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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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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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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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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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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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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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My Baptismal History

If you were an infant when you were baptized, ask the following questions of your parents to learn more about the celebration of the sacrament. If you remember your Baptism, answer the questions yourself and ask your parents for details …

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RCIA Interviews

People join our church each Easter. These individuals participate in the RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. This is a process that calls for much discernment, study, and prayer. It closely parallels the way early Christians entered the …

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Images Found in My Church

Use the questions below as you interview key people in your parish. You may want to tape record their responses, with their permission, or take notes in a small notebook. Be sure to begin each section by stating or writ-ing …

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Favorite Childhood Prayers

Interview five adults of different ages about their favorite childhood prayers. Ask the following questions and record their responses in the space provided or on the back of their handout.

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Prayerful Moments

We can learn so much from one another’s stories! Interview three adults of different ages about times when they were truly prayerful and experienced the power of prayer. Ask them the following questions and record their responses in the space …

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Memory-Making Music

Interview three adults about their special music memories. Ask them the following questions and record their responses in the space provided.

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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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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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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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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 6

A rubric for final performance tasks for Unit 6 of "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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