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Grade 8

Objectives and Goals

The primary objective of this course is to enable students to experience the rich and diverse culture of the Church, to be inspired by the lives of the saints, and to learn from the mistakes of our past in order to grow toward a healthier communion of disciples.


  • Blest Are We published by RCL Benziger
  • Acts of the Apostles dramatization video
  • The Holy Bible (RSV by Ignatius Press)



The course is taught in a seminar style, with open dialogue about religion, faith and morality encouraged.  A variety of strategies is employed including journaling, Discovery Education, Bible reading in Lectio Divina and a research assignment designed to give students a stronger connection to their trip to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC in the spring.


Students are assessed in a variety of ways including projects, reading and writing assignments, written tests and class participation.