Beatitudes Teachers’ Guide

Living the Life of Christ

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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

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Product Details

  • Pages: 258
  • Format(s): Paperback,
  • ISBN: 978-1-622823-000
  • Product Code: 3000
  • Availability: In Stock

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