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This small-group activity provides questions for students to answer about the different prophetic books of the bible.
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.
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.
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.
The Socratic Seminar
This handout provides a set of guidelines and instructions to help students successfully participate in a Socratic seminar.
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.
Rings of Interpretation
This handout lists six excerpts taken from the Tanakh.
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.
The Consequences of Moral Decisions
This handout examines how actions, attitudes, and decisions affect ourselves and the people around us
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
Handout: Love Is...
A small group activity to foster discussion about what love is
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.
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.
Exile and Redemption
Discuss the following questions in your group. Have one person take notes in order to report your responses to the class later.
Three Renewal Movements
Work with your group to complete the section of this handout that corresponds to your assigned topic.
School History Scavenger Hunt
Write your name and the names of your group members at the top of this handout. As a group, research the history of our school and complete the following questions. For each answer, note the source of your information. This …
Creating a Promotional Brochure
Your group has been assigned to create a brochure about one of the two major religious orders to emerge during the Catholic Reformation: the Jesuits or the Carmelites. Imagine that you are members of this new religious order during the …
Web Quest on Renaissance Culture
Write your group member’s names at the top of this handout, and circle the topic assigned to your group. Use the Internet to locate three reliable sources about your group’s assigned topic in Renaissance culture. Use this handout to organize …
Challenges to the Papacy
Complete this handout with your group as you review article 21, “Challenges to the Papacy,” in the student book.
Handout: Liturgical Year Match
Column 1 lists the holy days of obligation and several other feast days of the Liturgical Year. Column 2 lists the dates on which those feasts are celebrated. The task of each group is to match the holy day or …
Called to Share the Mission of Jesus
Questions about how we can imitate Jesus’ example in the way we interact with others.
Handout: The Old Testament and the Gospel of Matthew
In each of the Scripture citations below, Jesus or the Gospel writer refers to a Scripture passage from the Old Testament that sheds light on the identity or mission of Jesus. Read the passages assigned to your group, and then …
The Bible’s Big Picture (Part II)
A description of what a Covenant is, and discussion questions about God’s promises.
A Restless Heart
Read through the following questions and discuss your answers with your small group.
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