I've been asked by a group of students in my high school to "teach" them to play bass. I'm not a musician in a professional sense. Some of the players I hear on this site, barely out of their teens blow me well and truly out of the water. I know my own my own short comings- My knowledge of musical theory is basic, my sight reading skills is clumsy, my technique is pretty sloppy.... ...I could go on for days- but I get by. In short I'm just a battle hardened weekend warrior- with a passion for holding down the low end. A bunch of my students asked me if I'd "teach" them to play bass. I'll be doing it for free- because I enjoy spending time with the kids, and because they asked me how to become good enough to gig. All I can do is teach time what i know, a few techniques that I've been taught and the few tricks I've learned along the way. I don't want to bore them senseless with too much time talking instead of playing- but some kind of a musical grounding for them would be good. I'm asking for any pointers, hints or ideas to keep it either interesting, educational or fun. I may have up to a dozen kids in the same hour. Where should I start?