Religious Education Month 2009 - Lesson Plan

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Lesson Plan using the Poster. If you need more information about the Office of Religious Education of the Archdiocese of Hartford, visit us on the web www.orehartford.org and www.ore-blogs.info

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Religious Education Month 2009 - Lesson Plan

  1. 1. Poster Mini-Lesson This lesson is not designed as a full lesson. It can be part of a religion class in parish or school settings, an after dinner sharing and activity in homes, or family or ministry group preparation for the weekend liturgy. Step One: Read Read through the entire lesson & decide which parts and activity you will use The activity in this mini-lesson focuses on the symbol of the fish but others could be planned that focus on the cross or water, etc. Step Two: Print • Flash Cards of poster elements with teaching notes • Large Outline of a fish for coloring, journal writing, creating wall or bulletin board display Step Three: Gather Supplies • Religious Education Month 2009 Poster • Crayons, markers, pens • Glue sticks • Scissors • CD with soft instrumental music • i-pod and dock with speakers or CD player • Bible with passage: Jesus calling the apostles or sending them on mission (Matthew 9:9, Matthew 10:1-7) Step Four: Present the Lesson / Lead the Discussion • Ask children, students, teens or adults what they see in the poster • List the elements on a piece of paper, white board or newsprint pad • Depending on how many lessons you plan to prepare, choose which elements and how many you will work on in this mini-lesson • Using flash cards or more questions talk about the elements selected by explaining/presenting what the symbols represent, their history, where we see and/or how we use them, etc. • Proclaim the selected Bible passage; depending on ages in the group, invite each person to share how Jesus calls them, what gift Jesus asks them to share, or the people who help them learn about Jesus and show them how to live as His follower/disciple • Distribute materials needed for the activity chosen • Explain the activity with directions appropriate for those in the group • Play soft background music during the activity • Conclude by displaying/sharing parts of the completed activity, saying a prayer together or singing For more resources for celebrating Religious Education Month visit, www.catholicnh.org
  2. 2. Religious Education Month Poster 2009 Symbols & Notes Cut the following pages in half along the dotted line. Fold in half to use as flash cards. Religious Education Month Poster 2009 Symbols & Notes Fish Symbol for Christian Greek for fish ICHTHUS: Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior Symbol during persecutions of Early Church Uniqueness of each one Each Bears message Live message within school of fish – community www.catholicsymbols.org/ichthus-fish What direction are the fish swimming? a How are the fish grouped? cut here Religious Education Month Poster 2009 Symbols & Notes Fish Can you see the word Jesus within the body of this fish? For more resources for celebrating Religious Education Month visit, www.catholicnh.org
  3. 3. Religious Education Month Poster 2009 Symbols & Notes Water Symbol of Baptism Death to sin Life in Christ Blessing Water Easter Vigil Baptismal Rite Sprinkling Rite in Liturgy Jesus as Living water John 4: 4 – 15 (Woman at the Well) Water – necessity for all life Holy Water Church and home Recalls our baptism Bless ourselves with water Sprinkling rite in Liturgy/Mass Religious Education Month Poster 2009 Symbols & Notes Cross Symbol Marked with at Baptism Signing of senses in RCIA Rite of Welcome Start and end prayer Sign ourselves when enter church Jesus Eternal life through death on cross Paschal Mystery Called to live this Mystery Dying and rising to new life throughout our lifetime Discipleship Live and serve in shadow of the cross
  4. 4. Religious Education Month Poster 2009 Symbols & Notes Fish Symbol for Christian Greek for fish ICHTHUS: Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior Symbol during persecutions of Early Church Uniqueness of each one Each Bears message Live message within school of fish – community www.catholicsymbols.org/ichthus-fish What direction are the fish swimming? How are the fish grouped? Religious Education Month Poster 2009 Symbols & Notes Fish Can you see the word Jesus within the body of this fish?
  5. 5. Religious Education Month Poster 2009 Symbols & Notes Fish Look closely at this fish what word stands out? Believe - John 20:24-29 Religious Education Month Poster 2009 Symbols & Notes Fish Ministering to a Great Multitude - Luke 6:17-19
  6. 6. Religious Education Month Poster 2009 Symbols & Notes Fish Sermon on the Mount - Matthew 5:1-11; Luke 6:20-26 Religious Education Month Poster 2009 Symbols & Notes Fish Blessed are the poor - Luke 12:16-21
  7. 7. Religious Education Month Poster 2009 Symbols & Notes Fish Within this fish we see music and an Easter lily. Religious Education Month Poster 2009 Symbols & Notes Waves of different languages Pentecost – Acts of the Apostles 2: 1-12 Spirit moving through and within us Sent to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world Movement is part of being a disciple – Matthew 10: 1-11 Passing on/Sharing the Word with others Continuing the mission of Jesus Living and serving as part of a community
  8. 8. Celebrating Religious Education Month

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