The Teaching Guides consist of 32 lesson plans. The lesson plans systematically guide students through The Apostolate's Family Catechism covering the Creed, Sacraments, Prayer and the Ten Commandments. These Guides help students develop a deeper understanding of the whole Faith each year at the students' appropriate level.
The lesson plans are organized in an easy-to-follow format and include the following sections: teacher preparation, materials, video presentation, prayer, quiz, discussion, workbook assignment and other activities.
In a typical lesson, teachers may quiz students on the answers or Scriptures that were memorized from the By Heart Catechism and Scripture Review book. Then a catechetical video program (DVD or VHS) is viewed, followed by discussion and other activities.
The Teaching Guide also includes ideas for additional activities, examinations, and answer keys to the student workbook and supplemental exercises. Each lesson plan can be spread out across a number of days depending on the days and duration of the religion classes.