Teaching Guide consists
of thirty-two lesson plans for a
particular level. The lesson plans
systematically guide students through The Apostolate’s Family
Catechism each year, thereby helping the students develop a deeper
understanding of the whole Faith. Normally the level number
corresponds to the grade level, but adaptations may be made.
lesson plans are organized in an easy-to-follow format and include the
teacher preparation, materials, video assembly, prayer, quiz,
motivation, discussion, workbook assignment, and supplemental
activities such as an examination of conscience.
a typical lesson, a
catechetical video is viewed at the beginning of the session. Each
Teaching Guide includes
the video viewing schedule and a list of question numbers (DVD) or
time codes by question number (VHS) so that the appropriate segment of
the video can easily be cued up. After a short discussion of the video
segment the teacher can proceed to the motivation and discussion
sections of the lesson.
For Levels 1-8, the teachers also quiz the students on
questions and answers memorized from the By Heart Catechism and Scripture Review book.
Teaching Guides also include ideas for additional activities,
examinations, and answer keys to the corresponding student workbook
and supplemental activities.