About Catholicism 101
This eLearning mini-course is an engaging and efficient way to help young people unfamiliar with Catholicism learn the essentials of the Catholic faith. Cognitively, we know that middle schoolers are ready to think about faith in a deeper way. What if there was a way to engage their hearts and go deeper into the concepts of faith, while equipping your catechists to lead meaningful, deeper conversations with them, whether in-person or via video call?
Catholicism 101 answers this by first having young people engage in 12 interactive eLearning modules for self-directed learning, which then lead to catechist-led follow up sessions (via in-person or via video call).
These sessions empower catechists to engage in meaningful conversation and build relationships with young people through a simple 4-step process: to build community, connect the teaching to their lives through engaging discussion and activity that is video-call friendly, and by having an experience of prayer together.
This distance learning option is the perfect complement to any program, or one that can stand on its own, as it revisits the 4 Pillars of the Catechism.
|Grade Level:||7th – 12th|
Rich Content with Solid Theology
Catholicism 101invites students in with storytelling, conversation, and relevant application. Imagine students discovering core faith topics such as the Paschal Mystery and the Sacraments in an approachable way — not filled with “churchy” language, yet still delivers solid theological concepts of the Catholic faith.
Self-study within a community
While a student may be completing this course on their own over a summer, they’ll still be meeting other students through the interactive activities like polls, responses, and visual sharing. This is a course that can be completed prior to one entering a Catholic school environment.
Approachable Basics, Solid Theology
Activities help students understand faith concepts in the Catholic Church without overwhelming them.
In Catholicism 101, each lesson contains a “Your Turn” section where students are invited to take the lesson concept and apply it in an approachable way.
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Interested in a More In-Depth Course About Catholicism?
Our course Understanding Catholicism is a thorough and comprehensive overview. To learn more about this course, please go to Understanding Catholicism course page.
Learning Styles & Personality Types
The unique anytime, anywhere access of eLearning meets the needs of today’s mobile learning community. Catholicism 101 is designed to engage all different learning styles and personality types and welcomes individual and group sharing regardless of religious or catechetical background. To learn more, go to the experience page.
Catholicism 101 Course Platform
We have designed our eLearning platform to place all the tools you will need and accessible as possible. The simplicity of the program provides both high quality distance learning and dynamic classroom interactions. To discover more about platform features and tools, go to the classroom page.