Every person possesses inherent dignity. This means that persons can never be treated as objects to be used but must be respected as bearing the image of God. In this lesson, students will unpack what it means to respect others.
PK, TK & Kinder Lesson Plan
This lesson introduces children to the concept of friendship, particularly focusing on how to be a good friend by treating others with respect and love.
Grades 1-3 Lesson Plan
Students will learn the difference between treating others with respect and using others as a means to an end. Activities will reinforce the qualities of a good friend, and the responsibilities we have for one another.
Grades 4-6 Lesson Plan
Students will learn the difference between treating others with respect and using them as a means for an end. Activities will reinforce the qualities of a good friend, and what each of our responsibility is toward others. Topics will include gossiping, bullying, and internet safety.
Grades 7-9 Lesson Plan
Students will learn about the growing problem of human trafficking, both domestic and international. They will learn what trafficking victims experience, how to recognize the victimization of a modern-day slave, and how to keep themselves safe from predators.
Resources for Teachers and Parents
Project iGuardian offers practical solutions for teens, parents, and educators for keeping kids safe from online sexual predators. Online resources as well as information on booking school presentations and a local tipline. Created by Department of Homeland Security.
Net Smartz is a website with teaching materials for all grade levels on internet safety and keeping kids safe from traffickers. Includes handouts, exercise suggestions and online resources. From the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Covenant Eyes internet accountability and tracking software for purchase that can help
keep kids safe from pornography online.
Grades 10-12 Student Handout
We like to think of our world as free of slaves. We have come so far since the time of the slave trade, since the time of the
Emancipation Proclamation. So, how could we possibly have slaves in the twenty-first century?
*Used with Permission from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles*
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