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PreK - 8th Grade

K-8 Religious Education Curriculum with Grade Level Expectations for all children participating in parish and school faith formation and listing of approved textbooks.
PreK-8th Grade Parish Elementary Religious Education Standards
August 1, 2014 Version (unless noted otherwise)
Please check periodically for content updates.
Introduction and Overview
The Six Tasks of Catechesis and Faith Formation Standards
Essential Concepts
Revised, August 15, 2014
Grade Level Standards
Revised, August 15, 2014
Important Terms Within the Standards
Student Definitions
Scripture References
Grade Level Prayers
Library Resources
Essential Concepts Grid
Revised, August 15, 2014

Provides a complete view of the Standards across all elementary grade levels. These pages print best on 11 x 17 paper.
Essential Concepts Grid (Black & White Version)
Revised, August 15, 2014

Provides a complete view of the Standards across all elementary grade levels. These pages print best on 11 x 17 paper.

Statements in italics refer to Scripture.
Liturgical Mapping - Sample Plans
Hannah Hochkeppel, MAPS, Pastoral Assistant for Elementary Formation and Sacramental Preparation at Holy Family Catholic Church, Kirkland, has developed a resource for connecting the Essential Concepts with the Liturgical Seasons of the school year.
Additional Resources
Liturgical Mapping for Religion 2014

Recommended Textbooks
Religion Textbooks
Recommended for Adoption by Parishes/Schools of the Archdiocese.
Please note: The textbook publishers have received the new Parish Elementary Religious Education Standards. Please check periodically for correlation updates.

Prayers for the Catholic Child Book
Please note:
The prayer book for elementary grades will be undergoing a revision, to match the new Parish Elementary Religious Education Standards. If you wish to order the current prayer book, click the VIEW button to the right.
Template for Revising the 1st Edition of the Prayer Book
Print these pages on Avery Shipping Label 32402 to update the 1st Edition of "Prayers for the Catholic Child" to the Revised Edition.

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