2Transfiguration PREP Lesson Plan Date of Class:Teacher Names:Grade: 6Chapter 6: The Liturgical Year Objectives:1. Students will be able to explain that the liturgical year celebrates the important events in Jesus’ life.2. Students will be able to list and explain the 6 seasons of the liturgical year: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Triduum, Easter and Ordinary Time.Word of Week: Show video clip if available, or teach with resources provided.Gathering/Opening Prayer:1. Laptop open to and Children can work together while waiting for class to arrive.2. Gather students around prayer table. Pray together: Lord, you create all things to give you glory! (ppt.slide) We thank you for…respond with prayer after each prayer of thanksgiving. Pray grade level prayer; projected on wallOpening/Experience:1. Show Seasons/Liturgical Year video2. Ask students what is their favorite season or day of the year. Do a quick poll. How they show others that these days/seasons have special meaning?
3Development/Presenting: 1. In the Church we have special days and times of the year that are important too.2. We remember and celebrate these times in the Liturgy (ppt slide) Discuss definition.3. Also includes Liturgy of the Hours (ppt slide) (A prayer, parts of which the Church prays at various times during the day and night – show Liturgy of Hours book… also online, ebreviary.com)4. In the liturgy we remember and rejoice in Jesus’ life – so we call the Church year… the liturgical year. (ppt slide) We remember Jesus’ birth, younger years, public ministry, his suffering, death and resurrection and ascension into heaven. We also honor Mary, the Mother of God and all the Saints.5. Show and discuss liturgical year Have students name and tell about each season, when it is, how long, why it is important, colors. Use as visual.6. The entire liturgical year is constructed around Easter. Easter Sunday always follows the full moon after the spring equinox (equinox is the day the sun crosses the equator!) Connect to Resurrection of Christ, whose rising brings light to the world! Easter Sunday is always between march 27 and April 25. Using the calendar, when will Easter be in 2011? (April 24) When will Lent be in 2011? (March 7 – count back 6 weeks!) Discovery Activity:1. Have students work in groups to create a podcast about the Liturgical Year. Divide into 7 groups, 2 students to work on intro and closing and 6 groups to explain the importance of the 6 seasons.)Summary/Response:1. Play Jeopardy on computer to reinforce key concepts learned. Closing Prayer/Announcements:. 1. Close with prayer on page 84; projected on wall. Have symbols on prayer table: crèche, Advent wreath, bowl of ashes, a cross, white candle, image of Jesus teaching.2. Have students tear out Sharing Faith with my Family page, complete with their family and return to class next week. 5 returns = prize!3. Remind students to have their families listen for their podcast! Resources/Supplies Needed: internet, laptop, tv or lcd connections, power point, Seasons video, Jeopardy game, Sharing Faith with my Family page
6Memorare Remember, most loving Virgin Mary, never was it heard that anyone who turned to you for help was left unaided.Inspired by this confidence, though burdened by my sins,I run to your protection for you are my mother.Mother of the Word of God,do not despise my words of pleading,but be merciful and hear my prayer. Amen.
23We Respond in Prayer Adapted from Sadlier, We Believe, Grade 6, page 83 Leader: Give praise to God, who is rich in mercy and who has favored us in wonderful ways. Blessed be God for ever.All: Blessed be God for ever.Reader 1: St. Paul urges us to give thanks to God always through Christ, for in him, God has given us everything.
24Reader 2: From the Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians (4:4-6) “Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again:rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all.The Lord is near. have no anxiety at all, but ineverything, by prayer and petition, with thanks-giving, make your requests known to God.”The Word of the Lord.All: Thanks be to God.Leader: Please offer each other a sign of God’s peace!And we close our prayer, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
25Remember:Invite your parents to listen to the pod cast!Take home and DO Sharing Faith with My Family page, bring it back next week!
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