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     Lesson Theme: Jesus appears to his disciples.
 Five-Day Lesson Pacing Guide
Note: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs. Day 4
Day 1
Share Experiences
l Gathering Song l “He Is Risen, Alleluia!” (CD-2, #2) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG4-18)
l Cover Activity l How Is Jesus with Us Now? (page 1) l Story l Remembering Buddy (page 2)
l Discuss the Know question related to the story.
l Activity l Stretch and Sing “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to be Easter people all year
long. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to be Easter people all year long. Amen. (Repeat).
l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)
l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Appears to His Friends (page 3)
l Discuss the first three Know questions related to the Gospel. Have
the children write an answer to the fourth question.
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to remember your love and
share it with others. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to remember your love and share it with others. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4) l Catholic Faith Word l Creed (page 3)
Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and
Teaches handbooks. Turn to pages 6 and 15.
l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #9
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to follow the leaders in our
church family. Amen. (Repeat.)
Live the Gospel
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to follow the leaders in our church family. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Activity l We Show We Believe in Jesus (page 4)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to become people of peace.
Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to become people of peace. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Weekly Review
l Closing Prayer (see page TG4-19)
l Closing Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26)
Friday Take-Home
Remind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.
Curriculum Connections
l Math: Play Around the World (educationworld.com/a_ lesson/00-2/lp2113.shtml) with addition and subtraction within 20. (CCSS.Math.Content.2.OA.B.2)
l Sci: Explain to the students that after Jesus died, his followers were very afraid and were hiding in a room. Tell the students that they are going to pretend to help Jesus’ followers by investigating materials to determine which material would help make their room sound proof. Set up stations for the students to test different objects (cotton balls, foam rubber, a bowl of water, sunflower butter, etc.) to see if the objects allow sound through. Discuss the results as a class. (NGSS.2-PS1-2)
        Additional Resources
l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)
l Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)
l Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW. l Teaching Companion to WCBT Handbook (gospelweeklies.com/
catechists-teachers)
Catholic Identity Project of the Week
Meals are central to our lives as Catholics. Organize a parish potluck this week and encourage the children to attend and bring donations for a food bank.
Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate
l April 16: Saint Bernadette Soubirous – This sickly daughter of a poor French miller was gifted with 18 visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1858. Lourdes has become one of the most popular Marian shrines in the world, attracting millions of visitors every year, many who seek healing of body or spirit. Pray the Hail Mary today for healing.
l April 21: Saint Anselm, Bishop and Doctor of the Church – An original and independent thinker, Anselm became one of the Church’s greatest theologians and leaders. He was also admired for his patience, gentleness, and teaching skill. An opponent of the slave trade of his time, his care and concern extended to the very poorest people.
Extending the Lesson
 Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l TG4-17














































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