Elementary RE

Elementary Religious Education Policy Document (2012) (ICE)
The Curriculum policy document for Elementary Religious Education for Ontario Catholic Schools.

Growing in Faith Growing in Christ   Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ is a Religious Education program sponsored by the Catholic Bishops of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories and developed in collaboration with Catholic educators from across Canada.

The program is based on the Catholic Elementary Curriculum Policy Document for Religious Education, Grades 1-8, which has been approved by the aforementioned Catholic Bishops and Regional Assemblies of Bishops. It reflects the content of faith expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and follows the rationale and methodology of the General Directory for Catechesis.

Religious Education for Kindergarten This document is founded upon the content and structure of the Ontario Ministry of Education document, The Kindergarten Program (2016). It is intended to complement the Ministry document to articulate the Catholic dimension of the Kindergarten program in Ontario Catholic schools (herein after called the Catholic Kindergarten program). Ontario Catholic educators will use this document to support early childhood Religious Education consistent with the pedagogical approaches outlined in The Kindergarten Program. The Ontario Bishops approved the document in 2019.

Religious Education Grades 1-8 Policy Support Documents     At the request of the Institute for Catholic Education, the Catholic Curriculum Corporation Central and Western Region (CCC), Faith in Education Council members have been involved in the process of reviewing the draft policy, offering direction in revisions and implementation strategies.

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Elementary Religious Education – A Research Report (CCC)
This report provides a reference for curriculum consultants, coordinators and/or future writers to use when addressing assessment, evaluation and reporting of the current Religious Education programs in Catholic schools in Ontario. The resource reviews a range of data sources, poses leading questions, essential learnings and recommendations based on the research. The resource also examines assessment, evaluation and reporting found in each unit, Kindergarten to Grade 8 Born of the Spirit and We Are Strong Together series in light of current Backward Design for curriculum planning and assessment language from the Ministry. — CCC Website

Called to Change the World (CCC)
Whatever you do – you do unto me is a rich Catholic resource which was developed in partnership by the Catholic Curriculum Corporation and Free The Children. It provides teachers with practical lessons for Grades 7, 10 and 11/12. The lessons, grounded in the Catholic Social Teachings, make the link from the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations and the Expectations of the Religious Education and Family Life Education documents to the work of Free The Children. The lessons provide engaging activities for learning, leading, serving and changing the world. — CCC Website

Eucharist & Reconciliation Resources to help Students with Developmental Disabilities prepare for the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation.

Leprosy in the World Today: Answering the Call to Care (CCC)
This resource was developed by the CCC in partnership with The Leprosy Mission Canada. Answering the Call to Care provides teachers with practical lessons for elementary and secondary students. The lessons, grounded in the Catholic Social Teachings, make the link from the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations and the expectations of the Religious Education and Family Life and cross-curricular connections, to the work of The Leprosy Mission Canada. The lessons provide faith-filled activities for learning about Leprosy in the world today and answering the call to assist those who are affected by the disease. — CCC Website

Robust Thinking Tasks and the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations (CCC)
The Robust Thinking Tasks and the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations provide elementary teachers with current information around the Ministry of Education`s challenge to create rich Robust Thinking Tasks for students. This resource uses the Ontario Graduate Expectations as the `big ideas` upon which teachers can invite students to explore their opinions, values, thoughts and experiences, examining them through a suggested mentor text. The OCGE`s provide the Catholic lens by which students will come to a deeper understanding of the texts and their meaning. — CCC Website

Sacramental Preparation for Students with Special Needs – A Guide for Catholic Educators (CCC)
This resource assists educators in providing appropriate preparation for the sacraments to students with special needs, foster an attitude of inclusion, raise the awareness of educators in regards to available resources, and provide support to educators and parish priests for sacramental preparation at the school level for students with special needs. – CCC Website