The Block Project: Supplemental Materials for 6th Grade Religious Education

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Dillow, Debora
Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology
The idea for this project came from a discussion with the Director of Religious Education at our parish. We were discussing the needs of the religious education program surrounding the directive from the Archdiocese to catechize our 5th and 6th grade students in chastity and sexuality. A program had been developed for the 5th grade but there was a need for the 6th grade. As we spoke I began to feel that the Holy Spirit was guiding me in the direction of answering this need. I was reluctant to answer the call because I felt inadequate in teaching 6th grade students. I have taught adults over the past fifteen years but had no experience with twelve-year-old students. God was asking me to step outside my comfort zone and serve our 6th grade students.