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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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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4

This handout provides two final project possibilities for Unit 4.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2

This handout presents two final-project possibilities for 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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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 …

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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.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 7

Final performance task options for unit 7 that assess the students’ knowledge of consecrated life. The options include writing a biographical essay about a woman or a man who chose the consecrated life, or giving an oral presentation on a …

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6

Options for final performance tasks for unit 6 focusing on the vocation to ordained life and the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The options for final performance tasks include creating a brochure on priestly formation for prospective candidates, or writing a …

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 5

This assessment presents the final performance task options for unit 5 focusing on the priesthood. The options include interviewing a priest, or “adopting” a missionary priest project.

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First Comes Love

A three-part worksheet that encourages the participant to compose a narrative about a personal experience of being loved and respected.

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Interviewing a Married Couple

This resource offers a set of guidelines for how to interview a married couple.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4

Options of final task performances for students to choose from to demonstrate their knowledge about the Sacrament of marriage.

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Vocations: Answering God’s Call – Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3

An assessment rubric for Unit 3 project options.

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Vocations: Answering God’s Call – Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3

Several project options that reinforce the main ideas of Unit 3.

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Vocations: Answering God’s Call – Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2

A grading rubric for the final performance tasks for the Unit.

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Vocations: Answering God’s Call – Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2

Several project ideas centered around the main ideas from the Unit.

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Vocations: Answering God’s Call – Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1

An assessment rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 1.

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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.

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Presentations on Vocations

A project where students are asked to create several presentations on vocations.

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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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Interview Questions for a Practicing Catholic

A list of interview questions to ask a practicing Catholic.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 8 of “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

A grading rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 8 of “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 8 of “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

Several final performance task options for Unit 8 of “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied ecclesiology, especially ecumenism and interreligious dialogue.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4

This resource is part o the Living in Christ Series. It offers ideas for final assessment activities for students studying apostolic succession, sacraments, and the four marks of the Church.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied eccesiology, especially the nature and role of the Catholic Church.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 8

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who are or have been studying the Paschal Mystery, especially with regard to discipleship, vocation, and holiness.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6

This resource is from the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied the Paschal Mystery, especially the themes of redemptive suffering and grace.

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The Powerful Symbol of the Cross

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect the difference between symbols and signs, and do a project to create their own symbol of the Cross.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. If offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied the Paschal Mystery and the redemptive nature of Jesus' suffering.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers project ideas for students who have recently studied the Paschal Mystery, especially the life and ministry of Jesus Christ in the Gospels.

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Portfolio Instruction

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers instruction to students who must put together a portfolio of their readings, writings and assignments from lessons on Jesus and Christology.

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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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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers ideas of assessing students who have recently studied scripture, especially original sin and salvation historys' culmination in Jesus Christ.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers ideas for assessing students who have recently studied the Bible, including inspiration, divine revelation, and exegesis.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 1

This is a helpful resource for coming up with final assessments for students after reviewing biblical scholarship, history, genres, and criticism.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 7

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied christology, especially Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection in salvation history.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 5

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied christology, especially Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and the fulfillment of the Ten Commandments.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied christology, especially Jesus' relationships with Mary and the disciples.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers three different options for assessing students who have recently studied Christology, especially Jesus' fully human, fully divine nature, his historical context, and his relationship to God the Father.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2

This resource is from the Living in Christ Series. It offers three ideas for assessing students who have recently studied Christology, including core themes like monotheism, trinitarianism, and community.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 1

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers ideas for final assessment projects for students studying Christology, including revelation, the Church, and tradition.

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The Sacraments at the Service of Communion: Holy Orders and Matrimony

This session from Catechetical Sessions on Liturgy and the Sacraments invites participants to consider the unique ways in which ordained ministers and married people serve the people of God, responsibilities that are presented in the vows they take in either …

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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 …