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Chapter J: Major Events in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Students order important events from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Chapter I: Tough Questions

The worksheet poses several questions that ask students to reflect on how they would have stood up for their faith during the French and American Revolution.

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Chapter G: Design a Monastery

Students design a monastery based on the responsibilities and needs of the monks.

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Chapter E: Early Christians Plant the Seeds

On this worksheet, students solve clues to list the names of important early Christians. These answers are then used to decode a secret message.

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Exercise Your Catechism

This handout guides students as they become familiar with searching for information in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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Joy and Hope for the Modern World

This handout provides questions for students to reflect on and answer as they read quotations from this Constitution.

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Renaissance Humanism

This handout provides questions for students to research on the Internet about Renaissance Humanism.

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The Seven Petitions

On this handout, students match the meaning to each line of the Lord’s Prayer.

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A Prayer Puzzle

On this handout, students must use clues to unscramble words related to prayer.

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Spirit Telecom: The Universal Wireless Prayer Network

This handout guides students as they locate and read various Scripture passages focusing on the many way God calls us to prayer.

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Mercenary, Slave, or Disciple

Students identify their motivation for doing good deeds before reflecting on the role of grace in their lives.

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Grace upon Grace

Students look up and read several passages about grace. The worksheet asks students to identify the purpose of grace in each and summarize the ways grace is present in their own lives.

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The Spirit in Multiple Acts

Students look up and read several passages that the Holy Spirit. The worksheet asks students to summarize each passage and describe the role of the Holy Spirit in spreading the Good News.

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Okay, Gang, Listen Up!

Students look up and read several passages that highlight Jesus’ instructions to his disciples. This worksheet then challenges students to reflect on how well the Church is following the instructions today.

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Jesus’ Healings’ Common Points

Students look up and read several miracle stories from the New Testament before identifying common points between them.

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Although You Have Heard

Students rewrite classroom rules modeling their responses after Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

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YES! We Do!

This handout helps provides the dialogue for the students to renew their baptismal promises as a class.

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A Little Help Here!

After reading several real-life examples of conflict, students provide suggestions to mediate each situation.

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People Matter!

Students interview one another to get to know each other better.

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Biblical Evidence for Jesus’ Divinity

Students look up, read, and examine Scripture passages that provide evidence that Jesus is God.

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Influential Women

Students look up, read, and answer questions about Scripture passages that note influential women in the New Testament.

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What about You?

After reading Mark 8:27-29, students must answer several questions about who Jesus is to today’s world and people.

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I’m in This Story?

Students must look up several Scripture passages that give insight into the disciples of Jesus. This worksheet poses questions that help make Jesus’ mission relatable to students.

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Popular Bible Stories

This handout provides a list of Scripture passage that can be used for games and to review well-known Bible stories.

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Do You Believe?

For this worksheet, students look up Scripture passages that examine the words and beliefs of Jesus in each story.

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Mary and Martha

On this handout, students read Bible passages to answer clues about the story of Mary and Martha.

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Mary Magdalene

On this handout, students read Bible passages to answer clues about the life of Mary Magdalene.

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Mary of Nazareth

On this handout, students read Bible passages to answer clues about the life of Mary.

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Introduction to the Gospels

This worksheet guides students as they explore the Gospels.

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She Is Your Mother

As students complete this worksheet, they will explore what it means when we say that Mary is the Mother of God and the Mother of the Church.

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Priest, Prophet, and King

Students find examples in the Bible of the priestly, prophetic, and kingly work of Christ before applying it to their own lives.

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On Your Marks

This worksheet guides group members to work together as they identify the importance of the church being “One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic”.

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The Lost Son

On this worksheet, students retell the story of the Prodigal Son using texting and social media messages.

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Gospel Comparisons

On this worksheet, students read all four Gospel accounts of the resurrection before identifying similarities and differences between them.

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My Vocation

This handout helps students identify their talents, gifts, and personality and how these fit into God’s vocation for their lives.

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Where East Meets West

This worksheet guides students to make connections between Confirmation in the Eastern and Western Churches.

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Waters of Salvation

On this worksheet, students identify the Scripture passages associated with the various parts of the Blessing of the Water used at the Easter Vigil.

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A Sacred Family Meal

This worksheet guides students to make connections between the Mass and a special meal or tradition in their family.

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Saying Yes

This handout guides students to examine several Scripture passages exemplifying what it means to say “yes” to God’s call.

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Eucharistic Prayer Cards

This handout provides each element of the Eucharistic Prayer on a separate card for students to arrange in order.

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The Word God Speaks

This worksheet helps students to explore the meaning of “the Word” in John’s Gospel and throughout Scripture.

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Stories That Speak to Us

This handout guides students to recognize the importance of stories, both in our families and our faith.

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Putting the Pieces Together

This puzzles helps students to identify and order the parts of the Liturgy of the Word.

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My Birthday Readings

Students identify the liturgical season in which their birthday falls. This worksheet then guides them to identify and summarize the readings for that day.

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Liturgical Roles

This handout asks students to identify the role of the various liturgical ministers at Mass.

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Important Moments

This handout asks students to think about and reflect on moments in their life that have been significant.

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My Morning and Evening Prayers

This handout asks students to think about the Liturgy of the Hours before they answer questions about and create their own morning and evening prayers.

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Symbol Search

This handout challenges students to find symbols in their classroom or school and identify the deeper meaning of each.

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Unlocking the Codes

This handout provides several short activities for students to complete as they learn about the symbolism of the Book of Revelation.

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By Faith

This worksheet guides students to read numerous passages from the Bible regarding despair, faith, and hope. Students are then asked to draw connections between the passages and heroes.

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Passover Parallels

This partner worksheet helps students draw connections between Old Testament passage about the Passover and New Testament passages about the Mass.

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God Loves a Cheerful Giver

This worksheet guides students to read and answer questions about a specific Hebrew festival from the book of Leviticus.

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The Two Feet of Service and Justice

This chart provides students space to create examples of acts of charity and social justice for several real-life situations.

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Married Couple Interview

This handout provides the outline for an interview of a married couple.

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Dear Millie and Mike

This handout provides several real-life situations that teens might encounter. Students are challenged to respond to the situations and give advice to other teens.

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Fair Trade

This worksheet provides questions for students to answer as they research and learn about the Fair Trade Movement.

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Extra! Extra!

Students read two “news articles” and evaluate the morality of each by answering a series of questions.

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Samson Smart

This is a set of riddles to challenge students as they learn about Samson in the Old Testament.

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Music to My Ears

Students evaluate a contemporary piece of music based on several different categories of violence and disrespect.

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Ways to Respect Life

This worksheet challenges students to think about how they can value the dignity of life on a day-to-day basis.

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Justice in the World

This worksheet challenges students to think about how the teachings about Justice from the Bishops of the World apply to their daily lives.

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Teachings from the Catechism

This worksheet challenges students to think about how the teachings from the Catechism on the fourth commandment apply to their daily lives.

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Which Way Shall We Go?

This handout provides a chart for students to list activities that are best to do on Sunday and those that should be saved for other days of the week.

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A Doctrinal Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt to find important Church doctrines, teachings and beliefs in the Catechism.

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Aiming for God Game

This handout contains cards to be used with the “Aiming for God Game”.

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The Transfiguration of Jesus

This worksheet helps students to read Scripture passages, answer questions about, and understand the importance of the Transfiguration of Jesus.

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Lead Me Not into Temptation

This handout presents different roles for students to act out from a real-life theft situation

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The Bible’s Practical Moral Advice

This worksheet guides students as they look up Scripture passages that give moral advice.

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Beatitudes Strips

A list of the Beatitudes organized to be cut into strips for a class activity.

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The Ideal King

This handout asks students to reflect on characteristics of an Ideal King.

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Be Careful What You Ask For

This is a list of Scripture passages to be acted out from 1 Samuel

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Samson Strong

This is a score card to keep track of physical activities based on Samson from the Old Testament.

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Mary’s Little Lamb

This worksheet helps students to reflect on the numerous images of the lamb found in Scripture.

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Altar of Sacrifice

This handout features an image of an altar.

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Supernatural Beliefs: What’s Right?

This worksheet guides students to identify and research Church teachings on supernatural beings.

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Biblical Heroes

This handout assigns groups to read Scripture passages to learn about a specific biblical hero.

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Baptism of Jesus Study Guide

This study guide helps students reflect on the story of Jesus’ Baptism.

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The Stages of Salvation History

This chart allows students to organize information about the stages of salvation history.

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Interview Chart for Religious Beliefs

This chart allows students to see the comparison between the beliefs of five major religions and those of the Catholic Church.

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Religious Identity Descriptions

This handout provides the religious identities for five major world religions.

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Introduction to the Old Testament

This worksheet guides students to explore and become familiar with the sections of the Old Testament.

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Esther

Use the Bible to help order these statements about the life of Esther.

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Judith

Use the Bible to help order these statements about the life of Ruth.

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Ruth

Use the Bible to help fill in statements about the life of Ruth.

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Solomon

Use the Bible to help fill in statements and complete a word search about the life of Solomon.

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David

Use the Bible to help fill in statements about the life of David.

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Samuel

Use the Bible to help solve a crossword about the life of Samuel.

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Samson

Use the Bible to help solve an activity about the life events of Samson.

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Deborah

Use the Bible to help solve a code about the life events of Deborah.

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Joshua

Use the Bible to help answer clues about the life events of Joshua.

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Moses

Use the Bible to help order the life events of Moses.

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Joseph

Use the Bible to help solve a puzzle about the life of Joseph.

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Leah and Rachel

Choose the true statements about the lives of Leah and Rachel to help solve a puzzle.

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Jacob

A crossword puzzle on the life of Jacob.

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Abraham

This worksheets asks students to order the life events of Abraham with the help of the Bible.

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The Stations of the Cross

Students read a Scripture passage for an assigned station before creating an enactment and discussing questions.

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Sacred Scripture and the Rules of the Saints

This activity has students work individually and in small groups to read and reflect on the rules of St. Augustine, St. Benedict, and St. Francis.

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Non-Pauline Letters and Revelation

This small-group activity asks students to read and reflect on a Scripture passage from a Non-Pauline Letter in the New Testament. Students must then answer reflection questions about the passage.

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Paul’s Response to the Early Christian Communities

This small-group activity asks students to read and reflect on a Scripture passage about Paul and the early Christian communities.

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Paul’s Missionary Journeys

This small-group activity asks students to read a Scripture passage about one of Paul’s missionary journeys. Students must then create several blog posts describing the story.

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Mind Mapping: "I Am" Statements from the Gospel of John

This small-group activity asks students to reflect on a specific “I am” statement from the Gospel of John.

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Miracles

This small-group activity asks students to read several versions of a miracle of Jesus. Groups must then answer questions and create a storyboard to accompany the Scripture passage.

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Four Images of Jesus

This small-group activity asks students to read a section of the Gospel and answer questions focused on the image of Jesus.

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Freshman Orientation

This writing assignment asks students to write a description of their freshman orientation to a specific audience.

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Unit 4 Preassessment: New Testament Myths and Facts

This preassessment identifies misconceptions that students may have about the New Testament.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3

This is the rubric to assess the final project possibilities for Unit 3.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3

This handout provides two project possibilities for students to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts learned in Unit 3.

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The Prophets

This small-group activity provides questions for students to answer about the different prophetic books of the bible.

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The Book of Exodus

This small-group project asks students to read a section from the Book of Exodus before acting out the passage and responding to discussion questions.

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Abraham, Sarah, and Their Descendants

This partner project asks students to read and learn about a descendent of Abraham. The pairs must then complete a writing assignment and create an artistic symbol for the assigned person.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2

This handout presents two project possibilities to assess student understanding of the concepts learned in Unit 2.

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Jigsaw Activity: Categories of Books in the New Testament

This activity asks small groups to answer questions about a specific section of the New Testament.

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Categories of Books in the Old Testament

This is a list of characteristics to be divided among the books of the Old Testament.

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Jigsaw Activity: Categories of Books in the Old Testament

This activity asks small groups to focus on a small portion of the Old Testament as they read and answer questions.

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Literal and Spiritual Senses of Scripture: The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25–37)

This small-group, discussion guide challenges students to read a familiar story using a different lense and perspective.

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Mind Map: From the Spoken Word to the Written Word

This Mind Map helps students to organize and brainstorm ideas about friends, school, sports, and family.

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Journal Entry: Inspiration

This is a journal prompt which asks students to reflect on times when they have been given advice.

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Vocabulary for Unit 2

This is a list of terms and definitions to be covered in Unit 2.

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Unit 2 Preassessment: "Meet Me in the Middle" Concepts

This preassessment lists many key concepts to be covered in Unit 2.

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Learning about Learning

This is a self-evaluation to help students reflect on their learning during Unit 1.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1

This is the rubric to evaluate student’s final projects for Unit 1.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1

This handout provides two project possibilities to assess student understanding of the concepts covered in Unit 1.

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Creating a Triptych

This is a description for an art project where students express the relationship between Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.

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The Socratic Seminar

This handout provides a set of guidelines and instructions to help students successfully participate in a Socratic seminar.

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God’s Presence in Nature

This assignment helps students to create a poem of praise about an object in nature.

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Responding to God’s Invitation: Exemplary Models

This project asks students to research an exemplary model of what it means to be the best person that God created each of us to be.

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I Am . . .

This is a project description that asks students to create a poster as they explore their identity.

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Vocabulary for Unit 1

This is a list of terms and definitions for Unit 1.

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Unit 1 Preassessment: Knowing God

This preassessment poses questions about how students have come to know God.

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Primary Source Reader Correlations

This is a list of articles and other sources to accompany student learning as they discover who is Jesus Christ.

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New Testament References to Eternal Life

This handout lists Scripture passages to be read by students that reference eternal life and how Jesus makes it possible for us to attain it.

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Catholic Social Teaching and the Common Good

This worksheet helps students to take notes as they read articles and make connections to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

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To Be a Disciple

This handout asks students to complete a chart by listing examples of discipleship at the time of Jesus and today.

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Scripture and Prayer

On this worksheet partners choose three scripture passages from both the Old and New Testaments. They then note how what each passage teaches about prayer and our relationship with God.

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Unit 5 Preassessment

This preassessment for Unit 5 asks students to identify how faith, religion, discipleship, and prayer are important to their relationship with God.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4

This handout provides two project options that allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts learned in Unit 4.

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Reflection on the Greatest Commandments and the Judgment of the Nations

This handout challenges students to reflect on the application of the greatest commandment in their own lives.

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The Movie Tells a Story

This worksheet provides questions for students to reflect on and answer while watching a movie.

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Fully Human

This handout poses questions and gives statements that challenge to think about what it means to be fully human and how Jesus exemplified that in his life.

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What It Means to Be Human

This handout helps students list characteristics that come from society and from Jesus’ teachings that describe what it means to be human.

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Vocabulary for Unit 4

A list of terms and definitions for Unit 4.

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Unit 4 Preassessment

This preassessment asks students to complete phrases about the concepts to be covered in Unit 4.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3

This is the rubric for two projects designed to assess student understanding of the concepts presented in Unit 3.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3

This handout presents two projects to assess student understanding of the concepts presented in Unit 3.

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Faith in Action

This handout challenges students to create a poster representing the ways they participate in Jesus’ mission to serve others.

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Called to Service

This handout asks students to list examples of people in their lives that are serving the community in the various Christian vocations.

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Getting to Know Mary

Students look up various Bible passages to create an understanding of who Mary was.

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Unit 3 Preassessment

This preassessment identifies student understanding of the concepts to be presented in Unit 3.

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Discovering God in Creation

Students think of examples when they have experienced or discovered God in creation.

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From the Apostles to Us

Students create a storyboard to show how God is revealed in Sacred Tradition.

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God’s Revelation through Sacred Scripture

This handout provides an outline for students to record key points taught by other groups from this section.

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Vocabulary for Unit 2

This is a list of words and definitions to be learned throughout Unit 2.

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Unit 2 Preassessment

This preassessment helps students identify what they know and want to know about concepts from Unit 2.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1

This is a rubric to assess the final project options for Unit 1.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1

Two possible projects to assess student understanding of concepts learned in Unit 1.

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Empathizing (Religion in the Modern World)

This article provides several suggestions of ways to help students reflect on their experiences with people from different forms of religion in the modern world.

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Empathizing (Islam)

This handout provides several suggestions to help students draw connections between Islam and Christianity.

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Empathizing (Christianity)

This handout provides several suggestions to help students draw connections between the various denominations of Christianity.

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Empathizing (Judaism)

This handout provides several suggestions to help students draw connections between Christianity and Judaism.

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Empathizing (The Ancestors of the West)

This handout provides several suggestions to help students draw connections between Christianity and polytheistic religions of the West.

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Empathizing (Shinto)

This article provides several possible ideas of ways to help students see, experience, and better understand the Shinto religion.

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Empathizing (Zen Buddhism)

This short article provides questions, reflections, and suggestions to help students empathize with Zen Buddhism.

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Empathizing (Taoism)

This short article provides questions, reflections, and suggestions to help students empathize with Taoism.

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Empathizing (Confucianism)

This short handout provides questions, reflections, and suggestions to help students empathize with Confucianism.

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Empathizing (Sikhism)

This short handout provides questions, reflections, and suggestions to help students empathize with Sikhism.

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Empathizing (Jainism)

This short handout provides questions, reflections, and suggestions to help students empathize with Jainism.

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Empathizing (Buddhism)

This short handout provides questions, reflections, and suggestions to help students empathize with Buddhism.

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Empathizing (Hinduism)

This short handout provides questions, reflections, and suggestions to help students empathize with Hinduism.

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Empathizing (Indigenous Religious Traditions)

This short handout provides questions and reflections to help students empathize with indigenous religions.

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Comparing and Contrasting Religion in the Modern World with Christianity

This short handout compares and contrasts several key ideas and beliefs in Christianity and religion in the modern world.

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Comparing and Contrasting Islam with Christianity

This short handout compares and contrasts several key ideas and beliefs in Islam and Christianity

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Comparing and Contrasting Forms of Christianity

This short handout compares and contrasts several key ideas and beliefs in different forms of Christianity.

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Comparing and Contrasting Judaism with Christianity

This short handout compares and contrasts several key ideas and beliefs in Christianity and Judaism.

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Comparing and Contrasting the Ancestors of the West with Christianity

This short handout compares and contrasts several key ideas and beliefs in Christianity and the Ancestors of the West.

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Comparing and Contrasting Shinto with Christianity

This short handout compares and contrasts several key ideas and beliefs in Christianity and Shinto.

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Comparing and Contrasting Zen Buddhism with Christianity

This short handout compares and contrasts several key ideas and beliefs in Christianity and Zen Buddhism.

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Comparing and Contrasting Taoism with Christianity

This short handout compares and contrasts several key ideas and beliefs in Christianity and Taoism.

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Comparing and Contrasting Confucianism with Christianity

This short handout compares and contrasts several key ideas and beliefs in Christianity and Confucianism.

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Comparing and Contrasting Sikhism with Christianity

This short handout compares and contrasts several key ideas and beliefs in Christianity and Sikhism.

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Comparing and Contrasting Jainism with Christianity

This short handout compares and contrasts several key ideas and beliefs in Christianity and Jainism.

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Comparing and Contrasting Buddhism with Christianity

This short handout compares and contrasts several key ideas and beliefs in Christianity and Buddhism.

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Comparing and Contrasting Hinduism with Christianity

This short handout compares and contrasts the key ideas and beliefs in Christianity and Hinduism.

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Worldviews: Religions and Their Relatives

This article explores two examples of modern worldviews and how they different from traditional religions.

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Teacher Evaluation An Interreligious Interview

A teacher evaluation for interviewing someone of a different religion.

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An Interreligious Interview

This handout offers guidelines for setting up an interview with a person from a different religion.

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The Ninety-Nine Names of God

This handout lists the ninety-nine Islamic names for God and poses several questions regarding the list.

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"In the Beginning Was the Word"

After presenting John 1:1-18 from the Christian Bible, this handout challenges to students to identify key parts that describe the doctrine of the incarnation.

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Images of Jesus

This handout provides many different images and descriptions of Jesus for students to examine and relate to.

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Greek and Roman Gods Today

This handout challenges students to identify the associations they have with Greek and Roman gods.

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A Zoroastrian Symbol

This handout presents a Zoroastrian Symbol of faith and explains its elements. Students are then challenged to create their own symbol to represent their personal understanding of faith and human nature.

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"The Canticle of Brother Sun"

A Canticle prayer by Saint Francis of Assisi

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Koans: Food for Intuition

This worksheet presents Zen koans to be interpreted or explained.

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The Sikh Khalsa

The information on this handout provides further insight into the nature of the Sikh Khalsa

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Kuan-Yin

A guided reflection of the Buddhist image of Kuan-Yin

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Monks

This handout is to be used as students rotate to various stations. At this station, students examine a picture depicting monks in Thailand.

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Objects Used in Tibetan Rituals

This handout is to be used as students rotate to various stations. At this station, students examine objects used in Tibetan rituals.

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The Fasting Siddhartha

This handout is meant to be used as part of a station activity in which students observe different pieces of artwork from various religions.

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Right Speech

This handout provides a reflection on students’ use of words and speech. Students identify ways to improve their use of words to speak truth and kind things.

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Right Meditation

This handout provides a space for students to write impressions, observations, or questions that arise as they meditate on a statue of Buddha.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 39

A lesson plan for lesson 39 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 38

A lesson plan for lesson 38 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 37

A lesson plan for lesson 37 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 34

A lesson plan for lesson 34 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 33

A lesson plan for lesson 33 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide. In this lesson students explore God’s call to each of us to pray.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 32

A lesson plan for lesson 32 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide. In this lesson students explore what it means to use virtues and grace to live a moral life.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 31

A lesson plan for lesson 31 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide. In this lesson students explore what it means to respect truth.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 30

A lesson plan for lesson 30 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide. In this lesson students explore what it means to respect material goods.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 29

A lesson plan for lesson 29 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide. In this lesson students explore what it means to respect the sexuality of ourselves and others.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 28

A lesson plan for lesson 28 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide. In this lesson students explore what it means to truly respect life.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 27

A lesson plan for lesson 27 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 26

A lesson plan for lesson 26 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 25

A lesson plan for lesson 25 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 23

A lesson plan for lesson 23 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 22

A lesson plan for lesson 22 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 21

A lesson plan for lesson 21 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide. In this lesson students explore the sacraments of healing.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 20

A lesson plan for lesson 20 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 19

A lesson plan for lesson 19 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 18

A lesson plan for lesson 18 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 17

A lesson plan for lesson 17 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 16

A lesson plan for lesson 16 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide. In this lesson students explore how the Holy Trinity is revealed through liturgy.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 15

A lesson plan for lesson 15 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 4

A lesson plan for lesson 4 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 3

A lesson plan for lesson 3 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 2

A lesson plan for lesson 2 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 1

A lesson plan for lesson 1 in The Catholic faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide. This lesson plan challenges students to identify why they are Catholic and the core beliefs, practices, and attitudes of Catholicism

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Helping the Church of Today and Tomorrow

This handout challenges students to reflect on and brainstorm what it would have been like to create Church teachings and rules shortly after Jesus’ death and resurrection.

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Paraphrasing the Sermon on the Mount: The Beatitudes

This handout allows students to fill in the blanks as they examine the Beatitudes

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The Consequences of Moral Decisions

This handout examines how actions, attitudes, and decisions affect ourselves and the people around us

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Jesus' Priorities

An individual worksheet where students rank the priority Jesus placed on certain values in his ministry

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Searching the Scriptures for the World of Jesus

Small-group activity that guides students to discover the culture of Jesus’ world by searching the Gospels

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A Reference Guide to the Gospel Story

A partial list of scripture references for Jesus’ miracles, parables, important teachings, and life events

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To Know Another

An individual worksheet where students rank the importance of discovering specific types of information about another person

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A Maturity Checklist

A self-evaluation of qualities of maturity

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Handout: Love Is...

A small group activity to foster discussion about what love is

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Isaiah: The Peaceable Kingdom Is Coming!

This handout offers a brief look at the use of Isaiah’s visions of the kingdom during Advent.

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Interview Questions for a Married Couple

A list of questions to ask during an interview with a married couple.

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Parish Council Committee Assignments

This handout assigns students to a made-up Parish Council Committee. Students must then brainstorm ideas and activities to help engage young people in the life of the parish.

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The Resurrected Jesus

Students answer questions about the story of Jesus' Resurrection from one of the four Gospels.

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The Miracles of Jesus

Students review many familiar miracles performed by Jesus in the gospels before choosing a favorite.

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The Good News Proclaimed to Me!

This handout asks students to reflect and write about the ways that Jesus' healing is needed in their lives.

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Called to Share the Mission of Jesus

This small-group activity provides each group with an example of Christ's mission. Groups must answer questions surrounding their particular example.

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Jesus Had Feelings Too

Students read passages from the Gospels to explore the numerous emotions that Jesus experienced during his time on Earth.

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Who Is Your God?

This handout presents a list of different definitions and identities for God. Students are asked to choose ones that resonate with them.

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Our Culture, Our Selves

This handout asks students to rank a list of items in life and society according to their importance.

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Communication in My Family

This handout helps students to explore the communication and relationship they have with their parents by asking a series of reflective questions for students to answer.

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Telling Our Body's Story

This handout helps teens reflect on their body image and the influences on their attitudes towards their bodies.

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Relationships in Marriage

This handout presents numerous questions about healthy, life-long marriages for students to think about and answer.

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Cases to Examine: Changing Roles

This handout presents several real-life family situations about which students must evaluate and make a decision.

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Cases to Examine: Parenting Dilemmas

This handout provides several examples of parenting dilemmas. Students are to read the situations, choose a course of action, and explain their thoughts.

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Paths to Marriage

This handout gives a brief explanation for several types of relationships that end in marriage. Students are then asked to evaluate the reading and complete a journal prompt.

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Reflections on Relating

This poem provides a reflection on the fears and insecurities that we all carry underneath the outward impressions we give off.

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Scoring "My Responses to Conflict"

This handout provides the scoring that should be used to interpret the accompanying Handout 9-D.

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My Responses to Conflict

For this worksheet, students choose which behaviors match how they typically respond to conflict in relationships.

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When To Keep Things Confidential

After reading several pieces of information that might be shared by a friend, students decide which should be kept confidential and which might be shared with others.

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Whom Will You Tell?

Students identify with whom in their life they would share a list of personal pieces of information.

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Listening Traps

Students reflect on and answer a series of questions about their listening skills.

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Interpersonal Style

Students reflect on and answer a series of questions about their interpersonal style and relationships with others.

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Cases to Examine: Where Is Love?

Students read and respond to several stories about what it means to love yourself and others.

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Please Help

This is a writing prompt to help students reflect on what it is like to be a virgin in society today.

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Questionnaire on Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS

This handout provides a list of True/False statements about sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS.

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Role-play: "I'm Pregnant"

This handout provides two role-play situations in which a couple has discovered they are pregnant.

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Opinionnaire on Gender Roles (Part 2)

Students share their opinions in response to a series of statements about gender roles in society.

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Opinionnaire on Gender Roles (Part 1)

Students share their opinions in response to a series of statements about gender roles in society.

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Word Association

Students identify the different associations with and meanings of sexuality as portrayed in the media, by peers, and from adults.

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Measuring Fixed Costs

On this handout students calculate the fixed expenses of an independent adult on a monthly and yearly basis.

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How Much Did You Pay for That?

Students estimate the cost of a list of items needed to live independently. This exercise is meant to help students understand the amount of money needed to survive.

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Work Values

On this handout students explore the qualities they look for or want in a job and brainstorm possible jobs that fit those qualities.

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Ranking the Prestige of Occupations

Students rank a list of careers based on their importance and prestige in society.

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Perceptions of Leisureliness

This handout provides a list of statements designed to help students evaluate the leisureliness of a specific person.

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Support for Leisure Activities

This handout asks students to decide which types of leisure activities their peers encourage them to participate in.

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Checking Your Leisure Benefits

Students categorize their favorite leisure activities based on the primary benefit they receive from each.

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Cases to Examine: Leisure or Work?

This handout presents two real-life scenarios for which students must read and answer questions.

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Leisure Satisfaction

Students list leisure activities in which they participate before rating the frequency and satisfaction for each.

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Circles of Learning

This handout provides a diagram for students to fill in as they reflect on the impact of friendship and relationships.

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Goals of Formal Education

Students rank eight possible goals of formal education based on their importance or relevance.

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Cases to Examine: Levels of Independence

Students read several scenarios and rank the level of independence demonstrated.

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Personality Perceptions of __________

Students choose adjectives from a list to describe a specific person.

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About Myself

This handout provides a series of questions for students to answer about themselves.

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How Do I Know That I Am Fully Alive?

This handout asks students to rank statements according to their beliefs about what it means to be fully alive.

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Cases to Examine: Dealing with Conflict

This handout provides three situations for students to read and evaluate. Students must give a suggestion for how to respond to the conflict in each scenario based on the strategies in the book.

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Cases to Examine: Is This Euthanasia?

This handout provides three situations for students to read and evaluate. Students must decide if the story shows an example of Euthanasia.

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The Ending is Yours

This handout provides the beginning of a story about a teen who is about to break up with his girlfriend. Students are to complete the story following teacher instructions.

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Cases to Examine: Self-respect

This handout provides three situations where teenagers are not fully respecting themselves. Students read the situations and respond with suggestions that demonstrate more self-respect.

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Role-plays: Kindness and Truth

This handout provides two role-play situations for students to practice open, honest communication in a kind, truthful way.

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TV Truth: Keeping a Record

This handout provides a chart to help students keep track of the types of truths and lies portrayed on TV.

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An Inventory on Money Matters

This handout provides a chart to help students keep track of their expenditures during one week

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Cases to Examine: What Are We Afraid Of?

Students read several real-life scenarios and explore the many fears, anxieties, and pressures that influence decisions.

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What Can a Person Do?

This article gives several suggestions of how an individual can bring about distributive justice.

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Pushed Once Too Often

This handout presents a story about drug pushing in a school community. Students are challenged to reflect on several questions regarding the situation.

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Roman Missal Activities

This resource provides activities to help you to prepare young people for the implementation of the Roman Missal, third edition.

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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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Longing for God

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

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Understanding the Lord's Prayer

An activity to help students understand the Lord's Prayer from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Praying with Scripture The Magnificat

Praying with Scripture, using The Magnificat, from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Teacher Guide.

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Praying with Scripture A Guided Meditation

A guided meditation on praying with scripture from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Meditation on a Goal or Concern

A meditation on a goal or concern from "The Catholic Connections Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Pray in Good Form

A worksheet, from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide, to assist students in researching and presenting different prayer forms.

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Prayer 101 An Introduction

An introduction to prayer from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Vocabulary for Unit 6

A vocabulary sheet from Unit 6 of "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 6

A rubric for final performance tasks for Unit 6 of "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Vocabulary for Unit 3

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

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WebQuest Searching for Signs of Social Sin

A WebQuest on searching for signs of social 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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Gospel Reflection on Sin and Salvation

A Gospel reflection 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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Sin and Salvation

A worksheet on sin and salvation 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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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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A Look at Moral Law

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

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Ignatius of Loyola and the Gift of Freedom

A reading on Saint Ignatius of Loyola and the Gift of Freedom, from "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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Vocabulary for Unit 1

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

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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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Blooms Taxonomy and Understanding by Design

An article on Benjamin Bloom's concept of taxonomy and understanding by design.