Characteristics Of A Church Community

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When we think of community one of the first things we think of is a church community. Growing up, faith was always a big part of our lives. Whether it was attending mass on Sunday’s, singing in the church choir or learning about God’s love for us in school. We always valued our faith and knew how important it was to us. That’s why we decided to approach this community as curriculum assignment from a church perspective. We all teach catechism at our local churches. Erica and Juliana teach grades two and three, while Cristina teaches students who are preparing for their confirmation. For the purpose of this assignment we decided to focus on Erica and Juliana’s grade two and three classes. The lesson we decided to teach the students is the fruit of the spirit. The fruit of the spirit is characteristics a Catholic person should have. Each of these characteristics will help make us better people. The characteristics are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and gentleness. We thought this would be a good lesson to teach the students because they can use these characteristics to become better individuals in their community. Once we had the lesson, we had to think of how we were going to teach it to the students. We decided on four tasks: mind map, draw and write worksheet, puzzle piece sentence completion and a skit. After we thought of the tasks we wanted to do, we created lesson plans for each of them (see Appendix A to C). Within the lesson plans we
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