The video talks about how we can change the world in a positive way.
Students are challenged to write a speech as if they were a member of Pope Francis’ synod addressing the problem of cyberbullying.
The video "Catholic Social Teaching Movie," available on YouTube (10:05), is an overview with music, photos, and quotes from various sources, of seven themes. It is best used on day 1.
The video "SJ Project 2012—Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers," available on YouTube (2:33), is a brief video that gives the students a modern look at the dignity of work and the rights of workers as told by students not much older than they are. The video notes that this charity is helping "working families" who, despite having jobs, still struggle with providing basic needs, like housing. It is best used on day 1.
The video "Discovering Our Saints—St. Katharine Drexel," by CCTNtv, available on YouTube (2:20), introduces Saint Katharine Drexel. It is best used on day 4.
The song/video "Don’t Laugh at Me," by Mark Wills, is available on YouTube (3:35), describes the pain of being bullied. It is used on day 1.
The video "Seven Corporal Works of Mercy," available on ktd141’s channel on YouTube (3:17), shows the corporal works of mercy in action with a great song accompaniment. It is appropriate for opening or closing prayer on day 4.
The song/video "Consider the Lilies," performed by Sings Sampaguita, available on YouTube (3:59) can be used for opening prayer on day 2. In this version, the only visual is the performer, but the words are easier to understand.
The video "My Visit to a Leprosy Colony," by GospelForAsia, available on YouTube (3:35). is used on day 3.
The song/video "Say Yes," by Michelle Williams, Beyonce, and Kelly Rowland, available on YouTube (4:12), offers a good introduction to day 4. The first 1:20 conveys the necessary content to engage the class.
The song/video "St. Teresa’s Prayer," by John Michael Talbot, available on YouTube (2:39), is appropriate for use on day 4.
The song/video "Follow You," by Leeland and Brandon Heath, available on YouTube (4:29), is appropriate for use on day 2.
The song/video "Let Faith Arise," available on YouTube (4:39), is appropriate for prayer on any day.
The song/video "Do This in Memory," by Chris Muglia, available on YouTube (9:54), is appropriate for use on any day. The song is found at the 3:48 point of an interview with the artist about the song.
This chart provides students space to create examples of acts of charity and social justice for several real-life situations.
This handout provides a series of Scripture passages and real-life accounts to help students reflect on poverty in America.
This handout provides the outline for an interview of a married couple.
This handout provides several real-life situations that teens might encounter. Students are challenged to respond to the situations and give advice to other teens.
This handout provides questions for students to answer as they observe the roles of men and women on TV.
This worksheet provides questions for students to answer as they research and learn about the Fair Trade Movement.
Students read two “news articles” and evaluate the morality of each by answering a series of questions.
Students evaluate a contemporary piece of music based on several different categories of violence and disrespect.
This worksheet challenges students to think about how they can value the dignity of life on a day-to-day basis.
This worksheet challenges students to think about how the teachings about Justice from the Bishops of the World apply to their daily lives.
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