The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Lent in schools 2017

The theme for Lent 2017 came from Psalm 27: ‘Your face, Lord, do I seek’. This phrase reminds us that when we encounter our brothers and sisters, wherever they may live, we encounter the face of Christ.

Just Water: Climate Change in the Pacific is the title of this education resource series which features many stories from Pacific communities highlighting their climate related challenges. Just Water is relevant as many of the issues involve either not enough, or too much, water; but more importantly, access to sufficient, safe, fresh water is a human right and a matter of social justice. 

A wide range of resources have been designed to integrate country focused modules with a Lent module for 2017, the links are below.. Teachers and students are encouraged to use the Lent module for the first and last week of the Lenten period. The five country modules could be used as a unique focus each week with at least one lesson provided at each learning level. Common themes cross over between the countries and the order in which they are covered does not matter. 

Country modules have also been designed so that teachers can use them as separate teaching units for future use. Lessons could be easily adapted to provide a range of relevant activities for students across all levels.

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