The second edition teacher guide has been carefully crafted to help the teacher lead students in exploring the content of the Living in Christ Series. The teacher guide follows the student book in sequential order and offers a variety of homework and activity resources to help students learn and understand the material. Each section of the guide contains activities, discussion questions, suggestions for homework, section wrap-up projects, At-a-Glance boxes that outline learning objectives and identify resources, and more.
Updates to the second edition:
- Teacher Guide (TG) aligns with the student book for easy navigation and use.
- TG provides a visual overview of each unit’s learning plan, including enduring understandings, essential questions, knowledge and skill goals, and key vocabulary.
- TG includes abundant learning activities to help students master enduring understandings for each unit.
- TG and online teaching resources provide variety of summative and formative assessments.
- Reflection questions have been added throughout each chapter in the Student Book to invite the students to apply their learning to their own life and spirituality.
- Online resources allow easy adaptation and personalization of all student activities and handouts.
To ensure our Teacher Guides are used to assist teachers, and do not become a resource for the students, it is Saint Mary’s Press’ policy to only ship this Teacher Guide to a school. If you would like a copy shipped to a location other than a school, or would like to receive a review copy, please contact our customer care department.
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
Copyright: April 16, 2015
Size: 8.5 x 11
Length: 180 pages
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By Sr. Katherine Feely, SND, high school educator
Living in Christ is a remarkable new curriculum designed to meet the faith formation needs of today's students while equipping the teacher with an extensive yet flexible array of ideas, resources, and content. This series is student-centered and attentive to the variety of ways students engage the content of their faith. It lays a strong catechetical foundation, integrating Scripture and Tradition through content development, relevant praxis, and reflection. It is well designed to form disciples for the 21st century. The method, approach, and content engage the head as well as the heart. Living in Christ draws upon the experience and expertise of the teacher and provides every tool necessary to lead students into the learning process, providing an encounter with Christ that will lead them to discover the relevance of living their faith for a lifetime.
By Patrick Tiernan, Boston College High School
The Living in Christ curriculum is more than another textbook series. Scholarly without being abstract and engaging without being overbearing, it serves as the ideal intersection of bringing the Good News into any classroom while recognizing that students come from diverse backgrounds with unique learning styles. It reclaims the great biographies in the communion of saints while inviting students to examine their own spiritual formation. This is the perfect intellectual companion for the high school classroom: grounded in the Catechism while challenging students to reflect on their relationship with God in a rational and authentic way. For teachers, it serves as the ideal resource for teaching adolescents in the 21st century by laying the foundation for religious instruction in terms of what is essential to know, but still providing numerous options to build upon! From prayer activities and doctrinal clarifications to the unique charism of Catholicism and the individuals that constitute the Church, Living in Christ stands out as the vanguard for what high school theology should look like. Students will be drawn to the concise format of the books and the sidebar topics, covering everything from key historical events to models of spirituality. I would be amazed if this series does not become the benchmark for other religion textbooks.