Curriculum Framework: Grade 2

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1. Read, interpret and apply Scripture to life.


2. Demonstrate an understanding of liturgical seasons and feasts.


3. Present a reasoned rationale for being Catholic.


4. Illustrate basic understanding of Catholic dogma and doctrine in light of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  
– read and recall Bible stories

– summarize Scripture stories and retell the faith message

– show how Christ-like qualities and characteristics identified in Scripture can be lived out in community

– connect Holy Thursday to the institution of the Eucharist

– identify Good Friday as the day Jesus suffered and died for us

– explain that God loves us so much He sent His only Son, Jesus

– demonstrate an understanding of God's forgiveness

– identify that their conscience is God's way of guiding them

– recognize the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

– demonstrate an understanding of the concept of sin

– recognize the meaning of forgiveness and penance in the Sacrament of Reconciliation


5. Illustrate a basic understanding of the history of the Church and an appreciation of her basic traditions.  6. Demonstrate a knowledge and appreciation of the diverse cultural expressions of Catholicism.  7. Demonstrate an appreciation for the relationship between faith and culture (e.g. through arts, social sciences, sciences, technology, etc.)   8. Pray regularly and use a variety of prayer forms to enrich and express personal and communal spirituality. 
– identify the Last Supper as the institution of the Eucharist

– participate in celebrations preparing for the reception of the Eucharist

– identify the cultural diversity of the class community

– affirm, through celebration of the Eucharist, that our varied cultures are all part of the Body of Christ

– make connections between faith stories and secular stories through listening to and discussing written word stories
– participate in prayerful silence

– make a connection with others in prayer

– know an Act of Contrition and the Doxology (Glory Be)
– follow a prayer form for the Sacrament of Reconciliation


9. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the importance of Sacraments, with an emphasis on the centrality of the Eucharist, in the life of Catholics.   10. Celebrate the presence of the Sacred through participation in worship experiences using sacramentals, symbols and rituals.  11. Use appropriate resources to plan and participate in liturgy and other prayer experiences.  12. Demonstrate the ability to apply Catholic principles to interpersonal relations (e.g. family, peers, work, society, Church, etc.) 
– participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation

– participate in the Sacrament of the Eucharist

– explain the significance of the stole the priest wears

– make the connection between bread and wine and the Body and Blood of Jesus


– participate in the preparation for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist

– take on active roles in school liturgies

– acknowledge the feelings and needs of others and act appropriately

– reconcile differences between themselves and others


13. Demonstrate the ability to make moral decisions consistent with Church teachings.   14. Demonstrate an understanding and respect for the gift of life; demonstrate an understanding of responsible stewardship.   15. Demonstrate an appreciation for faith community by participating in its life and activities activities as an essential way of coming to know God.  16. Express a willingness to develop and use God given gifts and talents in a Christ-like way to build Christian community. 
– demonstrate the use of a variety of decision making strategies to resolve conflicts

– identify role models from Scripture and from their family who model good moral decision making

– reflect on the abundance of God's creation

– participate in activities that help and support the poor


– recognize that praying in community is an essential way of coming to know God

– contribute to school service projects

– distinguish the difference between gifts and talents

– recognize God's call to develop our gifts and talents to build Christian community


17. Critique societal structures in light of Catholic social justice principles and apply to social and personal situations.  18. Engage in service to the community (e.g. family, parish, local, national, and global) in response to the Gospel call.  19. Examine the variety of Christian vocations as ways to live out the Baptismal call to a life of service. 
– define justice

– participate in prayer intentions relating to the global community

– actively participate in collecting donations for the needy

– deepen their commitment to share Jesus with others in light of the Eucharist and Reconciliation

– identify that administering the sacraments is a key aspect of the vocation of priesthood

– pray for the wisdom to use their gifts and talents in the service of others


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