Grade 2

Scripture Stories

The following key Scripture stories appear throughout Grade 2 and are fully illustrated:

  • Adam and Eve
  • God’s Laws and The Great Commandments
  • The Beatitudes
  • The First Disciples
  • Jesus Forgives Zacchaeus
  • God Shows His Love
  • The Road to Bethlehem
  • The Annunciation
  • Mary Visits Elizabeth
  • The Shepherds and the Angels
  • John Baptizes Jesus
  • The Paralyzed Man
  • Jesus in the Temple
  • The Official’s Son
  • The First Passover
  • Feeding the Five Thousand
  • Stations of the Cross
  • The Temptation of Jesus
  • The Story of Lazarus
  • The Last Supper
  • Pentecost and the Holy Spirit
  • Paul and Timothy
  • Jesus and the Little Children
  • On the Road to Emmaus
  • Doubting Thomas
  • The Ascension

Additional Scripture stories are explored in the Teacher Resource:

  • Sermon on the Mount
  • The Prodigal Son
  • The Visitation and the Magnificat
  • Jesus Calls Levi
  • An Angel Appears to Joseph
  • The Conversion of Saul

Prayers of the Church

  • Apostles’ Creed
  • Prayer to My Guardian Angel
  • Holy, Holy, Holy
  • Lord I Am Not Worthy
  • Lamb of God
  • Act of Contrition

The following prayers from Grade 1 are also inluded:

  • The Sign of the Cross
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Hail Mary
  • Glory Be

Sacramental Focus*

  • Reconciliation/Eucharist

*Note that information on all the sacraments is scaffolded throughout the program.

Saints

Illustrated stories of the following Saints appear in the resources for Grade 2:

In the Student Book

  • St. Peter
  • St. John Bosco
  • St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
  • Blessed Virgin Mary
  • St. Lucy
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Juan Diego
  • St. Patrick
  • St. Gemma
  • St. Thérèse of Lisieux
  • St. Tarcisius
  • St. Norbert
  • St. Andrew
  • St. Boniface
  • St. Catherine of Siena

In the Teacher Resource

  • St. Josephine Margaret Bakhita

Theological Emphases in Grade 2

Strand of Religious Education

Theological Emphases

Believing

God’s self-revelation in the person of Jesus Christ, Sacred Scripture, and Tradition; God’s plan of salvation for all people as it is found in the Church; the Creed as a summary of Catholic beliefs and a profession of faith

Celebrating

The ways that the Church expresses its faith through liturgy and the celebration of the sacraments, with special attention given to the importance of the Eucharist; the celebration of the Church’s liturgical year

Living a Moral Life

The universal call to holiness; living as a follower of Christ who reveals God’s love to others; theological anthropology (being created in the image and likeness of God) as expressed in Scripture and Tradition; our ability to reason and the formation of conscience

Living in Communion

An ecclesiology of communion calls us to be in fellowship with our neighbour and with God; belonging to the Church as the Body of Christ; sharing in the evangelizing mission of the Church; learning about the Communion of Saints

Living in Solidarity

Catholic social teaching: dignity of the person, sharing God’s resources with our neighbours, and so on; mission and evangelization

Prayer

Prayer implies a relationship with God; ways the Church expresses its faith and prayer; traditional prayers; prayer as both personal and communal