Respect Life Curriculum for DRE’s and Catechists
The Respect Life Curriculum is an amazing tool available for you, DRE’s and Catechists!!
It is meant to help teach your youth a total appreciation for Life from conception to natural death. The Curriculum is designed around five to six life topics each year, with clear, age-appropriate learning goals for each grade. The 2019-2020 school year will continue with our Year 2 topics, but Year 1’s programming remains available!. We invite you to make use of this Curriculum and all its resources, so that you can build it into your young people’s catechesis. This Respect Life Curriculum will help you and your students know the beauty of the Church’s teaching on life and love, and the profound reverence due to every human life, beginning with our own.
Please glance through the listings of this year’s topics, lesson goals, and the accompanying Curriculum resources. Then, find the appropriate grade level for your students. Additional resources can be found under Topics by grade level.
Looking for answers to those tough questions facing your youth today? Check out this flyer:
I Lived On Parker Avenue
I Lived on Parker Avenue is a powerful 30 min. documentary and an excellent resource to share with students. The film tells the story of 19-year-old David and his journey to meet his birth parents for the first time. It is a about a mother’s agony in choosing what’s best, the joy of a couple starting a family, and a young man’s search for where his life began.
For ideas on lesson plans, discussion questions and supplemental resources with the film, check out the I Lived on Parker Avenue School Packet.
Looking for More Resources?
- Introduce teens to the beauty of God’s plan for love through the Chastity Project
- Help teens who are struggling with pornography with resources from Fight the New Drug.
- Invite a dynamic speaker from The Culture Project to share about the dignity of the person!
Credible Catholic: Helpful Resource for Catechists
Are your students questioning the existence of God?
Fr. Spitzer put together a 7 Lesson Plan series to help students in grades 6+ answer the tough questions. Perfect for those preparing for Confirmation! Click here.
Topics Include: Evidence of God & our souls. Proof of the Resurrection. Why be Catholic? Where to find True Happiness and why God allows suffering in the world.