Emmanuel Books Third Grade Religion Lesson Plan PDF, 37 pages (32 weeks), Grade 3—Parent This year of religion builds on previous years but at a deeper level more suited for this age level. As we recommend throughout the grade school years, religious study should contain the threefold studies of Catholic Catechism, lives of the saints, and Salvation History. These should all be tailored to the child’s natural stage of understanding. This year we will concentrate on Salvation History using Child’s Bible History (CBH) by Most Rev. F.J. Knecht, D.D. I just love this sweet introduction to the most important stories of the Bible. This book is written in a language faithful to the original Scripture passages it summarizes. You will continue a simple, yet accessible, introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church by discussing and memorizing the questions and answers from The New St. Joseph Catechism No. 1. This year we focus on the Blessed Mother and the Rosary. I just love the book by Meredith Henning, Mondays with Mary. It builds a devotion to the Blessed Mother in a natural and family oriented way. I have included hands-on suggestions as well as Character Education, by using the Program for Achieving Character Education (PACE) by Monica Speach.