Why Do Catholics Celebrate Advent?

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"Why Do Catholics Do That" is a series that is geared specifically towards Middle and High School Students. This guided and interactive digital activity is perfect to assign for independent work or may be done as a whole class activity. Reflection questions are scattered throughout.

Some ideas include:

1. Whole group- Go through the slides as a teacher-led activity. You can have each student enter their own responses as you go and then discuss their answers, or have them give the answers out loud and not record them.

2. Independent activity- Students can go through the presentation totally on their own and enter their answers. You can review their answers at the end either individually or with the entire class.

The most fruitful parts of this activity are the reflection questions that lead the student to make a connection to their own lives and help to move the concepts beyond simple memorization. This low prep resource delivers big classroom discussions!

Advent Topics include:
1. What is Advent?

2. Advent as a part of the Liturgical calendar,

3. Origin and meanings of the Words Advent and Incarnation

4. Advent is a preparation for Jesus coming in the past, the present, and the future

5. John the Baptist

6. Symbols on a Jesse Tree

7. Advent Wreaths

8. Names for Jesus found in the Advent readings

9. The Advent Antiphons

10. Gaudete Sunday

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