Scope and Sequence

with Curriculum Outline and Sample Pages for each book

In addition to the helpful scope and sequence summary for each grade, you can now view sample page files for each grade.

Pre-school: Who AM I?

Pre-school: Who am I?

Workbook/Primary Teacher Texts available

A Catholic religion curriculum for children 3 and 4 years of age with the text/workbooks for each pre-school level that presents the faith in a lively, colorful manner with state of the art graphics.

  • Founded on two unifying key truths: God and creation.
  • Stresses the dignity of each child made in God's image.
  • Presents the faith in terms and activities children understand.
  • Each lesson includes Bible stories, "Concepts of Faith", home activities and fun workshops.
  • Includes teachers' Pattern Packet.
  • Designed for tear out sheets with Family notes on the back.

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Workbook A - Workbook B - Teacher's Manual

Kindergarten: God Loves Me

Kindergarten: Who am I?

Workbook/Kindergarten Teacher Texts available

A Catholic religion curriculum for kindergarten children with a text/workbookthat presents the faith in a lively, colorful manner with state of the art graphics.

  • Founded on two unifying key truths: God and creation.
  • Stresses the dignity of each child made in God's image.
  • Presents the faith in terms and activities children understand.
  • Each lesson includes Bible stories, "Concepts of Faith", home activities and fun workshops.
  • Includes teachers' Pattern Packet.
  • Designed for tear out sheets with Family notes on the back.

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Workbook - Teacher's Manual

Grade 1: Who Has God's Life?

Grade 1: Who Has God's Life?

Student/Teacher Texts Available

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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Student Textbook - Teacher's Manual

Grade 2: Who Loves Me Always?

Grade 2: Who Loves Me Always?

Student/Teacher Texts Available

Theme

Special emphasis on the sacraments and commandments in preparation for receiving Reconciliation and the Holy Eucharist. The lessons emphasize God's mercy and love through the story of salvation history and the coming of Jesus our Savior; we act as images of God through receiving the sacraments, and imitating the various saints' lives that are studied. Special focus on the Mass.

Sequence

  • Ch. 1-2: God shows us his love and mercy.
  • Ch. 3-8: Jesus shows us how to love God and others, and we find forgiveness through his sacrifice.
  • Ch. 9-14: We learn to act as images of God through stories of the bible and by receiving Reconciliation.
  • Ch. 15-20: Jesus gives us the Living Bread. We learn to love God through the Mass and serving others.
  • Ch. 21-27: The angels, saints, rosary and Church year.

Aim

To teach the children about the love of God and to prepare them for Reconciliation and Holy Communion, to help the children participate more fully in the Mass. To help the children become aware of how Jesus returned God's love, helps us to return God's love, shows us who we are and how we should act as images of God.

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Student Textbook - Teacher's Manual

Grade 3: Who Is Our Example?

Grade 3: Who Is Our Example?

Student/Teacher Texts Available

Theme

Emphasis on a deeper understanding of the nature and persons of God, and who we are as images of God. The powers that God gives us and how we should use them to imitate the perfect image of God, Jesus. We grow in our understanding of the Church, and participation in its life of grace. Mary our mother helps us to be like Jesus.

Sequence

  • Ch. 1-3: The mystery of God and the life of the Trinity.
  • Ch. 4-12: Our identity as images of God with the special powers given to us to act as God's images.
  • Ch. 13-16: Jesus, the perfect image of God, is our example.
  • Ch. 17-22: The Church is the body of Christ, and we its members.
  • Ch. 23-25: Celebrating liturgical seasons.

Aim

To develop a better understanding of the dignity and powers that God has bestowed on each person. The formation of a moral conscience, to follow the example of Christ and act as He would act, and the development of a sense of community as a member of God's family, the Church.

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Student Textbook - Teacher's Manual

Grade 4: We Follow Jesus

Grade 4: We Follow Jesus

Student/Teacher Texts Available

Theme

Emphasizes the mystery of the Trinity and the student's response of Faith. Students learn about the creation of angels, the universe, and people as acts of God's love. The fall of the angels and the human persons is studied. Students study about Jesus and why He came. Special emphasis on grace and how it helps us to act as images of God by following the Ten Commandments.

Sequence

  • Ch. 1-4: God and creation.
  • Ch. 5-6: Original sin, its effects and God's merciful love.
  • Ch. 7-11: Jesus as priest, prophet, and king; works of mercy; the beatitudes.
  • Ch. 12-14: The Catholic Church, hierarchy, and laity; grace and the virtues; the seven sacraments.
  • Ch. 15-19: Commandments; prayer; devotion to Mary.
  • Ch. 20-21: Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.

Aim

To teach the students the irreplaceable role of Jesus in their lives. To help students appreciate that they are created by God, but wounded by sin; and that Jesus loves them by being their example and Redeemer. To teach the students that Jesus is the source of grace and that He shares His life with them to enlighten them and strengthen them so that they live as images of God here on earth and someday in heaven.

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Student Textbook - Teacher's Manual

Grade 5: Our Mission of Love

Grade 5: Our Mission of Love

Student/Teacher Texts Available

Theme

Emphasizing the creation of human beings as images of God: mind, will, and body. Original sin is discussed in conjunction with Jesus' mission to redeem us and to act as prophet, priest, and king. Special emphasis on the Church and how it carries on Jesus' mission of love. Through the Church, Jesus touches us in the sacraments and strengthens us to carry on His mission of love. Death and life after death are treated.

Sequence

  • Ch. 1-6: The Trinity; creation, commandments, growing up.
  • Ch. 7-9: Jesus our Redeemer; Parables, Miracles.
  • Ch. 10-15: The Church; Vocations; Works of mercy; Mary, our mother.
  • Ch. 16-20: The sacraments, physical signs of Jesus' love.
  • Ch. 21-25: Grace, Prayer; Gifts of the Holy Spirit; Death; Communion of Saints.
  • Ch. 27-28: Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.
  • Ch. 29: Sacramentals.

Aim

To make the students aware of their dignity as persons, both spiritually and physically. To teach the students why God became man: to redeem us and to be our model. To deepen the students' understanding of the Church and Mary. To develop the students' appreciation for the sacraments as personal meetings with Christ.

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Student Textbook - Teacher's Manual

Grade 6: God's Merciful Love

Grade 6: God's Merciful Love

Student/Teacher Texts Available

Theme

Special emphasis on Genesis and the creation of human persons by God in His image. Also, the Old Testament is presented as a history of God's merciful love toward people. God's merciful love draws good out of evil and prepares for the coming of Jesus Christ. The covenant between God and Israel is an expression of God's merciful love.

Sequence

  • Ch. 1: Learning about the Bible; Revelation; Literary forms.
  • Ch. 2-9: Genesis.
  • Ch. 10-12: Moses; Passover; the Covenant.
  • Ch. 13-14: Joshua; the Judges.
  • Ch. 15: Women of Faith; Sarah; Rebekah; Rachel; Miriam.
  • Ch. 16: Israel; Samuel; Saul; David; Solomon.
  • Ch. 17-18: The Prophets and the Wisdom Books.
  • Ch. 19: The Church Year.

Aim

To teach the students that the Old Testament is an expression of God's merciful love and is fulfilled in Jesus Christ. To help the students appreciate the main characters of the Old Testament and their struggles to do God's will.

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Student Textbook - Teacher's Manual

Grade 7: Jesus, The Way, The Truth, The Life

Grade 7: Jesus, the Way, the Truth, the Life

Student/Teacher Texts Available

Theme

Reviews the creation of the world and persons. Emphasizes the dignity of each human being as an image of God. Has students explore the possible vocations. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus is reviewed through an analysis of the four gospels. The development of a well-formed conscience. Morality is rooted in God and proper moral behavior is an imitation of God.

Sequence

  • Ch. 1-4: Trinity; Creation; Original sin.
  • Ch. 5-7: Human dignity; Family; Work.
  • Ch. 8-11: Vocations; Life of the saints.
  • Ch. 12-13: Life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
  • Ch. 16-20: Morality; Conscience formation; Beatitudes; Commandments.

Aim

To recognize the dignity of all persons and to treat all persons according to that dignity. To explore the various vocations and be open to God's call. To better understand who Jesus is and the need for Jesus in our lives. To understand that Christ is with us through His Church. To develop a well-formed conscience.

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Student Textbook - Teacher's Manual

Grade 8: Part A - Lord, Give Me Eternal Life; Part B - Christ With Us Now And Always

Grade 8:
Part A - Lord, Give Me Eternal Life;
Part B - Christ with Us Now and Always

Student/Teacher Texts Available

 

 

Part A: Lord, Give Me Eternal Life

Theme

Emphasizes the sacraments as personal meetings with Jesus. The grace that comes to us through the sacraments gives us the power to live as images of God here on earth and someday in heaven.

Sequence

  • Ch. 1-3: The Sacraments are personal encounter with Jesus.
  • Ch. 4-5: Sacraments of Initiation
  • Ch. 6-9: Baptism, the first of the Sacraments, member of the Church
  • Ch. 10-12: Confirmation, the Holy Spirit and our responsibilities.
  • Ch. 13-17: Origins of the Eucharist, Sacrifice, Communion, Presence
  • Ch. 18-21: Reconciliation, sacrament, sin
  • Ch. 22-25: Anointing of the Sick, history, Jesus, grace
  • Ch. 26-29: Matrimony, Saving grace, celebration
  • Ch. 30-32: Holy Orders, deacons, priests and bishops role
  • Ch. 33-36: Our need of grace, original sin and virtue
  • Ch. 37-40: Effects, types and source of grace
  • Ch. 41-44: Virtues and Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Aim

To teach the students that we truly encounter the person of Jesus in the sacraments and that Jesus transforms us for the better through the grace of the sacraments.

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Student Textbook A - Teacher's Manual A

 

Grade 8: Part A - Lord, Give Me Eternal Life; Part B - Christ With Us Now And Always

 

 

 


Part B: Christ with Us Now and Always


Theme

Emphasizes Christ's living and active presence in the Church throughout it's history. The lives of saints and other persons of importance serve as focal points for the history of the Church.

Sequence

  • Ch. 1-3: Pentecost and early beginnings of the Church
  • Ch. 4-6: The infant church.
  • Ch. 7-8: Stephen, Peter and Paul
  • Ch. 9-10: Church: Mystical Person of Christ
  • Ch. 11-12: The Persecution of the Church
  • Ch. 13-15: The legalization of Christianity.
  • Ch. 16-18: Heresy and Truth
  • Ch. 19-21: Church State and feudalism
  • Ch. 22-24: The Church in the Middle Ages
  • Ch. 25-27: The Church in need of renewal.
  • Ch. 28-30: Time of the Reformation, the Council of Trent.
  • Ch. 31-33: the Church in the Modern Era

Aim

To develop the idea of the Church as Christ's mystical body. To introduce the students to the history of the Church.

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Student Textbook B - Teacher's Manual B

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Confirmation: Spreading and Defending the Faith

Confirmation: Spreading and Defending the Faith

Student/Teacher Texts Available

Through Scripture, the documents of Vatican II, the teachings of Pope John Paul II, and the lives of the saints, candidates for Confirmation are prepared to spread and defend the faith by their words and actions. Activities in the student text include writing articles, conducting interviews, researching lives of saints, and expressing the truth of the faith in an informed way. The teacher's guide helps the catechist direct the students to see the Holy Spirit at work and to respond to His love in all areas of their lives: spiritual, intellectual, moral, service to the Church and community, and more. Features: Prayers, definitions, gifts of the Holy Spirit, apologetics, fruits of the Holy Spirit, vocations, Eucharist, Penance, virtues.

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Student Textbook - Teacher's Manual

We Celebrate The Sacrifice of Love: The Mass

We Celebrate the Sacrifice of Love: The Mass

Mass booklet for children in first through third grades

Helps children at Mass to:

  • Understand
  • Follow along
  • Participate more fully

The book contains:

  • Actual Mass text on one page
  • Explanation of mass on the other
  • Many color photographs
  • Vocabulary of Mass terms

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From the booklet

Worksheets and Home Activities