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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 …

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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I Am . . .

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

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5

This is the evaluation tool for the two final-project possibilities for Unit 5.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5

This handout lists two final-project possibilities for Unit 5.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4

A rubric to assess the two final project options for 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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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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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5

A grading rubric for the final performance task project options for Unit 5 of The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition.

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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.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4

An evaluation rubric for the project ideas from Unit 4 of The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4

Several project ideas that coincide with Unit 4 of The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4

An evaluation rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 4 of The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth Teacher Guide.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4

Several final performance tasks options for Unit 4 of The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth Teacher Guide.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth”

An evaluation rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 3 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth”

Several final performance task options for Unit 3 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth”

An evaluation rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 2 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth”

Several final performance task options for Unit 2 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth.”

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Interview Questions for a Practicing Catholic

A list of interview questions to ask a practicing Catholic.

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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.

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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.

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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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Interviewing an Adult Who Has a Personal Relationship with Jesus, from Section 2 Part 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

How to conduct an interview with an adult who has a personal relationship with Jesus, including appropriate questions to ask.

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A Brochure about the Trinity in Everyday Life

A wrap-up activity for Section 1 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Analyzing Artistic Depictions of the Book of Glory

A group activity where students analyze the artistic depictions of the Book of Glory.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ”

An evaluation rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 5 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 5 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ”

Several final performance task options for Unit 5 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 1

Options for final performance tasks for Unit 1 of "The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ."

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Using a Wiki for Group Projects

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the use of Wikis for classroom group projects, including some suggestions and caveats.

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Using Final Performance Tasks to Assess Understanding

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the value of using Final Performance Tasks to assess students.

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Scripture Search and Discussion: Living by the Spirit of Jesus

(25 minutes) Before the session. Ask one of the participants to serve as a reader. Then, write each of the four following words or phrases on a separate sheet of paper. If your group is large, you might want to …

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The Connections Binder: A Theology Project

The Connections Binder encourages students to find meaningful connections between the content they are studying in class and something from the world outside the classroom that they find interesting or appealing. I assign this project at the beginning of my …

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Taking Off on the Ten Commandments

This classroom strategy is based on a method used by Fr. Steve Brice while teaching religion at Aquinas High School, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Young people love humor and satire. One way to alleviate pressures students feel from the culture around …

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Using Imaginative Retellings in Teaching the Bible

Biblical stories have been imaginatively retold over and over again for centuries. A particular type of retelling, in which students assume the role of a biblical character then retell the story using a first-person point of view, has proven effective …

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Introductory Activities for Teaching Christology

Mimi McCaul, who teaches at La Salle High School in Pasadena, California, passes along to you some of the strategies she uses in the course Jesus of History, Christ of Faith. Thanks, Mimi! Introductory Activity On the first or second …