Here you get all the great content in Spirit of Truth optimized for use in our app or a web-browser combined with an engaging, interactive learning game for every day of the school year in grades K through 8. From sacred art puzzle games to cross-words, your students will not just learn the faith, they'll have fun doing it!
Spirit of Truth Digital Edition is a completely-digital platform available via app or browser — not just a digitized book. Our cutting-edge user interface allows students to progress through the course as a class or at their own pace, and supports you as the educator to assign, track, grade and communicate with your students. You can also easily export your roster and student scores into any LMS you are using.
Reading, question and answers and Sacred Art Reflections are now joined by Angry-Birds-type sorting games, drawing games, iSpy activities, driving games, word searches and scrambles, crossword puzzles, drag-and-drop matching games — all age-appropriate per grade level.
Our digital platform covers the entire Catechism in a rich and age-appropriate way and is designed to connect with students of diverse backgrounds and differing familiarity with the Faith.
Most curricula are available for your tablet or computer, but these are just digitized versions (PDF!) of the book with very little ability to interact. The result is a flat and unengaging experience. Spirit of Truth Digital Edition gives you an intuitive, feature-rich experience that enables notifications, teacher-student communication for feedback, grading and so much more.
Make your classroom more efficient! Through your dashboard, you can:
Student App: Tablet computer with iOS 12.0 or later; Android 6.0 or later; Browsers Chrome 81.0 or later, Safari 13.0 or later, or Edge 83.0 or later.
Teacher Portal: Computer with browsers Chrome 81.0 or later, Safari 13.0 or later, or Edge 83.0 or later. Can be run on Tablet Browser, but recommend a larger screen for best experience.
Students are introduced to the loving goodness of the Blessed Trinity, meet the members of the Holy Family, and learn who the saints are and what they teach us.
- Why virtue is good and sin is bad.
- The importance of developing good habits.
- How to speak to God in prayer.
Students begin to develop an awareness of God as our Father in Heaven, the creator of Heaven and earth, who is all good, who created them in His image and likeness, and who loves them unconditionally.
- Basic parts of the Mass.
- The reality of sin in connection with the Sacrament of Confession.
- The lives of saints and the basics of prayer as a conversation with God.
Students focus on how much children are loved by Jesus Christ, and how His death and Resurrection has opened the way to Heaven.
- The parts of the Mass.
- Lives and lessons of the saints.
- More ways to pray.
- A special focus on the Sacraments of Confession and Eucharist.
Students learn about the Catholic Church, the Holy Spirit and how He guides Her, and how Jesus continues His mission through Her.
- Basics of the Trinity and all seven Sacraments.
- Prayer and living as children of God.
- Jesus’ Parables of the Kingdom, and Mary as the Mother of the Church.
- Includes a supplement on Confirmation for restored order dioceses.
Students focus on the moral life.
- What it means to be created in the image and likeness of God, and how we should respond to His grace so we can spend eternity with Him in Heaven.
- Conscience formation, the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, the Golden Rule, and the Great Commandment.
- The reality of sin and the necessity of virtue.
Students will explore in-depth the gift of God’s grace in the Sacraments.
- Sacraments: what they are and why Jesus instituted them; form, matter, history, celebration, and effects of each Sacrament.
- The meaning of God as the source of life
- The Holy Mass and Holy Days of Obligation.
- Longer biographies of the saints, especially young saints.
Students spend this year immersed in God’s Word in Sacred Scripture, and explore how the Bible, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, records God’s plan of salvation.
- Basics of how to use the Bible and Magisterial authority.
- How and why we should pray with Scripture.
- How the Bible is different from other books.
- The four senses of Scripture.
Middle-school students explore Jesus and the Gospel message, with an emphasis on unifying themes in Scripture and an in-depth examination of the four Gospels.
- Personal growth: the origin, dignity, and destiny of the human person.
- An exploration of each Sacrament.
- Prayer: its elements, qualities, and challenges; ways of praying; Mary and the saints as models of prayer.
Middle-school students build on their understanding of personal growth, with an emphasis on our vocation to love and our responsibilities to God and each other.
- Morality: conscience formation through prayer and an objective moral standard.
- Church History: our identity as Catholics; how the saints have shaped the liturgy, hierarchy, and doctrine of the Church.
- Citizen and Government: the natural rights of persons; the purpose of government.
- God's Plan for Marriage and the Family: our identity as male and female; purposes and abuses of sexuality; resisting temptation so as to avoid sin and grow in virtue.