Primary Source Readers
Primary Source Readers for High School Curriculum Framework Courses
The Primary Source Reader series provides a collection of readings that complement the courses in the U.S. Catholic Bishops' high school curriculum framework.
The primary source readings are accompanied by introductions, reflection questions, definitions, and sidebars that offer background information.
The Primary Source Readers make the perfect supplement to any framework course!
Revelation and Sacred Scripture: A Primary Source Reader allows students to grow in their understanding of the revelation of Jesus Christ in Sacred Scripture. This primary source reader provides a collection of readings that complement course 1 in the U.S. Catholic Bishops' high school curriculum framework.
Who Is Jesus Christ? A Primary Source Reader provides a collection of readings that complement course II in the U.S. Catholic Bishops' high school curriculum framework. Working with these primary source readings will help students gain a deeper understanding of who Jesus Christ is and his significance for their lives.
The Paschal Mystery, Jesus’ life, death, and Resurrection, is a living reality. It is the promise of life that we receive at Baptism and it continues to draw us into union with God. We experience this union in the most profound way when we receive Jesus in Holy Communion. The collection of readings in The Paschal Mystery: A Primary Source Reader aims to help students come to know Jesus and build a relationship with him that grows ever more loving and ever more life-giving.
To continue his mission in the world, Jesus gave us his Church, the one Body of Christ: “As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. . . . Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it” (1 Corinthians 12:12,27). The collection of readings in Christ’s Mission Through the Church: A Primary Source Reader aims to help students learn more about the Church and how they can share in Christ’s mission as unique and valued members of the Body of Christ.
In the Gospels, Jesus assures us, “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20). Jesus has entrusted himself, his Presence, to the Church through the Sacraments. He is with us today in these seven unique signs. The collection of readings in Encountering Christ in the Sacraments: A Primary Source Reader aims to help students learn more about the Seven Sacraments and how they can meet Christ today in and through them.
Christian morality is synonymous with life in Christ. We are to love God with our whole being and to love others as Jesus loves us, because God created all of us in his image and wants us to love one another as he loves us. The Christian moral life is defined by being in loving relationships and by living our lives in response to the teachings of Jesus. The collection of readings in Christian Moral Life: A Primary Source Reader aims to help students learn the moral concepts and teachings that will guide them to live their lives as disciples of Christ.