Pentecost is one of the most important holidays in the Christian Calendar. The word Pentecost actually means fiftieth day. Pentecost is celebrated fifty days after Easter and falls on the tenth day after Ascension Thursday. Jesus ascended into heaven. Ten days later, the Holy Spirit descended to the apostles during a festival and they were motivated to proclaim the gospel of the risen Christ. It is said that Peter baptized three thousand converts on that day and it is considered the birth of the church.
Teaching About Pentecost and the Meaning of the Holiday to Your Classroom
Teacher Planet offers an abundance of teaching materials and classroom resources for many of the major religious holidays. In addition to Easter and Hanukkah, you can find teaching resources for Pentecost. Use the units, lesson plans and teaching resources to get organized. Use the worksheets, activities, clip art and printables to engage your students' minds.