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High School Resources

Lesson Plans

Click below for high school lesson plans on a variety of life issues.

Grades 7 – 9

Teaching Resource

Grades 10 – 12

Teaching Resource

Answering the Tough Questions: Catholic Moral Teaching Resource

Teaching Human Dignity

The Teaching Human Dignity series is a one of a kind collection of units, learning sequences, lesson plans, and resources that empowers teachers to incorporate life and human dignity issues into existing curriculum. Designed by Notre Dame faculty members, these resources take seriously the complexity of life and dignity issues in the modern world, and develop a consistent, unified approach that upholds the inviolable worth of every human being.

All resources are available free of charge. 

Theology of the Body

Visit this website with resources for teachers and religious educators teaching the Theology of the Body in middle school and high school. The website includes blog posts, videos, sample PowerPoint presentations and others resources aimed to help educators guide young people in a healthy appreciation of their sexuality and call to live lives in accord with God’s plan for life and love.


Wonder only arises in response to a gift. Each of us has been chosen by God to exist. He willed us into existence: totally unique and unrepeatable. This should fill us with awe and gratitude! Yet, so often we struggle to experience our own dignity and sacredness. We hope the videos below will help you to receive the truth at the heart of every human person: You are good, chosen and loved.


Sometimes it can be difficult or uncomfortable to share the truth of God’s plan for life and love. But as Jesus says, “The truth will set you free” (Jn. 8:32). We want to assist you in communicating these truths clearly and effectively to your students. 

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.

Watch the film here!

For ideas on lesson plans, discussion questions and supplemental resources with the film, check out the I Lived on Parker Avenue School Packet.

Get the school packet!

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