Marriage Matters Lesson
Marriage Matters: PowerPoint for Grades 9 - 12 [This may take a minute or more to download depending upon your connection.]
The diocese pays the access fees for the online Vocation Lessons for the students within Catholic schools.
The Web site is www.vocationlessons.com/lessons
The access code is available through the school principal by accessing the Principals' Resources page. Teachers may choose to use a Smart board for the instruction delivery.
Your local policy may differ slightly--please refer to your local faculty/personnel handbook
SHARE THE JOURNEY - special INITIATIVE
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Jesus calls us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Now, Pope Francis is calling us to share a journey with our neighbors – all our neighbors, not only those who live near us, look like us, speak like us or pray like us.
Share the Journey as The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops works to create a world where immigrants, refugees, migrants, and people on the move are treated with dignity, respect, welcome and belonging. Grounded by our belief in Jesus Christ and Catholic teaching, Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) fulfills the commitment of the U.S. Catholic bishops to protect the life and dignity of every human.
Web site link https://www.sharejourney.org/
National Catholic Educational Association
Click on the logo to visit NCEA as the organization transitions to providing resources for teachers. The NCEA Talk Blog is also a good resource. Teachers may want to follow the NCEA social media resource of their preference: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Pinterest, etc. All of these links are directly available through the NCEATalk Blog link.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Teachers are encouraged to explore www.usccb.org Web site for resources provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Many of the Offices of the USCCB have appropriate catechetical resources; only some of the resources currently available are linked below. If there is a USCCB resource not linked below that you have found helpful for teaching K-12 students, please let the Office of Catholic Schools know.
Classroom prayer and Mass intercessions regarding current and ongoing topics are appropriate for all grade levels. The various Offices of the diocese may also have resources posted that teachers will find beneficial.
High School Lessons on Religious Liberty from USCCB Ad Hoc Committee The USCCB has provided a set of five lesson plans to teach high school students—including those in Catholic schools or in Religious Education programs—about the importance of religious freedom in society. The lesson plans explore the roots of religious freedom according to Catholic tradition and in the history of the United States.
Youth and Faithful Citizenship How can young Catholics bring their faith to the public square? Here are some resources to help youth understand opportunities to fulfill their important role in promoting life and dignity.
Poverty Awareness January is Poverty Awareness Month. The above link has resources for student activities.
Respect Life October is Respect Life Month. The program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday of October. In January, we join nationwide in a time of united prayer, penance, and pilgrimage surrounding the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Additional Links for USCCB Resources and Teaching Aids:
Combatting Racism (Added December 2018)
The Minnesota Catholic Conference
www.mncc.org links resources and videos on its Web site and also maintains a YouTube site that has various videos from time to time that are quite appropriate for classroom instruction. Teachers will want to preview, as with all instructional resources, for age appropriateness and lesson objective alignments. The information linked at MNCC is typically aligned to one of the Conference's advocacy areas.
Immigration Sunday Resources through www.mncc.org - 2019 Materials
Immigration Sunday is January 6, 2019--Use the materials throughout January or
as they best fit into your curriculum.
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the world’s poor and vulnerable. CRS Education equips adults to help youth encounter their world by providing a personal glimpse into the lives of our global brother and sisters along with opportunities for reflection and analysis. Grounded in Catholic social teaching, learning activities, prayers, programs and other resources engage young people and their families on global issues, social justice and solidarity.
Education Resources: http://education.crs.org/resources/school
CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video and discussion guide series presented by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic social teaching. The videos bring the themes of Catholic social teaching to life and inspire us to put our faith into action. Some suggested uses of the videos and discussion guides include adult faith formation for school faculty, high school theology classes, and to prepare groups for service trips. The series also includes downloadable posters and handouts for adults and kids,