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Step 2: Make Personal Connections

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 OBJECTIVE: Students will reflect on what God’s Creation means to their lives, and brainstorm ways to better Care for Creation.READ the FAITH PERSPECTIVE article as a

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Faith Perspective

​“As a young priest in Africa, I was arrested for taking a picture of a tree. At the police station, I was asked why I had taken a picture of a secret military base. I explained that I didn’t know

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Neighbor Focus – Kenya

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 ​The Mua Hills Girls High School in Machakos, Kenya, was in danger of closing due to lack of water. With 440 girls attending the boarding school on a remote hilltop

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Step 3: Explore Scripture and Tradition

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 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 reading say to you

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Step 4: Take Action

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

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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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