by Carole Buleza
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Having finished a not-so-stellar few years of teaching those grades without any specific program, I was keenly aware of the need for some guidance. As the publishing situation in the pan-Orthodox world continues unresolved after five years, it remained to our staff to work creatively with what is extant--whether by modifying or by giving guidance on programming, we looked at which might fit together for an interesting year’s worth of lessons. As noted in the report we have several other materials which we will be suggesting for “teach-together texts.”
A change to note--The Way, The Truth, and The Life, has previously been recommended for 8th Grade. It is our understanding that it is more commonly and successfully used over a two-year span, 8th and 9th grade. We do offer a 9th-grade alternative suggestion. In addition, we will have a few educational objectives written for the items in the Teach-Together Texts. Check the Teacher and Church School Director pages on the Christian Education website for progress on these.