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Windeatt Study Guides

Use Living Books to Teach the Catholic Faith!

RACE for Heaven study guides use Mary Fabyan Windeatt’s saint biographies to teach the Catholic faith to all members of your family. Written with your family’s various learning levels in mind, these flexible study guides succeed as stand-alone unit studies or supplements to your regular curriculum. Thirty minutes per day will allow your family to experience

The spirituality and holy habits of the saints
 Lively family discussions on important faith topics
 Increased critical thinking and reading comprehension skills
 Quality read-aloud time with spiritual living books
 Enhanced knowledge of Catholic doctrine and the Bible
 History and geography incorporated into saintly literature
 Writing projects based on secular and Catholic historical events and characters

Each lesson in the RACE for Heaven study guide contains the following components of study. Lessons cover between one and four chapters of each book depending on difficulty of the book. These lessons are intended to be used within a multi-aged group such as a family. (For a list of characters, secular as well as religious topics, and virtues covered within each study guide, see the product descriptions included within each Windeatt Study Guide description.)

VocabularySecular and Catholic vocabulary words are listed at the beginning of each lesson. Any Catholic words or phrases not familiar may be referenced in a Catholic dictionary, or use The Windeatt Dictionary:Pre-Vatican II Terms and Catholic Words from Mary Fabyan Windeatt’s Saint Biographies.

Comprehension Questions/Narration PromptsAppropriate for all age levels, these questions can be used to increase reading comprehension or as prompts for narration. Answers to all comprehension questions are provided in the answer key.

Forming Opinions/Drawing ConclusionsAs these questions require the student to develop an opinion, or to uncover or discover material not expressly stated in the text, they are designed to develop thinking skills in children grades four and up.

For Further StudyAppropriate for upper elementary through high school grades, these activities invite students to look more deeply at the historical events and people that shaped the times of each character.

Growing in HolinessThese activities involve personal action and interior reflection. By applying the spiritual lessons of the story to everyday life, the student is encouraged to develop habits in imitation of the saints.

GeographyThe map(s) provided with each study guide serve to orient the students with respect to space—where the action of the story is taking place—as well as to acquaint them with common geographical landmarks.

Timeline WorkThe creation of a timeline allows students to place the story’s events within a wider historical framework. Simple directions for making a timeline are included in each study guide.

Checking the CatechismThese activites require a copy of The Catechism of the Catholic Church (or the newly-published Compendium) as well as a catechism of your choice for elementary-aged students. Use these activities to reinforce Church doctrine as illustrated by the saints.

Searching ScriptureFamiliarize the student with the inspired Word of God by studying the Biblical passages as provided.

TestThe purpose of the test is to ensure that the student has comprehended the important events in each saint’s life as well as the lessons the story intends to impart. An answer key is provided for these questions.

Several additional books are helpful when using these guides for religious study: A Catholic Bible (The New American translation is used throughout the study guides.), The Catechism of the Catholic Church or the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church for Grades One Through Eight (Ignatius Press), and a good Catholic dictionary.

Each study guide contains an answer key but does not include the Windeatt biographies which may be purchased separately here.

Save by purchasing these study guides with the biographies in sets by grade level: 3rd and/or 4th grade sets, 5th grade sets, 6th grade sets, 7th grade sets, and 8th grade sets.

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TESTIMONIALS:
"We’ve begun the RACE Study Guide for grades 3-4 and I have found it easy to use and to implement into our busy day. We don’t do everything suggested. We do the vocabulary section, the comprehension questions and some of the further study section. We go at a slower pace, covering one chapter in the guide every 2-4 days, but at least we’re getting more out of our Mary Fabyan Windeatt collection of books! That was the whole purpose in buying your materials. Thank you for planning so much into your guides and for all the neat suggestions. Your ideas are there to make our school days run much smoother. I’m not really sure if I can say “add this” or “add that”. You’ve already got plenty for any family to cover. I have to add that I really like the maps and timelines. It’s great for the kids to see how the saints’ lives meshed in with the rest of history and to see where they lived within the world." A.K.

Windeatt Study Guides

 
3rd and 4th Grade Windeatt Study Guides, Janet P. McKenzie
1 3rd and 4th Grade Windeatt Study Guides Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., large paperback, ISBN 978-1-934185-06-3 

This book contains RACE for Heaven's study guides for the following Windeatt biographies: The Patron Saint of First Communicants (Blessed Imelda), Saint Catherine of Siena, The Miraculous Medal, and Saint Thomas Aquinas. See study guide descriptons below for specific topics covered.
 
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5th Grade Windeatt Study Guides, Janet P. McKenzie
2 5th Grade Windeatt Study Guides Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., large paperback, ISBN 978-1-934185-07-0 

This book contains RACE for Heaven's study guides for the following Windeatt biographies: King David and His Songs, Blessed Marie of New France, Saint Rose of Lima, and Saint Martin de Porres. See study guide descriptons below for specific topics covered.
 
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6th Grade Windeatt Study Guides, Janet P. McKenzie
3 6th Grade Windeatt Study Guides Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., large paperback, ISBN 978-1-934185-08-7, 

This book contains RACE for Heaven's study guides for the following Windeatt biographies: Saint Benedict, Saint Dominic, Saint John Masias, and The Children of Fatima. See study guide descriptons below for specific topics covered.
 
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7th Grade Windeatt Study Guides, Janet P. McKenzie
4 7th Grade Windeatt Study Guides Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., large paperback, ISBN 978-1-934185-09-4 

This book contains RACE for Heaven's study guides for the following Windeatt biographies: Saint Louis de Montfort, Saint Hyacinth of Poland, The Cure of Ars (St. John Vianney), and The Little Flower (St. Therese of Lisieux). See study guide descriptons below for specific topics covered.
 
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8th Grade Windeatt Study Guides, Janet P. McKenzie
5 8th Grade Windeatt Study Guides Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., large paperback, ISBN 978-1-934185-10-0 

This book contains RACE for Heaven's study guides for the following Windeatt biographies: Pauline Jaricot, St. Francis Solano, St. Margaret Mary, and St. Paul the Apostle. See study guide descriptons below for specific topics covered.
 
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Blessed Marie of New France, The Story of the First Missionary Sisters in Canada Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
6 Blessed Marie of New France, The Story of the First Missionary Sisters in Canada Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-12-4, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Joseph, Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, King Louis XIV of France, Jonah, the North American martyrs, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, Blessed Francois de Montmorency-Laval

Secular Topics: Geography of France and Canada, timeline of the 17th century, Native American tribes, the Louvre

Religious Topics: Hail Mary; Jesuit Relations; saint of the day; virtue; Veni Creator Spiritus; intercession of the saints; waiting for God; praise of God; Society of Jesus; God's will; consecrated life; outward appearances; Latin prayers; priesthood; Sacred Heart of Jesus; religious vocation; holy poverty; purgatory; prayers for the dead; names of God; Shrine of St. Anne in Beaupre, Quebec; resurrection of the body; suddenness of death; spirituality of Blessed Marie of New France

Virtues: gratitude, optimism, obedience
 
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7 Complete 3rd-4th Grade Package Mary Fabyan Windeatt and Janet P. McKenzie
paperback editions 
This set contains both the study guides and the Windeatt biographies for each of the following titles: The Patron Saint of First Communicants (Blessed Imelda), Saint Catherine of Siena, The Miraculous Medal, and Saint Thomas Aquinas.
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8 Complete 5th Grade Package Mary Fabyan Windeatt and Janet P. McKenzie
paperback editions 
This set contains both the study guides and the Windeatt biographies for each of the following titles: King David and His Songs, Saint Martin de Porres, Saint Rose of Lima, and Blessed Marie of New France.
Save even more on the complete 5th-grade package.
 
Price: 62.80 USD
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9 Complete 6th Grade Package Mary Fabyan Windeatt and Janet P. McKenzie
paperback editions 
This set contains both the study guides and the Windeatt biographies for each of the following titles: Saint Benedict, Saint Dominic, Saint John Masias, and The Children of Fatima.
Save even more on the complete 6th-grade package.
 
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10 Complete 7th Grade Package Mary Fabyan Windeatt and Janet P. McKenzie
paperback editions 
This set contains both the study guides and the Windeatt biographies for each of the following titles: Saint Louis de Montfort, Saint Hyacinth of Poland, The Cure of Ars (St. John Vianney), and The Little Flower (St. Therese of Lisieux).

Save even more on the complete 7th-grade package.
 
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11 Complete 8th Grade Package Mary Fabyan Windeatt and Janet P. McKenzie
paperback editions 
This set contains both the study guides and the Windeatt biographies for each of the following titles: Pauline Jaricot, Saint Francis Solano, Saint Margaret Mary, and Saint Paul the Apostle.

Save even more on the complete 8th-grade package.
 
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Graced Encounters with Mary Fabysn Windeatt's Saints: 344 Ways to Imitiate the Holy Habits of the Saints, Janet P. McKenzie
12 Graced Encounters with Mary Fabysn Windeatt's Saints: 344 Ways to Imitiate the Holy Habits of the Saints Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2008, 978-1-934185-21-6, 9" x 6" paperback 

This book is a compilation of the "Growing in Holiness" sections of RACE for Heaven's Catholic study guides for the Windeatt saint biography series and presents 344 examples of saintly behavior, one for nearly every chapter in each of these twenty biographies.
 
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13 Grades 3-8 Windeatt Saint Biography Study Guides Janet P. McKenzie
RACE for Heaven large paperbacks Grades 3 through 8 

Complete set of all twenty RACE for Heaven study guides for the Windeatt saint biographies bound in five 8.25 x 11" grade-level paperbacks. Save by purchasing all five grade-level guides.
 
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King David and His Songs Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
14 King David and His Songs Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-05-9, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Secular Topics: Geography of early Israel, timeline of 1200-803 BC, Golden Age of Jewish history

Religious Topics: anointing, Psalms, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, wise choices, monarchy of early Israel, judging others, venial sins, repentance, temporal punishment, worldly amusements, formation of conscience, kings and prophets of undivided and divided Kingdoms of Israel and Judah

Virtues: meekness, gentleness
 
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Patron Saint of First Communicants, The Story of Blessed Imelda Lambertini Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
15 Patron Saint of First Communicants, The Story of Blessed Imelda Lambertini Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-01-8, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Dominic, St. Benedict, St. Agnes, St. Tarcisius, and Italian writers Petrarch and Baccaccio

Secular Topics: 14th-century timeline, geography of Italy and France

Religious Topics: Angelus, Baptism, Blessed Sacrament, thanking God, grace, right priorities, Holy Eucharist, trust in God, intercessory prayer, Holy Communion, mission of the Church, Holy Mass, generosity of God, Rule of St. Benedict, Decree on First Communion (Pope Pius X), and On Frequent and Daily Reception of Holy Communion (Pope Pius X)
 
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Pauline Jaricot, Foundress of the Living Rosary and the Society for the Propagation of the Faith Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
16 Pauline Jaricot, Foundress of the Living Rosary and the Society for the Propagation of the Faith Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-33-9, 9 x 6 paperback, 84 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Januarius, St. Philomena, St. Sophie Barat, St. John Henry Newman

Secular Topics: Geography of France, timeline of 18th and 19th centuries, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution

Religious Topics: Cross of Christ, happiness, justice and mercy of God, setting a good example for others, foreign missions, Mystical Body of Christ, pride, suffering, victim soul, St. Paul and women, Society for the Propagation of the Faith, World Mission Sunday, tenth commandment, Litany of Loreto, Association of the Living Rosary, devotion to Mary, labor and the laborer, Holy Childhood Association, intercessory prayer, religious medals, forgiveness, the devil, examination of conscience, LaSalette Marian apparition, Sunday as the Lord's Day, third commandment, Litany of Pauline Jaricot, failure, tools of a missionary, laity

Virtues: patriotism, perseverance, faith, prudence, charity
 
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Saint Benedict, The Story of the Father of the Western Monks Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
17 Saint Benedict, The Story of the Father of the Western Monks Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-02-5, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Placid, Emperor Justinian, St. Gregory the Great, St. Scholastica

Secular Topics: 5th- and 6th-century timeline, Age of Migrations map, Roman Roads map, Osthrogoths, Visigoths, Huns, Vandals, Roman gods and goddesses (Apollo, Jupiter, Venus), Roman road construction

Religious Topics: Hermit's life, spire of church, historical role of Benedictine monks, sacrifice v. comfort, daily prayer, five types of prayer, Arian heresy, being a peacemaker, St. Benedict medal, Justinian Code, miracles, Rule of St. Benedict, devil, peace, prayer of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, gift of prophecy, Monte Cassio, Our Father, holy friendship

Virtues: faith, perseverance, humility, obedience, graciousness
 
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Saint Catherine of Siena, The Story of the Girl Who Saw Saints in the Sky Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
18 Saint Catherine of Siena, The Story of the Girl Who Saw Saints in the Sky Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-11-7, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. John the Baptist, St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Benedict, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Augustine, St. Norbert, St. Bernard, St. Dominic, St. John the Evangelist, King David, Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Gregory XI

Secular Topics: Turkish invasion of 14th century, timeline of 14th century, leprosy, geography of Italy and France

Religious Topics: Holy Family, domestic church, visits to the tabernacle, rainbow, hermits, vocations, history of the Dominican order, gratitude to God, Sunday Mass, fasting, corporal and spiritual works of mercy, Beatitudes, Papal Palace in Avignon, contrition, confession, Holy Spirit, apostles, prayer aspirations, papal election, inedia

Virtues: love, obedience, kindness, faith, mercy
 
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Saint Dominic, Preacher of the Rosary and Founder of the Dominican Order Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
19 Saint Dominic, Preacher of the Rosary and Founder of the Dominican Order Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-15-5, 9 x 6 paperback, 80 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Mary Magdalen

Secular Topics: Geography of France, Spain and Italy, timeline of 12th and 13th centuries

Religious Topics:
Holy Spirit, rosary, marks of the Church, Albigensian heresy, plenary indulgence, love of God, Annunciation, devotion to the Blessed Virgin, religious habits of the Dominican order, Sign of the Cross, guardian angel, angels, love, loaves and fishes, goodness and kindness of God, process of canonization of saints, Hail Mary, gathering of the twelve apostles, communion of saints, miracles, gift of prophecy

Virtues: obedience,charity, humility, poverty
 
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Saint Francis Solano, Wonder Worker of the New World and Apostle of Argentina and Peru Study Guide, Janet P. McKenzie
20 Saint Francis Solano, Wonder Worker of the New World and Apostle of Argentina and Peru Study Guide Janet P. McKenzie
Biblio Resource Publications, Inc., 2009, 978-1-934185-17-9, 9 x 6 paperback, 84 pages 

Other Characters Studied: St. Peter of Alcantara, St. Paschal Baylon, Sebastian Cabot, Jacques Cartier, Sir Francis Drake, Ferdinand Magellan, St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila), King Philip II of Spain, Don Franciso Pizarro, St. Turbius, St. Rose of Lima, St. Martin de Porres, St. John Masias, St. Bonaventure

Secular Topics: Geography of Spain and South America, timeline of the 16th century, Gran Chaco, black death (bubonic plague), Panama Canal, Incan civilization of Peru

Religious Topics: Beatitudes, peacemaker, friendship, chalice for Christ, avoiding evil, Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, union with God's will, Liturgy of the Hours, using gifts for God's glory, pride, smile mortification, parables, children of God, worry, holy souls in purgatory, general absolution, outdoor shrine, Our Father, singing as prayer, will of God, zeal for souls, Our Lady of Guadulupe, gift of tongues, love of suffering, missionary mandate of the Church, grace of abandonment, perfection of God, lukewarmness, stiff-necked, concupiscence, spirit of the world, Seven Penitential Psalms, wise use of time, venial and mortal sin, Sodom and Gomarrah, calling of Samuel, use of crucifix, Apostles' and Nicene creeds

Virtues: fortitude, obedience, humility, patience
 
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