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									Year 8 Term 4: Growing in the image of God – programme Brian Kane St. Mary’
Week 1-4: Raising religious awareness: Our bodies are a gift
Week 5-6: Jesus – taught the purpose of our bodies
Week 7-10: Christian response: prayer - advent, sacraments – baptism, eucharist, confirmation, commandments – 6th.
WK    OUTCOME             STRATEGIES                                    RESOURCES                   ASSESSMENT
1     1. Students         Chapter One: Key understanding –              -8.4‘Growing in the image
      (know and           Students understand that the human            of God’
      understand)         body
      that the            reveals who we are.                           Student Resource
      human body                                                        pp3-5
      changes             Students read the Student Resource pp3-       Student Journal
      significantly       5 and complete Journal
      from                activity 1.                                   http://www /
      childhood to        Working in pairs, students indicate on the
      adulthood           faces of a gift box the
                          changes in physical development from
      Students            conception to childhood and
                          adolescence to young adulthood. At each
                          stage, using pictures
                          from magazines or individual drawings,
                          students highlight the
                          physical changes that are evident in each
                          of the four sections.
                          The gift boxes can be displayed around
                          the class as a focus for
                          this Unit. The gift boxes could be used to
                          help emphasise that all
                          people are unique gifts of God and that
                          no one gift is the same.
                          Students make a list of all the things they
                          believe they have
                          inherited:
                          – physical features
                          – behaviours
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                          – ways of thinking
                          – ways of reacting to situations.
                          Students then write about what they think
                          makes them unique.
                          Share responses as a class.

      2. Students         Students read the Student Resource pp5-     Student Resource
      (know and           7 and complete In class                     pp5-7
      understand)         work 1-2 and Journal activity 2.
      that the
      human body
      expresses the
      language of a
      human person

      3. Students         Students read the Student Resource pp7-     Student Resource
      (know and           8 and complete                              pp7-8
      understand)         In class work 3.
      that God
      planned every
      human person
      as a unity
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Week 1-4: Raising religious awareness: Our bodies are a gift
Week 5-6: Jesus – taught the purpose of our bodies
Week 7-10: Christian response: prayer - advent, sacraments – baptism, eucharist, confirmation, commandments – 6th.
2     1. Students         Chapter Two: Key understanding –            Video ‘Gorgeous’
      (know and           Students understand that people need        (available from
      understand)         to accept and                               Catholic Library)
      that people         appreciate their bodies.                    Student Resource
      experience                                                      pp9-10
      concerns            As a class, prepare a wall advertisement
      about physical      (collage) that reflects the                 Catholic catechism:
      appearance          way most young people today think about
                          physical appearance.
                          Once the collage is completed,
                          brainstorm what the wall collage is
                          saying to teenagers.
                          Students view the video ‘Gorgeous’, an
                          animated film by
                          Kaz Cooke and complete some of the
                          activities in the
                          accompanying booklet.
                          Students read Student Resource pp9-10

      2. Students         Explain to students that advertising and    Learning Activity
      (know and           the film industry can                       Sheet 1: On Being
      understand)         actually encourage people to feel           Yourself
      that social         negatively about their own                  Student Journal
      pressures can       physical appearance by suggesting that it   Student Resource
      make it hard        is normal to:                               pp10-11
      for teenagers       – feel unpopular if you do not have
      to avoid            straight teeth, use a particular
      comparing           deodorant, don’t wear appropriate
      themselves to       clothing labels etc.
      others              – feel deprived if you do not own the
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Week 1-4: Raising religious awareness: Our bodies are a gift
Week 5-6: Jesus – taught the purpose of our bodies
Week 7-10: Christian response: prayer - advent, sacraments – baptism, eucharist, confirmation, commandments – 6th.
                          correct sporting shoes and
                          gear, compact disc, play station software,
                          surfboard, mobile
                          phone etc.
                          – fit a narrow stereotype: ‘Beautiful
                          people’ (young, sexually
                          attractive, extroverted/outgoing, Anglo-
                          Celtic).
                          As a class discuss the following:
                          How much do you think body image
                          affects teen self-esteem
                          regarding:
                          – school?
                          – social situations?
                          – feelings of being successful?
                          Students read the poem ‘On Being
                          Yourself’ in Learning Activity
                          Sheet 1 and complete the questions that
                          follow.
                          Discuss responses as a class.
                          Students then read the Student Resource
                          pp10-11 and complete
                          In class work 1-2 and Journal activity 1.

      3. Students         Students read the Student Resource           Student Resource
      (know and           pp11-12 and complete                         pp11-12
      understand)         Journal activity 2.                          Student Journal
      that some           Teachers may choose to display the
      people fail to      prayers of thanks, created in
      respect others      the journal activity, around the class, or
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      because of          as a class participate in
      their physical      shared prayer, giving thanks for the many
      appearance          things people take for
                          granted in everyday living.
                          (Note: To enhance the prayer experience
                          you might like to create a
                          prayer focus that can be placed on a
                          small table. The centrepiece
                          should have objects that reflect the
                          message of the prayer as well
                          as a lit candle to represent the presence
                          of God.)




3     1. Students         Chapter Three: Key understanding –          Learning Activity
      (know and           Students know that Jesus taught             Sheet 2: Made in
      understand)         people the                                  God’s Image
      that Jesus          purpose of their body.                      Student Resource
      taught the                                                      pp13-18
      purpose of the      Students read the poem ‘Made in God’s
      human body          image’ in Learning                          with a difference
                          Activity Sheet 2 and then answer the
                          questions that follow.                      Catholic catechism:
                          Students share responses as a class and
                          use these to help them
                          understand that as people try to live as
                          Jesus lived and taught, they
                          reveal the goodness that is within them
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                          and share this goodness
                          with others.
                          Students then read the Student Resource
                          pp13-18

      2. Students         Students read the Student Resource          Student Resource
      (know and           pp18-27 and complete                        pp18-27
      understand)         In class work 1 and 2                       Learning Activity
      that Jesus          Get students into small groups. Present     Sheet 3: Living the
      taught the          each group with a role play                 Ten Commandments
      importance of       card (outlined in Learning Activity Sheet   – developing the
      God’s laws          3). Each role play card                     language of the
                          clearly outlines one commandment and        human body as God
                          what it teaches.                            wishes
                          Students then prepare a 2-3 minute play     Learning Activity
                          clearly depicting how the                   Sheet 4 Video:
                          assigned commandment prevents people        The Ten
                          from expressing verbally                    Commandments for
                          and non-verbally what is not good.          Teens
                          Students must portray how the
                          commandment enables people to draw
                          closer to God, by
                          overcoming ‘unholy’ behaviours that
                          distance them from God.
                          Present role-plays to the class.
                          Students view the video, The Ten
                          Commandments for Teens, and
                          complete the questions in Learning
                          Activity Sheet 4. Share
                          answers as a class.
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      3. Students         Students read the Student Resource         Student Resource
      (know and           pp27-30 and complete                       pp27-30
      understand)         In class work 3. Students present
      that Jesus          dramatised versions of assigned
      offers the          Scripture passages to class.
      power of the        Working in small groups students
      Kingdom of          construct banners that show the
      God through         various ways the Church continues
      his Church          Jesus’ mission today. These
                          banners may be displayed around the
                          school as daily reminders of
                          the power of the Kingdom of God.

      4. Students         Students read Student Resource pp30-31     Student Resource
      (know and           and the Stop and Think                     pp30-31
      understand)         box in the Student Resource p31, and       Learning Activity
      that the            reflect on the questions                   Sheet 5: Coat of Arms
      Christian           given. Using collaborative learning        template
      promise can         strategies, students complete a
      become a            response to the questions such an
      reality if          illustrated magazine article or a
      people behave       Powerpoint presentation.
      in holy ways        Working in small groups, students create
      that draw           a group coat of arms or a
      them closer to      crest (see template in Learning Activity
      God in the          Sheet 5). Using symbols,
      community           words or phrases, students show
                          behaviours that would be
                          developed, for example in the school
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                          community or broader society,
                          if people drew on the power of the
                          kingdom available through the
                          Church. Present each of these to the
                          class for sharing.
                          Individually, students then take on the
                          role of Jesus (the employer)
                          and write a short employment
                          advertisement for The West
                          Australian seeking prospective
                          employees for the school
                          community. Clearly stipulate what the
                          specific role entails and the
                          temperament, values and morals that
                          underpin working within the
                          agency.


4     1. Students         Chapter Four: Key understanding –           Video:
      (know and           Students understand the relationship        Godparent Gussy
      understand)         between                                     Learning Activity
      that Baptism        the graces of Baptism and daily life.       Sheet 6:
      has its origins                                                 Godparent Gussy –
      in Jewish and       (The following suggested strategies cover   Video Worksheet
      early Christian     learning points 1-4)                        Student Resource
      traditions          Students view video Godparent Gussy         pp32-44
                          which explores the origins of
                          Christian Baptism and how Baptism and       Catholic catechism:
                          Confirmation emerged as
                          separate ceremonies. Students complete
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                            accompanying Learning
                            Activity Sheet 6 and then discuss
                            responses as a class. Student
                            read Student Resource pp 32-44.

      2. Students (know     Students individually read the chapter
      and understand)       and complete In class work
      that a body of a      1-3. They then write a report on Baptism
      baptized person       covering the following
      becomes a temple      areas:
      of the Holy Spirit.   1. Christian Baptism and its origins
                            2. The Rite of Baptism
                            3. The gifts received at Baptism
                            4. Special symbols that are used in
                            Baptism and their meaning
                            5. Your Baptism or a Baptism you have
                            attended or know about
                            – the godparents and why they were
                            chosen
                            – the meaning of the name the person
                            being baptised was
                            given and why this name was chosen by
                            the parents
                            – the special preparations the parents
                            made for the Baptism
                            – important symbols used in the
                            ceremony
                            – the reasons why the parents wanted
                            their child to be
                            baptised
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                          6. The relationship between Baptism and
                          daily life.
                          Students read the content of the feature
                          pages in the Student
                          Resource pp36-38: ‘Associations with
                          water symbolise the graces
                          of Baptism’
                          Students need opportunities to consider
                          the practical possibilities
                          the graces of Baptism offer for daily life.

      3. Students
      (know and
      understand)
      that the rite of
      Baptism brings
      many graces

      4. Students         In groups students develop and present        Learning Activity
      (know and           suggestions to the whole                      Sheet 7: Symbols of
      understand)         class along the lines of:                     Baptism and daily life
      that the graces     – What human behaviours could die out if
      of Baptism          the power of original
      empower             sin was destroyed in everyone?
      people to           – How could society change if everyone
      change              received Baptism and
                          drew on the power of the Kingdom to
                          behave more like God?
                          – What injustices could decline in the
                          world if baptised people
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Week 5-6: Jesus – taught the purpose of our bodies
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                          continued the work of Jesus in their
                          discussions and by their
                          example (eg. wars, violence, hunger,
                          racial divisions etc)?
                          – How could the community of Christians
                          change if all drew upon
                          the grace of being united by the Holy
                          Spirit (greater Christian
                          unity, family harmony would grow,
                          Christians would become
                          good friends with each other)?
                          Students’ answers need to be related to
                          the body, expressing what
                          is good within, ie. behaving increasingly
                          in ‘holy’ ways and less in
                          ‘unholy’ ways.
                          Students then individually prepare a
                          Baptismal Prayer Card for a
                          Christian bookshop as outlined in
                          Learning Activity Sheet 7

5     1. Students         Chapter Five: Key understanding –           Student Resource
      (know and           Students understand how the graces          pp45-46
      understand)         of
      that baptised       Confirmation are needed to live a
      people still        Christian life.
      face serious
      obstacles to        Students read the Student Resource
      living a            pp45-46 and complete
      Christian life      In class work 1.
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      of love and
      goodness

      2. Students         Students read the Student Resource      Student Resource
      (know and           pp46-49 and complete                    pp46-49
      understand)         In class work 2.
      that the graces
      of Baptism
      need
      strengthening
      if they are to
      overcome such
      obstacles


      3. Students                                                 Student Resource
      (know and                                                   pp49-57
      understand)                                                 Learning Activity
      that Jesus                                                  Sheet 8: Fruits of the
      promised the                                                Spirit
      special
      strength of the
      Holy Spirit
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       4. Students
      (know and
      understand)
      how Jesus
      offers
      strengthening
      through the
      Sacrament of
      Confirmation




6     5. Students         Students who have celebrated                  Learning Activity
      (know and           Confirmation complete Learning                Sheet 9: Recalling My
      understand)         Activity Sheet 9. (This activity sheet may    Confirmation
      the rite of         need to be completed at                       Student Resource
      Confirmation        home, for not all students will have          pp58-59
      brings special      received this sacrament). These               Exodus 30:22-25
      graces and          students are then called on to discuss this
      gifts of the        sacrament with class
      Holy Spirit         members, recalling various experiences
                          of the event. Students then
                          read the Student Resource pp58-59
                          Students read Exodus 30:22–25 and
                          write a recipe based on the
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                          instructions God gave to Moses (see In
                          class work 3, p59 of the
                          Student Resource).

      6. Students                                                       Student Resource
      (know and                                                         pp59-60
      understand)         Students read the Student Resource            Student Resource p54
      that the fruits     pp59-60                                       Galatians 5:20-22
      of the Spirit       In groups, students prepare two separate
      are nourished       role plays based on the
      and grow in         Scripture quote in the Student Resource       Student Resource p58
      those who           p54:
      develop the         ‘…antagonisms and rivalry, jealousy, bad
      special             temper and quarrels,
      strength of the     disagreements, factions and malice,
      seven gifts of      drunkenness, orgies and all
      the Holy Spirit     such things. On the other hand the fruit of
                          the spirit is love, joy,
                          peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
                          trustfulness, gentleness and
                          self-control…’
                          (Galatians 5:20-22)
                          One role play needs to portray what
                          happens when people lack the
                          fruits of the Holy Spirit, whilst the other
                          presents the fruits of the
                          Spirit growing in those who develop in
                          themselves the special
                          strength and the seven gifts.
                          Teachers could explain to students that
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                          when people lack the fruits
                          of the Holy Spirit, they can become
                          involved in destructive
                          activities, such as:
                          – hating others
                          – being hard to get along with
                          – being jealous of the looks and
                          possessions of others
                          – being envious of the attention given to
                          others or the friendships
                          they experience
                          – arguing and causing trouble for the
                          sake of it or with the
                          intention of hurting others
                          – trying to split up the friendships of
                          others
                          – drinking when they know it is illegal and
                          damaging to health
                          – behaving in an irresponsible manner at
                          parties.
                          Students then read the table in the
                          Student Resource p58 and are
                          encouraged to imagine what kind of world
                          it would be if all people
                          were confirmed and striving to develop in
                          themselves the graces of
                          Confirmation.
                          Students then complete In class work 4,
                          where on either a scroll
                          or crest, using words, symbols or
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                          drawings, they depict a school
                          community in which everyone is
                          confirmed and is striving to
                          develop in themselves the graces of
                          Confirmation.




7     1. Students         Chapter Six: Key understanding –            Student Resource
      (know and           Students understand that through the        pp61-63
      understand)         Eucharist, Jesus                            Learning Activity
      that the            hopes to nourish the spiritual gifts of     Sheet 10: The
      Eucharist is        baptised and confirmed believers.           Eucharist as a
      the centre of                                                   Farewell Gift
      Christian life      (The following suggested strategies cover
                          learning points 1-2)
                          Students read the Student Resource
                          pp61-63
                          Students read the story about Mike’s Star
                          in Learning Activity
                          Sheet 10 which symbolically looks at the
                          power of the Eucharist.
                          Students then answer the focus questions
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                          that follow and discuss
                          responses as a class.

      2. Students
      (know and
      understand)
      that Holy
      Communion
      gives spiritual
      nourishment

      3. Students          (The following suggested strategies           Student Resource
      (know and           cover learning points 3-6)                     pp63-69
      understand)         Divide the class into five mixed ability
      there are five      groups. Assign each group
      spiritual gifts     one spiritual gift of the Eucharist. Each
      or graces           group is to then prepare a
      received            short presentation e.g. Powerpoint,
      through the         overhead, poster, etc. on their
      Eucharist           assigned gift explaining the key points of
                          their learning. Students
                          need to be mindful of the fact that the
                          audience may not have prior
                          knowledge of the gift they are presenting.
                          They will need to read
                          the Student Resource pp63-69, which
                          presents information on
                          each of the spiritual gifts nourished by the
                          Eucharist.
                          Students complete In class work 1
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      4. Students
      (know and
      understand)
      that the
      Eucharist
      gradually
      nourishes the
      spiritual gifts
      5. Students
      (know and
      understand)
      that the graces
      of the Eucharist
      are important
      in daily life

      6. Students
      (know and
      understand)
      that the
      Eucharist is
      the most
      powerful of
      all prayers

8.    7. Students         Students read the Student Resource             Student Resource
      (know and           pp70-76 and complete                           pp70-76
      understand)         In class work 2. In this activity, students,   Learning Activity
      that the two        working in small groups                        Sheet 11: The
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      parts of the        or individually, are to create simple        Passover Meal – A
      Mass relate to      educational posters for a Year               Celebration of the
      the Passover        Four teacher who is preparing her class      Eucharist
      meal                for the Sacrament of the                     Student Resource
      celebrated at       Eucharist. Each poster needs to outline      pp70-76
      the Last            the eight steps in which                     Learning Activity
      Supper              Jesus and his Apostles celebrated this       Sheet 12: Relating
                          sacred meal together.                        The Two Parts of the
                          Using Learning Activity Sheet 11,            Mass to the Last
                          students are given specific                  Supper
                          Scripture references which relate to the
                          first Passover recalling
                          God’s freeing action to the New Passover
                          where Jesus offers his
                          own body and blood. After some practice,
                          students dramatise
                          allocated references for the class.
                          Working in small groups, students use the
                          information in the tables
                          in the Student Resource pp70-76 and
                          create simple educational
                          picture books for a Year Four Class,
                          which relate the Mass of today
                          to the Last Supper. (See Learning Activity
                          Sheet 12).

      8. Students         Students read the Student Resource           Student Resource
      (know and           pp77-81 then working in                      pp77-81
      understand)         small groups create A4 inspirational         Learning Activity
      that Jesus is       display cards which highlight                Sheet 13: The Story of
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      present in          how Jesus is present in several important   Jean Donovan
      several             ways in the Eucharist.
      important           These display cards can be presented
      ways in the         around the class or in the
      Eucharist           school chapel as daily reminders of
                          Jesus’ presence. Individual
                          groups may choose to collate and spiral
                          bind their group’s display
                          cards and present these to a Year Four
                          teacher, preparing her class
                          for the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
                          Students then read the story of Jean
                          Donovan in Learning Activity
                          Sheet 13 and answer the focus questions
                          that follow. In this
                          activity students are required to compare
                          the story of Jean
                          Donovan to the Eucharist.

      9. Students         Students read the Student Resource p81      Student Resource p81
      (know and           and, then, working with
      understand)         a partner, they design and create an
      the two             educational poster which
      reasons for         promotes the importance of celebrating
      Catholics           the Eucharist. All posters
      joining in the      need to depict:
      Church              – the two reasons for Catholics
      community           celebrating the Eucharist every
      celebration of      Sunday
      the Eucharist       – the essential conditions for receiving
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      every Sunday        Jesus in Holy Communion.
                          Posters could then be displayed around
                          the school, or in the school
                          chapel or local Church as an educational
                          tool and daily reminder of
                          our Catholic obligation.

9.    1. Students         Chapter Seven: Key understanding –            Student Resource
      (know and           Students understand that the Season           pp82-85
      understand)         of Advent is a                                Learning Activity
      that Advent         time of special prayer when Christians        Sheet 14: The Advent
      marks the           prepare to celebrate the Feast of             Wreath
      beginning of        Christmas and                                 Polystyrene rings,
      the Liturgical      remember the promise of Jesus that            ribbon, green
      Year                he will come again at the end of the          foliage, 4 candles,
                          world.                                        pins, green
                                                                        crepe paper
                          (The following suggested strategies cover     Learning Activity
                          learning points 1-2)                          Sheet 15: The Jesse
                          Students read the Student Resource            Tree and other Advent
                          pp82-85 and complete                          traditions
                          In class work 1. Call on volunteers to
                          share responses with class.
                          As a class, discuss all the feelings
                          associated with ‘waiting for
                          something special’. Invite students to then
                          define Advent. Students
                          complete In class work 2.
                          Using Learning Activity Sheet 14 students
                          explore the symbolism
Year 8 Term 4: Growing in the image of God – programme Brian Kane St. Mary’
Week 1-4: Raising religious awareness: Our bodies are a gift
Week 5-6: Jesus – taught the purpose of our bodies
Week 7-10: Christian response: prayer - advent, sacraments – baptism, eucharist, confirmation, commandments – 6th.
                          of the Advent wreath during Advent.
                          Students then make Advent
                          wreaths for their families.
                          (These can be made using polystyrene
                          rings available from most
                          craft shops. Four holes need to be made
                          for each of the candles.
                          The ring is then covered with crepe paper
                          or green foliage. This can
                          be attached using pins or ribbons. The
                          greenery will need to be
                          changed each week to keep it fresh.
                          Candles are inserted at the
                          end.)
                          Students are invited to extend their
                          knowledge of Advent traditions
                          by working on the Jesse Tree or any of
                          the other activities
                          suggested in Learning Activity Sheet 15.
                          Students then look back at the year that
                          was by completing In
                          class work 3. Teachers may choose to
                          present their class findings
                          in the form of a wall hanging path journey.
                          The highlights of the
                          year can be symbolised by drawing
                          peaks, whilst the difficult or low
                          times can be portrayed by drawing dips.
                          Above the paths – words, symbols,
                          pictures etc. could be used to
Year 8 Term 4: Growing in the image of God – programme Brian Kane St. Mary’
Week 1-4: Raising religious awareness: Our bodies are a gift
Week 5-6: Jesus – taught the purpose of our bodies
Week 7-10: Christian response: prayer - advent, sacraments – baptism, eucharist, confirmation, commandments – 6th.
                          represent the hopes and fears of the
                          class, when setting out on the
                          journey this year.
                          Below the path – words, symbols,
                          pictures, mementoes etc. could
                          be used to describe the various
                          experiences of the class over the
                          year.
                          Inside the path – words, symbols,
                          pictures etc. could be used to
                          express how the class feels about the
                          year and their hopes and
                          dreams for next year.
                          The wall hanging, which celebrates the
                          year gone by, can be used
                          as a backdrop for the Eucharistic
                          celebration.

      2. Students
      (know and
      understand)
      how during
      Advent the
      Church
      reminds
      people to
      prepare, wait
      and hope for
      God’s promise
      to be fulfilled
Year 8 Term 4: Growing in the image of God – programme Brian Kane St. Mary’
Week 1-4: Raising religious awareness: Our bodies are a gift
Week 5-6: Jesus – taught the purpose of our bodies
Week 7-10: Christian response: prayer - advent, sacraments – baptism, eucharist, confirmation, commandments – 6th.
      with the
      coming of
      Jesus at the
      end of the
      world

      3. Students         Using Learning Activity Sheet 16,       Learning Activity
      prepare for a       students prepare a Eucharistic          Sheet 16:
      celebration of      celebration.                            Planning a Eucharistic
      the Eucharist                                               Celebration

								
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