Friday, January 20, 2023

Apostles Mini Posters


One of my favorite units that I do with my 8th graders also happens to be the one that I have the hardest time finding resources for. We spend a large chunk of time studying the Acts of the Apostles as a step in their formation and preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Over the past few years I've been creating things and adding resources to my arsenal, so I was so excited to see the quality of these Apostles Story cards from Into the Deep. She sent me a set to review and I am so grateful to have these now to use year after year!

The 9x6" cards feature original artwork of all 12 Apostles, with the addition of St. Matthias and St. Paul, as well as an Introduction card. The watercolor images offer hints at their livelihoods and martyrdoms, and make a great display as you can see in the photo above. The reverse of the cards each has a biographical reflection on what is know about the Apostle, including where they can be found in Scripture, feast days, and patronages.

My students worked together to make a set of mini Posters to display in our room covering all of the Apostles, and these cards were a great help. Using them as a starting point, my students were then able to look up the referred Scripture verses in their Bibles. They each made a single page mini poster like the one pictured above, so collectively we had a whole wall of info introducing the Apostles. It was a great reference point as we continued our study!

If you have been on the look out for material on the Apostles, I'd highly recommend the Into the Deep Apostles Cards. I'll continue to use them each year in this unit, but they would also make great art to display on the Apostles' various feast days, a reflection in a morning basket, or the source of a Bible Study worked on over days or weeks.

If you'd like to make your own Apostles Mini Posters, click here for the pdf of the template or click here for a Google Slide version that you can edit/assign digitally.

All you holy Apostles, pray for us!

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