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Open My Eyes

The song/video "Open My Eyes," by Jesse Manibusan, available on YouTube (2:54) with lyrics and as a live performance (3:05), used for prayer on day 2, invites us to be aware of the presence of God. The song is included in many parish hymnals as well.

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When We Gather

The song/video "When We Gather," by Brad and Rebekah, available on YouTube (4:04) with lyrics, is appropriate for prayer on any day.

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City of God

The song/video "City of God," by Dan Schutte, available on YouTube (3:11), complements the theme of day 4, and provides lyrics and visuals for reflection.

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Holy, Holy, Holy

The song/video "Holy, Holy, Holy," by Steven Curtis Chapman, available on YouTube (4:54), is a contemporary version of the classic hymn and can be used for prayer or meditation on day 2.

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Matthew 1:1–16: The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

The video "Matthew 1:1–16: The Genealogy of Jesus Christ," available on YouTube (2:19), is an animation of the lineage of Jesus that shows his connection to the tribe of Judah (see 0:18). It is used on day 3.

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Don't Give Up

The song/video "Don’t Give Up," by Calling Glory, available on YouTube (3:54) with lyrics, emphasizes persistence in faith as a prayer focus throughout the week.

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'The Last Supper' from the Epic Motion Picture Son of God

The video "'The Last Supper' from the Epic Motion Picture Son of God," available on YouTube (6:01), provides a visual of the Last Supper story. It is appropriate for use on day 4.

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Do This in Memory

The song/video "Do This in Memory," by Chris Muglia, available on YouTube (9:54), is appropriate for use on any day. The song is found at the 3:48 point of an interview with the artist about the song.

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The Two Feet of Service and Justice

This chart provides students space to create examples of acts of charity and social justice for several real-life situations.

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Reflections on Poverty in America

This handout provides a series of Scripture passages and real-life accounts to help students reflect on poverty in America.

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Married Couple Interview

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

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Dear Millie and Mike

This handout provides several real-life situations that teens might encounter. Students are challenged to respond to the situations and give advice to other teens.

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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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Song "Make Me a Channel of Your Peace"

The song “Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace” puts Saint Francis’ prayer about the various ways we can bring peace into the world to music. A variety of versions with excellent images can be found on YouTube. It is appropriate for prayer on day 3.

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Music Video: “Covenant Hymn” (Ruth)

The song/video “Covenant Hymn,” by Rory Cooney and Gary Daigle and Theresa Donohoo, available on YouTube (5:09), is based on Ruth’s words to Naomi.

The Old Testament and the Trinity: It is appropriate for prayer on day 2.

Revelation and the Old Testament: This video is suitable for use in Chapter 7

An accessible and engaging look at Abraham as the common spiritual ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

 

Revelation and the Old Testament is the first semester course in the new high school series Live Jesus in Our Hearts. This series takes a fresh approach to the Framework outline, bringing in new themes such as in-depth use of scripture, extensive online resources, and an invitational, evangelizing approach.

Are you interested in seeing how we're reframing framework? Learn more about Live Jesus in Our Hearts!

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Video "God’s Story: Jacob and Esau"

A number of videos on Rebecca, Jacob, and Esau are available on YouTube. One of the best is “God’s Story: Jacob and Esau,” by Crossroads Kids’ Club. It is appropriate for use on day 1.

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Song/video "Chris Tomlin—Films and Music Inspired by ‘The Story’ ‘Your Heart’ (David)"

The song/video “Chris Tomlin—Films and Music Inspired by ‘The Story’ ‘Your Heart’ (David),” available on YouTube (4:39), is a nicely done musical reflection on the idea of having a heart for God, just as King David had. It is appropriate for use on day 2.

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Video "Samson: The Final Judge"

The video “Samson: The Final Judge,” by Meaningful Jewish Screentime, available on YouTube (6:57), is an entertaining, animated version of the story of Samson. It is appropriate for use on day 4.

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Video "Deborah’s Army: The Book of Judges"

The video “Deborah’s Army: The Book of Judges,” by Meaningful Jewish Screentime, available on YouTube (3:02), is an entertaining, animated version of Judges, chapter 4. It is appropriate for use on day 3.

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Extra! Extra!

Students read two “news articles” and evaluate the morality of each by answering a series of questions.

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Samson Smart

This is a set of riddles to challenge students as they learn about Samson in the Old Testament.

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Music to My Ears

Students evaluate a contemporary piece of music based on several different categories of violence and disrespect.

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Ways to Respect Life

This worksheet challenges students to think about how they can value the dignity of life on a day-to-day basis.

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Justice in the World

This worksheet challenges students to think about how the teachings about Justice from the Bishops of the World apply to their daily lives.

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Song/video "Our God Is an Awesome God"

The song/video “Our God Is an Awesome God,” by Michael W. Smith, available on YouTube (4:32) with lyrics, recalls the awesomeness of God that the Israelites experienced at Mount Sinai. Use the version that includes the lyrics with dynamic visual backgrounds. It is appropriate for opening prayer on day 4.

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Teachings from the Catechism

This worksheet challenges students to think about how the teachings from the Catechism on the fourth commandment apply to their daily lives.

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Song/video "Our God Is Greater"

The song/video “Our God Is Greater,” by Chris Tomlin, available on YouTube (5:21), recalls the need to put our faith in God. It is appropriate for use on day 3 as opening or closing prayer.

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Song/video "Deyenu, Coming Home"

The song/video “Deyenu, Coming Home,” by the Ein Prat Fountainheads, available on YouTube (2:54), is a fun song about Passover by a contemporary Jewish group and is appropriate for use on day 2.

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Which Way Shall We Go?

This handout provides a chart for students to list activities that are best to do on Sunday and those that should be saved for other days of the week.

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A Doctrinal Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt to find important Church doctrines, teachings and beliefs in the Catechism.

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Aiming for God Game

This handout contains cards to be used with the “Aiming for God Game”.

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Song/video "You Know Better Than I"

The song/video “You Know Better Than I,” by Dallyn Vail Bayles, available on YouTube (3:35) with lyrics, from Joseph King of Dreams, works best on day 2.

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The Transfiguration of Jesus

This worksheet helps students to read Scripture passages, answer questions about, and understand the importance of the Transfiguration of Jesus.

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Song/video "The Colours of God’s Love—Rainbow Covenant"

The song/video “The Colours of God’s Love—Rainbow Covenant,” available on YouTube (2:28), is based on the song “Giver of Life,” by Ann Laura. The video uses a variety of images of rainbows, while the song praises God for his gifts and faithfulness. It is appropriate for use on day 4.

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Song/video "Lord, I Need You"

The song/video “Lord, I Need You,” by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (3:26), emphasizes our need for God’s faithful love and grace. It could be used for opening prayer on any day.

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Lead Me Not into Temptation

This handout presents different roles for students to act out from a real-life theft situation

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The Bible’s Practical Moral Advice

This worksheet guides students as they look up Scripture passages that give moral advice.

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Beatitudes Strips

A list of the Beatitudes organized to be cut into strips for a class activity.

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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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Here I Am, Lord (Nature Scenes)

The song/video "Here I Am, Lord," by Fr. Daniel L. Schutte, performed by the Boys and Men of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St. Alban, available on YouTube (3:04) with lyrics, features nature scenes. It is suggested as an opening or closing prayer for any day but is best used on day 4.

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The Face of Christ (Black & White)

The song/video "The Face of Christ" by Chris Rice, posted by David Grove, available on YouTube (3:45), is artistically strong with black-and-white photography. It is best used on day 3.

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Come to the Water

The song/video "Come to the Water," by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (4:49) with lyrics, is suggested as an opening or closing prayer for any day but is best used on day 1.

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What Is Catholic Social Teaching?

The video "What Is Catholic Social Teaching?" with music “The Resistance,” by Josh Garrels, available on YouTube (4:42), is best used on day 2.

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Words

The song/video "Words," by Hawk Nelson, available on YouTube (3:24) with lyrics and also on Spotify, is suggested as an opening or closing prayer for any day but may be best used on day 4.

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Saint Mother Teresa—Inspiring ‘Everyone, Everywhere,’

The video "Mother Teresa—Inspiring ‘Everyone, Everywhere,’" by Anthony Ndaira, available on YouTube (10:20), is best used on day 4.

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What Is Social Justice?

The video "What Is Social Justice?" by the Love Alliance, available on YouTube (1:06), is a series of young people sharing answers to this question. It may be helpful on day 1.

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Voices of Youth on Social Justice

The video "Voices of Youth on Social Justice," by the International Labour Organization, available on YouTube (2:59), defines social justice. Young people from all over the world give examples of social justice. The video may be helpful on day 1.

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Wrecking Ball

The song/video "Wrecking Ball," by Sidewalk Prophets, available on YouTube (3:15) with lyrics, asks God’s help to knock out lust and greed and make the best of us. It can be used as an opening or closing prayer on any day or incorporated into the discussion on purity of heart on day 3.

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Video "One Day"

The video “One Day,” by Life Vest Inside, available on YouTube (5:44), shows the difference that a single act of kindness can make. It is appropriate for use on day 4.

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Song "Grace Like Rain"

Use a song/video about God’s mercy, love, forgiveness, and grace, such as “Amazing Grace”—or a more contemporary version, such as “Grace Like Rain,” by Todd Agnew, available on YouTube (4:23) with lyrics. It could be used for opening prayer on day 4.

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Song/video "Man in the Mirror"

The song/video “Man in the Mirror,” by Michael Jackson, is available on YouTube in a variety of versions. This contemporary song encourages individuals to change the world by first changing the way they act themselves. It is appropriate for use on day 3.

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Video "Seven Lies You Believe about Yourself"

The video “Seven Lies You Believe about Yourself,” by Blimey Cow, available on YouTube (3:52), offers some good insight on the negative messages that keep us from being everything that God calls us to be. It is appropriate for use on day 3.

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Video "God Created Humans in His Image"

The video “God Created Humans in His Image,” by Top Cheretien, available on YouTube (2:14), is a nice reflection on this concept by spoken word poet Amena Brown. It could be used for opening prayer on day 1.

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Song/video "God of Wonders"

The song/video “God of Wonders,” by Third Day, available on YouTube (5:09), is available as music videos with lyrics or images of creation that are appropriate for use as an opening or closing prayer. This could be used for opening prayer on day 3.

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Song/video "Lord of All Creation"

The song/video “Lord of All Creation,” by Vincent Peters, available on YouTube (5:09), uses the song “God of Wonders.” It is another beautiful video about creation that is appropriate for use on day 1.

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Song/video "Creation (Music Video)"

The song/video “Creation (Music Video),” by bloodrunsclear, available on YouTube (3:37), uses the song “Diem Ex Dei.” It is a beautiful video about creation and is appropriate for use on day 1.

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Video "Jonah Was a Prophet"

The Veggie Tales video “Jonah Was a Prophet” (YouTube, 3:19) is a fun song about the reluctant prophet and second chances, but it also teaches that true prophets are obedient to God. This music video gives a quick sample of the Veggie Tales movie Jonah (2003, 83 minutes). Although directed to young children, the movie would offer your students a fun, light-hearted look at Jonah’s reluctant ministry to the people of Nineveh.  

The Old Testament, the Trinity, and the Mission of Christ and The Old Testament and the Trinity:
This video is appropriate for use on day 4.

Revelation and the Old Testament:*
This video is appropriate for use in chapter 9.

 

* Revelation and the Old Testament is the first semester course in the new high school series Live Jesus in Our Hearts. This series takes a fresh approach to the Framework outline, bringing in new themes such as in-depth use of scripture, extensive online resources, and an invitational, evangelizing approach.

Are you interested in seeing how we're reframing framework? Learn more about Live Jesus in Our Hearts!

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Song/video "We Delight"

The song/video “We Delight,” by Caedmon’s Call, available on YouTube (3:27), is a praise song about God’s Law. It is appropriate for use on any of the days.

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Mysteries of the Church: TRINITY

The video “Mysteries: The Trinity,” available on YouTube (22:57), presented by several Catholic priests and theologians, would be good preparation for teaching this chapter.

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Video "The Trinity (Christian Triune Godhead) Explained Part 2"

The video “The Trinity (Christian Triune Godhead) Explained Part 1,” available on YouTube (3:55), is a good introduction to the Trinity, but it might be challenging for some young adolescents. There is also a part 2 that explains some common misconceptions of the Trinity. This video is used on day 1.

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Video "The Trinity (Christian Triune Godhead) Explained Part 1"

The video “The Trinity (Christian Triune Godhead) Explained Part 1,” available on YouTube (3:55), is a good introduction to the Trinity, but it might be challenging for some young adolescents. There is also a part 2 that explains some common misconceptions of the Trinity. This video is used on day 1.

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Song/video "How Great Is Our God"

The song/video “How Great Is Our God,” by Chris Tomlin, available on YouTube (4:27) with lyrics, is a contemporary song that gives praise to God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It would be a nice introduction to God’s greatness and his Revelation as Trinity. It would make a nice opening prayer for day 2.

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"Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow"

“Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” is a song of praise to the Trinity. Contemporary versions can be found on YouTube and include one sung by Heidi Nadine with lyrics and images. It would make a nice opening or closing prayer for day 4.

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Crystalina’s Testimony (Part 1)—Love or Lust?

The Crystalina Evert video "Crystalina’s Testimony (Part 1)—Love or Lust?" available on YouTube (12:20), is best used on day 2 or day 3.

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Hold Me

The song/video "Hold Me," by Jamie Grace, featuring TobyMac, available on YouTube (3:33), can be used as opening or closing prayer on any day but works best on day 1.

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Servant Song

The song/video "Servant Song," by Richard Gillard, available on YouTube (2:59) with lyrics, supports the ideal that our purpose in life is to help one another, not to give scandal or lead others into temptation. It is best used on day 3.

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Song "You Are Near"

The song “You Are Near,” by Dan Schutte (Oregon Catholic Press), is a contemporary musical setting of Psalm 139, which is partially printed on pages 38–39 in the Handbook. You might like to play the song at the end of day 1.

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Hey, World

The song/video "Hey, World," by Petra and performed by Caroline Chevin, is available on YouTube (4:04). The song tells the story of courageous choices—choosing life instead of abortion or suicide—and affirms God’s gift of life. It is best used on day 1.

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Hope in Front of Me

The song/video "Hope in Front of Me," by Danny Gokey, available on YouTube (3:40) with lyrics, is good for opening prayer on day 1.

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Song/video "Abba Father"

The song/video “Abba Father,” by Carey Landry, available on YouTube (4:24) with lyrics, is a good opening song for days 1 and 3 and is used on day 3.

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Live Like That

The song/video "Live Like That," by Sidewalk Prophets, available on YouTube (3:58) with lyrics, is best used for opening prayer on day 4.

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Speak Life

The song/video "Speak Life," by TobyMac, available on Spotify or YouTube (3:27) with lyrics, addresses the power of words. It is best used for opening prayer on day 3.

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Seek Ye First

The song/video “Seek Ye First,” by the Maranatha Singers, available on YouTube (3:08) with lyrics, can be used for opening prayer on day 2.

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Song "Word of God Speak"

The song “Word of God Speak,” by Mercy Me, is a beautiful song about listening for God’s Word. It could be used for opening prayer for any day of the week. Several versions can be found on YouTube. Use for opening prayer on day 3 or 4.

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Video "Salvation History

The video “Salvation History,” available on YouTube, offers a brief, entertaining summary of salvation history using a talk and draw approach. It is appropriate for use on day 1.

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Video "God Speaks to Man: The Oldest Revelation"

This musically accompanied video “God Speaks to Man: The Oldest Revelation,” by David Huting, available on YouTube (4:53), offers young people a chance to explore the beauty of creation to better understand how God speaks to us through it. This slideshow is appropriate for use on day 3.

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Song/video "God of Wonders”

The song/video "God of Wonders,” by Third Day, available on YouTube (5:08) with lyrics, praises God revealed in nature. It would make a nice opening or closing prayer for day 1.

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Ask Me

The song/video "Ask Me," by Amy Grant, available on YouTube (3:43) with lyrics, is about sexual abuse and survival with God’s help and strength. It is suggested for opening or closing prayer for any day but is best used on day 3.

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Hey, World

The song/video "Hey, World," by Petra, sung by Caroline Chevin, is available on YouTube (4:03). You can find the lyrics online by searching on the phrase “Petra Hey World Lyrics.” The song tells the story of courageous choices—to choose life instead of abortion or suicide—and affirms God’s gift of life. It is a suggested opening or closing prayer for any day but is best used on day 3.

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The Color of Love

The song/video “Boyz II Men—The Color of Love,” available on YouTube (3:44), is best used on day 4.

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Here I Am, Lord

The song/video "Here I Am, Lord," sung by John Michael Talbot, available on YouTube (3:53), is suggested for use on day 4.

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I Will Exalt You

The song/video "I Will Exalt You," by Hillsong UNITED, available on YouTube (7:08) with lyrics, is best used on day 2.

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Awesome God

The song/video "Awesome God," by Hillsong UNITED, available on YouTube (5:19), is powerful and can help the students connect with the wonder that is God. It is an opening or closing prayer option for any day and is used on day 1.

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Forgiven

The song/video "Forgiven," by Sanctus Real, available on YouTube (3:37) with lyrics, is used on day 3.

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Precepts of the Church

The video "Precepts of the Church," by Saint Mary’s Press, available on YouTube (0:51), is an option for day 4.

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What Are Sins?

Video episode 41, "What Are Sins?" from the series 3MC—3-Minute Catechism, available on YouTube (5:17), is used on day 2.

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Holy Choices: Good Decision Making

The video "Holy Choices: Good Decision Making," by RealFaithTV, available on YouTube (28:01), is too long to be used in its entirety. The lesson for day 2 suggests particular sections to share with the students.

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Jeremiah: Prophet of Judah

The song/video “Jeremiah: Prophet of Judah,” by Revolution Watcher (YouTube, 4:28), includes excerpts from the movie Jeremiah (1998, 95 minutes, not rated), with written Scripture excerpts between scenes.

Christian Morality and Prayer or Christian Morality and Social Justice: 
This video is best used on day 1.

Revelation and the Old Testament:*
This video is appropriate for chapter 10.

 

* Revelation and the Old Testament is the first semester course in the new high school series Live Jesus in Our Hearts. This series takes a fresh approach to the Framework outline, bringing in new themes such as in-depth use of scripture, extensive online resources, and an invitational, evangelizing approach.

Are you interested in seeing how we're reframing framework? Learn more about Live Jesus in Our Hearts!

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The Cardinal Virtues, Part 4: Courage

This video by The Christophers is available on YouTube (2:45). It features a priest outlining the meaning of courage. It may be more helpful for teacher background than classroom instruction, in preparation for day 4.

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The Cardinal Virtues, Part 3: Temperance

This video by The Christophers is available on YouTube (2:47). It features a priest outlining the meaning of temperance. It may be more helpful for teacher background than classroom instruction, in preparation for day 4.

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The Cardinal Virtues, Part 2: Justice

This video by The Christophers is available on YouTube (2:56). It features a priest outlining the meaning of justice. It may be more helpful for teacher background than classroom instruction, in preparation for day 4.

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The Cardinal Virtues, Part 1: Prudence

This video by The Christophers is available on YouTube (2:29). It features a priest outlining the meaning of prudence. It may be more helpful for teacher background than classroom instruction, in preparation for day 4.

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Help Me Find It

The song/video "Help Me Find It," by Sidewalk Prophets, available on YouTube (3:44) with lyrics, is a good song for prayer on days 1, 3, and 4.

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The Sermon on the Mount and the Lord’s Prayer

The video "The Sermon on the Mount and the Lord’s Prayer," by The Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos, available on YouTube (3:20), works best on day 2.

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Upon This Rock I’m Gonna Build My Church

The song "Upon This Rock I’m Gonna Build My Church," by Judith Gayle and Shamar Barrett, available on YouTube (4:33), makes a personal statement about faith in a Caribbean style. It is best used on day 4.

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The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

The video "The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant," by Matthew Abeler, available on YouTube (5:26), is best used on day 2.

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The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

The cartoon "The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant," available on YouTube (1:42), is best used on day 2.

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Chapter E The Bible: Women of the Old Testament

This PowerPoint accompanies Chapter E by giving a summary of the stories of Rebecca, Ruth, Judith, and Esther.

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Chapter D The Bible: The First Kings of Israel

This PowerPoint follows along with the concepts presented in Chapter D of The Old Testament and the Trinity.

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Chapter C The Bible: Joshua and Judges

This PowerPoint accompanies Chapter C by giving a summary of the stories of Joshua, Deborah, and Samson.

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Chapter B The Bible: The Exodus

This PowerPoint accompanies Chapter B by giving a summary of the story of Moses and the Exodus.

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Chapter A The Bible: The Patriarchs

This PowerPoint follows along with the concepts presented in Chapter A of The Old Testament and the Trinity.

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Chapter 8 The Bible: Covenants

This PowerPoint follows along with the concepts presented in Chapter 8 of The Old Testament and the Trinity.

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Chapter 7 The Human Person

This PowerPoint accompanies Chapter 7 by exploring what it means to be human.

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Chapter 6 Creation

This PowerPoint accompanies Chapter 6 by exploring creation and the existence of evil.

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Chapter 5 The Bible: The Old Testament

This PowerPoint follows along with the concepts presented in Chapter 5 of The Old Testament and the Trinity.

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Chapter 4 The Holy Trinity

This PowerPoint accompanies Chapter 4 by exploring the central mystery of the Catholic faith: the Trinity.

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Chapter 3 God the Father

This PowerPoint follows along with the concepts presented in Chapter 3 of The Old Testament and the Trinity.

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Chapter 2 The Bible: God’s Plan for Salvation

This PowerPoint follows along with the concepts presented in Chapter 2 of The Old Testament and the Trinity.

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Chapter 1 Revelation, Sacred Scripture, and Sacred Tradition

This PowerPoint follows along with the concepts presented in Chapter 1 of The Old Testament and the Trinity.

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Has It Ever Happened to You?

This is a set of interview questions to find out about an adult’s experience of being cheated or wronged.

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The Ideal King

This handout asks students to reflect on characteristics of an Ideal King.

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Be Careful What You Ask For

This is a list of Scripture passages to be acted out from 1 Samuel

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Samson Strong

This is a score card to keep track of physical activities based on Samson from the Old Testament.

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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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Mary’s Little Lamb

This worksheet helps students to reflect on the numerous images of the lamb found in Scripture.

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Altar of Sacrifice

This handout features an image of an altar.

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Supernatural Beliefs: What’s Right?

This worksheet guides students to identify and research Church teachings on supernatural beings.

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Biblical Heroes

This handout assigns groups to read Scripture passages to learn about a specific biblical hero.

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The Stages of Salvation History

This chart allows students to organize information about the stages of salvation history.

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Interview Chart for Religious Beliefs

This chart allows students to see the comparison between the beliefs of five major religions and those of the Catholic Church.

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Religious Identity Descriptions

This handout provides the religious identities for five major world religions.

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Introduction to the Old Testament

This worksheet guides students to explore and become familiar with the sections of the Old Testament.

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The Liturgy of the Word and the Lectionary

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 5 by providing an overview of the Lectionary as it is used in the Liturgy of the Word.

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Praying the Rosary

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 5 by providing an overview of how to pray the rosary.

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The Acts of the Apostles and Saint Paul

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 4 by providing a brief overview of the Acts of the Apostles and Saint Paul.

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The Miracles of Jesus

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 4 by providing a brief overview of Jesus’ miracles.

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Introduction to the Gospels

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 4 by providing a brief overview of the Gospels.

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Reflecting on Wisdom Literature

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3 by providing a brief overview of the Books of Wisdom.

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Prophets

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3 by providing a brief summary of the prophets.

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Kings

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3 by providing a brief summary of the book of Kings.

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Joshua and Judges

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3 by providing a brief summary of the books of Joshua and Judges.

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Moses and the Exodus

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3 by providing a brief summary of the book of Exodus.

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The Early Leaders of Israel

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3 by providing a brief overview of the early patriarchs of Israel.

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Introduction to the Book of Genesis

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3 by providing an introduction and overview of the book of Genesis.

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The Historical Context of Jesus

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 2 by providing an explanation of the social, political, and religious contexts at the time of Jesus.

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Biblical Exegesis

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 2 by providing an explanation of how to interpret the Bible.

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Learning to Navigate the Bible

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 2 by providing an explanation of the structure and organization of the Bible.

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What Is the Bible?

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 2 by providing an overview of the Bible.

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How the Bible Came to Be

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 2 by providing an explanation of how the Bible came to be what it is today.

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Introduction to Salvation History

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 1 by providing an introduction to Salvation History.

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God’s Presence in Nature

This supplemental PowerPoint summarizes Unit 1 by discussing how God reveals himself to us through nature.

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Finding God and Being Found by God

This supplemental PowerPoint summarizes Unit 1 by discussing how God reveals himself to us.

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Sacred Scripture and the Life of the Individual

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 5, Chapter 17 by discussing the key role Sacred Scripture plays in the life of individuals.

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Sacred Scripture and the Life of the Church

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 5, Chapter 16 by discussing the key role that Sacred Scripture plays in the life of the Church.

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Acts and Letters

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 4, Chapter 15 by giving a brief summary of the Acts of the Apostles and the Letters in the New Testament.

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Revelation in and through Jesus in the Gospel of John

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 4, Chapter 14 by giving a brief summary of the Gospel of John.

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Revelation in and through Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 4, Chapter 13 by giving a brief summary of the Synoptic Gospels.

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The Gospels

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 4, Chapter 12 by giving a brief summary of the Gospels.

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Wisdom Literature

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3, Chapter 11 by giving a brief summary of the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament.

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The Prophetic Books

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3, Chapter 10 by giving a brief summary of the Prophetic Books of the Old Testament.

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The Historical Books

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3, Chapter 9 by giving a brief summary of the Historical Books of the Old Testament.

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The Book of Exodus

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3, Chapter 8 by giving a brief summary of the book of Exodus.

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The Book of Genesis

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3, Chapter 7 by giving a brief summary of the book of Genesis.

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Overview of the Old and New Testaments

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 2, Chapter 6 by giving a brief overview of the Old and New Testaments.

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Interpreting Sacred Scripture

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 2, Chapter 5 by exploring how the church teaches to interpret the Sacred Scripture.

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Understanding Sacred Scripture

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 2, Chapter 4 by exploring how the Holy Spirit guided the writing and formation of Sacred Scripture.

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Divine Revelation

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 1, Chapter 3 by exploring how God has revealed Himself to us through Jesus Christ, Scripture, and Tradition.

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Natural Revelation

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 1, Chapter 2 by exploring how God is revealed to us in the beauty and perfection of His creation.

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The Desire to Know God

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 1, Chapter 1 by exploring our desire to know God and how best to do so.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5

This is a rubric for two final-project possibilities for Unit 5.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5

This handout provides two final-project possibilities for Unit 5.

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The Stations of the Cross

Students read a Scripture passage for an assigned station before creating an enactment and discussing questions.

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Sacred Scripture and the Rules of the Saints

This activity has students work individually and in small groups to read and reflect on the rules of St. Augustine, St. Benedict, and St. Francis.

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Praying the Liturgy of the Hours: A Reflection

A reflection to be completed after praying the Liturgy of the Hours.

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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.

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Vocabulary for Unit 5

This is a list of terms and definitions to know for Unit 5.

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Unit 5 Preassessment: A Prayer Inventory

This preassessment for Unit 5 asks students a series of questions about the importance of prayer and Scripture in their own lives.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4

This is the rubric for the final projects in Unit 4.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4

This handout provides two final project possibilities for Unit 4.

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Non-Pauline Letters and Revelation

This small-group activity asks students to read and reflect on a Scripture passage from a Non-Pauline Letter in the New Testament. Students must then answer reflection questions about the passage.

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Paul’s Response to the Early Christian Communities

This small-group activity asks students to read and reflect on a Scripture passage about Paul and the early Christian communities.

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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.

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Mind Mapping: "I Am" Statements from the Gospel of John

This small-group activity asks students to reflect on a specific “I am” statement from the Gospel of John.

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Miracles

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.

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Four Images of Jesus

This small-group activity asks students to read a section of the Gospel and answer questions focused on the image of Jesus.

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Freshman Orientation

This writing assignment asks students to write a description of their freshman orientation to a specific audience.

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Vocabulary for Unit 4

This is a list of the terms and definitions to be used and learned in Unit 4.

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Unit 4 Preassessment: New Testament Myths and Facts

This preassessment identifies misconceptions that students may have about the New Testament.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3

This is the rubric to assess the final project possibilities for Unit 3.

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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.

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Reflecting on Suffering

These journal prompts will help students to reflect on suffering in the world and their personal lives.

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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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King David

This small-group project asks students to read a section from the bible about King David. Students must then create and act out a television show based on their scripture passage.

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The Book of Exodus

This small-group project asks students to read a section from the Book of Exodus before acting out the passage and responding to discussion questions.

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Abraham, Sarah, and Their Descendants

This partner project asks students to read and learn about a descendent of Abraham. The pairs must then complete a writing assignment and create an artistic symbol for the assigned person.

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Vocabulary for Unit 3

A list of terms and definitions to be used throughout Unit 3.

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Unit 3 Preassessment: I Know / I Think I Know / I Want to Know

This preassessment for Unit 3 asks students to reflect on what they know, think they know, and want to know from the upcoming unit.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2

This is the rubric for the final project options in Unit 2.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2

This handout presents two project possibilities to assess student understanding of the concepts learned in Unit 2.

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Jigsaw Activity: Categories of Books in the New Testament

This activity asks small groups to answer questions about a specific section of the New Testament.

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Categories of Books in the Old Testament

This is a list of characteristics to be divided among the books of the Old Testament.

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Jigsaw Activity: Categories of Books in the Old Testament

This activity asks small groups to focus on a small portion of the Old Testament as they read and answer questions.

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Literal and Spiritual Senses of Scripture: The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25–37)

This small-group, discussion guide challenges students to read a familiar story using a different lense and perspective.

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Mind Map: From the Spoken Word to the Written Word

This Mind Map helps students to organize and brainstorm ideas about friends, school, sports, and family.

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Journal Entry: Inspiration

This is a journal prompt which asks students to reflect on times when they have been given advice.

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Vocabulary for Unit 2

This is a list of terms and definitions to be covered in Unit 2.

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Unit 2 Preassessment: "Meet Me in the Middle" Concepts

This preassessment lists many key concepts to be covered in Unit 2.

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