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Grades 10-12

Below you’ll find the lesson plan or handout for each topic. Additional resources for each topic can be found under the Topics section by grade level.

Topic: Loving our Neighbor (Overcoming Polarization)

Goal: Learning the Power of Small Acts.
In the midst of chaos and negativity in our world, little ones’ small actions can get lost. This lesson will help them realize the big impact small acts of love and kindness can make to create a better world for everyone.
Grade 10-12 – Loving our Neighbor.pdf
Topic: Life is a Gift (Abortion)

Understanding why people choose abortion.
Grades 10-12 – Life is a Gift.pdf
Topic: Learning to Forgive 
(Restorative Justice/Death Penalty)

Goal: Forgiving Those who Hurt Me
Students will learn about the importance of offering forgiveness to their neighbors. They will learn of God’s forgiveness to each of them, and will have reinforced the understanding that just because someone does something wrong does not make them a bad person.
Grades 10-12 – Learning to Forgive.pdf
Topic: Caring for those in Need (Poverty)

Goal: True empathy for the poor.
Students will learn why caring for the poor is at the center of Jesus’ life and mission. They will learn the importance of sharing with those in need.
Grades 10-12 – Caring for Those in Need.pdf
Topic: Celebrating Special Needs

Goal: Recognizing Goodness in Others. The children will learn about the unique beauty and goodness of each person regardless of appearance or ability. They will learn to celebrate differences.
Grades 10-12 – Celebrating Special Needs.pdf
Topic: Physician Assisted Suicide

Goal: Treating the Sick and Elderly with Dignity.
Students will explore the concepts of illness and dying through the lens of the dignity of every person at every stage. Through stories and activities, students will realize that the elderly and the sick have love to give and need to receive love.
Grades 10-12 – End of Life
Topic: Marriage

Goal: Why Marriage and Families Matter.
To introduce children to the concept and understanding of marriage as a sacramental bond between a man and a woman that is lasting, loving and fruitful, and that marriage is the basis of the family.
Grades 10-12 – Marriage
Topic: Immigration

Goal: Loving Our Neighbor.
To introduce children to the concept of loving our neighbor, even when we might not know him or her, and building a community on Gospel principles.
Grades 10-12 – Immigration
Topic: The Environment

Goal: Appreciating God’s Gift to Our World.
To introduce children to the concept that God has given us a beautiful gift in the creation of the entire world around us. Students will explore creation and see how caring for it is a prayer of thanksgiving to God.
Grades 10-12 – Environment
Topic: Loneliness

Goal: How We Can Be Good Friends.
Loneliness is an epidemic in our culture that is having disastrous effects on young and old alike. In this lesson, students will learn that God wants us to be friends with everyone, just as he welcomes everyone into heaven.

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