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 …
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.
Chapter G: Design a Monastery
Students design a monastery based on the responsibilities and needs of the monks.
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.
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.
Creating a Triptych
This is a description for an art project where students express the relationship between Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.
God’s Presence in Nature
This assignment helps students to create a poem of praise about an object in nature.
I Am . . .
This is a project description that asks students to create a poster as they explore their identity.
Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5
This handout lists two final-project possibilities for Unit 5.
Faith in Action
This handout challenges students to create a poster representing the ways they participate in Jesus’ mission to serve others.
Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1
This is a rubric to assess the final project options for Unit 1.
Final Performance Task Options for Unit 8
The final performance task options for Unit 8 of Church History: Apostolic Times to Today. The options include writing journal entries from World War I to today, or writing an original graphic novel or comic book about the Church in …
Final Performance Task Options for Unit 7
The final performance task options for Unit 7 of Church History: Apostolic Times to Today. The options include creating a children’s book about the Catholic Church in the United States, or creating a PowerPoint presentation about the Catholic Church in …
Brochure on Vatican I
Work with your group to create a six-panel (folded) brochure describing the history and work of Vatican Council I.
Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6
The final performance task options for Unit 6 of Church History: Apostolic Times to Today. The options include coming up with interview questions for Pope Pius IX, or creating the front page of a newspaper from the day after Vatican …
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 …
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. …
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