This is the Parish Edition, updated to include Roman Missal changes. For the school edition of Faith First Legacy, click on the School Programs Preschool-8 tab at the top of this page.
The Legacy Edition uses a spiral learning method that teaches the same truths at every grade level and includes doctrine lessons based on the four pillars of the Catechism.
Student Books cover three themes—Doctrine: Our Beliefs, Scripture: Our Stories, and the Liturgical Year: Our Celebrations. They develop religious literacy and integrate faith and life. Each chapter includes Faith Focus, Faith Vocabulary, profiles of Faith-Filled People, and explanations of Catholic traditions. A detachable page in each chapter offers a way to partner with parents.
Catechist Guides include flexible lesson plans to fit any parish schedule, background information, lesson planner pages and classroom tips. Other program components include Class Kits for each grade with reproducible, grade-level assessment tools, activities, the Called to Prayer book, and a copy of The Faith-Filled Classroom. Videos in VHS format from the Faith First Original Edition (© 2000-03) also work with the Faith First Legacy Edition. The At Home Family Guide has lesson plans for the 27 topics covered in the program. Small parishes or home programs can put students in mixed age groups, using the guide for lesson plans and individual student books at varying grade levels. The Program Director Manual includes information for parent meetings, catechist training and whole community catechesis.
Faith First Legacy, 1-6 is approved by the Bishops’ Committee. (©2006-07)