Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church

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ST. GEORGE CHURCH SCHOOL 2020-2021

Curriculum - Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese



Our teachers this year include:
 
Pre-School Dolly Abdelkarim
Kindergarten Regina Abdelnour
1st & 2nd Grades Camilia Saliba
3rd & 4th Grades Ragda Harb
5th & 6th Grades Barb Aboid
7th & 8th Grades Ed Carroll & Annette Haddad Carroll
Teens V. Rev. Fr. John Ojaimi
Dr. Bassam Haddad



Church School is an important part of your children's Christian education. Just as they are sent off to school on week days, they should be brought to Church School on Sundays.

In our Archdiocese, the Christian Education begins when they are Pre-Schoolers-no child is ever too young to learn. If the child will take part in the class He or She is welcome to join. There are two books that are used in the Pre-School class:

THE WONDER OF IT ALL.

(3 year old)

Which introduces the child to church settings and objects. They learn that angels are God's helpers and guard over them. The children are encouraged to see the church as God's family; experience sharing and sense the wonder of God's work.

GOD. MY FRIENDS AND ME.

(4 year old)

The children are introduced to icons, Saints, House Blessings, Presentation of the Theotokos. They learn how to make the sign of the cross and The Lord's Prayer.

TOGETHER WITH GOD

Kindergarten Class.

Is the book used in class. The curriculum is designed to introduce students to the liturgical life of the church beginning with the concept that the Church is God's Family. The children are introduced to elementary concepts of God, the Holy Trinity, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, God's people and their activity in the church. They learn the Gospel is God's Word. Learn about baptism and Holy Communion. The children should see God as a loving Father and pray to Him; treat others in a kind and helpful way; become aware that priests, teachers and parents are helpers of God.

GOD LOVES US

First Grade

Is the book used in class. The curriculum aims to lead children to experience God as our loving, caring and forgiving Father. They learn about St. Nicholas; Icons; Feasts of Annunciation, Nativity and Epiphany. This curriculum is designed to further the understanding of cooperation and sharing; forgive others as God forgives us; see themselves and others as unique and valuable.

Second Grade

The children are introduced to the Sacraments of Baptism, Chrismation and Eucharist. The Lord's prayer is reviewed. The Creed is introduced. The Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession is introduced. This curriculum aims at helping children see themselves and others as members of God's family, the church. The children should learn to forgive others as God forgives us; learn forgiveness as a spiritual virtue.

NEW LIFE IN THE CHURCH

Grade 3

Is the book used in class. The children are introduced to Early Christians and Worship; Orthodoxy Sunday; Nativity Fast; Great lent; Holy Week and icons. This curriculum develops the child's awareness that the New life received from Christ (through Sacraments) is shared with others within the community of the Church. The children are helped to see that the church is a community of believers who are called by God to pray, worship, serve and minister to others, to be forgiving, to share the Good News and teach the message of Jesus Christ, as Christians to make moral choices.

JESUS. THE PROMISE OF GOD

Grade 4

Is the book used in class. The curriculum studies the aspect of Church History and Tradition in the context of the gospel stories. Children are introduced to a map study of the Holy land; Church symbolism during Pasha and Holy Week. Other basic teachings introduced are God's gift of free will to all; The Fallen Angel - Lies and Temptations; the Four Evangelists and Feasts of the Lord. The children learn about making choices, facing temptations, responsibility for their actions; concern for others who need help; Beatitudes as rules to happiness.

OUR LIFE IN THE CHURCH

Grade 5 & 6

Describes the meaning and practices of the Sacraments. The text focuses primarily on the child's participation in the Sacraments and relates them to life themes and church responsibilities.

IN THE BEGINNING

Grade 7 & 8

Study is the Old Testament: its people, places, events and literature.  One unit is devoted to exploring the importance and relevance of the Old Testament in the Church and in our lives today.

Also :  THE YOUNG CHURCH. A study of the Book of Acts of the Apostles.

THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE

Teens

Provides a basic understanding of our faith in lessons to both inform and inspire.  The program endeavors to plant the students firmly in the life-giving soil of Orthodox spiritual understanding and to guide them on the path to spiritual maturity.

presently being used in class.The curriculum studies the aspect of Church History and Tradition in the context of the gospel stories. Children are introduced to a map study of the Holy land; Church symbolism during Pasha and Holy Week. Other basic teachings introduced are God's gift of free will to all; The Fallen Angel .Lies and Temptations; the Four Evangelists and Feasts ofthe Lord. The children learn about making choices, facing temptations, responsibility for their actions; concern for others who need help; Beatitudes as rules to happiness.is the book used in class. The children are introduced to Early Christians and Worship; Orthodoxy Sunday; Nativity Fast; Great lent; Holy Week and icons. This curriculum develops the child's awareness that the New life received from Christ (through Sacraments) is shared with others within the community of the Church. The children are helped to see that the church is a community of believers who are called by God to pray, worship, serve and minister to others, to be forgiving, to share the Good News and teach the message of Jesus Christ, as Christians to make moral choices.is the book used in class. The curriculum aims to lead children to experience God as our loving, caring and forgiving Father. They learn about St. Nicholas; Icons; Feasts of Annunciation, Nativity and Epiphany. This curriculum is designed to further the understanding of cooperation and sharing; forgive others as God forgives us; see themselves and others as unique and valuable.is the book used in class. The curriculum is designed to introduce students to the liturgical life of the church beginning with the concept that the Church is God's Family. The children are introduced to elementary concepts of God, the Holy Trinity, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, God's people and their activity in the church. They learn the Gospel is God's Word. Learn about baptism and Holy Communion. The children should see God as a loving Father and pray to Him; treat others in a kind and helpful way; become aware that priests, teachers and parents are helpers of God.

This is an interactive guide for participation in the Divine Liturgy (with parent's guide for Gospel readings, feast days and special services). This has the complete text of the Divine Liturgy .there is a second column which directs the child's attention to what is happening in the service - It includes illustrations and a picture glossary incorporated into the text.

The Activity Book has more than fifty activities for the home and classrooms.

PARENTS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STOP IN AND VISIT YOUR CHILD'S CLASSROOM. IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE YOUR HELP WITH THEIR LESSONS.

IF YOU SHOULD HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT

Camilia Saliba AT 440-333-3703, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lea El-Khoury This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OR YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER.