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Unit of work: Lent/Easter Salvation topic: Penance Human person Topic: Loved and
Year Level: 4 Students’ Prior Knowledge: (include faith situations/
Key Understanding: previous lessons/Units)
B1 Jesus showed how great human forgiveness can be • From the previous lesson students learn that the
importance of showing love for others and the ways
we can show our love.
Learning Point(s): • In previous years students understand the events
B1.1 Creates artworks that depict the power of Jesus’ love behind lent and how Jesus was resurrected for our
to forgive others. sins and forgave us for everything we have done.
• Students understand that Jesus will always forgive
his followers no matter the sin, if we apologise and
ask for forgiveness he will then forgive.

Spiritual and Religious Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)
Prudence Justice Fortitude Temperance Faith Hope Charity
eg Right choices eg Right eg Inner strength eg Moderation eg Prayer eg Reconciliation eg Service
relationships The teacher will The class will
conduct a whole reflect on why
class prayer to Jesus expressed
ask Jesus for the importance of
forgiveness and forgiveness and
show their how he has done
appreciation of his so.

General Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)

Literacy Numeracy ICT Critical and Ethical Personal and Intercultural
competence creative behaviour Social understanding
thinking competence
Students will be Students will need
able to investigate to reflect on their
and come up with own experiences
ideas as to how where they
and why Jesus needed to have
choose to forgive asked Jesus for
his followers. forgiveness,
students will then
be able to share
their thoughts and

Cross-curriculum priorities (may be addressed in the lesson)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia Sustainability
histories and cultures

Lesson Objectives (i.e. anticipated outcomes of this lesson, in point form beginning with an action verb)
As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of why Jesus expressed the importance of forgiveness through discussion.

• Identify examples of how Jesus demonstrated forgiveness to his people/followers.

• Create and illustrate a piece of art that shows Jesus forgiving the student for something they have done.
Teacher’s Prior Preparation/Organisation:
 Provision for students at educational risk:
(include Teacher Witness) Choose One from:
• Acts 1:8 • Gifted - To extend students’ learning they can be given a
• A4 sheets of paper short scripture from the bible, the student(s) can then
reflect and interpret the scripture and draw a reflection of
• Coloured paper how Jesus is showing forgiveness.
• Scissors
• Glue • Sensory impaired
• Coloured pencils and markers
• Learning difficulty - To enable a students learning the
• The purpose of Step B is to show Jesus as the model of teacher can help them decide on a situation that they can
truly human behaviour, and then to focus upon how the draw if they are unable to reflect on one themselves.
world of the students’ experience would be different if all
accepted his promise of the power of his Spirit. Choose One from:
• ADHD - The student can use their iPad to create their art

• Intellectual disability
• Physical disability
LESSON DELIVERY attach worksheets, examples, marking keys, etc. as relevant
Time Motivation and Introduction: Resources/References
Align these with the segment
10 • At the beginning of the lesson the teacher will explain to the students where they will be introduced.
mins that Jesus expressed the power of love throughout his life, death and
• The teacher will then ask the students “What are some examples of the
ways Jesus expressed his his love to his people?”
• The teacher will then explain that Jesus accomplished our salvation.
• Freed people from sin and the influence of the ‘evil one’
• Brought people to share in God’s own divine life
• Revealed God’s love and closeness
• Modelled how to live in a truly human way in response to that
• Jesus shared the gift of the holy spirit to his people (followers) so that
they could live as Jesus did and enter peacefully into the Kingdom of
God. Acts 1:8

• The teacher will then share the scripture from Acts 1:8 "You will receive
power when the Holy Spirit comes on you”
• The teacher will then ask the students to conduct a think-pair- share
and discuss the following question “Why do you think it is important that
we use prayer in our daily lives and complete the sacraments?”
• The teacher will then ask one person from each group to share their
answer to the class
• After the think-pair-share the teacher will then explain that Jesus also
modelled to us the importance of forgiveness
• “Why do you think Jesus expresses the importance of forgiveness?”
• “How has Jesus done this in the past?”
• The teacher will than ask the class to think of a time when they had to
ask Jesus for forgiveness or something they want to be forgiven for.
• The class will then conduct a whole class prayer:
• Dear Lord, I apologise for the things I have done wrong in the
past. Clean my heart, if I hurt people or do them wrong give me
strength to apologise, if someone hurts me or does me wrong,
please give me strength to forgive.
• Lesson Steps (Lesson content, structure, strategies & Key Questions):
• Each student will be given a A4 piece of paper
mins • Students should reflect on the time where they did something wrong
and had to ask Jesus for forgiveness. Students should then use this
reflection to draw an image of Jesus forgiving their sins.
A4 sheets of paper
• Students should use speech marks to show what their characters are
saying and show their reaction to Jesus’ words of forgiveness.
Coloured paper

Lesson Closure:(Review lesson objectives with students) Scissors

• At the end of the lesson students are to share with the person next to
them what they drew and the meaning behind their art work. Glue

• If students are comfortable they can then share their reflection/ coloured pencils and markers
experience with the rest of the class.

• The art work the students complete will be displayed in the classroom
so students are constantly reminded of how they felt in the moment
when Jesus forgave them.
• The teacher will supply the students with some materials to complete
their art work in a creative manner, students can also use their own
materials and their iPads to help them with their art/reflection.

Transition: (What needs to happen prior to the next lesson?)

• Students will need to pack away all their materials neatly and put them
where they belong. All rubbish will need to be picked up off the floor and
placed in the bin.

• Students’ names need to placed on the back of their artwork and put out
on the teachers desk to be marked, and later displayed in the

Assessment: (Were the lesson objectives met? How will they be

• The teacher will use the students’ work samples as an assessment to
see if the students were able to successfully complete the lesson

• The teacher will mark the students’ art work and make comments on
how well the students were able to complete the activity.

• The teacher should identify what they did well as well as what could
have been added in their reflection.