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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Movies and Teaching Saints

Ok, I've got a good handle on my lesson plan. Thanks for the input.

Now, do you have any movie clip ideas that could help impart knowledge about the saints?

I have to do a project for class. The project is to come up with a way to teach saints, a group of saints, one saint. I opted to teach the theology of saints-how the Church determines who a saint is, why we need saints, what saints do for us and the Church, introducing terms such as "Communion of Saints", "dulia" "canon".

I'm not really interested in a particular clip about a saint, unless the movie is far from cheese and is really a fine piece of work. I'm more interested in a clip that shows the theme of the Communion of Saints, or the Intercession of Saints. I have two ideas, but wondered if off the top of your heads you had any other ideas.

Thanks. I'll let you know how the project gets graded!!

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Blogger Dennis said...

This was for a project? I thought you were actually in a bind looking for something to do with real kids.

Hmm... would "Field of Dreams" be about the Communion of Saints? All those baseball players, the great Saints of the game, hanging around, helping Kevin Costner turn a corner in his life? Might not be any way to take a short clip of it, though. And I haven't seen the movie in years, so maybe this concept is off base.

10:21 PM  
Blogger TCYM Lounge said...

Well. . . yes and no. I used a lesson plan that I had taught a 9th Grade Rel Ed class with (I made the lesson) but wanted to spruce it up for my Catechetical Methods class. Our work in that class is intended to be for the real world, will be used again some day!

9:09 PM  

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