Mrs. Emily Reshwan
“Our faith calls us to work for justice; to serve those in
need; to pursue peace; and to defend the life, dignity, and
rights of all our sisters and brothers. This is the call of
Jesus, the challenge of the prophets, and the living tradition
of the Church.” Rerum Novarum
As Queen of Apostles School social studies and religion teacher, I am delighted to pass on to your children my passion for these subjects. I believe that both social studies and religion serve the broader goal of educating the whole child in Christ, and classroom instruction revolves around that core principle. Students learn about the integral role of the Social Teachings of the Church in their study of geography, history, and the environment. They learn about the value of citizenship, inspired by the teachings of Christ, and their privileges and responsibilities as stewards of the earth. The study of religion and the teachings of the Church influence the students’ exploration of social studies and our call to participate in the broader community, as well as an invitation to grow in holiness as we encounter the challenges of everyday life with a strong faith grounded in the love of Christ.
6th Grade Social Studies
Students focus on the exploration of Ancient World Civilizations, in which the students explore the historical development of people, places and patterns of life from ancient times until 1500 AD with a view of the greater impact on Western Civilization.
7th Grade Social Studies
Students learn the skills of historical and geographical analysis to explore the early history of the United States and understand ideas and events that strengthened the Union. The course covers material from pre-Columbian times until 1877.
8th Grade Social Studies
Students continue their use of skills of historical and geographical analysis as they examine American history since 1877.
6th Grade Religion
Students enter into the mysteries of our Faith by studying the significant events of salvation history, from the Old Testament leading to the Incarnation and birth of Christ. They will study the lives of our forefathers in Faith and examine the events in which God manifests His love through the promise of a Redeemer. We will also examine these events in light of the New Testament, how these events shaped the life and liturgy of the Catholic Church today. Throughout the course, a great emphasis will be placed upon Scripture as a valuable source of meditation and prayer to inspire a deeper devotional life.
7th Grade Religion
Students examine the 4 Pillars of the Catholic Church, that rooted in the teachings of Christ, they may deepen their own faith and grow in a more profound understanding of the Redemption and their role in the spreading of the Kingdom of Christ:
- The Profession of Faith-Creed
- The Celebration of the Christian Mystery-Sacraments
- Life in Christ-Commandments and the Moral Life
- Christian Prayer-Prayer
8th Grade Religion
As students prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, they focus particularly on the meaning of the Church, its mission in the world, and their individual responsibilities to participate in that mission. Instruction focuses on the teachings of the Church and our role in the saving mission of Christ through participation in her life and mysteries. Students also study the lives of the saints as they prepare to invite a particular saint through Confirmation to serve as their role model and spiritual support. We learn about the Communion of Saints and examine those who have gone before us as served as examples of faith, models of virtue, and intercessors on our behalf.