Article by Catherine Maresca exploring A Curriculum for Young Children
Sewanee Theological Review is published by The University of the South's School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee. The quarterly publication is one of the most important contemporary journals of theological reflection. Catherine Maresca, director of the Center for Children and Theology, was invited to publish articles in STR in their Michaelmas 2005 issue, exploring Children and the Kingdom: Education and Formation. Catherine's article, A Curriculum for Young Children: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
by Fr. Robert J. Gaestel
Two methods of religious education that use the Montessori method of teaching are available to Christian educators--Godly Play and the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Due to similarities in the way materials are presented to children, Christian educators often ask of the differences between the two. While their methodology is similar, the two programs have very different theological foundations.
Eleven stations allows a group to experience key aspects of Islam. These may be explored in various settings – retreats, workshops, interfaith days, or religious education programs. The materials are appropriate for use for children ages nine or over, or for adults.
Replacement Booklets for the Second Edition of Scripture Booklets Level I are available as supplies last.
Complete set for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Level 1 (3-6) (Revised Edition), edited by Sofia Cavalletti
Scripture Booklets isolate texts particularly appropriate for young children and presents them with one verse per page so that attention can be given to each idea in the text. The texts were chosen and the English text edited by Sofia Cavalletti. Simply illustrated with only one drawing in each booklet so the child's reflection will be encouraged but not limited by the artwork.
Use Still Waters: Beloved to create a Retreat or a Day of Prayer.
Still Waters offers a way to create an atrium-like prayer space for adults. Using these materials, an environment is easily prepared with ten meditation spaces. For example, the packet titled Beloved leads participants to read a scripture verse, work with art materials, contemplate meaningful questions, or simply pray in response to scripture exploring who we are in Christ. Perfect for course prayer, parent education, parish retreat, or a day of prayer.
Use Still Waters: A Season to Grow to create a Day of Prayer or space to pray during a Retreat.