Perform-a-text combines text and activity in one book. Clear, comprehensive and interesting presentation of the Catholic Faith based on seven key concepts: God, Creation, Christ, Church, Grace, Sacraments and Commandments. Stories from Scripture, lives of the saints and contemporary situations give students Catholic role models and examples of living the faith. The lessons are complimented by colorful illustrations.
THEME: Introduction to the Trinity with emphasis on the life of Jesus. Child learns about grace, what it is and does for us. Acquaints child with the Apostles and beginning of the Church, the plan of salvation and the child's part in that plan. Child learns about angels, sacraments and the basic prayers.
SEQUENCE: Ch. 1-6: God the Creator of the world, angels, Adam and Eve; our home in heaven lost through original sin; the world prepares for the savior.
Ch. 7-10: Jesus the Savior comes to teach us how to live and act.
Ch. 11-15: Jesus gathers the Apostles and starts the Catholic Church. The Apostles' Creed, the sacraments and the Mass.
Ch. 16-20: The Church year; liturgical celebrations and prayer services.
AIM: To expand the child's understanding and love for Jesus and His Church. To help the child understand that Jesus is Savior. To introduce the concept that with grace it is possible for us to act as images of God here on earth and to live with God someday in Heaven.
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Keywords: Image of God, 2nd edition, second edition, Who Has God's Life?, Grade 1, Student Text