COURSE NO. REL-286

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Faith & Life 6 : Following Christ with Activity Guide; New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2

COURSE NOTES

 

Scheduling Suggestions: see notes



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2

  • Author: Rev. Bennet Kelley, CP
  • ISBN: 089942242X        
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

Catholic Book Publ., NY; 1962, 1969; Imprimatur; 264 pgs; 38 lessons; prayers; dictionary; index; appendices

 

This Baltimore Catechism worktext teaches religion, logical constructs, Scripture, prayers, etc., and models formal grammar.

We use this text for two years.  Progress through it in 20-minute periods, three to five days per week.  Read aloud all Scripture—the strength of this program this year (besides the formal grammar and logic modeled); this may take weeks for some lessons.  Take the time—it’s worth it!  Do the end-of-chapter discussion questions aloud, but have the student do the rest of the exercises independently after discussion of the lesson.  At the least, read/repeat daily the prayers and hymns at the end of the chapters; at the most, memorize them.  (A happy medium: memorize some, using recitation and written tests.  Don’t be afraid to trade off the written exercises for written prayers and hymns.)

Faith and Life 6: Following Christ (Student Book)

  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0898709091        
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

154 pages; Ignatius Pr; Revised edition (June 1985)

 

A simpler alternative to The New St. Joseph's Baltimore Catechism #2.  One to two lessons per week; read the text one day, do the activities the next.
 
For a fine beginning for art appreciation, cut out the masterpiece reproductions in this book, rubber-cement them to attractive paper and enclose them in a large, sturdy binder.  Write little notes about the piece and rubber-cement them in clusters to attractive paper, tucking them into the binder behind the picture.  Keep this binder easily available and add to it as often as

Faith and Life 6: Following Christ (Activity Guide)

  • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2004. .
  • ISBN: 0898708990        
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books

Ignatius Pr; Rev Wkbk edition (June 30, 2004)

 



 

 




LESSON PLANNER

WEEK A

Preparatory Week A: Use this school week to gather the materials for this course and thoroughly read the book notes, course notes, and, if applicable, the weekly lesson plan in your St. Thomas Aquinas Academy curriculum guide.


WEEK B

Preparatory Week B: Use this school week to complete Preparatory Week A and explore the materials for this course. Flip through all of this course’s materials. Make mental notes about the design and organization the resources for the course (editor’s notes, table of contents, maps, charts, forms, appendices, glossaries, bibliographies, end notes, internet supports, etc.).


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Preparatory Week C: This is a bonus week. Use it for Semester 1 catch-up, corrections, review, assessment testing, standardized testing, or semester reporting.


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Preparatory Week D: This is a second bonus week. Complete Preparatory Week C or begin the Semester 2 course plan.


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