These engaging and creative learning centers help students of all ages celebrate the saints. From Apostle Crowns to Good Deeds Glasses, each hands-on project illustrates a scripture story or Catholic teaching that in turn reflects the life and work of a saint. So, students can create charm bracelets to celebrate the corporal works of mercy as they learn about Marianne Cope. They can make prayer stoles to remember Andre Bessett’s prayer and healing ministry. Or they can build baptismal totem poles to learn about baptism and appreciate the life of Kateri Tekakwitha.
At the heart of each learning center is a story about a saint, told on two levels; for younger (K-2) and older (grades 3-6) students. But that’s only the beginning. Brimming with craft ideas, games, maps, writing projects, and more, each chapter of this indispensable resource makes the saints accessible to everyone, no matter their age or learning style. Easy-to-follow directions and project templates make planning a snap. And because they’re adaptable to any environment or curriculum, these learning centers are perfect for the classroom, or for parish events such as inter-generational gatherings.
|Dimensions:||8½" x 11"|
Sr Catherine Stewart OP is a Springfield Illinois Dominican sister. She taught grades 1-3; 6-9 and was an administrator in Catholic schools. Presently, she teaches pre-service teachers at Blackburn College. She teaches many of the methods courses and enjoy applying many general instructional strategies to religious education classes. She has a variety of interests and has presented at several conferences. She enjoys writing and has published in the Liguorian, Today’s Parish Minister, RTJ's Creative Catechist, The Catechist’s Way, and the National Social Science Journal and she has co-authored a book, Tools For Conflict Resolution. She has a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Argosy University.