Curriculum Framework: Grade 6

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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 the stories of the People of God revealed in the Old Testament

– make a connection between the historical events in the Old Testament and the major events of the life of Jesus in the New Testament

– make connections between the events in the life of Jesus and events in their own life

– identify major feast days in ordinary time and articulate their significance

– identify the elements and significance of the Easter Triduum

– give a personal explanation of what it means to be a Catholic

– recognize Mary as the model of discipleship

– recognize and explain God's Covenant in the Old and New Testaments

– explain the commandments in the context of the Old and New Testaments

– name and explain the Beatitudes in the context of discipleship


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. 
– recall the lives of saints and identify how they can be imitated

– trace the events of the Passion and Death of Christ through the Stations of the Cross

– recognize diversity of cultural expressions within various Catholic rites.

– explore an aspect of the Byzantine Rite of the Catholic Church

– make connections between popular music and Catholic values
– create their own non-verbal prayer (dance/mime/gestures for song/ tableaus etc.)

– reflect on the Mysteries of the Rosary

– pray the Acts of Faith, Hope & Love


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.) 
– identify the centrality of the Eucharist in their own lives

– identify the importance of regular participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation

– identify the three different types of holy oils and their uses

– participate in a classroom celebration using sacramentals (i.e. holy water)

– use a variety of resources to plan prayer

– participate in the planning of a liturgy or prayer experience

– demonstrate the ability to apply Beatitude living to their interpersonal relationships

– demonstrate an understanding of the concept of modesty and how it impacts one's attitude, speech and dress


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. 
– analyze the morality of decisions

– identify ways of rectifying a poor moral decision

– identify that the value of the human person is not dependent on material possessions

– help to organize an activity that will assist people in crisis

– demonstrate an understanding of how the Beatitudes are lived out though community activities

– participate in an outreach activity as exemplified in the Beatitudes

– encourage others in developing their gifts and talents

– make the connection between the traits of a Christian community today and the early Christian community as described in the Acts of the Apostles

– identify contributions made by various Christian denominations


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. 
– demonstrate a deepening awareness of the necessity of valuing self and others

– recognize the Gospel call to make choices which serve the common good

– plan and organize school wide event to benefit others

– volunteer to contribute time, talent and treasure

– examine the call to ministry in a variety of service opportunities

– make the connection between discipleship and the variety of vocations


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