The Seven Sacraments: Elementary Edition (For Teachers)

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The Seven Sacraments: Elementary Edition (For Teachers)
  • The Seven Sacraments: Elementary Edition (For Teachers)
  • A compilation of 10 supplemental lesson plans 
  • Offers a comprehensive, in-depth approach in a flexible, modular format
  • Help your students encounter Christ in the Sacraments

The Seven Sacraments is a compilation of 10 supplemental lesson plans, enabling you to go beyond the limitations of current textbooks by offering a more comprehensive, in-depth, and engaging approach.

Every self-contained lesson in this guide is teacher-written, classroom-tested, and scholar-reviewed, and gives you everything you need to help your students encounter Christ in the Sacraments.

Each lesson is designed in a flexible, modular format, and includes:

  • Essential questions
  • Connections to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Accessible and engaging background reading
  • Comprehension and critical thinking questions
  • Warm-up / bell work
  • Main activity such as primary source analysis, role-playing, class discussion, creative assignments, and many others
  • Homework and extension options
  • "Becoming Like Christ" extension that helps students live the Faith
  • Biblical memorization
  • Age-appropriate Catechism memorization suggestions


What Is a Sacrament?

  • What is the secret and joyful realm of the Sacraments?
  • Why are Sacraments effective whether we feel them or not?
  • The Institution of the Eucharist
  • Why is the Eucharist the Source and Summit of our Faith?
  • How did Jesus institute this sacrament?
  • What were Christ's claims and commandments at the Last Supper?

Old and New: Eucharistic Typology

  • How does the New Testament lie hidden in the Old, and how s the Old unveiled in the New?


  • What is Baptism?
  • How can it be possible that we die to live?


  • How do we know when something belongs to us?
  • If Baptism brings us into Christian life, and Reconciliation forgives sins, then why should we bother with Confirmation?


  • What is the Eucharist?
  • What Are Its Fruits?
  • How do we receive the Eucharist, and why do we need to receive it often?
  • Why can't everyone receive the Eucharist? Isn't it wrong to exclude people?
  • What is the structure and purpose of Holy Mass?

Penance and Reconciliation

  • Why should I go to Confession when I can just tell God I'm sorry in my prayers?
  • Can my sins be so bad that God won't forgive me?

Anointing of the Sick

  • What are the effects of Anointing of the Sick?
  • What are the Cardinal Virtues, and how can they help us receive God's grace?

Holy Orders

  • Who are the successors of the Apostles?
  • Why can only men be priests?


  • How is what Christ did for humanity like what spouses do for each other?
  • How is divine love reflected in married love?

This resource facilitates experiential learning with sacred art including works by:

  • Fra Angelico
  • Jacopo Bassano
  • Raphael
  • Rembrandt
  • Van Dyke
  • Leandro Miguel Velasco

Your students will read and analyze primary sources including excerpt from:

  • St. Ambrose
  • St. Melito of Sardis
  • Age-appropriate excerpts from Catechism of the Catholic Church

In addition to two Biblical memorization assignments in every lesson, your students will study in-depth and apply their knowledge of scripture passages including:

  • Genesis 2:18, 21-25
  • Exodus 12:1-20
  • Ruth 1:16-17
  • Luke 3:21-22
  • Luke 5:1-11
  • Luke 5:4-11
  • John 8:4-11
  • John 12:24
  • John 13:4-8
  • John 21:15-17
  • Luke 15:11-32
  • Luke 22:14-20
  • Mark 10:6-9
  • Matthew 12:21-22
  • Matthew 4:19
  • John 9:1-7
  • Mark 8:22-26
  • Mark 10:46-52
  • Matthew 20:29-34
  • Romans 6:3-4
  • Galatians 3:26-28
  • Titus 3:5
  • 1 John 3:1-3
  • 2 Timothy 1:6-14
  • 8½ x 11 inches

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