Restoration Generation – Weekly Trainings
The Restoration Generation meets each week to discuss current events and the Constitution. Our objective is to train our members to become battle-ready scholars on the Constitution. We study current events with an emphasis on 5 focus areas as described below. Come learn with us!
Our 5 Focus Areas
The Making of America
The Making of America was written at the request of David O. McKay and was designed to be a standard for understanding the Constitution from the viewpoint of the Founding Fathers. President McKay asked Dr. Skousen to write the book that the elders of Israel would use to sustain and ultimately restore the Constitution. President Benson later announced that this will be the book that the elders use to save the Constitution and he subsequently gave copies to each of the current General Authorities of the Church.
President Ronald Reagan recognized Dr. Skousen’s work as the best work on the Constitution available. Many legislators were given complimentary copies to read and study.
Members of the Restoration Generation study from these volumes each week in their efforts to become scholars on the Constitution.
- Volume 1: The Making of the Constitution
- Volume 2: U.S. Constitution Articles I-III
- Volume 3: U.S. Constitution Articles IV-VII & Amendments
Deseret News National Edition
The Deseret News National Edition is one of the best places to follow current events and will be used in our weekly Restoration Generation discussions on Wednesdays. For digital subscribers, the National Edition is the US & World section online. Click below to view the website. We highly recommend bookmarking the page for easy access!
These papers are published and made available weekly in the free news kiosks at BYU-Idaho. Many Institute buildings also distribute these papers for free. A subscription to have the paper mailed to you costs $30/year.
The National Edition provides deeper insights on how current events are impacting families in six areas of emphasis:
- Care for the poor
- Excellence in education
- Culture and financial responsibility
BYU-Idaho Learning Model
We will pattern our trainings after the BYU-Idaho learning model. This means the trainings will be less lecture and more discussion, and that independent personal study will be required to prepare you for the discussion.
Weekly trainings will be an opportunity for us to teach one another what we have learned and how it applies. We each then reflect on what was learned and invite God to help us better understand and confirm the truth of this new knowledge.