Lesson 32: Joseph Smith Is Jailed Unjustly


The purpose of Primary 5 Lesson 32: Joseph Smith Is Jailed Unjustly is to understand that when we have faith in the Lord, He will help us meet whatever adversity we face.

Teaching Thoughts

The following links are to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"The Purpose of Life: To Be Proved" by Elder Franklin D. Richards

"Your Holy Places" by Sister Ann M. Dibb


Joseph Smith in Liberty Jail (about 2 minutes)- An illustrated Doctrine and Covenants video about Joseph Smith's experience in Liberty Jail..

Mountains to Climb (about 5 minutes)- President Eyring's message about overcoming trials through faith in Jesus Christ.

God Will Lift Us Up (about 5 minutes)- A young woman looks for the good despite her painful physical  trials.


My Primary 5 Lesson 32 Handout Packet includes

  • Coloring chart to go with Enrichment Activity 2- Have your class draw a picture of how each word makes them feel in the boxes.
  • Worksheet for Enrichment Activity 6

Activity Ideas

Joseph Smith in Liberty Jail- Cut out and color pictures to tell the story of Joseph Smith in the Liberty Jail.

Tender Mercies- An activity to remember blessings and what to do when things get tough.

Mormonad Poster: Adversity Can Make You Strong- Find 11 ways to use posters in your class here.

Liberty Jail- A digital picture of the Liberty Jail to use in teaching about Joseph Smith's experience there.

The Life of Joseph Smith- An activity to remember the important events in Joseph Smith's life, including Liberty Jail.

Joseph's Experiences in Jail- Comic book-style pictures telling the story of Joseph Smith in jail.

Challenges in Missouri- Illustrated pictures of scenes in church history including the Liberty Jail.

Joseph Smith- A puzzle of Joseph Smith to color, includes important dates in his life.

Coloring Pages

Prophet Joseph Smith