This teacher guide will help to expand your student's knowledge of Jesus Christ and teach them that Christ stands at the center of salvation history, at the center of our parish life, and in the hearts of believers.
Throughout the chapters of this course, the students will come to know the many faces of Jesus. They will meet the Jesus of the Gospels, and connect his story to their own lives. They will explore the other sources that connect us to Christ, including the Church and the communities to which they belong. The students will learn important Christological concepts, such as Jesus' Incarnation, the Trinity, Jesus' miracles, and salvation.
Throughout the lessons, the students will be challenged to rely on Jesus as Savior, role model, teacher, caregiver, and guide. The students will have an opportunity to enter into a deeper understanding and relationship with our Lord, from Jesus' humble earthly beginnings to his glorious Resurrection, recognizing that their lives are centered in God.
Each teacher guide provides a chapter opener, core chapter content, an emphasis on Scripture, time for prayer, and chapter activities. The teacher guides are directly tied to the chapters in the The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers (Saint Mary's Press, 2009). The handbook is a visually appealing, youth friendly presentation of the Catholic faith.