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Catechists and Teachers

Catechists and teachers


We have enhanced our lessons with support materials to help you bring the good news of the Gospels to your children each week. You will find assessments for each lesson and unit, weekly review templates, timely printables to use in class or send home with your children, links to videos that coordinate with the lesson topics, and more.

At the bottom of this page, select the level you are using, and you’ll find a menu of resources created just for you and your students

Unit Overviews

For each Unit, the editors present an overview of every lesson. They talk about stories, activities, and current event topics in the lessons and offer ideas to help prepare to present the lessons. Click on the level at the bottom of the page to access the Webinar Overviews for each unit. In English and Spanish (See prior units here.)

Program overview

Program Overview Video to learn about the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies program. It covers all the components—walking through highlights of the Teaching Guides and how the Catechism handbooks connect to each lesson. You will learn how the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies have a focus on the connection to family faith as well as the material in the student lessons, and see many of the online support materials such as weekly and unit assessments, plus weekly videos, and other supplemental activities.

Teaching guides

If you’ve misplaced your guide or need to give it to a substitute, just print a copy.

Online copies of teaching guides are perfect to share with substitute teachers, teaching assistants, or to replace your guide if you happen to misplace it. Click on the level at the bottom of the page to access the Teaching Guides for each unit. (in English and Spanish).

Student Lessons/Handbooks

See how the unique format of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies that go home each week encourage parents’ involvement and promote mass attendance, while the weekly, non-textbook style links the Sunday Gospel with the Catechism using the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and includes more timely connections to current events. See samples of student lessons and how they work with the Catechism handbooks here.

Back to School Prayers

Start the 2019–2020 with prayer services for catechist training and welcome sessions for elementary and middle-school students. Leader guides and student handouts available.

Seasonal Activities

Using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies is the best way to align your catechetical classes to the Church’s liturgical year. We also provide these seasonal resources to enhance and reinforce your lessons in class or at home.
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Resource Manuals

Includes information about how children learn, creating a positive learning environment, praying with children, and much more.
Click on the level at the bottom of the page to access the Resource Manual for each unit.

Assessments

It’s important to assess student comprehension and to gauge the effectiveness of your teaching methods. These assessments (available for grades 2-8) are provided in two formats – PDF to make duplication simple and Word if you wish to personalize them to your needs. Permission is granted to duplicate these ONLY as a supplement to the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies
Online Assessments

RESOURCES BY LEVEL

Select the level you are using and you’ll find a menu of resources created just for you and your students.

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Seeds

Preschool

Welcome preschoolers to Jesus’ love for them!

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Promise

Grades K-1

Help K-1 children begin to participate in worship.

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Good News

Grades 2-3

Guide second-and third-grade children to more involvement in Sunday worship.

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Venture

Grades 4-6

Lead 4th- to 6th-graders in making moral choices and exploring and expanding faith.

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Visions

Grades 7-9

Emphasize social justice, moral reasoning, and service for junior-high students.