The New Testament and the Church

Catholic Connections Teacher Guide, Second Edition  

By Pat Finan and Laurie Ziliak


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How did we get from the person of Jesus to the Church we experience today? Lead your class through a consideration of The New Testament, exploring the work of the Spirit as evidenced in the New Testament and the development of the Church. Additional chapters consider the Letters and their role in guiding the developing communities, as well as the Church today. In exploring the challenges and controversies of the early Church, students are invited to see reflections of their own challenges and questions of faith and explore them with confidence.

This new Teacher Guide that accompanies The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition includes a number of ways to assess students. Each chapter includes a quiz while a cumulative test follows the end of every four chapters. There are also suggestions in the Teacher Guides for a week-long project that can be used to enhance learning, or as a summative assessment. Many review activities can also be graded, used as assessments, or be turned in for credit.

The Catholic Connections curriculum is unique in that the Teacher Guide contains chapters that use the Bible as the primary text. This feature assists in developing students’ biblical literacy and knowledge, and demonstrates the close connection between Scripture and Tradition. Additionally, for students who use Breakthrough! The Bible for Young Catholics, there are several suggestions for using its supplemental articles for further learning.

Product details

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

Copyright: May 11, 2015

Format: Spiral

Size: 8.5 x 11

Length: 325 pages

ISBN: 978-1-59982-769-8

ISBN-10: 1-59982-769-7

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