Saturday, February 16, 2013

Electing a Pope (information & activities for students)

Here are some links that might be useful in teaching students about electing a pope: How Popes Are Elected How A Pope Is Elected Interregnum Terms and Expressions (Question and Answer Format) Election of the Popes Electing a Pope How a Pope is Elected Step-by-Step Guide to Electing a Pope How the Pope is Elected Papal Transition
Learn about Church leadership and how a pope is chosen with the following information and activities. Papal Transition
Q&A on Papal Transition, Conclave & Election of New Pope Who gets to vote? Where will they vote? How will we know when it’s done? The five fact sheets provide answers to these and other questions students ask. Use them as handouts for older students, or as background information if you’re working with younger children. There are also reproducible activities for primary and intermediate grades that focus on the symbols and work of the papacy. How the Catholic Church Chooses a New Pope (printable) Choosing a New Pope (reading comprehension printable)

Books Conclave: The Politics, Personalities, and Process of the Next Papal Election by John Allen Selecting the Pope: Uncovering the Mysteries of Papal Elections by Greg Tobin

Coloring Pope (coloring page) coloring page pope Vatican City Flag Coloring Page Papal Flag 2 Vatican flags posted (scroll down to these)


Have the students make a mural of how a pope is elected. Pope John Paul II Mitre Craft for Catholic Kids (several kinds to choose from) Paper Bishop Miter or "Pope Hat" Make a Zucchetto Papal Flag Idea for Kids How to Craft a Papal Flag for World Youth Day (scroll down to this) Pope Puppet Conclave Smoke Craft (scroll down to this) Papal Election Playset with Printables
Help little ones to actively engage with the upcoming papal conclave — here’s a papal election playset!

Flash Cards Electing a Pope (flash cards)

Games Electing a Pope (online game) Simon Peter Says (play the game as posted or play "The Pope Says")

Electing A Pope (file folder game)- The idea is to answer questions about electing a pope so you can move your stones around the board. The goal is to move each stone along the 24-square path from the beginning to the end and remove the stone from the board. If the stone of one player lands on a square occupied by the stone of the opponent, the opponent’s stone is removed from the board and must start again. If a player has two or more pieces on a space the pieces on it cannot be captured. An exact throw is needed to remove a piece from the board. The winner is the player who removes all their stones from the board first.

Graphics Selecting a pontiff (large graphic) How a Pope Is Elected (large graphic) Papal Election (large graphic) Changes at the Vatican (click on “The Voting Process”)

Lap Book Papal Lap Book

Lessons Papal Conclave Lesson Plan
A full lesson with: Objectives, Assess Prior Knowledge, Explore the Papal Conclave, Papal Election Educational Resources, Conclave Q & A, Compare Papal Elections and Presidential Elections, Assessment: The Papal Conclave Process Lessons on Pope Benedict and Papal Conclave Selecting a Pope (page 16 – 20) Grades 7 – 9

Students will:
- describe the role of the Pope and his teaching authority in the life and mission of the Church
- understand the process of a conclave for electing a pope
- examine and discuss critical issues facing the church today
- reenact a papal conclave by “electing a pope” responsive to the needs of the life and mission of the Church today

Worksheets from Fill in the Blanks below to complete the explanation of how a POPE is elected. Answer the questions below.

Electing A Pope Matching Worksheet- Write the letter of the correct match next to the answer.

If you see any information or activities about electing a pope, please let me know so I can add it to the list.


Denise said...

We at Loyola Press offer this page of resources: Thanks for collecting the information in one place!

Amazing_Grace said...

Denise- Thank you so much for the link! If you find any more, please let me know so I can add it to the list. :)