Santa Clara University

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Curriculum for Advent

Catechetical instruction for children based on the Sunday readings of the Christian Church during the Advent season. Lesson plans include a short exegesis of the readings, application to a children’s book, and the virtue that is common to the Bible readings and the children’s book, activities to extend the understanding of the virtue, practical advice for incorporating the virtue in an age-appropriate manner. Examples of the children’s books include such favorites as Old Turtle and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.