Religion Curriculum 2021-22

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Religion Standards and Framework

Elementary: Pre-Kindergarten - 8th Grade

This curriculum was adapted from the Diocese of Seattle with our official move to the new curriculum in August 2021.

SIX TASKS AND FRAMEWORK
ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS ACROSS THE GRADE LEVELS

  1. Knowledge of Faith
    1.1 Revelation
    1.2 Trinity
    1.3 Creed
     
  2. Liturgical Education
    2.1 Eucharist
    2.2 Seven Sacraments
    2.3 Liturgical Resources
     
  3. Moral Formation
    3.1 The Human Person
    3.2 The Human Community
     
  4. Learning to Pray
    4.1 Universal Call to Prayer
    4.2 Forms of Prayer
    4.3 Expressions of Prayer
    4.4 Our Father: A Summary of the Gospel
    4.5 Devotional Practices
     
  5. The Life, Community, and History of the Church
    5.1 Church History
    5.2 Models of the Catholic Church
    5.3 Mystery and Marks of the Church
    5.4 Hierarchy Consecrated Life
    5.5 Communion of Saints
    5.6 Mary as Model of the Church
     
  6. Missionary Spirit and Service
    6.1 Baptismal Call and Discipleship
    6.2 Baptismal Call and Vocation
    6.3 Call to Ecumenism, Interfaith Dialogue and the New Evangelization

CORE CONCEPTS AND ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS BY GRADE LEVEL

rel curriculumThe following core concepts and essential grade level questions have been designed to identify: 

  1. A student vocabulary list for each grade level
  2. A way to integrate the weighty grade level standards

Working with the Religion Standards Committee, we have created a grade-level, one page, front and back, document of the essential and core content that includes the vocabulary for each grade level. The possible uses? For use as a course outline. For your classroom word wall. For parents at back-to-school night. As a touchstone to be certain you are covering all the key concepts at your grade level.

PRAYERS BY GRADE LEVEL
PRAYER COMPLETION CARD
PREK-8 GLOSSARY
PREK-8 SCRIPTURE REFERENCES


Grade Level Standards

FRAMEWORK FOR PREK-8

The Religion Standards are tied to the Six Tasks of Catechesis. Therefore, it will be much easier for teachers to assess students because lessons will be developed that are tied to the tasks. Additionally standards will be implemented by each school as is, with normal flexibilities afforded to schools surrounding standards — individual schools will determine the level of rigor and depth of knowledge for the various standards, will determine the pacing maps, and select the best materials and/or textbooks by which the standards will be taught.

Provided below the Religion Standards are Religion Standards Worksheets which have been created for each grade level to assist schools with alignment. We hope you will find them helpful.


Complete Pre-Kindergarten – 8th Grade Religion Curriculum Document (all components combined)


SECONDARY: 9TH – 12TH GRADE

Adaptation from Diocese of Seattle in progress, with plans for completion in August 2022. Please contact Matt Bauman, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, or Caryn Jacobs, Administrative Assistant to the Office of Catholic Schools.

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