ERIC Number: ED431704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
From the Ground up: Teaching Catholic Social Principles in Elementary Schools.
Butler, John T.; Carlisle, Kathleen Burgoyne; Davis, William; Hart, Joan; Haney, Regina M.; McGreevy, Anne; Meegan, Elizabeth; Rosenhauer, Joan
The role of the Catholic school educator is to "help each student become the 'new creature' that each one is potentially, and at the same time prepare them for the responsibilities of an adult member of society." The potential referred to includes mental, physical, psychological, and spiritual growth. This resource and planning guide for integrating Catholic social teaching into the curriculum is a tool for elementary school teachers to use to achieve this goal by systematically and intentionally forming students who will assist with building "God's kingdom." In this guide, for grades K-8, Catholic faculty share their experiences, ideas, and materials with colleagues around the country. The guide will assist faculty to integrate effectively Catholic social teachings into the curriculum. It suggests tools to evaluate the living-out of these teachings. The guide emphasizes the following seven Catholic social teaching themes: (1) life and dignity of the human person; (2) a call to family, community, and participation; (3) rights and responsibilities of the human person; (4) an option for the poor and vulnerable; (5) dignity of work and the rights of workers; (6) solidarity of the human family; and (7) care for God's creation. Appendixes include selected resources in Catholic social teaching for elementary and secondary education, and a list of members of the Task Force on Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Education. (BT)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Civil Liberties, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Humanism, Religious Education, Social Values, Thematic Approach
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.