Beatitudes and Mercy Set

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The Beatitudes Teacher's Guide

This full-color book features 13 ready-to-use lesson plans on the Beatitudes. By using these lessons, you will help your students come to see that Jesus Christ is the only way to personal freedom, happiness, and holiness.

Every self-contained lesson in this guide is teacher-written, classroom-tested, and scholar-reviewed, and gives you everything you need to help guide your students understand the true meaning of Jesus’ most important teachings.

To help you differentiate instruction, this guide includes lessons at three grade levels. Each lesson is clearly marked with an intended audience/reading level. Based on the students you have from class to class/year to year, you can decide which resource(s) to use with which students.

Each lesson is designed in a flexible, modular format, and includes:

  • Essential questions
  • Connections to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Accessible and engaging background reading
  • Biblical touchstones
  • Comprehension and critical thinking questions
  • Warm-up / bell work
  • Main activity such as primary source analysis, role-playing, structured debate, and many others
  • Homework and extension options
  • Bulletin Board extension options for elementary lessons

  • The veteran schoolteachers who wrote the twelve lessons included here know firsthand your needs in the classroom. Even the layflat binding makes it easy for you to photocopy all the provided handouts and activities.

    Lessons

    Unit One: Foundations of Christian Moral Theology

  • Our Eternal End is in Heaven
  • Rules and Freedom
  • Conscience: God’s Voice in Our Hearts
  • Vocation: The Universal Call to Holiness
  • What Is God Calling Me to Do?
  • The Role of Feelings
  • The Reality of Sin and the Necessity of Virtue Obedience

  • Unit Two: Living the Life of Christ

  • Jesus Teaches Us How to Live
  • The Beatitudes and Moral Choices
  • Who Are the Blessed?
  • The Beatitudes and the Saints
  • Rejoice and Be Glad: The Poem of the Beatitudes

  • This resource facilitates experiential learning with sacred art including works by:

  • Michelangelo
  • Hartman Schede
  • Caravaggio
  • El Greco
  • James Tissot
  • Fra Angelico
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • And many others

  • Your students will read and analyze primary sources from writers including:

  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Gaudium et Spes
  • St. Gregory the Great
  • John Henry Cardinal Newman
  • Pope Francis
  • St. Augustine
  • St. Paul of the Cross
  • Mark Twain
  • And many others

  • In addition to Biblical touchstones in every lesson, your students will study in-depth and apply their knowledge of scripture passages including:

  • John 8:31-32
  • Genesis 2:7
  • Matthew 22:37-39
  • Galatians 5:1
  • Exodus 10:15
  • Exodus 20:12
  • Leviticus 19:12
  • Luke 1:39-45
  • Jeremiah 31:33
  • Proverbs 3:5-6
  • 2 Timothy 1:13-14
  • Psalm 119:104-106
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:13
  • Matthew 26:36-46
  • Luke 22:39-46
  • Romans 13:14
  • Jeremiah 17:9-10
  • Matthew 7:25-27
  • Mark 7:21-23
  • John 19:25-27
  • Genesis 3
  • 1 Samuel 17
  • Luke 1:26-30
  • Genesis 3:1-13; 15-19
  • Genesis 12:1-9; 17:1-8
  • 2 Samuel 11:1 to 12:18a
  • Matthew 17:1-9
  • Matthew 25:31-46
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:13
  • Luke 18:35-43
  • Matthew 14:15-21
  • Luke 10:39-37
  • Matthew 8:1-3
  • Mark 5:2-15
  • John 8:1-11
  • Matthew 5:3-10; 43-48
  • Matthew 7:2-5
  • Matthew 15: 17-18; 21-22

  • Includes Saint Biography Cards at two reading levels.

  • St. Joan of Arc
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Augustine
  • St. Teresa of Avila
  • Bl. Chiara Luce Badano
  • St. Andre Bessette
  • St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
  • St. Josemaria Escriva
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • St. Therese of Lisieux
  • St. Gianna Beretta Molla
  • St. Monica
  • St. Thomas More
  • St. Paul
  • St. Pope John Paul II
  • St. Peter
  • Bl. Miguel Pro Juarez
  • St. Dominic Savio
  • St. Stephen
  • Bl. Teresa of Calcutta

  • Love and Mercy Teacher's Guide

    This full-color teacher's guide features 12 ready-to-use lesson plans that will bring vividly to life the limitless of God's mercy throughout Salvation History, while showing young people how to integrate the corporal and spiritual works of mercy into everything they believe and do as Catholics.

    Each self-contained lesson is teacher-written, classroom-tested, and scholar-reviewed, and provides an easier and more effective way to engage your students with God's mercy.

    To help you differentiate instruction, this guide includes lessons at three grade levels. Each lesson is clearly marked with an intended audience and reading level. Based on the students you have from class to class and year to year, you can decide which resources to use with which students.

    Each lesson is designed in a flexible, modular format, and includes:

  • Connections to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Learning goals and connections to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Biblical touchstones
  • Comprehension and critical thinking questions
  • Warm-up / bell work
  • Main activity such as primary source analysis, role-playing, structured debate, and many others
  • Homework and extension options
  • Bulletin Board extension options for elementary lessons
  • The veteran schoolteachers who wrote the twelve lessons included here know firsthand your needs in the classroom. Even the layflat binding makes it easy for you to photocopy all the provided handouts and activities. Lessons include:

    Unit One: God's Mercy Revealed in Salvation History

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Mercy and Covenants
  • Lesson 2: God's Mercy Revealed in the Covenant with Adam
  • Lesson 3: God's Mercy in the Covenant with Noah
  • Lesson 4: The Plan of Mercy Inaugurated: The Covenant with Abraham
  • Lesson 5: God's Mercy Tested: The Covenant with Moses
  • Lesson 6: God's Mercy Persists: The Covenant with David
  • Lesson 7: God's Plan for Mercy Comes to Fulfillment: The New Covenant in Christ

  • Unit Two: Experiencing and Living Mercy

  • Lesson 8: Exploring the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy with Sacred Art
  • Lesson 9: Introduction to the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
  • Lesson 10: Jesus Teaches us How to Live the Works of Mercy
  • Lesson 11: Mercy's Work of Showing God's Love
  • Lesson 12: Saints of Mercy
  • Appendix B: Teacher Toolkit: Special Projects for Entering into the Story of Salvation

  • Includes 20 Saint Cards with short, engaging biographies of:

  • St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
  • St. Bernadette
  • St. Catherine of Siena
  • St. Peter Claver
  • Servant of God Dorothy Day
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati
  • St. Faustina
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola
  • Pope St. John Paul II
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • St. Maria Goretti
  • St. Martin of Tours
  • Mary, Mother of Mercy
  • St. Peter Nalasco
  • St. Teresa of Avila
  • St. Therese of Lisieux
  • Bl. Miguel Pro
  • St. John Vianney
  • St. Francis Xavier
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