Grade 1

Scripture Stories

The following key Scripture stories appear throughout Grade 1 and are fully illustrated:

  • God Made Our World
  • God’s Promise to Abraham
  • God’s Promise to Noah
  • Moses and the Israelites
  • The Great Commandments
  • Jesus and the Children
  • The Good Shepherd
  • Mary and the Angel
  • The Three Wise Men
  • The Shepherds and the Angels
  • The Nativity
  • Jesus is Baptized
  • The Wedding at Cana
  • Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
  • Jesus and the Leper
  • Jesus Calls Levi
  • The Good Samaritan
  • The Prodigal Son
  • The Washing of the Feet
  • From the Cross to New Life (Holy Week)
  • Jesus is Risen!
  • Jesus Visits Martha and Mary
  • Pentecost

Additional Scripture stories are explored in the Teacher Resource:

  • The Story of David
  • The Visitation
  • Corporal Works of Mercy
  • John the Baptist
  • Jesus Calms the Storm
  • Jesus Calls His First Disciples
  • Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish

Prayers of the Church

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

Sacramental Focus*

  • Baptism

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


Illustrated stories of the following saints appear in the resources for Grade 1:

In the Student Book

  • St. Kateri Tekakwitha
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Dominic Savio
  • St. Bernadette
  • St. Nicholas
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • St. Peter
  • St. Marguerite D’Youville

In the Teacher Resource

  • St. Angela Merici
  • St. Francis Cabrini

Theological Emphases in Grade 1

Strand of Religious Education

Theological Emphases


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


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