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.
Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4
This handout provides two final project possibilities for Unit 4.
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.
Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3
This is the rubric to assess the final project possibilities for Unit 3.
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.
Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1
Two possible projects to assess student understanding of concepts learned in Unit 1.
Teacher Evaluation An Interreligious Interview
A teacher evaluation for interviewing someone of a different religion.
An Interreligious Interview
This handout offers guidelines for setting up an interview with a person from a different religion.
A Zoroastrian Symbol
This handout presents a Zoroastrian Symbol of faith and explains its elements. Students are then challenged to create their own symbol to represent their personal understanding of faith and human nature.
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 …
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 …
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 …
The Bible’s Big Picture (Part I)
A worksheet with Scripture passages to cut out.
Final Performance Task Options for Unit 1
Options of final performance tasks for Unit One about the basics of Catholicism, Scripture and Tradition, and Reason and Revelation. The options include reflecting on the Catholic faith in an essay, writing a personal story about your salvation history, or …
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. …
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 …
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 …
Middle School Retreat to Learn about the Church as a Saving Community
An outline to help plan a middle school retreat focused on the Church as a saving community.
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.
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