March 16, 2020

Formed: Sample Lesson Plan and Recommended Videos for Home Learning

FORMED provides the very best Catholic content from more than 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. Supporting thousands of movies, children’s programs, ebooks, audio, parish programs and studies direct to your browser, mobile or connected device. Please see below for a sample lesson plan and recommeded videos.

Sample Lesson Plan

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Platform: FORMED
Level: 1
Theme: The Eucharist

  1. Opening Prayer – The Our Father and Special Intentions
    • Find a special place to say the prayer together.
    • Say the “Our Father” together
    • Offer Special Intentions for those you would like to pray for.
  2.  Video: Brother Francis The Bread of Life: celebrating the Eucharist (28 min36 sec)
      • This video can be found on the FORMED website.
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  3.  Guided Questions: Here are some questions to assist with parent child Dialogue.
      1. “God isn’t only concerned with our physical bodies but He is concerned for our souls.” What does Brother Francis say is one way God provides for us a healthy soul? Through the Eucharist
      2. What does Eucharist mean? Thanksgiving
      3. What are we thankful for in the Eucharist? The sacrifice that Jesus gave when he died on the cross for you and me. The Eucharist is the gift of Jesus Christ himself.
      4. Who betrayed Jesus and how did he betray him? Judas and he turned Jesus into the officials who arrested Jesus.
      5. When do you hear the words, “This is my Body. This is my Blood. Do this in remembrance of me.” At Mass.
      6. What is a parable?  A story Jesus would use to teach a lesson.
      7. What was your favorite part of the parable? Answer will vary
      8. What stood out to you most about the story of Blessed Imelda?
  4.  Closing Prayer – Our Father

Assignment

All journal entries should be submitted to your Faith Formation program via parish email/Google Classroom/Online platform. Entry to be submitted by 00/00/2020

  1. Have the child write a reflection regarding what stood out to them most in the video.
  2. The submission should be no less than 2 sentences and no more than 4 sentences.
  3. The submission can be typed and submitted to parish email/Google Classroom/Online platform. Entry to be submitted by 00/00/2020

FORMED – Videos for Home Learning

Level 1

Brother Francis – 10 episodes (There are 11 but one is a Christmas related video)

This episodes are thematic in nature and cover various topics. They give an level appropriate overview of the theme.  Reflection questions can be added to these videos to provide a discussion between the participant and their parent/guardian.

  • Born into the Kingdom: The Miracle of Baptism (26min25sec)
  • The Bread of Life: celebrating the Eucharist (28min:36 sec)
  • Forgiven: The Blessings of Confession (26min22sec)
  • He is Risen! The Power of the Resurrection (29min 43 sec)
  • JoyToons, The Brother Francis Song Collection! (30min39sec)
  • Let’s Pray! A lesson on Prayer (20 min 11 sec)
  • The Mass: A Life-Giving Prayer (29 min 51 sec)
  • The Rosary: A Special Way to Pray (24min 20sec)
  • The Saints: Our Heavenly Friends (26 min 48 sec)
  • Let’s Learn About Lent (10 min 34 sec)

Saints and Heroes Collection

These videos give an overview of the Saint listed.  Reflection questions can be created and a prayer dedicated to the saint can begin or end the lesson.

  • The Day the Sun Danced: The True Story of Fatima (30 min15 sec)
  • Francis: The Knight of Assisi (27 min 20 sec)
  • Nicholas: The Boy Who Became Santa (27 min 29 sec)
  • Bernadette: The Princess of Lourdes (30 min 11 sec)
  • Patrick: Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle (30 min 44 sec)

Level 2

Forgiven

This series goes through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  One of the videos in the series is made specifically for children preparing to receive the Sacrament of reconciliation.

Forgiven for Children (12 min 34sec)

Presence

This series explores the mystery of the Eucharist.  There is a specific video dedicated to children preparing to receive their First Holy Communion.

Presence for Children (11 min 2 sec)

Brother Francis

  • The Bread of Life: celebrating the Eucharist (28min:36 sec)
  • The Mass: A Life-Giving Prayer (29 min 51 sec)
  • Let’s Learn About Lent (10 min 34 sec)

Saints and Heroes Collection

These videos give an overview of the Saint listed.  Reflection questions can be created and a prayer dedicated to the saint can begin or end the lesson.

Patrick: Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle (30 min 44 sec)

 

The Eucharist for Little Children

Explanation of the Eucharist for younger children (20 min)

Level 3

The Witness Trilogy

These are longer films take you on a journey of the impact Jesus had and why his followers chose to risk their loves to follow him. You can divide these videos among several lessons. You can select various stopping points and include reflection questions, reference to Scripture, and prayers for opening and closing.

  • God With Us (1 hr 28 min 34 sec)
  • The Messengers (1 hr 10 min 45 sec)
  • To Every Nation (1 hr 9 min 45 sec)

Saints and Heroes Collection

These videos give an overview of the Saint listed. Reflection questions can be created and a prayer dedicated to the saint can begin or end the lesson.

  • The Day the Sun Danced: The True Story of Fatima (30 min15 sec)
  • Francis: The Knight of Assisi (27 min 20 sec)
  • Nicholas: The Boy Who Became Santa (27 min 29 sec)
  • Bernadette: The Princess of Lourdes (30 min 11 sec)
  • Patrick: Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle (30 min 44 sec)

Level 4

The Witness Trilogy

These are longer films take you on a journey of the impact Jesus had and why his followers chose to risk their loves to follow him.  You can divide these videos among several lessons.  You can select various stopping points and include reflection questions, reference to Scripture, and prayers for opening and closing.

  • God With Us (1 hr 28 min 34 sec)
  • The Messengers (1 hr 10 min 45 sec)
  • To Every Nation (1 hr 9 min 45 sec)

Level 5

Catholic Heroes of Faith

This video reflects on the life of Saint Patrick.  This lesson can begin with a prayer or reflection dedicated to St. Patrick.

  • The Story of Saint Patrick (29min 43 sec)

 

The Witness Trilogy

These are longer films take you on a journey of the impact Jesus had and why his followers chose to risk their loves to follow him.  You can divide these videos among several lessons.  You can select various stopping points and include reflection questions, reference to Scripture, and prayers for opening and closing.

  • God With Us (1 hr 28 min 34 sec)
  • The Messengers (1 hr 10 min 45 sec)
  • To Every Nation (1 hr 9 min 45 sec)

Level 6

YDisciple

This series has multiple thematic topics that can be viewed in a drop down menu.  Each topic has a series of videos dedicated to delving deeper into the theme.


Prayer

  • Pray Unceasingly with Paul George (24 min 36 sec)
  • How to Pray with Fr. Rick Martignetti (26 min 31 sec)
  • Why Prayer? With Jim Beckman (26 min 28 sec)
  • Practicing Prayer with Jackie Francois (28 min 38 sec)

 

The Creed: Symbolon for YDisciples

The Bible: God’s Love Letter to Humanity (19 min 32 sec)

Level 7 & 8

Why Believe? Volume 1

This series was created with older viewers in mind.  It is an apologetics and lecture-based look at the faith.  There are 15 chapters in this series and each chapter has 2 or more videos within it.  The videos are short in length and a reflection guide can be used with it.

YDisciple

This series has multiple thematic topics that can be viewed in a drop down menu.  Each topic has a series of videos dedicated to delving deeper into the theme.

  • Confirmation: The Power of the Holy Spirit (There is a leader, participant and parent sheet)
  • The Power of the Holy Spirit with Steve Pries (15min 07 sec)
  • The Holy Spirit in Scripture with Scott Powell (18min 48 sec)
  • Moved to Mission with Paul George (18 min 35 sec)
  • The Gifts and Fruit of the Holy Spirit with Gina Bauer (17 min 3 sec)

If you have any questions please contact:

Diana Pizarro
dpizarro@drvc.org or call 516-519-6146

Lucy Creed
lcreed@drvc.org or call 516-519-6287

Lisette Robustelli
lrobustelli@drvc.org or call 516-519-6437

Kathleen Russell-Sica
ksica@drvc.org or call 516-506-2260