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Chapter J: Major Events in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Students order important events from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Joy and Hope for the Modern World

This handout provides questions for students to reflect on and answer as they read quotations from this Constitution.

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Renaissance Humanism

This handout provides questions for students to research on the Internet about Renaissance Humanism.

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The Seven Petitions

On this handout, students match the meaning to each line of the Lord’s Prayer.

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A Prayer Puzzle

On this handout, students must use clues to unscramble words related to prayer.

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Spirit Telecom: The Universal Wireless Prayer Network

This handout guides students as they locate and read various Scripture passages focusing on the many way God calls us to prayer.

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On Your Marks

This worksheet guides group members to work together as they identify the importance of the church being “One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic”.

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My Vocation

This handout helps students identify their talents, gifts, and personality and how these fit into God’s vocation for their lives.

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Saying Yes

This handout guides students to examine several Scripture passages exemplifying what it means to say “yes” to God’s call.

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Stories That Speak to Us

This handout guides students to recognize the importance of stories, both in our families and our faith.

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Liturgical Roles

This handout asks students to identify the role of the various liturgical ministers at Mass.

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Important Moments

This handout asks students to think about and reflect on moments in their life that have been significant.

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My Morning and Evening Prayers

This handout asks students to think about the Liturgy of the Hours before they answer questions about and create their own morning and evening prayers.

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Symbol Search

This handout challenges students to find symbols in their classroom or school and identify the deeper meaning of each.

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God Loves a Cheerful Giver

This worksheet guides students to read and answer questions about a specific Hebrew festival from the book of Leviticus.

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Married Couple Interview

This handout provides the outline for an interview of a married couple.

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The Roles of Men and Women on TV: True to Life or Not?

This handout provides questions for students to answer as they observe the roles of men and women on TV.

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Fair Trade

This worksheet provides questions for students to answer as they research and learn about the Fair Trade Movement.

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Exodus, Chapters 19–20

This handout provides a note-taking guide while reading chapters 19-20 from Exodus.

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The Ten Commandments

This handout asks students to keep a running record of how they observe the Ten Commandments in their actions throughout a week.

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The Prophets

This small-group activity provides questions for students to answer about the different prophetic books of the bible.

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Learning about Learning

This is a self-evaluation to help students reflect on their learning during Unit 1.

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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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New Testament References to Eternal Life

This handout lists Scripture passages to be read by students that reference eternal life and how Jesus makes it possible for us to attain it.

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Reflection on the Greatest Commandments and the Judgment of the Nations

This handout challenges students to reflect on the application of the greatest commandment in their own lives.

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What It Means to Be Human

This handout helps students list characteristics that come from society and from Jesus’ teachings that describe what it means to be human.

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Learning about Learning

This handout asks a series of questions to help students reflect on and evaluate the learning in a particular unit.

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My Key Relationships

This handout provides a chart for students to list key relationships that are from their church, community, family, and friends.

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The Ninety-Nine Names of God

This handout lists the ninety-nine Islamic names for God and poses several questions regarding the list.

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"In the Beginning Was the Word"

After presenting John 1:1-18 from the Christian Bible, this handout challenges to students to identify key parts that describe the doctrine of the incarnation.

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Images of Jesus

This handout provides many different images and descriptions of Jesus for students to examine and relate to.

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Paraphrasing the Sermon on the Mount: Hearing and Acting on the Word of God

This handout allows students to complete statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

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Paraphrasing the Sermon on the Mount: Not Judging Others

This handout allows students to complete statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

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Paraphrasing the Sermon on the Mount: How to Pray

This handout allows students to complete statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

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Paraphrasing the Sermon on the Mount: Not Being A Hypocrite

This handout allows students to complete statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

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Paraphrasing the Sermon on the Mount: Loving Your Enemy

This handout allows students to complete statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

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Paraphrasing the Sermon on the Mount: Being Salt and Light

This handout allows students to complete statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

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Who Is Your God?

A reflective worksheet where students identify meaningful definitions of God

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Parish Council Committee Assignments

This handout assigns students to a made-up Parish Council Committee. Students must then brainstorm ideas and activities to help engage young people in the life of the parish.

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Scoring "My Responses to Conflict"

This handout provides the scoring that should be used to interpret the accompanying Handout 9-D.

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My Responses to Conflict

For this worksheet, students choose which behaviors match how they typically respond to conflict in relationships.

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Whom Will You Tell?

Students identify with whom in their life they would share a list of personal pieces of information.

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Listening Traps

Students reflect on and answer a series of questions about their listening skills.

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Interpersonal Style

Students reflect on and answer a series of questions about their interpersonal style and relationships with others.

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Questionnaire on Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS

This handout provides a list of True/False statements about sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS.

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Role-play: "I'm Pregnant"

This handout provides two role-play situations in which a couple has discovered they are pregnant.

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Opinionnaire on Gender Roles (Part 2)

Students share their opinions in response to a series of statements about gender roles in society.

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Opinionnaire on Gender Roles (Part 1)

Students share their opinions in response to a series of statements about gender roles in society.

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Word Association

Students identify the different associations with and meanings of sexuality as portrayed in the media, by peers, and from adults.

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Attitudes About Sexuality

This handout presents a series of statements about sexuality. Students are to indicate their level of agreement or disagreement with each.

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How Much Did You Pay for That?

Students estimate the cost of a list of items needed to live independently. This exercise is meant to help students understand the amount of money needed to survive.

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Work Values

On this handout students explore the qualities they look for or want in a job and brainstorm possible jobs that fit those qualities.

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Ranking the Prestige of Occupations

Students rank a list of careers based on their importance and prestige in society.

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Perceptions of Leisureliness

This handout provides a list of statements designed to help students evaluate the leisureliness of a specific person.

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Support for Leisure Activities

This handout asks students to decide which types of leisure activities their peers encourage them to participate in.

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Cases to Examine: Leisure or Work?

This handout presents two real-life scenarios for which students must read and answer questions.

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Leisure Satisfaction

Students list leisure activities in which they participate before rating the frequency and satisfaction for each.

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Goals of Formal Education

Students rank eight possible goals of formal education based on their importance or relevance.

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Cases to Examine: Levels of Independence

Students read several scenarios and rank the level of independence demonstrated.

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Personality Perceptions of __________

Students choose adjectives from a list to describe a specific person.

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About Myself

This handout provides a series of questions for students to answer about themselves.

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How Do I Know That I Am Fully Alive?

This handout asks students to rank statements according to their beliefs about what it means to be fully alive.

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Cases to Examine: Self-respect

This handout provides three situations where teenagers are not fully respecting themselves. Students read the situations and respond with suggestions that demonstrate more self-respect.

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TV Truth: Keeping a Record

This handout provides a chart to help students keep track of the types of truths and lies portrayed on TV.

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An Inventory on Money Matters

This handout provides a chart to help students keep track of their expenditures during one week

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Cases to Examine: What Are We Afraid Of?

Students read several real-life scenarios and explore the many fears, anxieties, and pressures that influence decisions.

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Justice Resources

Brief description of organization/agency/group and the nature of its work: How does it build relationships? promote justice?

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The Literature of Love

Reflection questions on William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.

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Spirituality Action Plan

It is important for us to take stock of where we are in life and put plans in place to achieve our goals. It is important to do that in our spiritual life as well. We are all spiritual people. …

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Exile and Redemption

Discuss the following questions in your group. Have one person take notes in order to report your responses to the class later.

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Three Renewal Movements

Work with your group to complete the section of this handout that corresponds to your assigned topic.

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Research Activity: Working for Social Justice

Answer the following questions about the organization you are researching. Use a separate sheet of paper as needed.

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School History Scavenger Hunt

Write your name and the names of your group members at the top of this handout. As a group, research the history of our school and complete the following questions. For each answer, note the source of your information. This …

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The Wonders of God's Creation

For the next twenty-four hours, pay attention to experiences and details of your day. The following list suggests phenomena for you to observe, and you may think of other subjects for observation. Create an observation journal on a separate sheet …

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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 …

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Challenges to the Papacy

Complete this handout with your group as you review article 21, “Challenges to the Papacy,” in the student book.

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The Roman Empire at the Time of Charlemagne: Research Worksheet

Write a five-paragraph essay summarizing changes and significant events that affected the Church from the 700s through the 800s. Your essay must include suitable citations. You may use article 17, “Charlemagne: Holy Roman Emperor,” in the student book as a …

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Handout: Liturgical Year Match

Column 1 lists the holy days of obligation and several other feast days of the Liturgical Year. Column 2 lists the dates on which those feasts are celebrated. The task of each group is to match the holy day or …

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Handout: The Old Testament and the Gospel of Matthew

In each of the Scripture citations below, Jesus or the Gospel writer refers to a Scripture passage from the Old Testament that sheds light on the identity or mission of Jesus. Read the passages assigned to your group, and then …

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Lord, This Is for You

Reflection on the First Commandment.

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Inside and Outside

Everyone knows what it feels like to be on the inside and the outside of a group of people. Fill in the statements below, and then write a prayer to Jesus asking for his help when you are an outsider …

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Exploring Religious Orders and Congregations

A research assignment worksheet done in pairs to find important information about different religious orders.

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The Sacrament of Holy Orders Graphic Organizer

A worksheet completed in groups about the symbolic words and actions that take place during the Rite of Ordination, as well as their meaning and effect.

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The Threefold Ministry of a Bishop

This resource is a group activity worksheet that has students list examples of the Bishop’s roles in the areas of teaching, governing, and sanctifying.

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Who Is God Calling Me to Become?

A series of questions that help young people reflect on what God is calling them to become.

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Our Beliefs about Eternal Life

Use the information found in articles 32 and 33 of the student book to complete this worksheet.

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The Goodness, Blessedness, and Beauty of the Created World

A reflection worksheet on the goodness, blessedness, and beauty of the created world.

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Qoheleth’s Advice

A short writing assignment on Qoheleth’s advice.

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A Vision of Dry Bones

Several short-answer questions about Ezekiel’s dry bones vision.

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Stewards of Creation

A reflection exercise on personal stewardship of creation.

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Living the Call of Vatican Council II

A worksheet that looks at the dignity of the human person, the necessity of community, and human beings’ relationship to the universe.

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A Call to Love

A set of reflection questions, based on the four objects of love.

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Meditation on a Goal or Concern

A meditation on a goal or concern from "The Catholic Connections Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Just a Closer Walk with Thee

A worksheet where students are asked to read and reflect on the Gospel of Luke’s powerful image of how Christ is present in the celebration of the Eucharist through the story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus.

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Could I Walk in Your Shoes?

A survey that will help students consider how difficult it might be to walk in the shoes of another person who may be quite different from them.

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The Goodness of Creation

A worksheet on the goodness of creation, using Scripture passages from the Book of Genesis.

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My Understanding of the Mission of Jesus Christ

A worksheet on students’ understandings of the mission of Jesus Christ.

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What Happens When I Die?

A reflection assignment on dying and death.

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What Is Faith?

An activity on the best description of faith, based on students’ experiences and understanding.

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Who Is Jesus?

An activity where students rate their level of agreement on statements about Jesus.

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What Do I Know About Catholicism?

An assignment where students test their knowledge of Catholicism.

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Where Is Your Faith Life Right Now?

A wrap-up activity for Section 5 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible,” on where your Faith life is right now.

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Summary of Jesus' Revelation of God's Plan

A wrap-up summary of Jesus’ Revelation of God’s plan, from Section 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Reflection on the Greatest Commandments

A reflective homework assignment on the greatest Commandments, from Section 4 Part 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Core Elements of a Parable

A homework assignment on the core elements of a parable, from Section 4 Part 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Jesus' Ministry

An activity on Jesus’ Ministry, from Section 4 Part 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible."

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Homework: Experiencing Good News, Then and Now, from Section 3 Part 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A homework assignment on experiencing the Good News, then and now.

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Old Testament Themes and Images in John's Prologue

A worksheet on the Old Testament themes and images in the prologue of the Gospel of John.

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Comparing and Contrasting the Passion and Resurrection Narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke

A group worksheet on comparing and contrasting the Passion and Resurrection narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

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Comparing and Contrasting Infancy Narratives

A group worksheet on comparing and contrasting infancy narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

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The Reign of God in the Gospel of Luke and Today

A group worksheet on how the Reign of God is presented in the Gospel of Luke and in today’s culture.

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The Reign of God in the Gospel of Luke

A group worksheet on how the Reign of God is presented in the Gospel of Luke.

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Jesus, the Teacher

A group worksheet on Jesus, the teacher.

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Synoptic Parallels Questions

A group worksheet where students examine parallels in the synoptic Gospels.

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Ideological Analysis of Luke 10:25-37

An ideological analysis of Luke 10:25-37.

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Sociohistorical Analysis of Luke 10:25-37

A sociohistorical analysis of Luke 10:25-37.

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Sunday Lectionary Readings: God’s Ongoing Story of Love for Humanity

A group assignment on several sets of Sunday Lectionary readings.

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Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum, 1965)

A worksheet that examines several chapters of "Dei Verbum" using group discussion.

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Meet Me in the Middle

A worksheet where students are asked to make connections between different things, concepts, and terms.

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Analysis of Revelation, Chapter 1

A number of questions that guide students in an analysis of chapter 1 of the Book of Revelation.

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Socratic Seminar Ticket

A number of questions that students need to answer before they are allowed to participate in the socratic seminar on early Christian communities.

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First Thessalonians

A worksheet where students delve deeper into First Thessalonians.

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Epistle Facts

A worksheet where students delve deeper into the Epistles.

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Characters in the Acts of the Apostles

A worksheet where students are asked to choose a character from the Book of Acts, and answer several questions on their respective account.

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Analysis of John's Prologue

An analysis of John 1:1-38.

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Movie: A Life Devoted to the Poor

A series of reflection questions to be asked after viewing the movie about the life of Mother Teresa.

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Luke's Understanding of Jesus

A worksheet where students use scripture passages from the Gospel of Luke to discover Luke’s understanding of Jesus.

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Probing the Parables

A worksheet where students discover information about the parables.

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Analyzing Matthew's Prologue

A worksheet where students analyze the prologue of the Gospel of Matthew.

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A Portrait of Jesus for Jews

A worksheet where students discover how Matthew made his Gospel distinctly Jewish.

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Biblical Study

A worksheet with questions on the historical context, literary context, and cultural context of the Scriptures.

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Influences on the Writing of Scripture

A worksheet where students reflect on different things that may have been influences on the writing of Scripture.

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Wisdom throughout Salvation History

A worksheet on wisdom throughout salvation history, using Wisdom 10:1-21 to answer questions.

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Proverb Presentation

An assignment where students choose a proverb to interpret and present.

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Preassessment Statements on Wisdom

Several preassessment statements on wisdom for students to agree with, disagree with, or state they are unsure about.

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Lifelong Journey

Several questions about yourself and relationships to consider before entering into the permanent covenant of marriage.

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Equal Partners in Marriage

A numbers of questions relating to the equality of men and women in society as well as in marriage.

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The Meaning of Healing

A reflection exercise on the meaning of healing.

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The Sacrament of Pardon and Peace

A set of questions that accompany the PowerPoint presentation “The Sacrament of Pardon and Peace.”

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A Personal Inventory of My Potential

A worksheet comprised of questions, columns, and numbers, where students can rate themselves and see if they are achieving their full potential.

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"Homeless: Motel Kids of Orange County" Movie Guide

A movie guide with questions pertaining to the film “Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County.”

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Sabbath Reflection Grid

An organizational grid to help students reflect on how they spent their Sabbath.

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Reflecting on the Meaning of Infant Baptism

A worksheet focused on reflecting on the meaning of infant Baptism.

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The Meaning of Redemption (I)

This survey provides an opportunity for students to identify some areas of their lives that they feel they need help to improve. Part 1 of this exercise is strictly personal; however, students’ reflections will help them with a complementary group …

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Temptations and Grace

Quotations and questions dealing with temptations and grace, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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The Fourth Commandment and The Ten Commandments

A worksheet regarding the Ten Commandments, especially the Fourth Commandment, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Gospel Reflection on Sin and Salvation

A Gospel reflection on sin and salvation from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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"The Fingerprints of God" Reflection Questions

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on the fingprints of God in creation and other people through these questions.

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Questions for Made-to-Love

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on the song "Made-to-Love" by TobyMac by answering the questions on this worksheet.

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Discovering God

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It helps students discover the various ways and places they can interact with and meet God: in their daily lives, through others, and in creation.

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Reflection about Personal Beliefs and Knowledge

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on and answer questions about their experience with faith, their beliefs, and their personal convictions and commitments to a faith/religion tradition.

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