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Unit of work: Salvation topic: Human person Topic:
Church The Church Community
Year Level: Students’ Prior Knowledge: (include faith
situations/previous lessons/Units)
Key Understanding: -Students have had previous lessons on the learning points in this
B2: Jesus instituted his Church to share God’s power. salvation topic.
 Established what are the common types of communities
and their purpose to meet the needs of people and to
Learning Point(s):  Students wondered at the creators of communities and
celebrated what God provides for communities.
B2.1: Notes ways in which, through the Church, people  Students have looked at the way Jesus obeyed rules
can draw upon God’s power. and laws in communities.
 Some students can identify the 3 ways how Jesus taught
members of the Church community to draw on God’s
 Students have looked at bible passages of these
teachings eg. [John 20:22–23]. And participated in a
Godly Play of the last supper.

Spiritual and Religious Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)
Prudence Justice Fortitude Temperance Faith Hope Charity
eg Right Sharing eg Moderation Strong emotions When students eg Service
relationships responses of and feeling of think about their
personal faith being next Church
experiences discovered experience, what
drawing on God’s during the see, might they ask
power in Church feel, hear activity. for forgiveness.

General Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)

Literacy Numeracy ICT Critical and Ethical Personal and Intercultural
competence creative behaviour Social understanding
thinking competence

Cross-curriculum priorities (may be addressed in the lesson)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Asia and Australia’s engagement with Sustainability
histories and cultures Asia
Lesson Objectives (i.e. anticipated outcomes of this lesson, in point form beginning with an action verb)
As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:
 Illustrate how they feel, see and hear the power of God in Church
 Describe one way they will draw on God’s power or call for God’s help when they next
attend Church.

Teacher’s Prior Preparation/Organisation: Provision for students at educational risk:

(include Teacher Witness) ADHD:
During the meditation in the lesson closure allow students to hold
-Images of the school Church and Jesus. on to a ‘fidget toy’ to help them stay relaxed and focused.
-Images of your first Holy Communion and thinking about
Also have blind fold masks and pillows available for students to
your experience and what you could share with the use to increase relaxation.
students that will be relatable and help them understand
the topic more.
-Post-it notes and writing materials During the feel, see, hear activity- encourage these students to
-Feel, see, hear heading around the room. write longer responses by including feelings, emotions.
-YouTube clip loaded and ready to play Also extend these students by letting them read out their
-Writing journals are accessible for lesson closure activity responses to the class.
Intellectual Disability:
Print out and glue the lesson closure question in the journals for
these students.

LESSON DELIVERY attach worksheets, examples, marking keys, etc. as relevant

Time Motivation and Introduction: (5mins)
Align these with the
 To introduce the lesson focus, ask students to come and sit down on the segment where they
community mat. Using an image of the school Church and an image of will be introduced.
Jesus to activate student’s prior knowledge of how Jesus taught members
of the Church to become closer to God.

“How did Jesus teach us to become closer to God in Church?

What bible passages did we look at? Images of the School
What happened in our Godly Play session?” Church and Jesus

 Scaffold students answers to establish Jesus taught members of the

Church to:
1. to receive the body of Christ through Holy Communion.
2. seek forgiveness of sin through reconciliation.
3. prayer.

 Using images of yourself at your first Holy communion discuss with the Images of your first
students how it is an important aspect of building that relationship with God Holy communion.
and the Church is the community where we can have this experience.

Lesson Steps (Lesson content, structure, strategies & Key Questions):

(15 MINS)

 Promote thinking about drawing on God’s power in the Church, as a class

complete a ‘feel, see, hear’ about their experiences in Church. Having
prepared headings around the room, students can produce their response
where they would like in the classroom and then place their response
under the corresponding heading.

 Modell the first ‘feel’ response with the students.

“Let’s begin with ways we can hear God’s power in Church. When I am in
Church, I hear God’s power during the Priest’s homily. It reminds that we
come to Church to learn lessons of how to love like Jesus did and to
become closer to God.”

 Handing out post it notes for students to write their responses in a personal
space in the classroom and then place it under the heading when they are

 Modell the next ‘see’ response for the students.

“How do we see God’s power in the Church? When I go to Church I see

God’s power when I receive the Holy communion. It reminds me that Jesus
died for our sins and that he made the ultimate sacrifice for us. So, I drew a
picture of my hands reaching out to receive the body of Christ. This time
we are all going to draw a picture of how see the power of God in Church”
 The last response is ‘feel’. Instead of modelling this response get students
to attempt this one on their own. Using the same process of handing out
sticky notes and also ensure to remind students that they can either draw a
picture or write a response.

 Once the sticky notes have been collected, visualise them with the class
and reaffirm the teaching that Jesus created the Church so that we can
have these experiences of coming closer to God in our Church community.

Lesson Closure:(Review lesson objectives with students) (10mins)

 To finish the lesson, take the students through a guided meditation using
calming music to review the lesson and to get students thinking about their
next Church experience.

 To begin the meditation, use some breathing techniques of breathing in

through their nose for 4 seconds and out through their mouth for 6.

 During the meditation include the following questions:

1. Think about Jesus teaching his members of the Church to draw on

God’s power. What might it have looked like? What might Jesus
have said?

2. Think about people in other communities and how it is hard for

them to resist temptations and receive forgiveness from God and
call for his help.
3. Think about the next time you go to Church, what might you pray
about to become closer to God? What might you ask for
forgiveness in your next reconciliation?

 Following the last question, instruct students to write their responses to it

in their religion journals.

“I will re-read the last question, and when you are ready I would like you
to write a response in your journals.”

Transition: (What needs to happen prior to the next lesson?)

Students now pack their bags for the end of the day.

Assessment: (Were the lesson objectives met? How will they be assessed?)

OBJ 1:

Informal assessment of work samples of students post it notes and any

anecdotal notes on verbal responses throughout the activity.

While looking at post-it notes consider if students have been able to:

1. Did they include experiences that happen in the Church community?

2. Did they provide clear examples/illustrations of how their experience
made them draw upon God’s power?
3. Did they include any emotions/feelings they may associate with drawing
upon God’s power?
OBJ 2:

Read through students’ responses and provide a general comment