Overview

 

The Conquest team leader guidebooks contain all the curriculum. We have 3 age specific curriculum’s: 5th/6th grade, 7th/8th grade, and high school. We offer 3 series of curriculum so that it is never repetitive. Conquest offers 30 books in the curriculum series with over 180 weekly activities and 36 service projects (optional projects are also available as online resources). We offer 4 books each year, for each grade level. Each book contains 5-8 weeks of activities and 1 service project. Every year we update the books and series with new videos, activities, and content so it remains constantly new and relevant for the teens.

 
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What makes our curriculum unique?

 

Question of the Week

In Conquest, 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 Conquest 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; and relevant video clips; a gospel reflection to find how Jesus answered the question, and 2 saints or story of someone who discovered the answer in their own life. 
 
The curriculum and guide for each weekly activity is in the team leader guidebooks and we also include access to the online resource center with hundreds of printouts and additional materials 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 Conquest and Challenge have the same theme or question each week but sometimes the saints, games, and activities differ to work better with boys or girls.

 
The curriculum charts for the 2017-18 Series 1 can be found by scrolling down on this page. We have 3 different series to cover 3 years 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 to keep it new and relevant. Series 2 and 3 are similar but contain different questions, activities, saints, and gospels.

Never Repetitive, Always New

 
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The Conquest 5th/6th grade Series 1 curriculum set includes 4 books. The books in this series feature the service projects: Superhero for a Day, Sock Stuff, Bike for Collars, Giving Tree and Living Stations. Books 1-3 each have 5 weeks of curriculum and the Advent / Lent book has 8 weeks. All books have lots of material downloads available from the team leader online resource center.

Download a 1 week sample from this series

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The Conquest 5th/6th grade Series 2 curriculum set includes 4 books. The books in this series feature the service projects: Trick or Treat, Emmaus Walk, No Pain No Gain, Block of Toys and Mission Youth Holy Week Missions. 

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The Conquest 5th/6th grade Series 3 curriculum set includes 4 books. The books in this series feature the service projects: Agent Angel, Virtue video, Catholic Movie Madness, Bethlehem Shop and Exultation Celebration. 

 
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The Conquest 7th/8th grade Series 1 curriculum set includes 4 books. The books in this series feature the service projects: Pilgrim Queen, Feed the Need, Conquering Retreats, Giving Tree, and Living Stations. Books 1-3 each have 5 weeks of curriculum and the Advent / Lent book has 8 weeks. All books have lots of material downloads available from the team leader online resource center.

Download a 1 week sample of this series

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The Conquest 7th/8th grade Series 2 curriculum set includes 4 books. The books in this series feature the service projects: Defend to the End, Big and Bold, Confession Mission, Block of Toys and Mission Youth Holy Week Missions.

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The Conquest 7th/8th grade Series 3 curriculum set includes 4 books. The books in this series feature the service projects: Clothe the Naked, Fall on Your Knees, Cookin’ for Padres, Bethlehem Shop and Exultation Celebration.

 
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The Conquest High School Series 1 curriculum set includes 4 books. The books in this series feature the service projects: Cardboard City, Party On, Garage Sale, Giving Tree, and Living Stations. Books 1-3 each have 5 weeks of curriculum and the Advent / Lent book has 8 weeks. All books have lots of material downloads available from the team leader online resource center.

Download a 1 week sample of this series

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The Conquest High School Series 2 curriculum set includes 4 books. The books in this series feature the service projects: Hot Dogs for the Homeless, Teach the Word, Breakin’ a Sweat, Block of Toys, and Mission Youth Holy Week Missions.

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The Conquest High School Series 3 curriculum set includes 4 books. The books in this series feature the service projects: Save the Date, Movie Night Done Right, International Courage, Bethlehem Shop, and Exultation Celebration.

 

Conquest Junior Leadership Program

 
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The 2017-18 Junior Leadership Program (for boys  in 3rd & 4th grade) focuses on not only teaching the boys virtue and leadership, but also the program helps them to learn more about their Catholic faith in a fun way.  

There are 5 virtue campaigns, each 6 weeks in length. HONESTY, RESPECT, HARD WORK, COURAGE and FRIENDSHIP.  Each virtue campaign also has a patron saint, whom the boys see as a role model for striving to live that particular virtue.

Download the Index of the Adult Leader Training Guidebook

Download a 1 week sample of this series

 

Conquest Father & Son Leadership Program

 
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The 2017-18 Father & Son Leadership Program (for boys  in K-2nd grade) focuses on teaching boys leadership and virtue in a fun way. Videos of biblical heroes and stories help the boys to better understand how to live particular virtues.  

There are 5 virtue campaigns, each 6 weeks in length. HONESTY, RESPECT, HARD WORK, COURAGE and FRIENDSHIP.  Each virtue campaign also has a patron saint, whom the boys see as a role model for striving to live that particular virtue.

Download the Index of the Adult Leader Training Guidebook

Download a 1 week sample of this series

Virtue Centered Curriculum

 
Conquest and 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 boys and 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 Conquest and Challenge calendars which are included in all of our member, team leader, and club leader kits.
 
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* Only parishes / institutions with registered and 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 in early fall.