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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Help Needed

Ok, all you fans. Time to help a sister in need. I got this email the other day and thought you all could be of assistance:
I teach in a catholic school but 98% of my students are not
catholic. I have to spend a lot of time trying to figure out the best way to help
them understand the Catholic doctrine that they are expected to know. I am also (trying)to be creative in my lesson plan apart from a few game shows, notes,I am at a loss. Please give me some ideas as to have to prepare and implement effective
lessons.

What are some creative lessons that have worked for you? How have you brought the richness alive to a classroom, or to kids that help them see and experience the beauty of God and his Church?

4 Comments:

Blogger Janet said...

Okay, my credentials are 6 months of 6th grade CCD, but much as I hate to say it, film works REALLY well. The kids have been the most involved when we've shown a movie and then had a discussion. We've used short films to depict bible stories, and also on lives of saints. One in particular, on Edith Stein, was very powerful. I don't have specific references for videos on doctrine, but I'm sure they're out there. I've gotten stuff from our church library, netflix, and blockbuster. I preview it before class, and sometimes just show parts of the film if it is longer than say 30 minutes (we only have 75 minutes in class.)

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What age group are we talking about?

Keith

4:54 PM  
Blogger TCYM Lounge said...

Keith,
I'm not sure what age group she has. I haven't heard back from her, but I was guessing middle-early high school-best guess.

6:11 PM  
Blogger TCYM Lounge said...

Keith,
I'm not sure what age group she has. I haven't heard back from her, but I was guessing middle-early high school-best guess.

6:11 PM  

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