had been evolving during the early 1930s. The third, pioneer settlements, was not used systematically until the Seven-Year Plan. Because many of the spiritual assembly goals were in the South, the difficulties caused by the race question influenced but did not radically change the teaching methods.
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Copyright © 1993 Roger M. Dahl