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Leader's Guide for Coyote Meets Jesus

Stories are not just for young children. Everyone loves a good story and good storytelling is a useful tool for teaching. Using folktales as a teaching tool in a catechetical setting or a religion class can help teens understand the ...

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Leader's Guide for The Master's Companion: A Christian Midrash

Table of Contents Beyond Scripture Helpful Hints for Using and Creating Midrash with Young People Classroom Activities Chapter 1: The Small Black Dog with the White Foot (John 4:1-30)--compassion for animals Chapter 2: A Night in the Garden (John 4:39-45)--significance ...

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Giving Thanks for Special People: A Communication Activity for Thanksgiving

A thank-you card activity to give thanks for the special people in students' lives.

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This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can fill in the blanks to learn or review key concepts about the development of Trinitarian theology.

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Getting to Know Mary

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students must find various scripture passages regarding Mary and reflect on questions about her life and personality.

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Venn Diagram

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use this handout to do a Venn Diagram of Gospel comparisons.

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Matthew's Sermon on the Mount

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use this chart to write down questions, thoughts, or reactions to each section of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.

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Core Elements of a Parable

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are assigned a parable and use this chart to discover the core elements of any of the parables that Jesus tells.

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Reflection on the Greatest Commandments

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can study and reflect on the Greatest Commandments: to love God with your whole mind, body and soul, and to love your neighbor as yourself.

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Jesus and the Church

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use this chart to take notes while reviewing articles about Jesus and the Church.

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Biblical Scavenger Hunt

In this activity, students are asked to find various famous Old Testament stories and events by searching through Scripture.

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Practicing Biblical Exegesis

With this worksheet, students can practice Biblical exegesis with certain well-known Bible verses.

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Why Do We Study History

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to reflect on important historical documents and consider the overall significance of studying history.

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Sprint Through Salvation History Scriptural Passages

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to explore the Bible for key events in the Old and New Testaments in Salvation History.

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Leadership Scavenger Hunt

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to fill out the characteristics and stories of various leaders in the Bible.

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Leadership Quotations

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers quotations from several historical leaders and asks students to reflect on various styles and characteristics of leadership.

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Preparation Worksheet for Prophet Research Assignment

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use these questions prepare for and consider several facets of a prophet that they plan to research mor extensively.

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Mind Map

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a handout for students to use the Mind Map format to brainstorm and explore relationships and associations between ideas and words.

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Symbolic Language and Religious Truth: Genesis 1-3

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It asks students to explore the Book of Genesis to find symbolic language and discuss its meaning with other students.

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Reflecting on the Liturgy

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on their experience of and participation in the liturgy of the Eucharist in small group settings.

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Music and Liturgy

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on various songs and pieces of music in the liturgy to come to a greater understanding.

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Prayers of Petition

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It gives students spaces to write their own intentions and petitions as a prayer activity.

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New Testament Images of Church

A worksheet where students are asked to read select Scripture passages and summarize what they say about New Testament images of Church.

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can learn about the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit and use their own words to describe what each gift is.

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Signs of the Domestic Church

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can identify various items that might be found in the "Domestic Church" - that is, the Christian home and family.

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Ordinary Discipleship and Matthew, Chapter 25

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It focuses on Matthew 25, highlighting the works of mercy Jesus' speaks of, asking students to reflect on the skills need for each type of ministry and discipleship.

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Unit 1 Preassessment

A preassessment for Unit 1 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Survey Summary Life in Christ

A survey summary for "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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A Look at Moral Law

A look at moral law from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Values in New Testament Moral Teachings

A worksheet on values in New Testament moral teachings from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Reading Guide for the Splendor of the Truth

A reading guide for the Splendor of Truth from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Sin and Salvation

A worksheet on sin and salvation from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Defining Sin

A worksheet on defining sin from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Determing the Elements of Human Acts

A worksheet on determining the elements of human acts from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Unit 3 Preassassment

A preassessment for Unit 3 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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An exercise on choosing a path to life, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Icons and iconography: Awe and Reverence

A research assignment dealing with icons, iconography, awe, and reverence, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Directions for Short Research Report

Directions for a short research report dealing with topics from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Unit 4 Preassessment

A preassessment for Unit 4 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Calling Society to Justice Worksheet

A worksheet on calling society to justice, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Our Catholic Faith in Action

A chart that accompanies the Web Quest on our Catholic faith in action, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Beginning of Life and End of Life Issues Worksheet

A worksheet on beginning of life and end of life issues, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Research Directions on Respect for Life Issues

Directions to research respect for life issues, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

A worksheet with short answer questions, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Celebrating Marriage

A worksheet dealing with the rite of the Sacrament of Matrimony, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Sexual Integrity or Sexual Disintegration

A worksheet dealing the with concepts of sexual integrity and sexual disintegration, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Matrix for Teachings on Forgiveness

A matrix activity for teachings on forgiveness, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Facing the FACTS

An activity on the FACTS decision-making process used when faced with a moral dilemma.

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Church's Liturgy

A preassessment of knowledge on the Church's Liturgy.

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Human Expression Through Ritual

An activity on human expression through ritual from "The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ."

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Story Critique

Guidelines for critiquing “What is My Story?” from “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

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Exploring the Lectionary (B)

A worksheet on experiencing the Paschal Mystery (B).

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The Liturgical Year

A research assignment on the Liturgical Year: unfolding the Paschal Mystery.

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Preassessment Questions

Preassessment questions on students’ knowledge of the Sacraments.

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The Corporal Works of Mercy

An activity dealing with the Corporal Works of Mercy.

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Catholic Discipleship

A worksheet on Catholic Discipleship.

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Identifying Symbols and Rituals

A worksheet on identifying symbols and rituals from objects and actions, from “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

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Describing Symbols and Rituals

A reading and questions on describing Symbols and Rituals, from "The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ."

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The Sacraments Seven Ways of Experiencing Christ

This chart contains a concise overview of each of the Seven Sacraments. Some information is left out for students to fill in.

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of Baptism and RCIA

A preassessment of students' knowledge of Baptism and RCIA.

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Action Plan for Living as a Disciple of Christ

A helpful chart that will assist each student develop an action plan for living as a disciple of Christ.

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Social Justice Papal Documents

An empty chart to be filled out during the class PowerPoint presentation on Social Justice Papal documents, from “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Pastoral Letters

A worksheet with short-answer questions about Pastoral Letters, from "Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society."

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of Confirmation

A preassessment of students’ knowledge of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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Personal Experiences of Confirmation

Short answer questions on students’ personal experiences of confirmation.

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Who Is the Holy Spirit

A worksheet that uses Scripture passages to help students discover who the Holy Spirit is.

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Confirmation East and West

A chart where students can compare and contrast Confirmation in the Eastern Catholic Church and the Western Catholic Church.

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The Rite of Confirmation

A worksheet on the Rite of Confirmation, with blank spaces for students to write down important information.

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Unit 3 Preassessment

A preassessment for Unit 3 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society” that deals with social sin, structures of sin, and social justice.

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Electronic Media Log

An electronic media log to help students keep track of their media use, from “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Critical Marketing Analysis

A critical marketing analysis, to be used on advertisements for products or brands, from “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Call to Compassion

A worksheet on responding to different topics with compassion, from “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Introspect and Interview

A worksheet on introspect and knowledge gained from interviews on important life issues including abortion, in vitro fertilization, stem-cell research, euthanasia, the death penalty, and immigration.

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Living As a Steward of Creation

An activity where students decipher the main ideas of several Church documents, and then make connections to Genesis creations accounts and the call to be stewards of creation.

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Mirror Exercise

An exercise that encourages students to reflect on how they are different from others, and how they can respectfully respond to these differences.

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Sweatshop Inquiry

A sweatshop inquiry worksheet on different industries.

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Violence versus Nonviolence

A worksheet where students fill in what they know and understand about violence and nonviolence.

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Eucharist Part I

A preassessment exercise on students’ knowledge of the Eucharist: Part I.

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Babette's Feast

A worksheet on “Babette’s Feast”, from “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

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What's in a Name

A worksheet where different names for the Eucharist are listed and students must discover the history of the name as well as the dynamic action that is revealed by the name.

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The Eucharist in the Scriptures

A worksheet on the numerous accounts of the Eucharist in the Scriptures.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Eucharist: Part II

A preassessment exercise on students’ knowledge of the Eucharist: Part II.

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A Place at the Table

Questions about the significance of sharing a meal with others, and how sharing a meal pertains to the celebration of the Eucharist.

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Ministries at Mass

A worksheet centered on the ministries at Mass.

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Is Your Life a Eucharistic Journey?

A worksheet where students are asked to reflect on the relationship between their faith journey and the celebration of the Eucharist.

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Stories of Reconciliation and Healing

An activity where students use the spaces provided to write a description of a true story that illustrates forgiveness, reconciliation, or healing.

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Invictus Forgiveness Reconciliation and Healing

Questions dealing with the issues presented in the film “Invictus.”

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Christ's Healing Power in Society

A worksheet where a problem in society or in the world that needs to be healed is addressed through Christ's healing power.

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Statements from the Catechism on the Sacraments at the Service of Communion

Several passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Sacraments at the Service of Communion that students can cut apart to use as study tools.

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Mind Map

A mind map for a brainstorming activity on the Bible, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Biblical Timeline Quest, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

A Biblical Timeline Quest, using certain Scripture passages from the Old Testament, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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JEDP Identification Worksheet

A worksheet where students work to identify if a Scripture passage was written by a Yahwist, Elohist, Deuteronomist, or Priestly author.

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Order of Creation, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet where students are to organize several Creation events into the proper order in which they occurred. Students are to look at both of the Creation stories in the Book of Genesis.

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Definition Lab: Vocation, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet that uses certain Scripture passages to define vocation, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Covenant, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet that uses certain Scripture passages to describe covenants, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Abraham's Family Tree

A worksheet where students work to fill in Abraham’s family tree, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Abraham's Family Tree: Answer Key

The answer key to the Abraham’s family tree worksheet, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Miracles, Plagues, and Signs, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet on miracles, plagues, and signs, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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The Ten Commandments, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet where students delve deeper into the Ten Commandments, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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A People Set Apart

An activity where students are asked to read their assigned Scripture passage, briefly summarize, determine the theme and focus of the passage, and present their finding to the class.

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Brainstorm Map: Leadership, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A mind map for a brainstorming activity on leadership, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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The Historical Books

An activity where students are asked to fill in a chart with information on each of the historical books of the Bible.

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Set Apart Again

An activity where students are asked to visit three to four stations in the classroom, read the Scripture passages they find there, and then answer several short questions.

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The Cycle of Judges, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

Questions on the cycle of judges, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Ruth and Naomi

A worksheet where students are asked to answer questions about Ruth and Naomi, using the Book of Ruth.

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What Happened to the United Kingdom of Israel?

An activity where students are asked to visit four stations, read and reflect on the Scripture passage at each station, and then enter the Scripture citation and fill in the answers for the categories under each passage in the spaces ...

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Prophet

A worksheet on different prophets, their messages, the obstacles they faced, and people’s responses to them.

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Prophecy Stations

An activity where students are to visit three stations and fill in the presented categories for each passage.

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Messianic Prophecies

A worksheet on Messianic prophecies in Scripture.

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Wisdom Literature

A worksheet with questions based on the “Introduction to the Wisdom and Poetry Books” in The Catholic Youth Bible.

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Identifying and Defining Wisdom

A worksheet on identifying and defining wisdom using Scripture passages.

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Ecclesiastes Stations

An activity where students are asked to visit three Ecclesiastes stations and fill in the corresponding categories.

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Introduction to Poetry

A worksheet where students match poetry terms to Scripture passages.

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Introduction to the Psalms

A worksheet on the psalms using the Introduction to the Book of Psalms in “The Catholic Youth Bible.”

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Psalms Stations

Questions for each Psalm station, from The Catholic Youth Bible Teacher Guide: Old Testament.

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Song of Songs

A worksheet on the characteristics of Hebrew poetry that are found in the “Song of Songs.”

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Messianic Psalms

A matching activity involving the Messianic psalms.

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Scriptures on Scripture

A worksheet with Scripture references about God’s Word.

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Getting to Know Mark's Gospel

A worksheet that helps students get to know more about the Gospel of Mark.

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Jigsaw: Gospel of Mark

A number of questions for the activity “Jigsaw: Gospel of Mark” from The Catholic Youth Bible Teacher Guide: New Testament.

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Stakeholders

A chart for students to fill in about stakeholders in the development of the early Church.

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The Two Pentecosts

A chart used to draw parallels between the feasts of Shavuot and Christian Pentecost.

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In the Footsteps of Paul

A worksheet on the actions of Paul, using certain passages from the Acts of the Apostles.

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Letter Writing in New Testament Times

A worksheet where students focus on letter writing in New Testament times.

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Major Points in the Epistles

A group exercise on the major points in the Epistles, which addresses faith versus works, unity, Gentile Christians, the pre-eminence of Christ, and Christian living.

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Seven Letters in Revelation

A chart on the seven letters in the Book of Revelation.

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The Use of Scripture in the Doctrine of the Church

A list of questions on the use of Scripture in the Doctrine of the Church.

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Exegetical Methodology: Ideological Criticism

A group assignment on exegetical methodology: ideological criticism.

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Chart of the Gospels

A chart where the Gospels are compared and contrasted.

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The Gospel of John: Myths and Facts

A worksheet on the myths and facts of the Gospel of John.

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The Gospel of John and Anti-Semitism

A group activity on the Gospel of John and anti-Semitism.

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Cities of the Roman Empire

A group assignment on the cities of the Roman Empire.

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Peter and Paul Venn Diagram

A Venn Diagram on Peter and Paul.

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Literary Features of Apocalyptic Writing

A group assignment on literary features in the Book of Revelation.

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Mapping the Trinity

A homework assignment on mapping the Trinity.

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The Development of Catholic Trinitarian Theology from Section 1 Part 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible."

A homework assignment on the development of Catholic Trinitarian theology.

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Activity: Heretical or True, from Section 1 Part 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A worksheet on the truthfulness of certain statement using proof from the Nicene Creed.

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Tradition and the Passing On of God's Revelation, from Section 2 Part 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A fill-in-the-blank exercise on Tradition and the passing on of God’s Revelation.

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The Incarnation Unites God and Humanity, from Section 3 Part 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A homework assignment on how the Incarnation unites God and humanity.

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Getting to Know Mary, from Section 3 Part 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A partner activity where Scripture passages are used to get to know Mary.

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Mapping the Marks of the Church, from Section 3 Part 3 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A homework assignment on mapping the Marks of the Church.

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Jesus and the Church

A worksheet from Section 3 Part 3 of Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible that asks students to summarize three key points, or items to take away, from each listed article.

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Loving One Another and All Creation

A homework assignment on loving one another and all creation.

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Faith and Religion Venn Diagram

A homework assignment using a faith and religion Venn Diagram, from Section 5 Part 1 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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What is Faith?

An activity for Section 5 Part 1 of Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible where students are asked to read several articles and answer related questions.

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Jesus Teaches Us About Prayer

A list of scripture verses that can be used in conjunction with a homework assignment on Jesus’ teachings about prayer, from Section 5 Part 2 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Evangelizing or Proselytizing?

A homework assignment on evangelizing and proselytizing, from Section 5 Part 3 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Mapping the Beatific Vision

A homework assignment where students are asked to create a mind map of details about the Beatific Vision, from Section 5 Part 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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New Testament References to Eternal Life

An activity that uses New Testament Scripture passages that reference eternal life, from Section 5 Part 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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(Re)reading the Gospels

An activity where students delve deeper into Scripture.

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The Incarnation

An activity where students are asked to look through Scripture to find references that illustrate Jesus’ humanity and divinity.

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Seeing the Kingdom of God Through Parables

A group assignment on using parables to see the Kingdom of God.

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Jesus Reveals the Kingdom of God

Scripture passages that go along with the group assignment that uses parables to see the Kingdom of God.

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The Acts of the Apostles

A group activity where students are asked to read assigned sections of Acts of the Apostles, and discuss the presented questions.

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Three Scriptural Images of the Church

An activity where students are asked to respond to each of the items for each of the three scriptural images of the Church.

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Five Models of the Church

An activity where students are given a chart containing the meanings, strengths, and limitations of each of the five models of the Church and asked to answer related questions.

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Marks of the Church

A chart that students are asked to fill in with at least two examples of ways the Church models the four marks of the Church, and at least two examples of ways they model the four marks of the Church.

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World Religions and the Catholic Church

An activity where students are asked to research several religious traditions, complete a comparison chart, and then reflect on their findings.

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Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ

A worksheet that looks at the seven Sacraments.

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Sacred Time: The Liturgical Calendar

An worksheet where students are asked to fill in information on the liturgical calendar.

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What Is a Symbol?

A worksheet on symbols, their abstract meanings, and how they are integral parts of Church liturgies.

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A Biblical and Symbolic Look at the Sacraments of Christian Initiation

A worksheet that takes a look at the biblical and symbolic elements of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation.

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The Sacraments of Christian Initiation on My Parish

A worksheet where students are asked to look at the Sacraments of Christian Initiation in their parishes.

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A Biblical and Symbolic Look at the Sacraments of Healing and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion

A worksheet that takes a biblical and symbolic look at the Sacraments of Healing and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion.

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What Makes Something Moral?

Two scenarios that involve people making moral choices. Students are asked to identify the object, intention, and circumstances surrounding the act in the scenario and indicate whether the choice is morally good or morally bad.

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Honoring God

A worksheet on honoring God based on students’ knowledge of the first three Commandments.

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Interview Questions for Family Members

Several interview questions for family members on family life and the Fourth Commandment.

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The Ten Commandments

A worksheet focused on what the Ten Commandments teach us about living in right relationship with God and with our neighbors.

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The Cardinal Virtues

A handout on defining the Cardinal Virtues and describing how a person who exhibits the Cardinal Virtues acts.

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Communal Prayer

A worksheet to help in preparing for a celebration of the Eucharist, from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Longing for God

An activity for Section 1 Part 1 of "The Bible: The Living Word of God."

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Mapping Salvation History

Create a mind map of details about salvation history.

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Comparing the Two Accounts of God’s Creation

An exercise that asks students to compare the Creation accounts in Genesis 1:1—2:4 and Genesis 2:4-25.

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Comparing the Gospels

A homework assignment for Section 4 Part 1 of "The Bible: The Living Word of God."

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Experiencing the Old Testament Covenant

A writing exercise that invites students to experience the Old Testament Covenant.

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Effects of Original Sin Today

A group brainstorm activity on temptations to sin that young people face today, and the effects of Original Sin.

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Saints and Old Testament Leaders

An exercise that compares a saint with an Old Testament figure.

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The Exodus

An assignment on the Exodus, comprised of fill-in-the-blank and short answer questions.

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The Word to the Page

A worksheet on the topic, facts, main point or theme, and moral or message of a chosen event.

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Exegesis Online Information Quest

An online information quest on exegesis.

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Continuity between the Old and New Testaments

A worksheet on the connection between the Old and New Testaments.

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Visualizing a Psalm

A worksheet on visualizing a psalm.

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An Invitation to Faith

A worksheet where students are asked to read and respond to Gospel accounts that emphasize the necessity of faith in Jesus.

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Biblical Scavenger Hunt for Events in the Life of Jesus

A biblical scavenger hunt for events or teachings from Jesus’ life, using Scripture passages from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

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Matthew, Mark, or Luke?

A worksheet where students are asked to match a Scripture passage with the appropriate Gospel writer.

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A Gospel Cinquain

A worksheet where students are asked to write a Cinquain poem based on a Gospel story or event from any of the synoptic Gospels.

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Stations of the Cross: New Versions

A handout that encourages students to create new versions of the Stations of the Cross, based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

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Two Kinds of Writing: The Catholic Letters and the Book of Revelation

A homework assignment on the Catholic Letters and the Book of Revelation using sentence completion, true or false, and short answer questions.

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The Format of the Pauline Letters

An outline of the features that the Pauline letters have in common.

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Exploring Symbolic Language and Religious Truth

A worksheet looking at the figurative/symbolic language found in Genesis Chapters 1-3, and the possible meanings of the figurative/symbolic language.

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God’s Covenants with Our Ancestors of Faith

An activity where students are asked to work in groups to locate Scripture passages that show God’s Covenants with our ancestors of faith.

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Using the Lectionary to Understand How God’s Ancient Promises Are Fulfilled in Jesus

An activity that uses the Lectionary to understand how God’s ancient promises are fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

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Exploring the National Shrine

A worksheet asking students to discover more about the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception by visiting their website.

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A Mystery of Light

An assignment that asks students to conduct an online search to find images of one of the Luminous Mysteries found on the chart in their textbooks.

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Parables of the Kingdom

An assignment that looks at what Jesus is trying to communicate about the Kingdom of God through parables.

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Jesus’ Healing Miracles

A worksheet where students are asked to look at Scripture passages that focus on Jesus’ healing miracles.

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Modern-Day Martyrs: Redemptive Love in Action

An activity where students will learn about the lives of several modern-day martyrs, draw connections between the lives of these people and the life and death of Jesus, and explore what the witness of martyrs, from the time of Jesus ...

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Resurrection Narratives

An activity where students are asked to work in groups to answer questions about the Resurrection narratives.

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Visual Meditation on the Ascension

A visual meditation using an image of the Ascension.

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Sharing in Ministry of Jesus: Priest, Prophet, and King

An activity where students are asked to focus on how holy people, and their school communities, are sharing in the ministry of Jesus.

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Catholic Mission and Volunteer Organizations

A worksheet where students are asked to research a mission or volunteer organization and answer several questions about their findings.

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Sacrificial Love in Jesus' Ministry

A worksheet where students are asked to read a Scripture passage, identify the type of suffering that Jesus risks or endures, and answer several questions regarding sacrifice and suffering.

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Good Friday Intercessions

A handout that guides students through writing their own Good Friday intercessions.

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Podcasts on Prayer

A worksheet where students are asked to create a series of teen-friendly podcasts about prayer.

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Gifts of Holy Spirit

A worksheet where students are asked to explain each of the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit and then compose a short essay on instances where the gifts helped them out in difficult situations.

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My Charisms

A worksheet where students are asked about ordinary charisms and religious charisms.

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Your Role in Evangelization

An activity where students assess their role in evangelization.

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Who? What? When? Where? How? in the Local Diocese

An activity where students are asked to locate information about their local diocese.

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Reviewing the Leadership Structure of the Church

A number of questions on the leadership structure of the Church.

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Comparing and Contrasting the Three Degrees of Holy Orders

A chart that compares and contrasts the specific qualities of bishops, priests, and deacons.

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Ordinary Discipleship and Matthew, Chapter 25

A personal reflection on Matthew 25:31-41.

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Finding Salt and Light for the World: An Inventory of Discipleship Gifts and Skills

An activity where students are asked to list the gifts or skills that they think one would need in order to be “salt for the earth and light for the world” in a variety of ministries.

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Baptism: Entering the Circle of Life

A worksheet on Baptism with questions based on the "Circle of Life" segment from the Walt Disney movie, "The Lion King."

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Student Notes for Unit 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A worksheet that outlines the main ideas of several articles from Unit 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible."

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Student Notes for Unit 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A worksheet on the main ideas of several articles found in Unit 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible."

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New Testament References to Eternal Life

A worksheet where students are asked to look at several Scripture passages and discover what each reveals about eternal life.

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Catholic / catholic

A worksheet that visually explores the differences between Catholic and catholic.

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Sacraments of Christian Initiation: The Foundation of Our Vocation

A group activity, where students are asked to "build” the foundation of the Church by describing how each Sacrament of Christian Initiation helps those who are initiated to authentically live their Christian vocation.

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The Key to Happiness: Listening to the Teacher!

An activity where groups of young people are asked to take a look at Scripture passages showing Jesus ”re-creating” an older ethical standard according to a new standard of love.

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Living in a Material World

A worksheet where students are asked to rank items on their necessity for living a happy life.

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How Paul’s Conversion Changed His Life

A worksheet using Scripture passages to show how Saint Paul’s attitude toward Christ and Christians, Gentiles, and his enemies changed after his conversion.

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Themes in Paul’s Epistles

An artistic presentation of several themes in Paul’s epistles, and the Scripture passages they correspond to.

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Practicing Biblical Exegesis

A worksheet where students are asked to demonstrate their understanding of biblical criticism by completing their own exegesis.