Sharing the Good News
This activity helps students prepare to share the Good News of Jesus with different individuals or groups, and then act out how they would do so, given the individual's or group's particular needs and characteristics.
Your Relationship with Jesus
This worksheet leads students to reflect on one of three Gospel passages in which Jesus interacts with the people around him and how he shows them compassion and mercy. Students will also reflect on their own relationship with Jesus and …
Exploring the Lectionary
In this activity, partners read the readings for a specific feast day and identify key symbols, similarities, and differences that help make Mass more meaningful.
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.
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.
God’s Presence in Nature
This assignment helps students to create a poem of praise about an object in nature.
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 …
Handout: Images of God in Scripture
Circle the Scripture passage that your teacher assigns you in the following list. Reflect on your assigned Scripture passage using the questions below. Use poetry, prose, painting, illustration, sculpture, or another medium to depict an image of God that is …
The Bible’s Big Picture (Part I)
A worksheet with Scripture passages to cut out.
The Images of Jesus Book
Read through the passages below, and select seven you like best. Create a booklet of drawings around the seven images you chose from the readings. Using copies of the handout, “Images of Jesus” (Document #: TX003029), fill in the missing …
The Last Words of Jesus
Read the following seven passages from Scripture, which each contain one of the seven last words (meaning phrases or statements) of Jesus. Create a song title for each Scripture passage, expressing what you think these last statements meant to Jesus. …
The Fig Leaves of My Life
A craft activity where students cut out a fig leaf and draw or write the ways that they hide who they really are.
Vocations: Answering God’s Call – Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3
Several project options that reinforce the main ideas of Unit 3.
Vocations: Answering God’s Call – Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2
Several project ideas centered around the main ideas from the Unit.
Vocations: Answering God’s Call - Final Performance Task Options for Unit 1
Several final performance task options/activities that correlate with Unit 1 of Vocations: Answering God’s Call.
Presentations on Vocations
A project where students are asked to create several presentations on vocations.
Modern-Day Martyrs: Redemptive Love in Action
An activity where students will learn about the lives of several modern-day martyrs, draw connections between the lives of these people and the life and death of Jesus, and explore what the witness of martyrs, from the time of Jesus …
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.
Researching and Writing about Scripture
A wrap-up project on researching and writing about Scripture.
Final Performance Task Options for Unit 5
Several final performance task project options for Unit 5 of The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition.
Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4
Several project ideas that coincide with Unit 4 of The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition.
Wrap-up: A Graphic Novel or Playlist, from Section 3 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"
A section wrap-up activity where students create a graphic novel or playlist.
The Life and Times of Jesus, from Section 3 Part 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"
A homework assignment on the life and times of Jesus.
Research Ideas for the Life and Times of Jesus, from Section 3 Part 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"
Several research ideas for projects and activities on the life and times of Jesus.
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