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Step 3: Explore Scripture and Tradition

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Download PDF READ ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:6TH GRADE: Genesis 1:1-127TH GRADE: Mark 1:4-138TH GRADE:Canticle of the Sun by St. Francis of AssisiREFLECT: What does this

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Step 4: Take Action

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Download PDF TRACK YOUR WATER USEPope Francis writes that “Access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right…” (Laudato Si). This is important

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What’s The Big Idea

By protecting God’s Creation, we protect and care for one another.The natural environment is a gift from God, which nurtures and sustains our lives. To be in loving relationship with God and our neighbor,

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Prayer

Teach your class the following prayerwith hand motions(based on Psalm 104:10-14)God our Creator gave us water.(Hold out hands as if catching raindrops.)We need water to drink.(Curl hands as if gripping

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Make Personal Connections

GOD GIVES US LIFETHINK ABOUT ITBrainstorm as a class: What are ten (or more!) things that God created because God loves us?GIVE THANKS AND PRAISEWrite the words, “We thank you God for all you have given

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Loving Our Neighbor Activity, Water

GET UP AND MOVETell students that we are going to think about one part of Creation that we enjoy and use every single day: water!Have students stand, and as you name some things that you can do with water,

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Meet Your Neighbor

Read WATER AT LAST to your class, or print it out for students to read themselves alone or in groups.IntroductionBeatriz lives in the mountains of Bolivia with her mother, father, and baby sister

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Get Involved

Make a water conservation poster:Discuss: WHY it is important for us to save water and not use more than we need?HOW can we save water and use it less?Have students draw and/or write about why we

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Church Teaching

Care for creation is one of the seven major themes of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). CST guides us to understand that the ways we treat the Earth, all forms of life, and the Earth’s resources reflect

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