Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ Grade 8 Program
Implementation of this program into all of our Grade 8 classroom in the district takes place in the 2021/2022 school year. We are extremely excited for this program, which is currently used in all grade 1 - 7 classrooms. The program is the primary resource used in the grade 8 classroom and is designed to meet the learning needs of our students. The digital component is available for teachers and students to navigate the program and continue to explore and grow in their faith.
Teachers, student, and parents are able to log in to their respective digital platform. Within these platforms is a wealth of information and all instruction needed to best support navigating the platform. Log in information is below. Also below is the link to our Gr 8 Google Drive. In this drive you will find additional information and resources for grade 8 teachers. If any questions or support is needed please contact Laura Houle-Tapson at 780-532-3013.
Development & Peace
Development and Peace (The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace) is the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada and the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis. Part of their organization is to provide resources to teachers to use in the classroom. These resources are a wonderful way of teaching the Catholic Social Teachings and have a huge focus on Service and Social Justice.
The resources are found in two areas on the site; Activities and Curricular Resources. The activities database has a number of different options from icebreakers to prayer services. The Curricular resources section offers lesson plans for Kindergarten to Gr 12 that have cross curricular links with Alberta outcomes in Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science. They are also available in both English and French! In addition to the Activities and Curricular Resources D & P also runs annual campaigns that come with addition activities and opportunities to engage your students in social justice!
Development & Peace is a excellent supplementary resource for our Religion Program. Please check it out and if there are any questions contact Laura Houle-Tapson at 780-532-3013.