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1 Third Grade Religion Curriculum map Unit One Foundations Catholic Faith, Sacred Scriptures, Spirituality,and Christian Prayer August September 1. What are the foundations of the Catholic faith? 2. How does God communicate with people and how can I communicate with God? We Believe on line and print resources fm Observation liturgical year Student activities Exit Cards Tell about the many ways God reveals himself to us including through creation and through people Describe how God revealed Himself most fully through His Son, Jesus Christ, third person of the Trinity Communicate how faith is a gift from god that we can grow by trusting in God s love Explain the four marks of the Church : one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Recount how the main beliefs of the church are contained in the Apostles Creed Identify the Church as the People of God and the faith community into which we are baptized Explain how creation and life are gifts from God for all people Explain how Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is our model of faith and the Mother of the Church Discuss the roles of religious leaders (sisters, brothers, priests, bishops, and the pope) in the church and detail the vows/promises they make to serve the Written Quizzes Performance End of unit Catholic Doctrine Creed 3.I I I I I I I I I I.1.10 Sacred Scripture 3.I I I.2.3 Spirituality and Christian Prayer 3.IV IV IV IV.7.4

2 church Explain why Catholics believe in God who sent His only Son, Jesus, to save us o Recognize that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and what that means as Catholics o Explain how the Bible is used in the Liturgy of the Word at Mass o Recognize major figures in the Old and New Testament Express how prayer is a way for us to listen and talk to God Tell how prayer is essential to Christian life and helps us become closer to and grow in love for God Understand that Jesus taught us how to pray through the our Father Describe how the Catholic Church helps us to pray whether we pray alone or pray together as a community of believers 3.IV.7.5 2

3 Unit Two Church History October November 1. Why is the Old Testament important? 2. What makes a good role model? Explain the need for good role models in Rosary Church our lives and how the Saints, Apostles, and Observation History martyrs were holy, dedicated and selfless We Believe on line and print resources Student 3.I.3.1 people activities 3.I.3.2 Explain what it was about the lives of the fm Exit Cards 3.I.3.3 Saints that brought them to a special liturgical year Written 3.I.3.4 relationship with God and recognition by 3.I.3.5 the Catholic Church Quizzes Identify common characteristic among the Lives of the Saints Saints in order to use them as role models Performance Discuss how Pentecost is the starting point cfm?sp=teacher&section=activity&grade=3 of the Church End of unit Summarize how the roots and traditions of Judaism, from the Old Testament, are linked to our Christian Heritage Saint Report 3

4 Unit Three Catholic Social Teachings December January 1. What does God expect of me? 2. How can put my faith into action? Tell how can we forgive and show mercy We Believe on line and print resources 3.III.5.1 just like Jesus did Observation 3.III.5.2 Tell how serving others is an important responsibility that Jesus called us to do which brings happiness to our lives fm liturgical year Student activities Exit Cards 3.III III III.5.5 Explain how the Church needs the gifts and talents of everyone Written 3.III III.5.7 Identify ways that you can participate in Quizzes 3.III.5.8 the Church s Seven Social Justice Themes Student Demonstrate what we can do in our generated communities to demonstrate good project ideas stewardship; of the earth, its inhabitants and its resources Performance Denote the ways in which Catholics are expected to dedicate themselves to bringing about justice and peace in our Church and in society Depict how Jesus calls us to be His followers as peacemakers through His life and teachings Understand that we are called to respect, care for and protect God s gifts of life and creation Review the Sacraments of Initiation, Healing, and Service End of unit 4

5 Unit Four Sacraments January February 1. Why do we celebrate sacraments? 2. How do Sacraments strengthen faith? Explain how Baptism is a sacrament that We Believe on line and print resources 3.II.4.1 brings people into the Catholic Church Observation 3.II.4.2 Discuss how the Sacraments are present fm Student 3.II.4.3 with us at special times of our lives liturgical year activities 3.II.4.4 Chronicle the events of the Last Supper Exit Cards 3.II.4.5 and how Jesus instituted the Eucharist to Written 3.II.4.11 share in the paschal mystery Explain how the sacraments are Quizzes supported/found in Sacred Scripture Explain why the Sacrament of Performance Reconciliation celebrates God s forgiveness and mercy End of unit 5

6 Unit Five Liturgy March April 1. How does the organization of the Mass like a family meal? 2. What role do I play in liturgical celebrations? We Believe on line and print resources 3.II Observation 3.II.4.7 fm Student 3.II.4.8 liturgical year activities 3.II II.4.10 Exit Cards 3.II.4.12 Discuss the Church s celebration of the important events of Jesus life, feasts, and seasons in the liturgical year List and describe the various vestments used by the priests at Mass and how they relate to the liturgical year Discuss how the Church honors Mary throughout the liturgical year with devotions and feast days Show how communal prayer experiences and liturgical celebrations enrich the life of a Catholic Identify that the Mass is the celebration and that there are five parts to the Mass: Introductory Rite, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of the Eucharist, Communion Rite, and the Concluding Rite Describe various Catholic symbols that are rich in meaning and tradition Liturgist Written Quizzes Performance End of unit 6

7 Unit Six Morality April May 1. How can I apply the 10 Commandments to my everyday life? 2. How can following the 10 Commandments improve my relationship with God and others? Express why our conscience is a gift from We Believe on line and print resources 3.III.6.1 God to help us know right from wrong Observation 3.III.6.2 Discuss how we can always ask God s fm Student 3.III.6.3 forgiveness for any bad choices we have liturgical year activities 3.III.6.4 made and ask Him to help us make good 3.III.6.5 Exit Cards choices 3.III III.6.7 Recite the Ten Commandments, which are very clear instructions on how we are to treat one another Recite the Great Commandment: You shall love the God with all your heart, soul, and mind. You shall love others as yourself. Recognize that the first three commandments tell us how to love God and the last seven of the Commandments tell us how to love others Compare the 10 Commandments to the Golden Rule Understand how our behavior affects others Written Quizzes graphic organizer Performance End of unit Project Presentation 7

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