I am an intermediate level guitarist who has been playing for 4-5 years. I started learning by myself off the internet and have had a few dodgy teachers along the way before settling on an intermediate/advanced level teacher who I am learning from.
Along with continuing my own musical education, I have also started teaching two students. Since I myself started out without any proper formal education, I was wondering what the best possible order of lessons would be for a beginner level student. In the first two classes, I have got them started with the basic string/fret names, how to hold a guitar, types/parts of a guitar, the chromatic pattern and a couple of single note songs such as Happy Birthday.
From here, should I get them started on the basic chords(C/Am/D/G) and a couple of songs(suggestions appreciated) or should I get them started on the C Major scale and risk them getting bored due to an overload of theory and lack of songs? Also If I do get started with the C Major scale, what would be the easiest way to explain it to a complete beginner(any online resources would be greatly appreciated)?