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Unit 1 Preassessment: Knowing God

This preassessment poses questions about how students have come to know God.

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Unit 2 Preassessment

This preassessment helps students identify what they know and want to know about concepts from Unit 2.

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The Miracles of Jesus

Students review many familiar miracles performed by Jesus in the gospels before choosing a favorite.

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Jesus' Healing Presence

A worksheet that asks students to locate and answer questions about a healing story from each of the Gospels.

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Making Connections

Complete the matching exercise below, using your textbook and the Bible to help find the answers.

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Practicing Biblical Exegesis

A worksheet where students are asked to demonstrate their understanding of biblical criticism by completing their own exegesis.

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Themes in Paul’s Epistles

An artistic presentation of several themes in Paul’s epistles, and the Scripture passages they correspond to.

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How Paul’s Conversion Changed His Life

A worksheet using Scripture passages to show how Saint Paul’s attitude toward Christ and Christians, Gentiles, and his enemies changed after his conversion.

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Living in a Material World

A worksheet where students are asked to rank items on their necessity for living a happy life.

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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 …

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Handout: Scripture in the Mass

Find the biblical passages assigned to you, and then write on the line the words from the Mass that refer to or echo the passage.

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A Preassessment

Answer each question by writing what you know for sure, what you think you know but are unsure about, and things related to the topic that you would like to explore.

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The Bible’s Big Picture (Part II)

A description of what a Covenant is, and discussion questions about God’s promises.

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A Restless Heart

Read through the following questions and discuss your answers with your small group.

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What Do I Know about the Catholic Faith

In the time allotted for this exercise, answer each question to the best of your knowledge. Each set of questions corresponds to the units you will study in this course and represents content you will cover in more detail in …

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Where Is God Leading Me?

A discussion oriented worksheet that includes meditating on scripture passages and answering questions about the readings as well as personal questions.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of Consecrated Life

A preassessment for students about their knowledge of terms associated with consecrated life.

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What Will God Call Me to Do

A reflection worksheet and class discussion on the video Gang Busters: One Man’s Mission to Stop Bullets by Creating Jobs.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Sacrament of Holy Orders

A preassessment about things that a student already knows, thinks that they know, and wants to know about the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

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A Call to Priestly Ministry

This resource is a discussion guide and worksheet about the call to priestly ministry based on the film clip from There Be Dragons.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Vocation of Holy Orders

A preassessment of one’s knowledge of terms and concepts associated with the Vocation of Holy Orders.

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The Key to Happiness: Listening to the Teacher!

An activity where groups of young people are asked to take a look at Scripture passages showing Jesus ”re-creating” an older ethical standard according to a new standard of love.

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Catholic / catholic

A worksheet that visually explores the differences between Catholic and catholic.

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New Testament References to Eternal Life

A worksheet where students are asked to look at several Scripture passages and discover what each reveals about eternal life.

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Ordinary Discipleship and Matthew, Chapter 25

A personal reflection on Matthew 25:31-41.

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Comparing and Contrasting the Three Degrees of Holy Orders

A chart that compares and contrasts the specific qualities of bishops, priests, and deacons.

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Reviewing the Leadership Structure of the Church

A number of questions on the leadership structure of the Church.

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Who? What? When? Where? How? in the Local Diocese

An activity where students are asked to locate information about their local diocese.

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Your Role in Evangelization

An activity where students assess their role in evangelization.

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My Charisms

A worksheet where students are asked about ordinary charisms and religious charisms.

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Gifts of Holy Spirit

A worksheet where students are asked to explain each of the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit and then compose a short essay on instances where the gifts helped them out in difficult situations.

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Resurrection Narratives

An activity where students are asked to work in groups to answer questions about the Resurrection narratives.

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Parables of the Kingdom

An assignment that looks at what Jesus is trying to communicate about the Kingdom of God through parables.

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God’s Covenants with Our Ancestors of Faith

An activity where students are asked to work in groups to locate Scripture passages that show God’s Covenants with our ancestors of faith.

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The Format of the Pauline Letters

An outline of the features that the Pauline letters have in common.

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Two Kinds of Writing: The Catholic Letters and the Book of Revelation

A homework assignment on the Catholic Letters and the Book of Revelation using sentence completion, true or false, and short answer questions.

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Stations of the Cross: New Versions

A handout that encourages students to create new versions of the Stations of the Cross, based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

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A Gospel Cinquain

A worksheet where students are asked to write a Cinquain poem based on a Gospel story or event from any of the synoptic Gospels.

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Matthew, Mark, or Luke?

A worksheet where students are asked to match a Scripture passage with the appropriate Gospel writer.

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Biblical Scavenger Hunt for Events in the Life of Jesus

A biblical scavenger hunt for events or teachings from Jesus’ life, using Scripture passages from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

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An Invitation to Faith

A worksheet where students are asked to read and respond to Gospel accounts that emphasize the necessity of faith in Jesus.

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Visualizing a Psalm

A worksheet on visualizing a psalm.

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Continuity between the Old and New Testaments

A worksheet on the connection between the Old and New Testaments.

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Exegesis Online Information Quest

An online information quest on exegesis.

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The Word to the Page

A worksheet on the topic, facts, main point or theme, and moral or message of a chosen event.

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The Exodus

An assignment on the Exodus, comprised of fill-in-the-blank and short answer questions.

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Saints and Old Testament Leaders

An exercise that compares a saint with an Old Testament figure.

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Effects of Original Sin Today

A group brainstorm activity on temptations to sin that young people face today, and the effects of Original Sin.

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Experiencing the Old Testament Covenant

A writing exercise that invites students to experience the Old Testament Covenant.

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Comparing the Gospels

A homework assignment for Section 4 Part 1 of "The Bible: The Living Word of God."

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Comparing the Two Accounts of God’s Creation

An exercise that asks students to compare the Creation accounts in Genesis 1:1—2:4 and Genesis 2:4-25.

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Mapping Salvation History

Create a mind map of details about salvation history.

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Longing for God

An activity for Section 1 Part 1 of "The Bible: The Living Word of God."

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The Cardinal Virtues

A handout on defining the Cardinal Virtues and describing how a person who exhibits the Cardinal Virtues acts.

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The Ten Commandments

A worksheet focused on what the Ten Commandments teach us about living in right relationship with God and with our neighbors.

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Interview Questions for Family Members

Several interview questions for family members on family life and the Fourth Commandment.

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Honoring God

A worksheet on honoring God based on students’ knowledge of the first three Commandments.

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What Makes Something Moral?

Two scenarios that involve people making moral choices. Students are asked to identify the object, intention, and circumstances surrounding the act in the scenario and indicate whether the choice is morally good or morally bad.

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A Biblical and Symbolic Look at the Sacraments of Healing and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion

A worksheet that takes a biblical and symbolic look at the Sacraments of Healing and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion.

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What Is a Symbol?

A worksheet on symbols, their abstract meanings, and how they are integral parts of Church liturgies.

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Sacred Time: The Liturgical Calendar

A worksheet where students are asked to fill in information on the liturgical calendar.

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Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ

A worksheet that looks at the seven Sacraments.

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World Religions and the Catholic Church

An activity where students are asked to research several religious traditions, complete a comparison chart, and then reflect on their findings.

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Marks of the Church

A chart that students are asked to fill in with at least two examples of ways the Church models the four marks of the Church, and at least two examples of ways they model the four marks of the Church.

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Five Models of the Church

An activity where students are given a chart containing the meanings, strengths, and limitations of each of the five models of the Church and asked to answer related questions.

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Three Scriptural Images of the Church

An activity where students are asked to respond to each of the items for each of the three scriptural images of the Church.

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The Acts of the Apostles

A group activity where students are asked to read assigned sections of Acts of the Apostles, and discuss the presented questions.

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Jesus Reveals the Kingdom of God

Scripture passages that go along with the group assignment that uses parables to see the Kingdom of God.

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Seeing the Kingdom of God Through Parables

A group assignment on using parables to see the Kingdom of God.

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The Incarnation

An activity where students are asked to look through Scripture to find references that illustrate Jesus’ humanity and divinity.

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(Re)reading the Gospels

An activity where students delve deeper into Scripture.

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New Testament References to Eternal Life

An activity that uses New Testament Scripture passages that reference eternal life, from Section 5 Part 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Jesus Teaches Us About Prayer

A list of scripture verses that can be used in conjunction with a homework assignment on Jesus’ teachings about prayer, from Section 5 Part 2 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Mapping the Trinity

A homework assignment on mapping the Trinity.

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Literary Features of Apocalyptic Writing

A group assignment on literary features in the Book of Revelation.

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Peter and Paul Venn Diagram

A Venn Diagram on Peter and Paul.

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Cities of the Roman Empire

A group assignment on the cities of the Roman Empire.

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The Gospel of John and Anti-Semitism

A group activity on the Gospel of John and anti-Semitism.

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The Gospel of John: Myths and Facts

A worksheet on the myths and facts of the Gospel of John.

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Chart of the Gospels

A chart where the Gospels are compared and contrasted.

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Exegetical Methodology: Ideological Criticism

A group assignment on exegetical methodology: ideological criticism.

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The Use of Scripture in the Doctrine of the Church

A list of questions on the use of Scripture in the Doctrine of the Church.

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Seven Letters in Revelation

A chart on the seven letters in the Book of Revelation.

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Major Points in the Epistles

A group exercise on the major points in the Epistles, which addresses faith versus works, unity, Gentile Christians, the pre-eminence of Christ, and Christian living.

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Letter Writing in New Testament Times

A worksheet where students focus on letter writing in New Testament times.

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In the Footsteps of Paul

A worksheet on the actions of Paul, using certain passages from the Acts of the Apostles.

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The Two Pentecosts

A chart used to draw parallels between the feasts of Shavuot and Christian Pentecost.

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Stakeholders

A chart for students to fill in about stakeholders in the development of the early Church.

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Jigsaw: Gospel of Mark

A number of questions for the activity “Jigsaw: Gospel of Mark” from The Catholic Youth Bible Teacher Guide: New Testament.

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Getting to Know Mark's Gospel

A worksheet that helps students get to know more about the Gospel of Mark.

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Scriptures on Scripture

A worksheet with Scripture references about God’s Word.

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Messianic Psalms

A matching activity involving the Messianic psalms.

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Song of Songs

A worksheet on the characteristics of Hebrew poetry that are found in the “Song of Songs.”

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Psalms Stations

Questions for each Psalm station, from The Catholic Youth Bible Teacher Guide: Old Testament.

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Introduction to the Psalms

A worksheet on the psalms using the Introduction to the Book of Psalms in “The Catholic Youth Bible.”

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Introduction to Poetry

A worksheet where students match poetry terms to Scripture passages.

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Ecclesiastes Stations

An activity where students are asked to visit three Ecclesiastes stations and fill in the corresponding categories.

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Identifying and Defining Wisdom

A worksheet on identifying and defining wisdom using Scripture passages.

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Wisdom Literature

A worksheet with questions based on the “Introduction to the Wisdom and Poetry Books” in The Catholic Youth Bible.

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Messianic Prophecies

A worksheet on Messianic prophecies in Scripture.

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Prophecy Stations

An activity where students are to visit three stations and fill in the presented categories for each passage.

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Prophet

A worksheet on different prophets, their messages, the obstacles they faced, and people’s responses to them.

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What Happened to the United Kingdom of Israel?

An activity where students are asked to visit four stations, read and reflect on the Scripture passage at each station, and then enter the Scripture citation and fill in the answers for the categories under each passage in the spaces …

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Ruth and Naomi

A worksheet where students are asked to answer questions about Ruth and Naomi, using the Book of Ruth.

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The Cycle of Judges, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

Questions on the cycle of judges, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Set Apart Again

An activity where students are asked to visit three to four stations in the classroom, read the Scripture passages they find there, and then answer several short questions.

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The Historical Books

An activity where students are asked to fill in a chart with information on each of the historical books of the Bible.

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Brainstorm Map: Leadership, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A mind map for a brainstorming activity on leadership, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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A People Set Apart

An activity where students are asked to read their assigned Scripture passage, briefly summarize, determine the theme and focus of the passage, and present their finding to the class.

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The Ten Commandments, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet where students delve deeper into the Ten Commandments, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Miracles, Plagues, and Signs, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet on miracles, plagues, and signs, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Israel in Egypt

A worksheet where students are asked to work in groups to read Scripture passages that illustrate the development of the Israelite community and identity.

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Abraham's Family Tree

A worksheet where students work to fill in Abraham’s family tree, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Covenant, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet that uses certain Scripture passages to describe covenants, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Definition Lab: Vocation, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet that uses certain Scripture passages to define vocation, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Order of Creation, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet where students are to organize several Creation events into the proper order in which they occurred. Students are to look at both of the Creation stories in the Book of Genesis.

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JEDP Identification Worksheet

A worksheet where students work to identify if a Scripture passage was written by a Yahwist, Elohist, Deuteronomist, or Priestly author.

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Biblical Timeline Quest, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

A Biblical Timeline Quest, using certain Scripture passages from the Old Testament, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Mind Map

A mind map for a brainstorming activity on the Bible, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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The Eucharist in the Scriptures

A worksheet on the numerous accounts of the Eucharist in the Scriptures.

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Who Is the Holy Spirit

A worksheet that uses Scripture passages to help students discover who the Holy Spirit is.

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Church's Liturgy

A preassessment of knowledge on the Church's Liturgy.

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Ordinary Discipleship and Matthew, Chapter 25

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It focuses on Matthew 25, highlighting the works of mercy Jesus' speaks of, asking students to reflect on the skills need for each type of ministry and discipleship.

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Where Does the Church Say?

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a good resource for identifying the differences between various Church documents.

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Signs of the Domestic Church

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can identify various items that might be found in the "Domestic Church" - that is, the Christian home and family.

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can learn about the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit and use their own words to describe what each gift is.

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New Testament Images of Church

A worksheet where students are asked to read select Scripture passages and summarize what they say about New Testament images of Church.

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Symbolic Language and Religious Truth: Genesis 1-3

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It asks students to explore the Book of Genesis to find symbolic language and discuss its meaning with other students.

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Mind Map

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a handout for students to use the Mind Map format to brainstorm and explore relationships and associations between ideas and words.

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The Format of the Pauline Letters

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It outlines the format of Paul's letters in the New Testament.

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Preparation Worksheet for Prophet Research Assignment

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use these questions prepare for and consider several facets of a prophet that they plan to research mor extensively.

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The Cycle of Redemption

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a quick reference to key ideas behind the Cycle of Redemption in the Old Testament.

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Leadership Scavenger Hunt

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to fill out the characteristics and stories of various leaders in the Bible.

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Sprint Through Salvation History Scriptural Passages

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to explore the Bible for key events in the Old and New Testaments in Salvation History.

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Why Do We Study History

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to reflect on important historical documents and consider the overall significance of studying history.

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Practicing Biblical Exegesis

With this worksheet, students can practice Biblical exegesis with certain well-known Bible verses.

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Biblical Scavenger Hunt

In this activity, students are asked to find various famous Old Testament stories and events by searching through Scripture.

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New Testament References to Eternal Life

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It lists several passages in which Eternal Life is referenced in the New Testament. Students can reflect on these passages and answer questions about them.

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Reflection on the Greatest Commandments

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can study and reflect on the Greatest Commandments: to love God with your whole mind, body and soul, and to love your neighbor as yourself.

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Core Elements of a Parable

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are assigned a parable and use this chart to discover the core elements of any of the parables that Jesus tells.

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Matthew's Sermon on the Mount

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use this chart to write down questions, thoughts, or reactions to each section of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.

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Venn Diagram

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use this handout to do a Venn Diagram of Gospel comparisons.

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Getting to Know Mary

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students must find various scripture passages regarding Mary and reflect on questions about her life and personality.

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The Development of Catholic Trinitarian Theology

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can fill in the blanks to learn or review key concepts about the development of Trinitarian theology.

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Giving Thanks for Special People: A Communication Activity for Thanksgiving

A thank-you card activity to give thanks for the special people in students' lives.

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Leader's Guide for The Master's Companion: A Christian Midrash

Table of Contents Beyond Scripture Helpful Hints for Using and Creating Midrash with Young People Classroom Activities Chapter 1: The Small Black Dog with the White Foot (John 4:1-30)--compassion for animals Chapter 2: A Night in the Garden (John 4:39-45)--significance …

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Leader's Guide for Coyote Meets Jesus

Stories are not just for young children. Everyone loves a good story and good storytelling is a useful tool for teaching. Using folktales as a teaching tool in a catechetical setting or a religion class can help teens understand the …

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A New Rock

  OVERVIEW This is a youth catechetical session intended to lead young people to an understanding of Pope John Paul II's life, ministry, general papal responsibilities, and the procedure for electing a new pontiff. It can be used in a …

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Praying the Psalms

Remember the television show from the late 80's called "Doogie Howser, M.D.?" At the end of every show, Doogie would sit down at his computer and write a 2 or 3 sentence "blurb" that perfectly summed up his day and …

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