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New educational book from Sister Elizabeth DeMerchant, IHM

Sister Elizabeth DeMerchant authored a STREAM curriculum guide to engage children in religious education.

Sister Elizabeth DeMerchant authored a STREAM curriculum guide to engage children in religious education. STREAM is a form of project-based learning that incorporates science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and math. The book has more than 100 ready-to-reproduce project pages for students in grades 4 through 12. Projects include prayer, song, and information about a saint related to the project topic. Students research the Scripture related to the project topic, retell the Scripture in their own words and write a personal reflection. Each project includes researching the specific topic as well as a map and a piece of art related to the topic. Students learn to write an MLA formatted paper.

After the student completes the paper with a peer and teacher edit, then they complete a hands-on project related to the topic. LEGO and K’nex are often used in hands-on projects. However, other materials may include paper origami, clay, a cereal box, a coat hanger, etc.

Ten topics are included in the book:

  • astronomy
  • biology
  • sports
  • forensic science
  • chemistry
  • famous people
  • math
  • music
  • images of God
  • the saints

The book includes coloring pages related to each topic for special needs children. The book was illustrated by Sister Donna Korba, IHM.

Sister Elizabeth currently teaches grades 5 to 8 at All Saints Academy in Scranton, PA. She moderates LEGO, K’nex, and Chess Clubs for grades 4 to 8.

STREAM book cover

Get the book!

STREAM: Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Math by Sister Elizabeth DeMerchant, IHM, is available in paperback and Kindle format on Amazon.

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