Welcome to Eighth grade Religion. This year's curriculum is centered on Church history and the development of the faith. In addition we will assist with confirmation preparation in partnership with Faith Formation.
Students will need a composition book and a small folder or binder (they can use the back of another subject's binder)
Journals Students will be expected to complete a weekly journal based on the Gospel reading from the Sunday Mass. Initially we will discuss this in class on a Monday morning and there will be some time for completion in class. After a few practice weeks students will be responsible for completing the journals at home. The readings will be posted on this page.
Homework and Assignments
All journals through Dec. 16th must be turned in before the Christmas break. I will collect notebooks on Tuesday Dec. 18th. Students do not need to do Gospel journals over the break BUT they will write a one- page reflection about how they kept Christ in Christmas. This must be typed and in MLA format. It will count as a 25 point test grade. It will be due on January 4th 2019.
11/30 Complete the Chapter 8 assessment sheet - all questions for Monday Dec. 3rd.
11/29 Read pages 89-91. On page 93 - number 2 - complete for Marcion. Answer questions 5,6,7,8. Due tomorrow.
11/20/18 - Complete the Chapter 7 assessment sheet started in class for Monday Nov. 26th. Remember to complete your Gospel journal on Nov. 25th.
NOTICE: Starting with Sunday October 28th Gospel journals will be homework due on the Thursday of each week. Gospel readings are as follows:
Nov. 18th Mk13:24 -32
Nov. 25th Jn18:33B-37
Dec. 2nd Lk 21:25-28 34-36
Dec 9th Lk 3:1-6
Dec. 16th Lk 3:10-18
Students need to read and reflect on the Gospel, write a summary of the Gospel, and then explain how they will use the gospel message in their daily lives.
Notes on the Ten Commandments
ALSO -Students should be working on their Saint boards for class/confirmation. These are due on October 30th (date changed) -Checklist. Remember to use at least three sources (not Wikipedia) and include a Works Cited in MLA format. Every student will present their board to the whole grade on Tuesday Oct. 30th and Wed. Oct. 31st. If students wish to resubmit their boards with revisions for additional credit they must do so on Monday Nov. 12th
10/21 Sunday Gospel Mk 10: 35-45 Read the Gospel. This will be the last week we do this in class.
10/14 Sunday Gospel Mk10:17-30 Read the Gospel.
10/05 Sunday Gospel Mk10:2-16. Read the Gospel.
09/24/18 Complete the journal for your Gospel. Complete Recognizing Our Faith on page 28 and #1-10 Assessment page 29. Due Sept. 25th
09/21/18 Sunday Gospel Mk 9:30-37. Make sure you read the Gospel before Monday Sept. 24th.
09/18/18 - Bring in a copy of the parish newsletter on Thursday 09/20. You can download and print from the website. It does not need to be in color. 10 pts.
09/16/18 - Sunday Gospel - Mk 8:27-35. Read ready for class on Monday 09/17.
09/13/18 Page 18 reflection - completed in class. Page 19 assessment - Complete for homework.
09/09/18 - Gospel Mark 7:31-37 - Completed in class
08/30 - Acrostic - Using the letters of your first name identify a quality you possess. Then, show how that quality heps others. Don't just say "Caring" - I am caring. Instead say something like "caring" - I am caring to others because I ask to help with chores at home when my Mom is tired from work and I sit with my friends and comfort them when they are upset. Write the acrostic on plain paper and decorate it in a visually attractive way. These will be displayed in the classroom. Due date: 09/07/18
Grading will be based on content and presentation (10 points each, total 20)
Have a great long weekend!
MK 8:27-35MK 9:30-37