Caring for Creation in the Classroom

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Many resources are just a Google search away, but sifting through it all can be time consuming.
Never fear. We’ve put together a toolkit for you!

Teaching creation care is not necessarily new, but it usually hasn’t been a high priority. Thankfully, with Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, this subject has increased dialogue ranging from farm worker to legislator.

But what about in our classrooms? How can teachers incorporate Laudato Si’, or creation care into their classrooms, on top of everything else they have to teach?

An internet search yields many results, such as planting seeds, having a school garden,  and other such fun activities, to name a few. There are also various lesson plans already made that you can utilize.

In an effort to help educators, we taught a workshop during our Stockton Diocese’s ministry day on just this subject. Those materials are now available for use! Scroll down on our Parish Resources page and check out our Lesson Plan template, as well as various lesson plans ranging from pre-school to high school.

This toolkit is mainly water themed, not just because water is a universal topic, but it’s also a good entry into creation care.  A PDF of the PowerPoint is also available: Ministry Day.Teachers.Water.pptx. You can also contact us at [email protected] to get the PowerPoint as a presentation.

Children are the starting point for ingraining creation care themes. Let’s help it grow!