2021 Ave Maria Press High School Curriculum

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New Text books Curriculum



CLEARLY LABELED SECTIONS • Improve the structural organization of each chapter • Summarize the main idea at the beginning of each section

INFOGRAPHICS • Present complex material quickly and concisely in ways students can easily understand and remember • Highlight key teaching points • Help to keep the material fresh and focused, while adding new levels of understanding

CHAPTER FOCUS QUESTIONS • Introduce each chapter • Unify main concepts and encourage understanding • Are addressed through the chapter and assessed in several ways

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OTE-TAKING GRAPHIC N ORGANIZERS • Assure that students understand the material • Aid students in learning to summarize material • Focus on one particular learning skill, such as identifying a main idea or arranging items in a sequence

CHAPTER REVIEWS • Summarize the chapter with these consistent elements that can be used for enrichment, assessment, and review: section summaries, chapter learning assignments, faithful disciple profiles, explaining the faith questions and answers, and prayers

EDUCATIONAL PHOTOS • Complement the text and serve as teaching tools instead of just filling space • Include both classic and contemporary religious images • Contain informational captions that explain each photo’s significance

SECTION ASSESSMENTS • Label the type of learning skill involved for each item

GLOSSARY TERMS • Provide definitions for highlighted terms


Core Course Curriculum COURSE III

Jesus Christ


Jesus Christ

Source of Our Salvation (Second Edition)

God’s Revelation to the World (Second Edition)

Introduces students to a deeper theological study of essential life questions, foremost: “Why do we need to be saved,” and “How are we saved?” This textbook supports Course III of the USCCB Curriculum Framework and Paschal Mystery courses.

Introduces the story of salvation as it unfolds in both the Old Testament and New Testament. This textbook supports Course I of the USCCB Curriculum Framework and Scripture courses. (© 2016) In conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB Curriculum Framework.

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-621-8 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-622-5 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-623-2

(© 2018) In conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB Curriculum Framework.

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-627-0 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-628-7 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-629-4



Jesus and the Church

Jesus Christ

One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic

His Mission and Ministry (Second Edition)

Helps students deepen their understanding of Jesus Christ, the fullness of God’s Revelation, as they encounter him in the living Body of Christ, the Catholic Church. This textbook supports Course IV of the USCCB Curriculum Framework and Ecclesiology courses.

Deepens the study of Jesus, highlighting key events in Jesus’ earthly ministry. This textbook supports Course II of the USCCB Curriculum Framework and Christology courses. (© 2017) In conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB Curriculum Framework.

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-624-9 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-625-6 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-626-3

(© 2015) In conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB Curriculum Framework.

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-212-8 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-538-9 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-213-5


Student Textbooks: $28.95 | Teacher’s Manuals: $44.95 All Ave Maria Press textbooks are available in a number of digital options, including eTextbooks and PDF Site Licenses.

eTextbook: $19.99 Available from EdTech, Apple, VitalSource, Follett, MBS Direct, Adams, eCampus, and RedShelf.

PDF Site License: $16.99 Only sold directly to schools and available from Ave Maria Press. Contact your school bookstore/IT department for more information or visit avemariapress.com/etextbooks.


Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments (Second Edition)

Reveals the sacraments as the definitive way that Jesus remains present to the Church and the world today. This textbook supports Course V of the USCCB Curriculum Framework and Sacrament courses. (© 2018) In conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB Curriculum Framework.

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-733-8 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-734-5 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-735-2


Your Life in Christ

Foundations in Catholic Morality (Third Edition)

Introduces students to a traditional understanding of morality, encouraging them to undergo a deep and regular examination of conscience while making daily decisions to live a moral life. This textbook supports Course VI of the USCCB Curriculum Framework and Morality courses. (© 2019) In conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB Curriculum Framework.

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-736-9 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-737-6 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-738-3

REQUEST TEACHER REVIEW COPIES To request printed review copies: Please complete our online request form found at avemariapress.com/examination_copy. To request an electronic review copy: Email reled@nd.edu the following information from your school email account: Your name and position. The name and address of your school. Please be sure to put the title of the textbook in the subject line. Look for an email reply containing your link, which will enable you to access an online review copy for a limited time.

The Encountering Jesus Series When developing the new editions of the Encountering Jesus series, we sought your input. We came up with a series of textbooks that incorporates the elements that teachers requested and combined them with the material that you need. The result is a modern, refreshing series that will invigorate and challenge any classroom!

Elective Textbooks



Sacred Scripture

A Catholic Study of God’s Word

The History of the Catholic Church

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-171-8 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-458-0 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-224-1


Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching

Living as a Disciple of Christ

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-467-2 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-468-9 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-469-6

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-711-6 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-712-3 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-713-0


Your Christian Vocation

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-745-1 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-746-8 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-747-5


Exploring the Religions of Our World

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-125-1 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-393-4 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-126-8

Textbook Favorites


Same Great Books, New 6" x 9" Size and Updated Design!

The Old Testament

Our Call to Faith and Justice (3rd Edition) Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-875-5 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-876-2 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-754-3

Encountering Jesus in the New Testament (3rd Edition)

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-949-3 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-950-9 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-951-6

Our Catholic Faith Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-266-1 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-401-6 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-267-8

Help Your Students Explore Their Faith! ANCILLARY TEXTS FOR CLASSROOM USE



Particles of Faith (Student Edition)

Bible Basics for Catholics

A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science

A New Picture of Salvation History

STACY A. TRASANCOS Particles of Faith and its accompanying teacher resources and course planning guide is a source to reintegrate the rich intersection of faith and science into the hearts and minds of Catholic high school students and dispel any sense that science and the Christian faith are in conflict. Particles of Faith (Student Edition) is designed to accompany any theology or science course as a separate fouror eight-week unit or stand alone as a semester elective course. 256 pages, $17.95 FREE Downloadable Teacher Resources!

JOHN BERGSMA John Bergsma’s popular Bible Basics for Catholics offers readers an accessible vision of salvation history as it unfolds in the Bible, showing how the Bible points us to the saving life and work of Jesus. This new edition includes an additional chapter on covenant fulfillment in the Book of Revelation. 224 pages, $15.95 FREE Downloadable Teacher Resource Guide!


Why I Am Catholic (and You Should Be Too) BRANDON VOGT 192 pages, $15.95

FREE Downloadable Study Guide!

Topics Covered in Volume I:

Topics Covered in Volume II:

• Atheism • Same-sex marriage • Transgenderism • Abortion • The Eucharist • The problem of suffering • The veracity of the gospels

• Faith and science • The Resurrection • Heaven, hell, and purgatory • Relativism • Islam • Homosexuality • Mary

What to Say and How to Say It

What to Say and How to Say It (Volume II)

BRANDON VOGT 256 pages, $16.95


Discuss Your Catholic Faith with Clarity and Confidence

More Ways to Discuss Your Faith with Clarity and Confidence

FREE Downloadable Discussion Guide!


Books in the Reclaiming Catholic History series bring Church history to life, debunking the myths one era at a time.

The Early Church (33–313)

St. Peter, the Apostles, and Martyrs JAMES L. PAPANDREA 160 pages, $16.95

The Church and the Roman Empire (301–490)

The Church and the Middle Ages (1000–1378)

MIKE AQUILINA 192 pages, $17.95

STEVE WEIDENKOPF 192 pages, $17.95

Constantine, Councils, and the Fall of Rome

Cathedrals, Crusades, and the Papacy in Exile

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The Church and the Modern Era (1846–2005)

Pius IX, World Wars, and the Second Vatican Council DAVID M. WAGNER 192 pages, $17.95

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