The second edition of the grade 3 curriculum, "Who Is Our Example?" is a perform-a-text which 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.
Emphasis is placed on a developing a deeper understanding of the nature and persons of God, and who we are as images of God. Also focused on are the powers of thinking and choosing that God gives us and how we should use them to imitate the perfect image of God, Jesus. The students grow in their understanding of the Church, and participation in its life of grace and Mary, our mother, who helps us to be like Jesus.
Teacher's manuals are very detailed, thorough and full of practical ideas.
- Review questions and role playing activities stimulate classroom dialogue and help children verbalize what they have learned
- Liturgical and Holiday lessons help children participate in the Church year. Prayer service suggestions build a spirit of community as children pray together spontaneous and formal prayers
- Living the Lesson sections relates concepts of faith to everyday living
The new Teacher's Manual includes cross-referencing to the CCC, inserted reproductions of the Student text, vocabulary, games and other classroom activities, and prayers to know. Included in the appendix section are Unit Family Notes to be sent home to stimulate family discussion and Unit Review worksheets that may be used as gradable material to assess the student comprehension.
Keywords: Image of God, 2nd edition, second edition, Who Is Our Example?, Grade 3, Student Text