Curriculum Standards

Curriculum Standards

 

 

Curriculum Standards for Catechesis

(REVISED 2012)
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Table of Contents

References

I. Foundational Principles

II. Preschool through Eighth Grade Curriculum Standards
A. Elementary Curriculum Standards

Preschool

Kindergarten

Grade 1

Grade 2

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Policies
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sacrament of First Eucharist

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

B. Junior High Curriculum Standards

Grade 7

Grade 8

III. Ninth through Twelfth Grade Curriculum Standards

A. Senior High - Background for Catechists
B. Senior High Curriculum Standards

Two options for Senior High Curriculum Standards are offered.  
One option is based on the Four Pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

Pillar I – The Profession of Faith – Creed
Pillar II – Celebration of the Christian Mystery – Sacraments
Pillar III – Life in Christ – The Ten Commandments
Pillar IV – Christian Prayer – The Lord’s Prayer

The other option is based on the USCCB's Curriculum Framework:

Diocese of Duluth's Adaptation of the USCCB's Curriculum Framework

IV. Confirmation Policy and Curriculum Standards

A. Confirmation Policy (Revised Jan. 2016)
B. Immediate Preparation for Confirmation Curriculum Standards


V. Special Topics
A. Special Needs Child
B. Reverence for the Eucharist
C. Vocations
D. Saints


VI. Prayers and Concepts


VII. Dictionary of Terms


VIII. Textbook Evaluations

A. What does it mean to use “Approved Texts?”

B. Elementary Approved Series (UPDATED Dec 2014) - Click here for diocese's evaluation of these series.
          Alive in Christ (c) 2014 by Our Sunday Visitor
                    Alive in Christ - Parish Edition correlation to diocesan Curriculum Standards.
          Be My Disciples (c) 2013 by RCL/Benziger
                    Be My Disciples correlation to diocesan Curriculum Standards.
          Christ our Life (c) 1997, 2002, 2009 by Loyola Press
          Image of God (c) 1986, 1993, 2014 by Ignatius Press
          We Believe (c) 2011 by Sadlier

         Approved Elementary Series being phased into retirement:
              Call to Faith (c) 2005, 2009 by Our Sunday Visitor (formerly Harcourt Religion)
              Faith First (c) 2000, 2001 by RCL/Benziger
              Faith First Legacy Edition (c) 2006, 2007 by RCL/Bengizer

 C. Junior High Approved Series (UPDATED June 2015) - Click here for diocese's evaluation of these series.
          Be My Disciples (c) 2014 by RCL/Benziger
          Image of God (c) 1986, 1993, 2014 by Ignatius Press
          Faith and Life (c) 1987, 2009 by Ignatius Press
          Christ our Life (c) 2002, 2009 by Loyola Press
          In process of being evaluated: Alive in Christ (c) 2014 by Our Sunday Visitor

          Approved Junior High Series being phased into retirement:
               Call to Faith (c) 2009 by Our Sunday Visitor (formerly Harcourt Religion)
               Faith First Junior High (c) 2001 by RCL/Benziger
               Faith First Legacy Edition (c) 2006, 2007 by RCL/Benziger

D. Senior High Approved Series - Click here for evaluations.
          Understanding the Catechism (c) 1998 by RCL Benziger
          God's Descent (c) 2012 by Nic Davidson

E. Confirmation Approved Series (UPDATED July 2014) - Click here for diocese's evaluation of these series.
          Chosen (c) 2014 by Ascension Press
          Decision Point (c) 2014 by Dynamic Catholic
          Image of God: Spreading and Defending the Faith (c )1990, 2013 by Ignatius Press
          Confirmed in the Spirit (c) 2007 by Loyola Press
          Filled with the Holy Spirit (c) 2007 by RCL/Benziger

IX. Other Materials

A. Catechists Required and Supplemental Materials
B. Elementary Supplemental Materials (UPDATED MARCH 2015)
C. Junior High Supplemental Materials (UPDATED JULY 2013)
D. Senior High Supplemental Materials
E. Confirmation Supplemental Materials
F. Special Needs Supplemental Materials

X. Local Treasures (Please contact the Diocese of Duluth for a copy of the Local Treasures Booklet)