THEME: Emphasizes God, grace and the commandments and the student's response of Faith. Students learn about the creation of angels, the universe, and people as acts of God's love. The fall of the angels and the human persons is studied. Students study about Jesus, how He shows us who we are and how we should act as images of God.
Teacher's manuals are very detailed, thorough and full of practical ideas. Also, included are suggested time allotments for use in one-day-a-week and five-day-a-week programs.
- Discussion questions stimulate classroom dialogue and help children verbalize what they have learned
- Liturgical and Holiday lessons help children participate in the Church year. Prayer service suggestions build a spirit of community as children pray together spontaneous and formal prayers
- Living the Lesson sections relates concepts of faith to everyday living
The new Teacher's Manual includes cross-referencing to the CCC, inserted reproductions of the Student text, vocabulary, Scripture stories, choice of activities and prayers to know. In the Appendix are Unit Family Notes as take home material to stimulate family discussion, Lesson and Unit review worksheets that may be used as gradable material to assess the students' comprehension.
Keywords: Image of God, 2nd edition, second edition, We Follow Jesus, Grade 4, Teacher's Manual