Title: Lent and Easter
Year Level: 3 & 4
Strand: Church and Tradition
Suggested Duration: 4-6 Weeks
Enduring Questions: What does the Church look like in our community? How can I be like Jesus in our community?
In this unit the students are introduced to the period of Lent and Easter as seasons in the Church’s liturgical year and are given the opportunity to explore how the community prepares for Easter through prayer, penance and good works. Students will be encouraged through the events of Holy Week to remember and celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, and come to recognise Easter as the most important event in the Church year.
By the end of Year 4, students should be able to:Students identify how the Church celebrates feasts and seasons of the liturgical year.
By the end of the unit students should be able to:
1. Recognise that Lent is a time of preparation for Easter.
2. Identify ways the community prepares for Easter through prayer, penance and good works.
3. Identify and describe the key events that are commemorated in the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week and Easter.
4. Explain how the disciples’ responded to the Resurrection and the appearance of Jesus.
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