Religion 4-8
Instructor: Mr. King   
Religion Grades 4 - 8
Science Grades 7 - 8
4th GRade April/May Lessons
The 4th Grade has been studying the 10 Commandments for several weeks and will continue this for the next few weeks. We are currently learning about the 5th Commandment and will continue with the 6th through 10th commandments. Following the Commandments we will learn about the universal call to holiness and what it means for each of us. Throughout our study of the Commandments and Holiness we will focus on ho the students can apply this in their day to day lives.
5th Grade April/May Lessons
The 5th Grade class has been studying the Sacraments and will continue this until the end of the year. We are currently learning about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We will finish the Sacraments over the next couple of weeks with Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony and Holy Orders. 5th Grade will finish the year with a study of Jesus' Mother and the Saints as models for our Christian life.
6th Grade April/May Lessons
For the remainder of the year, the 6th grade will continue to study the Old Testament and the history of the Jewish people. We will start by learning about Israel as a divided Kingdom, with a Northern and Southern Kingdom and the divisions within the Nation of Israel that caused the break up. We will learn about the exile to Babylon and the return to Israel. We will study the prophets who tried to get Israel to return to God and the consequences of not returning to God. We will learn about the period between the return from exile and the birth of Jesus and will finish with the birth of Jesus and how he was the fulfillment of God's promises in the Old Testament.
7th Grade April/May Lessons
The 7th Grade will be learning about the work of the Church in the world. We will start the last week of April with the theological virtues and the creed. WE will then learn how we are called to help others by following the example of Jesus and the Apostles. We will discuss the works of mercy and biblical parables that teach us lessons about them. We will continue with Catholic Social teaching and learn how we are all called to work for peace and justice.
8th Grade April/May Lessons
The 8th Grade will continue to study the history of Christianity. We are currently learning about the Church in the post-reformation era, including the spread of Christianity to the New World with European Colonization of North And South America. We will also learn how both Protestants and Catholics came to the New World seeking religious freedom. Next will come lessons on the Enlightenment and the French Revolution and the Challenges each brought to Christianity. We will then learn about Christianity in the 19th and 20th Centuries up to Vatican II.
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