Overview

 

The Challenge team leader guidebooks contain the curriculum. We have 3 age specific curriculums: 5th/6th grade, 7th/8th grade, and high school. We offer a year 1 and year 2 curriculum so that it is never repetitive. Challenge offers 24 books in the curriculum series with over 176 weekly actives and 24 service projects. We offer 4 books each year, for each grade level. Each book contains 6-8 weeks of activities and 1 service project. Every year we update the books and series with new videos, activities, and content so there is new and relevant content for the teens.

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What makes our curriculum unique?

 

Question of the Week

In Challenge, our curriculum is based off the questions teens have about God, their faith, the world, and themselves. The theme for each week is a question. The weekly activity in the team leader guidebooks gives the team leader a path to lead the team down and discover the answer to the question of the week.

 
First, they turn to the YOUCAT to find a solid catechetical answer to the question. Then the team leader goes through the 6 parts of the Challenge weekly meeting where they gain a better understanding of the question of the week.

Grounded in the Catechism

 

Hundreds of Games and Activities

Each weekly meeting has at least 1 game, activity, or experience; relevant video clips; a gospel reflection to find how Jesus answered the question, and at least 1 saint or story of someone who discovered the answer in their own life. The games are not listed on the charts.

 
The curriculum and guide for each weekly activity is in the team leader guidebooks but we also have a CD or USB drive and online resource center with hundreds of printouts and additional material that to help the team leader lead the meeting.

Hundreds of Downloads and Printouts

 

Adapted for Boys and Girls

On the curriculum maps, you will see that Challenge has the same theme or question each week as Conquest, but sometimes the saints, games, and activities differ to work better with girls and boys.
 
The curriculum charts for the year 1 curriculum charts can be found on the following pages. The year 2 curriculum charts are similar but with different questions, saints, and gospels. We have a 2 year cycle so that it does not get repetitive for the teens. We also update and add new videos, activities, and material each year to the curriculum.

Never Repetitive, Always New

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The Challenge 5th/6th grade Year 1 curriculum series includes 4 books (plus the Virtue and Saint Guidebook). The books in this series feature the service projects: Grandma and Grandpa Grins, Tis the Season, Baskets of Joy and Light House. Each book has 8 weeks of curriculum with lots of downloads available online or on the team leader USB drive full of resources.

Download the 5th/6th Grade Year 1 Curriculum Map

Download 1 week sample Curriculum from Book 1

Challenge 5th/6th Grade Curriculum Series

 
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The Challenge 5th/6th grade Year 2 curriculum series will be used for 2015-16 and  includes 4 books (plus the Virtue and Saint Guidebook). The books in this series feature the service projects: Blessing Bags, Christmas Cookie Caroling, Warm Wishers and Charity Challenge. Each book has 8 weeks of curriculum with lots of downloads available online or on the team leader USB drive full of resources.

Download the 5th/6th Grade Year 2 Curriculum Map

Download 1 week sample Curriculum from Book 1

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The Challenge 7th/8th grade Year 1 curriculum series includes 4 books (plus the Virtue and Saint Guidebook). The books in this series feature the service projects: Mommy Missions, Soup for the Soul, United in Hope and Frs Day Dinner. Each book has 8 weeks of curriculum and over 80 downloads available online and comes with the team leader USB drive full of resources.

Download the 7th/8th Grade Year 1 Curriculum Map

Download 1 week sample Curriculum from Book 1

Challenge 7th/8th Grade Curriculum Series

 
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The Challenge 7th/8th grade Year 2 curriculum series will be used for 2015-16 and includes 4 books (plus the Virtue and Saint Guidebook). The books in this series feature the service projects: The Pie Project, Rally Round the Wreath, Daddy Daughter Day and Grow Goodness. Each book has 8 weeks of curriculum with lots of downloads available online or on the team leader USB drive full of resources.

Download the 7th/8th Grade Year 2 Curriculum Map

Download 1 week sample Curriculum from Book 1

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 The year 1 curriculum for high school is called the DIG DEEP series. There is a weekly discussion guide that can be printed each week.

The Challenge high school Year 1 curriculum series includes 4 books (plus the Virtue and Saint Guidebook). The books in this series feature the service projects: Dreams Come True, Reel to Real, Father Daughter and Walk with Christ. Each book has 8 weeks of curriculum and over 80 downloads available online and comes with the team leader USB drive full of resources.

Download the High School Year 1 Curriculum Map

Download 1 week sample Curriculum from Book 1

Challenge High School Curriculum Series

 
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The Challenge high school series has a few things that make it different from the middle school series. The Year 2 curriculum is an in-depth study of the YOUCAT with fun, relevant games and activities.

The Challenge high school Year 2 curriculum series will be used for 2015-16 and includes 4 books (plus the Virtue and Saint Guidebook). The books in this series feature the service projects: Hot Dogs for the Homeless, Links of Light, Prolife Patrol and Mom & Me Tea. Each book has 8 weeks of curriculum with lots of downloads available online or on the team leader USB drive full of resources.

Download the High School Year 2 Curriculum Map

Download 1 week sample Curriculum from Book 1

Virtue Centered Curriculum

 
Challenge has a virtue centered curriculum, encouraging the kids to put their faith into action each week. We take this 1 step further by encouraging the girls to live a virtue of the month and get to know the life of a saint each month. Our saints and virtues of the month can be found in the Challenge calendars which are included in all of our member, team leader, and club leader kits.

 

Challenge also offers an additional team leader guidebook in each team leader kit that focuses on the virtue and saint of the month. This guidebook has 10 Challenge meetings focusing on the virtue and saints found on the Challenge calendar. The activities, games, and content will help the team leaders and girls learn about Christian virtues and modern day saints. It is meant to be used each month as a compliment to the regular curriculum.

DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE
August & September from the 2016-17 Virtue & Saint Guidebook

 
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Annual Membership & Curriculum: 

Only registered parishes, schools and individuals with an active annual memberships are legally permitted to use the Conquest name, brand, logos, methodology and materials. Any unauthorized use violates federal copyright laws. The Annual membership is to be renewed each year.