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Kid President - How to Change the World (a work in progress)

The video talks about how we can change the world in a positive way.

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We Respond through a Life of Discipleship

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 5, Chapter 15, by discussing what we can do to become true disciples of Jesus.

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Catholic Social Teaching and the Common Good

This worksheet helps students to take notes as they read articles and make connections to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

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I Pray

This prayer for a large group asks for our eyes to be opened to the injustices in the world and our souls to be strengthened by Christ’s presence.

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What Can a Person Do?

This article gives several suggestions of how an individual can bring about distributive justice.

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The Plight of the Worlds' Children

This handout provides several statistics and pieces of information about the alarming needs of children in our world.

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Pushed Once Too Often

This handout presents a story about drug pushing in a school community. Students are challenged to reflect on several questions regarding the situation.

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Cases to Examine: Conscience and Guilt

Read the following cases. For each one, fill in the words that describe what kind of conscience and what kind of guilt the person has. Then write a sentence or two of advice that you would give to that person.

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The LISTEN Model

Briefly describe below a moral dilemma that an individual might face. For each section of the LISTEN process, fill in one or more things a person facing this dilemma might need to consider.

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Which Principles Apply?

he following moral principles (described in the text on pages 58–59) can be considered basic or foundational: a. Do good; avoid evil. b. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. c. The end does not justify …

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Getting to Know My Parents' Views

This checklist will help you identify how well you understand your parents’ (or guardians’) views on moral issues and whether you think that your parents understand your views on moral issues.

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Cases to Examine: Moments in Competition

Read the following cases of competition and answer in writing the question for each.

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Peace: A Guide to Win-Win Conflict Resolution

The PEACE process is a way to approach a conflict so that the outcome is a win- win situation, one that ensures that the good of both parties is considered and given priority. PEACE stands for problem and purpose, empathy, …

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Peace: Exploring Terms

In the first blank column, express your own sense of what it means to live out the following traits. In the second blank column, explain what you think the culture teaches you it means to live out each trait. Leave …

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Earth-Friendly Living

This is a scavenger hunt for earth-friendly products suitable for a bedroom: furniture, clothes, and so on. Your goal is to furnish this room in the most earth- friendly and inexpensive way you can, while still furnishing a room you …

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The Eucharist in Mathari Valley

In 1986, Fr. Jim Notebaart flew to Nairobi, Kenya, to live and work as a missioner. Years later, he told an audience in the United States about an experience of Eucharist as transformation. Read this story and, on a separate …

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Lazarus and the Rich Man: A Sequel

Characters: Reader, Narrator, Servant, Levi, Hannah, Isaiah, Simeon.

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The Work of Art

Read the story below, and be prepared to discuss the questions that follow it.

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Work and Budgeting

Fill out the first empty column in this chart to reflect a family’s monthly budget. Leave the second column blank until you receive further instruction.

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Where Am I Called?

Answer the following questions about your calling.

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Diversity Awareness

Read down the first column, and for each description, mark an X in all the columns that apply to you. (If there is a description you do not feel comfortable writing down, make a mental note of it and leave …

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Participation in the Media

This handout lists several key questions to use when reading or viewing various media from the perspective of different groups of people. Choose one of the following groups of people, and on a separate sheet of paper, write answers to …

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Choosing Life

A handout with different cases about life issues.

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How Does the Culture Value Me?

A list of different roles and conditions of males and females within society.

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The Circle of Faith-in-Action

The steps of awareness, analysis, action, and new awareness are explained in this handout.

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A Sample Relationship Map

A sample of how to create a relationship map.

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Creating a Relationship Map

A relationship map provides a blueprint for justice—it reveals the conditions and relationships that are necessary to build a just situation. The following are steps to follow when creating a relationship map. To aid in understanding the steps, we will …

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What is the State of Justice?

Evaluate the degree to which the seven themes of Catholic social teaching are present in a given situation. Use the scale below each theme to rank the extent to which it is present or absent, and write N/A (not applicable) …

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations in 1948, sets the international standard for human rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has thirty articles. The following list paraphrases and summarizes the articles from …

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Justice Resources

Brief description of organization/agency/group and the nature of its work: How does it build relationships? promote justice?

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Practicing Prophecy

An activity where students are given the opportunity to imitate the prophetic model by observing the world around them and attempting to interpret injustices.

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The Scriptures and Concern for Justice

A list of justice-centered biblical passages that can be used for preparing class prayers and liturgies, as a resource for assignments, and for your own reflection and prayer.

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Laws to Live By Today

Translating Biblical laws into today’s world.

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Correlation to Curriculum Framework

Correlation to Curriculum Framework Course IV: Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church from The Church: Christ in the World Today.

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Celebrating Life: The Human Person and the Rules of God

A personal story about the life affirming ‘yeses’ within the Church.

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God Leads Us to Action

A personal story about leading a just life every day.

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Make a Connection with People in Need

A personal story about having a spirit of solidarity with those in need.

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Defending a Friend's Dignity

A personal story about defending the dignity of others.

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Putting the Circle in Action

A personal story about using the circle of social action.

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What are you Called to do?

A personal story about actively living out the principles of social justice.

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Obedience to God's Will: Our Greatest Happiness

A personal story about how rules are created out of love and how obedience to those rules ensures lasting happiness.

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Chapter 31

A PowerPoint presentation with information from The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition Chapter 31, Respecting Truth.

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Chapter 30

A PowerPoint presentation with information from The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition Chapter 30, Respecting Material Goods.

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Chapter 28: In-Depth

A PowerPoint presentation with information from The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition Chapter 28, Life Issues: War.

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Chapter 24

A PowerPoint presentation with information from The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition Chapter 24, Social Justice.

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Research Activity: Working for Social Justice

Answer the following questions about the organization you are researching. Use a separate sheet of paper as needed.

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Social Justice Organizations

A list of social justice organizations that can be cut out.

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Chapter 24 Activities

Activities for Chapter 24 Social Justice including a core activity, core activity extension, and additional activities.

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Handout: Key Concepts Underlying Catholic Social Justice Teachings

Catholic social teaching is based on some key concepts. By applying these concepts to different social issues, the Church makes judgments about the correct direction to follow.

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Lesson 24 Summary

The lesson learning objectives and content summary for Lesson 24, Social Justice.

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Beliefs Practices and Attitudes

The beliefs, practices, and attitudes of the Catholic faith.

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Jesus’ Teachings about How to Live

Bible verses that are able to be cut out.

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A Living Sign of Hope

We believe that because we are transformed by faith in the Risen Jesus, his presence in the world becomes more visible through us. Read the following statements that are based on Jesus’ teachings, and then answer the questions that follow. …

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How and Why Do People Suffer?

In the boxes below, give examples for each type of suffering, and respond to the questions that follow.

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Covenant Hope

All of the Scripture passages used in this exercise are taken from the list in your student book (pages 81–82). These Scripture passages concern covenants or promises that provide an image of hope in a future messiah. As you answer …

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Places in the Heart

A worksheet to go along with the video Places in the Heart.

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Core Beliefs Practices and Attitudes of the Catholic Faith

Each statement below is a core belief of the Catholic faith. Choose a symbol (“I get it,” “I’m unsure,” or “I don’t get it”) that best reflects your understanding of each belief. Then briefly explain what you might know about …

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What Do I Know about the Catholic Faith

In the time allotted for this exercise, answer each question to the best of your knowledge. Each set of questions corresponds to the units you will study in this course and represents content you will cover in more detail in …

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Being versus Doing

A scripture passage from the Gospel of Luke about Martha and Mary is read along with a commentary, and is followed by large group discussion questions.

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Inspirations and Charisms Worksheet

A partially independent and partially group completed worksheet for students to fill out about the inspirations and charisms of a particular religious congregation or order.

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Sr. Thea: Her Own Story

A list of discussion questions from the video Sr. Thea: Her Own Story.

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What Will God Call Me to Do

A reflection worksheet and class discussion on the video Gang Busters: One Man’s Mission to Stop Bullets by Creating Jobs.

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"You Have Heard…But I Say"

An article about Jesus’ command to love everyone, even those who society has deemed unlovable.

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Living God's Call

A reading, with reflection questions, on living out God’s Call of unconditional love, agape, for all.

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Quiz: Are You a Faithful Citizen?

A self-quiz, or self-assessment, on faithful citizenship.

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Catholic Mission and Volunteer Organizations

A worksheet where students are asked to research a mission or volunteer organization and answer several questions about their findings.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 5

Several final performance task project options for Unit 5 of The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition.

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Catholic Social Teaching Themes

A list of Catholic Social Teaching themes that can be used in conjunction with a homework assignment, from Section 5 Part 3 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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The Gettysburg Address

A copy of the Gettysburg Address.

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Invictus Forgiveness Reconciliation and Healing

Questions dealing with the issues presented in the film “Invictus.”

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War and Peace in Catholic Social Teaching

An article on war and peace in Catholic social teaching.

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Promoting Peace

A PowerPoint presentation on promoting peace.

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How to Lead a Socratic Seminar

A reading on how to lead a Socratic seminar.

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Socratic Seminar Observation Form - Student

A student observation form for the Socratic seminar.

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Student Evaluation of the Socratic Seminar

A student evaluation sheet for the Socratic seminar.

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The Challenge of Peace

An article on the foundations for a justified war and the just war doctrine.

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If I Ruled the World

A worksheet that asks students to think about how they would solve different social justice issues if they ruled the world.

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Case Studies: Attitudes of the Heart

Several different scenarios are listed where negative feelings are displayed, and the question “how can you change the attitude of your heart?” is posed.

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Vocabulary for Unit 5 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of several vocabulary terms and definition for Unit 5 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Examining Economic Justice

A PowerPoint presentation on examining economic justice.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A grading rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 5 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Using the Jigsaw Process

A resource on how to use the jigsaw process, with is a method where students share information and insights from different readings to create a larger picture.

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Conducting Justice Simulations

A resource on how to conduct a justice simulation.

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Principles of Catholic Social Teaching for Business Ethics

An article on the principles of Catholic social teaching for business ethics.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 5 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of several final performance task options for Unit 5 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Violence versus Nonviolence

A worksheet where students fill in what they know and understand about violence and nonviolence.

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Respecting Human Life and Dignity

A PowerPoint presentation on respecting human life and dignity.

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Teaching Individuals with Differing Abilities

A reading on teaching and talking to students about differing abilities, along with several reinforcing activity ideas.

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Sweatshop Inquiry

A sweatshop inquiry worksheet on different industries.

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"Homeless: Motel Kids of Orange County" Movie Guide

A movie guide with questions pertaining to the film “Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County.”

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Game Show Questions: Hunger in America

Several “game show” questions on hunger in America.

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Vocabulary for Unit 6 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of vocabulary terms for Unit 6 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 6 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A grading rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 6 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Just Choices

A worksheet on just choices where students choose a topic to cover as well as a task based on their preferred learning style.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of several final performance task options for Unit 6 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Climate Change

A PowerPoint presentation on climate change.

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Rain Forest Destruction

A PowerPoint presentation on the destruction of the rain forest.

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Care for the Earth

A PowerPoint presentation on caring for the Earth.

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Suicide Prevention

A document on suicide prevention including warning signs, action steps, online resources, and lifesaving facts to consider.

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Mirror Exercise

An exercise that encourages students to reflect on how they are different from others, and how they can respectfully respond to these differences.

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Living As a Steward of Creation

An activity where students decipher the main ideas of several Church documents, and then make connections to Genesis creations accounts and the call to be stewards of creation.

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Students Teaching Students About Environmental Justice

A lesson plan entitled “Students Teaching Students about Environmental Justice.”

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Vocabulary for Unit 4 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of vocabulary terms for Unit 4 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Create a Club

A helpful guide for creating a club, either in school or in the community.

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Vocabulary for Unit 7 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of vocabulary terms for Unit 7 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A grading rubric for several final performance task options for Unit 4 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 7 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A grading rubric for several final performance task options for Unit 7 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4

A list of several final performance task options for Unit 4 of "Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society."

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 7 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of several final performance task options for Unit 7 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Planet Partner Survey

A self-assessment survey on how well students are stewards of creation.

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Introspect and Interview

A worksheet on introspect and knowledge gained from interviews on important life issues including abortion, in vitro fertilization, stem-cell research, euthanasia, the death penalty, and immigration.

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Living Justly

A PowerPoint presentation on living justly.

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Thomas Merton and Nonviolence

A reading on Thomas Merton and nonviolence.

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Creating a Just Society

A PowerPoint presentation on creating a just society including an awareness of sin, the structures of sin, the circle of social action, and media literacy.

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Living the Life of a Disciple: Prayer Service

A small-group planning sheet for a classroom prayer service on living the life of a disciple.

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Justice Conversation Starters

A list of several conversation starters or self-reflection questions on the topic of justice.

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Call to Compassion

A worksheet on responding to different topics with compassion, from “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Vocabulary for Unit 8 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of vocabulary terms for Unit 8 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Task for Unit 8 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A grading rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 8 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 8 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

Several final performance task options for Unit 8 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Critical Marketing Analysis

A critical marketing analysis, to be used on advertisements for products or brands, from “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Campaign Platform

A small-group assignment in which students will develop an imaginary political campaign to explore what it means to be a responsible citizen, both locally and globally.

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Electronic Media Log

An electronic media log to help students keep track of their media use, from “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Vocabulary for Unit 3 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A sheet of vocabulary terms for Unit 3 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3 of "Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society."

A grading rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 3 of "Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society."

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

Several final performance task options for Unit 3 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Unit 3 Preassessment

A preassessment for Unit 3 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society” that deals with social sin, structures of sin, and social justice.

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Defining Justice

A PowerPoint presentation on defining justice.

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The Social Doctrine of the Church: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

A PowerPoint presentation on the Social Doctrine of the Church: The USCCB

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The Social Doctrine of the Church: Papal Social Teachings

A PowerPoint presentation on the Social Doctrine of the Church: Papal Social Teachings.

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Principles of Catholic Social Teaching

A reading on the principles of Catholic social teaching.

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Dilemma Questions

A set of questions based on real-world situations and dilemmas that a person may be dealing with.

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Pastoral Letters

A worksheet with short-answer questions about Pastoral Letters, from "Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society."

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Social Justice Papal Documents

An empty chart to be filled out during the class PowerPoint presentation on Social Justice Papal documents, from “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Vocabulary terms for Unit 2 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A vocabulary list for Unit 2 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Action Plan for Living as a Disciple of Christ

A helpful chart that will assist each student develop an action plan for living as a disciple of Christ.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A grading rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 2 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A listing of several final performance task options for Unit 2 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Preassessment exercise for Unit 2 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A preassessment exercise for Unit 2 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Social Teaching in the New Testament

A PowerPoint presentation on Social Teaching in the New Testament.

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Social Teaching in the Old Testament

A PowerPoint presentation on Social Teaching in the Old Testament.

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The Social Dimension of the Paschal Mystery

A PowerPoint presentation on the social dimension of the Paschal Mystery.

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The Social Justice Principles Found in the Creation Accounts

A PowerPoint presentation on the Social Justice principles that are found in the Creation accounts.

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The Biblical Foundation of Justice

A reading on the Biblical foundation of justice.

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Catholic Discipleship

A worksheet on Catholic Discipleship.

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The Corporal Works of Mercy

An activity dealing with the Corporal Works of Mercy.

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Vocabulary for Unit 1

A vocabulary list for Unit 1 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1

A grading rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 1 of "Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society."

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 1

Options for final performance tasks for Unit 1 of "Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society."

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The Strengths of Catholic Social Teaching

A document highlighting the strengths of Catholic Social Teaching, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Our Catholic Faith in Action

A chart that accompanies the Web Quest on our Catholic faith in action, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Ordinary Discipleship and Matthew, Chapter 25

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It focuses on Matthew 25, highlighting the works of mercy Jesus' speaks of, asking students to reflect on the skills need for each type of ministry and discipleship.

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The Church, Social Ethics, and Politics

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a great introduction to the Church, social ethics and politics in the United States.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied ecclesiology, especially ecumenism and interreligious dialogue.

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Mercy Today - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a reflection on the Gospel of Matthew and the Corporal Works of Mercy.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 8

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for assessing students on projects about the Paschal Mystery, especially the role of community and member of the Church to live out their call to …

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Service and Justice: A Conversion of Heart

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses 5 stages in introducing service learning to a classrooom setting.

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Called to Holiness: Holiness in Modern Church Teaching

This article from the Living in Christ Series discusses holiness: what it is, who is called, and how to live it out. Both the Church and the people in it are holy.

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Praying with and for the Suffering Body of Christ

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can research, present on, and pray for various countries in need and what is being done to aid them through Catholic Relief Services.

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Catholic Mission and Volunteer Organizations

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can research various Catholic volunteer and missionary organizations in order to find out more about the lifestyle, mission, history and spirituality of the organization.

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Leadership Quotations

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers quotations from several historical leaders and asks students to reflect on various styles and characteristics of leadership.

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Vocabulary for Unit 8

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 8

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for assessing students on projects about the person of Jesus Christ, especially what it means to be his disciple.

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