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Book Discussion Guides

Jan 20, 2017
5 Life-Affirming Books You Middle Schooler Will Love

Students of all ages will appreciate these classic tales of heroism and virtue. Each free downloadable lesson will include a story summary, a culture of life theme that explores a specific pro-life message in the book or film, discussion questions, and suggested activities for parents to guide their children through popular media that support the culture of life.

Movie Discussion Guides

Jan 20, 2017
Pro-life at the movies

The Culture of Life is everywhere. Use these discussion guides to show your children and students how to live a pro-life life through the example of characters in movies. Each free downloadable lesson will include a story summary, a culture of life theme that explores a specific pro-life message in the book or film, discussion questions, and … read more

No Greater Love: Saint Maximilian Kolbe and Living the Culture of Life

Jul 25, 2016
No Greater Love: Saint Maximilian Kolbe and Living the Gospel of Life

  Recommended for 5th grade and older In this lesson, students explore the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish priest who gave up his life for a stranger in the concentration camp Auschwitz. St. Maximilian Kolbe is the patron saint of the pro-life movement, not only because of his sacrifices in the service of … read more

Ludwig van Beethoven

Jul 18, 2016
beethovens-piano

Despite his fame, Beethoven did not lead an easy life. Growing up, he lived with an alcoholic and abusive father. Because of this, the family suffered financially and often lived in poverty. Though he struggled with a hearing disability, Beethoven overcame this disability and produced some of the world’s most beautiful music. Our Beethoven mini-lesson … read more

Assisted Suicide Case Study

Jul 1, 2016
Assisted-Suicide Case Study

Recommended for high school Use this high school lesson in a religion, ethics, or philosophy class. This lesson is best used after students have completed Euthanasia: An Introduction. Students should already understand the definitions of euthanasia, assisted suicide, mercy killing, death with dignity, and what the Church teaches about euthanasia. Lesson overview In Euthanasia: An … read more

Pro-Life Vacation Bible School

May 24, 2016
Pro-Life Vacation Bible School

With summer upon us, Vacation Bible School programs are getting ready to help kids learn more about their faith. Summer is a great time to pull out fun crafts and activities that reinforce key lessons about the culture of life. Here are some ideas for how to incorporate pro-life lessons into a Vacation Bible School … read more

Honoring the Blessed Mother

Mar 28, 2016
The Annunciation

Use this elementary school lesson in a reading, art, music, or religion class. Spend the first half of class reading the stories of the Annunciation and the Visitation. After the discussion, choose an activity from the list or complete the suggested craft. You can also adapt this lesson to use in conjunction with a Marian … read more

St. Joseph and the Gift of Fatherhood

Feb 29, 2016
St. Joseph the Carpenter

Use this lesson to show elementary and middle school students about the life of St. Joseph, the importance of fatherhood, and how we can use his example to help build a culture of life. Spend the first half of class reading the stories from the Bible which feature St. Joseph. After the discussion, choose an … read more