Lesson Plans

Many teachers have integrated global issues into their classrooms using their imagination and the resources of CRS to engage their students in praying, learning, acting and giving. These sample lessons provide excellent examples of ways that global justice issues and Catholic Social teaching can be creatively woven into the curriculum for a variety of high school subjects.

Frankenstein and Global Schools

Students will connect Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, with themes of Catholic Social Teachings.
CST and Frankenstein Lesson Plan.docx

Water Purification Systems Lesson Plan

Students will learn about the properties of water, the means for testing it and methods for purifying it.
Water Purification System-nh - kw.docx

Peacebuilding in the Holy Land Lesson Plan

Students will learn about the need for peace in the Holy Land and how CRS is helping young people in the Holy Land.
Peacebuilding in the Holy Land-sl-kw.docx

OVC Technology Project Lesson Plan

Students will develop technology skills using the Catholic Relief Services’ theme of Orphans and Vulnerable children (OVC).
OVC Technology Research and Presentation Lesson Plan.docx

Orphans and Vulnerable Children - Historical Lesson Plan

Through the use of primary source documents, students will learn information about various orphaned populations in history, including from the Holocaust and US Civil War.
Orphans and Vulnerable Children - Historical Lesson Plan.docx

A Comparison of Human Rights Lesson Plan

Students will discuss and compare the United States Bill of Rights, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the encyclical Pacem in Terris.
Human Rights Lesson Plan-nh-kw.docx

Homelessness Theology Lesson Plan

Students will explore the qualities that make a place a home and places locally and around the world where true homes are lacking.
homelessness theology formatted.docx

Ethno-mathematics Lesson Plan

Students will research and explore the geometric thinking of other cultures.
Ethno-mathematics-sl-kw.docx

Peacebuilding Lesson Plan

Students will interpret Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Wall”, and discuss how personal, interpersonal and societal walls can prevent the living of full and happy lives.
English Peacebuilding-nh-kw.docx