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Lesson Theme: We have one faith in God.Five-Day Lesson Pacing GuideNote: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.Day 1Share Experiencesl Gathering Song l “We Will Walk With God” (CD-2, #8) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-22)l Cover Activity l Words to Wise Wordfind (page 1)l Cover Story l The Project (pages 1–3)l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to praise you by caring for allyou created. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to praise you by caring for all you created. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l Give to Caesar and to God (page 4)l Discuss the Gospel using the Think questionsl Closing Prayer l Loving God, we are happy to belong to you. Amen.(Repeat.)Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, we are happy to belong to you. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the Gospel)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 32.l Catholic Faith Word l Pharisees (page 5)l Our Catholic Faith l (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for our priests and for allwho teach us to love you. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, you are so good, and we are happy to be your children. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l How Do We Keep the First Three Commandments? (pages 6–7)l GodTalk l Got Questions? (page 8)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, we praise and thank you for yourgreat love. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer: Loving God, we praise and thank you for your great love. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l Old Testament (Venture Activity Book, Activity #3) l Closing Prayer (see page TG1-23)Friday Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 8 together.Curriculum Connectionsl Math: Share with the students that just like the people in the Gospel, we pay taxes. Have the students solve problems to find the total cost of an item, given the cost of the item and a sales tax percentage. (CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.3.C)l SS: Discuss with the students that everyone must participate in a democracy. Then, instruct them to write a paragraph explaining why people should participate in a democracy. (D2. Civ.2.3-5)Additional Resourcesl Lesson Assessment ( Seasonal Resources ( Video Links: Go to to subscribe to GROW.Catholic Identity Project of the WeekIt is often easier to recognize what should be given to “Caesar” than what should be given to God. With your children, brainstorm a list of ways people can give to God what belongs to God. Then, invite each individual to commit to giving something to God throughout the week. Ask the children to keep a reflection journal of their experience to share next week.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel October 22: Saint John Paul II – This Polish saint was the pope for almost 27 years. He traveled to visit Catholics all over the world. He cared about children and started World Youth Day.l October 24: Saint Anthony Mary Claret – This Spanish saint was a popular preacher and faithfully prayed the Rosary. He wrote 200 books and pamphlets that spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.l October 28: Saints Simon and Jude – These men are two of Jesus’ Twelve Apostles. Many people pray to Saint Jude for desperate situations.Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-21

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