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Grade 7-9

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.
 
Topic: Life is a Gift (Abortion)

Goal:  Putting the Needs of other First.


Lesson 1:  introducing children to the concepts of generosity and selflessness. 

Lesson 2: introducing children to the concept of conscience and doing the right thing.
Topic: Learning to Forgive 
(Restorative Justice/Death Penalty)

Goal: Forgiving Those who Hurt MeStudents 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.
Topic: Caring for those in Need 
(Poverty)

Goal: Learning to ShareStudents 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.
Topic: Celebrating Special Needs

Goal: Recognizing Goodness in OthersThe children will learn about the unique beauty and goodness of each person regardless of appearance or ability. They will learn to celebrate differences.
Topic: Physician Assisted Suicide

Goal: Treating the Sick and Elderly with DignityStudents 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.
Topic: Marriage

Goal: Why Marriage and Families MatterTo 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.
Topic: Immigration

Goal: Loving Our NeighborTo 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.
Topic: The Environment

Goal: Appreciating God’s Gift to Our WorldTo 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.
Topic: Loneliness

Goal: How We Can Be Good FriendsLoneliness 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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