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Jesus' Healing Presence

A worksheet that asks students to locate and answer questions about a healing story from each of the Gospels.

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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.

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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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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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The Road to Damascus: A Scripted Version of Acts 9:1-22

A scripted version of Saint Paul’s conversion experience on the road to Damascus, found in Acts 9:1-22.

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Worksheet About Paul

On this worksheet from the Student Activities Workbook for Breakthrough!: An Introduction to People of Faith, you will find a crossword puzzle as well as facts and reflections questions on Paul's life and his conversion.

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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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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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Crossword Puzzle: Fall from Grace

A crossword puzzle activity on the Fall.

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Ordinary Discipleship and Matthew, Chapter 25

A personal reflection on Matthew 25:31-41.

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Partner Mix-and-Match

An activity where students work with a partner to complete Scripture passages.

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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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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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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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Including Scripture in Your Prayer Life

A number of ways that students can incorporate Scripture in their prayer lives over a seven day time-span.

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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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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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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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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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Matthew, Mark, or Luke?

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

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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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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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A Graphic Novel or Play

A project where students are asked to create either a graphic novel or a play based on what they have learned in the Old Testament.

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Researching and Writing about Scripture

A wrap-up project on researching and writing about Scripture.

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Getting to Know Jesus

A partner activity on getting to know Jesus through Scriptural accounts of his miracles.

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Visualizing a Psalm

A worksheet on visualizing a psalm.

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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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Exegesis Online Information Quest

An online information quest on exegesis.

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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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The Exodus

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

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Saints and Old Testament Leaders

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

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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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Experiencing the Old Testament Covenant

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

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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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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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Mapping Salvation History

Create a mind map of details about salvation history.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Seeing the Kingdom of God Through Parables

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

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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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(Re)reading the Gospels

An activity where students delve deeper into Scripture.

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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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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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Applying Jesus' Teachings from the Sermon on the Mount

A listing of Scripture verses to use with the homework assignment on applying Jesus’ teaching from the Sermon on the Mount, from Section 4 Part 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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The Tradition of the Ancient Israelite Priesthood and the Letter to the Hebrews.

A chart on the traditions of the ancient Israelite priesthood with applications and interpretations in the Letter to the Hebrews.

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Literary Features of Apocalyptic Writing

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

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 8 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ”

Several final performance task options for Unit 8 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ.”

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Crossword Puzzle: Late First-Century New Testament Writings

A crossword puzzle with words and clues from the late first-century New Testament writings.

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The Body of Christ

A customizable assignment on different issues, locations, and groups of people around the world, in relation to the Church, the Body of Christ.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 7 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ”

Several final performance task options for Unit 7 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ.”

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Paul's Missionary Journeys

A group assignment on Paul’s missionary journeys.

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Peter and Paul Venn Diagram

A Venn Diagram on Peter and Paul.

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Cities of the Roman Empire

A group assignment on the cities of the Roman Empire.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ”

Several final performance task options for Unit 6 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ.”

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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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Analyzing Artistic Depictions of the Book of Glory

A group activity where students analyze the artistic depictions of the Book of Glory.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 5 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ”

Several final performance task options for Unit 5 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ.”

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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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Dramatic Monologues

An activity where students are asked to write a dramatic monologue, pretending that they are a scriptural character.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ”

Several final performance task options for Unit 4 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ.”

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Preassessment Learning Experience on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke

A preassessment activity where students decipher between events in the Gospel of Matthew and events in the Gospel of Luke.

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Chart of the Gospels

A chart where the Gospels are compared and contrasted.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ”

Several final performance task options for Unit 3 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ.”

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Exegetical Methodology: Ideological Criticism

A group assignment on exegetical methodology: ideological criticism.

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Exegetical Methodology: Sociohistorical Criticism

A group assignment on exegetical methodology: sociohistorical criticism.

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Exegetical Methodology: Literary Criticism

A group activity on using exegetical methodology to analyze Scripture.

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Literary Analysis of Luke 10:25-37

A partner discussion of Luke 10:25-37.

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Contextual Reading of Scripture

An activity where students read selected Scripture quotes and generate a list of questions that they want to ask of the text to further understand why it was written.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ”

Several final performance task options for Unit 2 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ.”

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Preassessment Pair Activity

A preassessment activity where students work in pairs to match definitions and vocabulary words.

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Sunday Gospel Readings

A listing of several Gospel readings for different Sundays throughout the year.

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I Lectionary Word Splash

An activity using words related to the Lectionary.

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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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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 1 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ"

Several final performance task options for Unit 1 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ.”

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Learning Stations on Revelation

Learning stations for the Book of Revelation.

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Seven Letters in Revelation

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

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 8 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 8 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide.

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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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Letter Writing in New Testament Times

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

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 7 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 7 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide.

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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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Stakeholders

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

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Guide for the Beginning of Acts

A fill-in-the-blank activity for chapters 1 through 6 of the Acts of the Apostles.

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What Do You Know about Acts?

A word puzzle that challenges students’ knowledge about the Acts of the Apostles.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 6 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide.

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Miracle Presentation Plans

A planning sheet for a group presentation on miracles.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 5 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 5 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide.

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A Service Project

A service project that will help students imitate Jesus’ love for those in need.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 4 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 3 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide.

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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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Getting to Know Mark's Gospel

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

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 2 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide.

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Scriptures on Scripture

A worksheet with Scripture references about God’s Word.

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Jesus Diagram

A diagram where vertical and horizontal lines merge to spell Jesus.

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Final performance Task Options for Unit 1 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 1 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” New Testament Teacher Guide.

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Socratic Seminar Symbol Codes

A list of symbol codes used to evaluate the Socratic Seminar method.

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The Socratic Seminar

A handout on the Socratic Seminar method, which is a class seminar that gives students the opportunity to test their analytical and discussion skills through oral debate.

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Using Final Performance Tasks to Assess Understanding

A reading on how to use final performance tasks to assess student understanding.

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Messianic Psalms

A matching activity involving the Messianic psalms.

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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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Psalms Stations

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

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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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Introduction to Poetry

A worksheet where students match poetry terms to Scripture passages.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 8 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 8 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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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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Identifying and Defining Wisdom

A worksheet on identifying and defining wisdom using Scripture passages.

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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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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 7 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 7 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Messianic Prophecies

A worksheet on Messianic prophecies in Scripture.

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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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Prophet

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

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Prophet Crossword Puzzle

A crossword puzzle with answers pertaining to the prophets.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 6 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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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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Socratic Seminar: Israel's Demand for a King

Instructions for an in-class debate on Israel’s demand for a King.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 5 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 5 of “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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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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Moses and Joshua: Small-Group Project, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A small-group project where students compare and contrast Moses and Joshua as leaders of Israel, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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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 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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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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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 4 of “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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Festivals and Holy Days: Research Project, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A research project on festivals and holy days, 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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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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Moses Stations

An activity where students are asked to visit each “Moses Station” based on an Old Testament Scripture passage. Students are then asked to give a brief summary of the passage, list the individuals involved, make a connection to a Scriptural ...

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Israel in Egypt

A worksheet where students are asked to work in groups to read Scripture passages that illustrate the development of the Israelite community and identity.

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Preassessment Exodus Jeopardy, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A fun preassessment Jeopardy activity to test students’ current knowledge of the Exodus, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 3 of “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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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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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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Small Passage Midrash, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

An activity where students read an assigned Scripture passage of the mythical genre and then work on interpreting what they have read, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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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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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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JEDP Reading for Perspective, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

An activity dealing with different perspectives of the same event, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 2 of “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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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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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 1 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

Several final performance task options for Unit 1 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Scriptural Background for the Sacraments of Healing

Several Scripture passages that act as Scriptural background for the Sacraments of healing.

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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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Who Is the Holy Spirit

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

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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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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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The Power of the Holy Spirit in Acts of the Apostles

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can explores the effects of the Holy Spirit in the Acts of the Apostles and today.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers ideas for assessing students who have recently learned about the Church, especially the birth of the Church at Pentecost.

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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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"Jesus' Ascension" Word Search

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

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Groups of students can answer questions about Jesus as Priest, Prophet or King and reflect on models and characteristics of these distinct but related ministries.

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The Prodigal Son A Story of Conversion

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on and answer questions about the conversion of the Prodigal Son.

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Partner Mix and Match

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students must match various scripture passages whose beginning and end are on separate sheets.

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Redemptive Suffering in the Ministry of Jesus

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students must look up various scripture passages referring to Jesus' suffering and answer questions about the scenario and the significance of redemptive suffering.

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Research on the Sacraments

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a chart to fill in various question and key points in discussing the Sacraments, and serves as good preparation for students doing research.

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Visual Meditation on the Ascension

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may reflect on images of Jesus' Ascension and answer these questions.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 5

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied the Paschal Mystery, especially the birth of the Church at Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit, and the ...

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The Resurrection Narratives

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can answer questions comparing and contrasting various aspects of the four Gospel accounts of the Resurrection.

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The Miracles of Jesus

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can work in groups to look up passages of some of Jesus' miracles and reflect on them together.

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Reading the Parables

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students must look up some of Jesus' parables and answer questions about the analogy and imagery used and the message being given about the Kingdom of God.

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Using Hevruta

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It explains the value of using the Hevruta method of reading and dialogue in the classroom.

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The Baptism of Jesus

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can read the account of Jesus' baptism and answer questions about it.

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

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use this handout to explore some Old Testament prophecies that find their fulfillment in Jesus Christ.

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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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The Men Who Followed Jesus

This chart is part of the Living in Christ Series. It outlines the men who followed Jesus, including their names, significance in scripture, and biblical references where they are mentioned.

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The Prophets

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It uses Scripture to discuss the role of a prophet as a spokesperson for God in the Old Testament.

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Kings Saul and David: The Books of Samuel

This article gives an overview of the Books of Samuel, especially the reign of King Saul - the first king of Israel - and King David.

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Compare and Contrast: Abraham and Moses

In this exercise the students compare and contrast the covenant experiences of Abraham and Moses to gain a deeper understanding of the role of covenant in the history of the Jewish people.

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The Sinai Covenant and the Ten Commandments

This article discusses the Old Testament covenants and codes, the wilderness period, and the Ten Commandments.

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Senses of Scripture and the Annunciation

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can analyze the story of the Annunciation through the literal, moral, spiritual, anagogical, and allegorical sense of interpretation.

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Pentecost

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can read the account of Pentecost in the Acts of the Apostles and answer questions about it.

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The Ascension of Jesus

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can read the account of Jesus' Ascension and answer questions about it.

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Gospel Basics: Comparing the Four

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. It helps students identify the differences between the four gospel accounts with reference to who, what, when and where each author was writing.

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Biblical Scavenger Hunt for Events in the Life of Jesus

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a biblical scavenger hunt through the New Testament in order to find various key events in the life and ministry of Jesus.

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Messianic Prophecies Worksheet

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series and goes along with the chart that contains information on the Old Testament prophecies which were fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Students can reflect on the Messianic Prophecies and answer questions.

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Ezekiel Symbolic Prophecy and Visions

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to read parts of the Book of Ezekiel and write down how Ezekiel is asked to symbolically act out the prophetic message.

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The Inner Life of the Prophet Jeremiah

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can student learn more about the prophet Jeremiah by reading parts of his Old Testament book.

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Evaluating the Prophet Isaiah

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are given several passages from the Book of Isaiah and asked to describe the events described in the Bible.

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Kings and Prophets Worksheet

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students answer questions about the kings and prophets of the Old Testament.

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The Prophetic Checklist

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can learn key characteristics of the prophets of the Old Testament and look up Biblical citations to correspond.

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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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The Role of a Judge in Ancient Israel

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can learn more about important judges from the Old Testament.

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Graph for Evaluating Leadership Qualities

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students and teachers can use this to evaluation leadership qualities in the classroom and compare those qualities with various Biblical characters.

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What Kind of Leader Is Moses?

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to look up verses and make assessments about Moses' leadership in the Old Testament.

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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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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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Why Is Salvation History Necessary

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to reflect on episodes in the Book of Genesis and consider the necessity of Salvation History.

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Biblical Exegesis Worksheet

This activity is related to the "Biblical Exegesis Chart" and is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students must fill in the remaining column to answer questions about the exegetical work of various methods of biblical criticism.

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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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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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How to Find a Scriptural Reference

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a great introduction to looking up scripture references in the Bible, and getting used to finding important stories by book, chapter and verse.

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Jesus Is Tempted

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a helpful way to organize notes about Jesus' temptation in the desert - including what the temptation was, how he responded, and what students can learn from it.

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The Ministry of Jesus

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can study various moments in Jesus' ministry and the values he embodied.

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Jesus Walks the Talk

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. The grid helps students organize and answer different aspects of Jesus' life in the New Testament.

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Matrix Summary of Jesus' Teachings

This matrix is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a convenient and helpful structure for students to take notes about Jesus' main teachings.

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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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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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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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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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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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Vocabulary Review

This review is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it to review key theological terms.

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The Resurrection

Student handout: Activity for chapter 14, crossword

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The Lord's Prayer

Student handout: Activity for chapters 42 and 43, crossword

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The Liturgy of the Word

Student handout: Activity for chapters 24 and 25, crossword

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The Holy Trinity

Student handout: Activity for an unnamed section of Cath Connections Handbook (pg 35-39 ish) word puzzle

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The Holy Spirit

Student handout: Activity for chapter 15, puzzle/exercise

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The Gospels

Student handout: Activity for chapter 8, puzzle/exercise

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The Birth of Jesus

Activity for an unnamed section of Cath Connections Handbook (pg 109-112 ish) word puzzle

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Revelation, The Scriptures, and Tradition

Activity for Chapter 1, puzzle

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Respecting Truth and Property

Activity for Chapter 37, complete the sentence

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Pentecost and the Early Church

Activity for Chapter 17, crossword

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Pass the Bag: A Biblical Affirmation Exercise

Class activity that familiarizes them with scriptural values, increases vocab, and ups self-esteem

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Faith: Responding to God

Student handout: Puzzles to do after Chapter 7

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Exploring the Themes in Paul's Epistles

Background for the Catechist This session invites the participants to work in small groups to research some of Paul's major theological themes and create billboard representations to "sell" their assigned theme. In this way the young people get a deeper ...

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Paul: A Unique Person

Background for the Teacher Saint Paul has fascinated Christians throughout history. The combination of his Jewish upbringing, his exposure to Greek culture, his fiery personality, and his openness to God's grace uniquely prepared him to spread the Gospel. This session ...

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Paul's Missionary Journeys

Preparation Gather the following items: pens or pencils copies of The Catholic Youth Bible® or another Bible, one for each participant maps of Paul's journeys (See maps 7 and 8 from the Study Aids section in the back of 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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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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Peace Creed

Writing a Peace Creed (15 minutes) 1. Tell the young people that as much as we might want peace to become a reality in our world, being a peacemaker takes a lot of hard work. The first steps are to ...

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Scripture Search and Discussion: Living by the Spirit of Jesus

(25 minutes) Before the session. Ask one of the participants to serve as a reader. Then, write each of the four following words or phrases on a separate sheet of paper. If your group is large, you might want to ...

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Family Relationships

Scripture Passage Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother"-- this is the first commandment with a promise: "so that it may be well with you and you may live long on ...

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Assumption of Mary - Mary as a Disciple

Begin an exploration of Mary as the first disciple by explaining the word disciple, which means "follower, or one who believes in the teachings of a leader." Invite the students to examine the ways that Mary was a disciple by ...

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Handout 1: The Walk to Emmaus

Characters: narrator, Jesus, Cleopas, second disciple Narrator: That very same day, two of the disciples were on their way to a village called Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking over all that had happened. Now as they ...

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The Final Beginning: Ascension and Pentecost

Overview After Jesus' death, his followers were fearful, angry, grief-stricken, confused, and shattered. About fifty days later, at Pentecost, they were confident, joyful, determined, committed, and passionate. This topic of this session covers the time from the Resurrection until the ...

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Lenten Justice Crosses

OVERVIEW Through this hands-on project, the young people help spread the Lenten message of conversion to justice. They also become familiar with the message of the prophet Micah and the traditional spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Suggested Time: ...

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February 14: Valentine Puzzles

Preparation. Purchase or make a poster board heart, about 6 inches wide, for every four or five young people. Write on each heart a different scriptural verse that pertains to love. Include the citation. Here are some possible citations: Deut. ...

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December 25: Reflection on Favorite Christmas Carols

Reflection on Favorite Christmas Carols Have the students, as a class, decide on their five favorite Christmas carols. To help them, take time to actually listen to Christmas carols in class. Doing this out of season will strike some students ...

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Advent: Saint Joseph and Jesus

1. Gather the group in a circle for a moment of silence. Light the candle and read these passages about Joseph in the Gospel of Matthew (1:18-21 and 2:13-15). Ask the group to sit quietly for a moment and ponder ...

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Mass to Commemorate and Celebrate the Life of Pope Saint John Paul II

In light of the Pope's passing, this Mass script offers an order of service with prayers, music suggestions, intercessions, and other materials that will make planning a meaningful celebration as simple as possible when time is limited. This Mass can ...

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The Meal Ministry of Jesus

Ask the students to recall their favorite meal celebration. What made it so special? What was the occasion? Where were they? Who was present? What did they eat? What else happened there? Invite them to share with the class the ...

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News from Ephesus

The student text points out that Christians in the Roman Empire were often in conflict with the Roman state over their refusal to worship the emperor. In the Acts of the Apostles, Luke tells a story in which Christians come ...

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Singing Telegrams

Direct the students to read Matthew, chapters 1–2. Discuss the role of a messenger in the passage, noting the different messages delivered by angels. Form small groups. Instruct the groups each to compose and rehearse a singing telegram based on ...

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Mathematical Equations for Matthew

Explain to the students that this activity is designed to familiarize them with the Gospel of Matthew. Mention that it asks them to solve and create some mathematical equations based on the Gospel. Write the following examples on the board, ...

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Feminine Images of God

Look up the following Scripture references and summarize each in the space provided. For each group of readings, come up with a category or theme. Isaiah 66:13 Isaiah 46:3 Isaiah 49:13-16 Hosea 11:1,3-4 Wisdom 16:25-26   Psalm 22:9-10 Isaiah 66:9 ...

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Scripture Puppet Show

This assignment allows students to use their own creativity in the understanding and application of the Scriptures. Their grade for this assignment will be based on their ability to do the following tasks: Involve all members of the group. Create ...

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August 15: Assumption of Mary - Mary, the First Disciple

Considering how important Mary is in Christian history, the New Testament says little about her. What it does say, though, speaks volumes. SHE MAY BE THE MOST FAMOUS WOMAN who ever lived, and yet there is surprisingly little in the ...

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Names and Images of God

Fill in the three columns ("Names for God," "Images of God," "Feelings Evoked by Names and Images") for each of the age categories in which you have lived to date. In the "Names for God" box, list all the names ...

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Taking Off on the Ten Commandments

This classroom strategy is based on a method used by Fr. Steve Brice while teaching religion at Aquinas High School, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Young people love humor and satire. One way to alleviate pressures students feel from the culture around ...

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Using Imaginative Retellings in Teaching the Bible

Biblical stories have been imaginatively retold over and over again for centuries. A particular type of retelling, in which students assume the role of a biblical character then retell the story using a first-person point of view, has proven effective ...

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Introductory Activities for Teaching Christology

Mimi McCaul, who teaches at La Salle High School in Pasadena, California, passes along to you some of the strategies she uses in the course Jesus of History, Christ of Faith. Thanks, Mimi! Introductory Activity On the first or second ...

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Movie Application of A Little Princess

Movies are a wonderful way of reaching students! My students always enjoy the break from the classroom routine, but they have come to realize that the movies are purposeful and important to the content we are covering. I always have ...

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Praying the Psalms

Remember the television show from the late 80's called "Doogie Howser, M.D.?" At the end of every show, Doogie would sit down at his computer and write a 2 or 3 sentence "blurb" that perfectly summed up his day and ...

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Four Writers of the Pentateuch

This is a good activity for getting students thinking about the importance of context when reading scripture. I use it as a starting point to address the four writers of the Torah (Jahwist, Elohist, Deuteronomist, Priestly), but it would serve ...

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Back to School: Beatitude Jingles and Cheers

Jesus taught us what happiness is all about in a Christian lifestyle and summed it up in the Beatitudes. Many people know the Ten Commandments by heart, and that is great. But as a Christian, we should also know the ...