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Chapter K: Let Your Voice Be Heard: Synod on Cyberbullying

Students are challenged to write a speech as if they were a member of Pope Francis’ synod addressing the problem of cyberbullying.

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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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Final Performance Task Options

The final performance task options for Unit 3 focusing on the Paschal Mystery, the Holy Spirit and the Church, and the mission of the Church. The options include exploring one important ministry in a diverse Church, creating a poster comparing …

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2

Options of final performance tasks for Unit 2 focusing on faith, the Trinity, the Kingdom of God, and creation in the image of God. The options include writing a personal creed, creating a Holy Trinity play, or exploring three Kingdom …

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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 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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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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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A grading rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 5 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 5 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of several final performance task options for Unit 5 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 6 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A grading rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 6 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Just Choices

A worksheet on just choices where students choose a topic to cover as well as a task based on their preferred learning style.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of several final performance task options for Unit 6 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Students Teaching Students About Environmental Justice

A lesson plan entitled “Students Teaching Students about Environmental Justice.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A grading rubric for several final performance task options for Unit 4 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 7 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A grading rubric for several final performance task options for Unit 7 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4

A list of several final performance task options for Unit 4 of "Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society."

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 7 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of several final performance task options for Unit 7 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Task for Unit 8 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A grading rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 8 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 8 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

Several final performance task options for Unit 8 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3 of "Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society."

A grading rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 3 of "Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society."

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

Several final performance task options for Unit 3 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A grading rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 2 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A listing of several final performance task options for Unit 2 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1

A grading rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 1 of "Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society."

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 1

Options for final performance tasks for Unit 1 of "Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society."

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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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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 8

A rubric for final performance tasks for Unit 8 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 8

Several performance task options for Unit 8 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Spotlighting Quotes on Respecting Sexualtity

Quotes on respecting sexuality, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Card Deal Questions on the Christian Vision of Marriage

An activity dealing with index cards from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 7

A rubric for final performance tasks for Unit 7 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Final Performace Task for Unit 7

Several final performance task options for Unit 7 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6

Options for final performance tasks for Unit 6 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 7

This resouce is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who are or have been studying ecclesiology, especially the role of the Magisterium on matter of faith and morals.

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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 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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Modern Day Martyrs

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It introduces a project idea for students learning about modern-day martyrs for their faith and religious convictions.

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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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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 Paschal Mystery and salvation history.

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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 a final assessment for students who have been learning about the Paschal Mystery.

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Final Synthesis

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers ideas for final projects after students have studied various elements of the Paschal Mystery.

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Liturgy Reflection

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers reflection questions for students to use as prompts when writing papers on the Liturgy.

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Research Component - Liturgy Writing Assignment

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It outlines the guidelines for a research writing assignment in which students reflect on various liturgical seasons.

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Semester Long Project

This project idea is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students compile a portolio of written assignments, making observations and reflecting on the Paschal Mystery through the Sacraments.

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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 8

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers several project ideas for students who are or have been studying christology, especially what it means to be a follower of Jesus through prayer and discipleship.

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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 6

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied christology, especially the moral teachings and model of Jesus Christ.

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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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Research Ideas for the Life and Times of Jesus

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Several key questions about the culture and customs in the life and times of Jesus are posed for students to investigate further.

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The Life and Times of Jesus

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for writing assignment students may do as an introduction to Biblical exegesis.

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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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A Place at Our Table

A class activity designed to raise awareness of the reality of hunger in our nation and world.

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January 22: Saying Yes to Life

Preparation Bring in pictures of fetal development. 1. Present a scenario in which a girl like those in your group experiences a crisis pregnancy. Then list on the board a number of options, such as these: She can keep the …

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Build a Meal: An Outreach Activity for Thanksgiving

Build a Meal: An Outreach Activity for Thanksgiving OVERVIEW This outreach activity invites the young people to build holiday meals and memories for families that might not be able to afford a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Suggested Time: 10 to 15 …

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Technology assignment - Catholic Social Teaching

Over ten years ago, I began using my home computer to file and create documents for my students. My high school, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, already had a very well-developed technological infrastructure. Internet searches, e-mail, PowerPoint presentations, …

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Following the Spirit Down the (Yellow?) Brick Road

The road is really a five-foot wide path. The bricks are more dappled browns than yellow. But the journey does have a wizard and feisty little black terrier. And along the way we found our hearts, our minds, and our …

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Building Faith Community in the High School

In a workshop entitled "The Catholic High School as Faith Community," religion teachers, campus ministers, and school administrators discussed, among many things, the obstacles they face in trying to build faith community in their school. One obstacle they addressed was …

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Community Service Courses:

This past semester, at the end of a year-long service program at a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed youth, two students from my community service course wrote a poem to express the significance of their experiences. These are the …

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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 …