For Our Common Home Lessons

Laudato Si’: A Call for Transformative Education For Our Common Home

Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is engaging a new generation of young people in Catholic Social Teachings by delving deeply into the causes of poverty and injustice and mobilizing students towards actions for change.

We are proud to share with you these extensive resources on Laudato Si and our campaign For Our Common Home!

MODULE 1: Introduction to Care For Our Common Home

Adaptable for grades 8-12, these lessons are designed to move students into deeper analysis and understanding of the ecological crisis in the Amazon biome (linking the cry of the earth with the cry of the poor), and to equip them with the critical and creative thinking process needed for engaging confidently and courageously as responsible citizens with a Catholic lens.

Module One, with its focus on worldview, the application of Catholic Social Teaching, and Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, provides the cornerstones for the structured learning in Module Two.

M1.1 Understanding Worldview and Humanity’s relationship to the rest of Creation

M1.2 Introduction to Laudato Si’

M1.3 For Our Common Home An Indigenous Lens

M1.4 The Lens of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) & Human Dignity

M1.5 Catholic Social Teaching & Solidarity

M1.6 Catholic Social Teaching & Preferential Option for the Poor

M1.7 Catholic Social Teaching & Care for Creation

M1.8 Catholic Social Teaching & Rights and Responsibilities

M1.9 Applied Catholic Social Teaching & Essential Citizenship

M1.10 Creating the Classroom Kinship Covenant

MODULE TWO: A Response For Our Common Home

Module Two brings to life the Development and Peace Share Lent campaign – For our Common Home: A Future of the Amazon is a Future for All.

This Module is conceived as applied citizenship through a Catholic Lens, with the intent of building and strengthening Essential Citizenship Competencies (Concentus Citizenship Foundation) within the campaign focus.

M2.0 Sacred Spaces (an optional introductory)

M2.1 Integral Ecology

M2.2 Participation

M2.3 Actions and Agents of Solidarity


M2.5 Advocacy

M2.6 Towards Ecological Conversion

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