Teaching Human Dignity is a one of a kind collection of units, learning sequences, lesson plans, and resources that empowers teachers to incorporate life and human dignity issues into existing curriculum. Designed by Notre Dame faculty members, these resources take seriously the complexity of life and dignity issues in the modern world, and develop a consistent, unified approach that upholds the inviolable worth of every human being.
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Watch the recording of Dr. Mary O’Callaghan's lecture from February 11, 2019 in which Dr. O'Callaghan presents her research on the ethical issues of prenatal diagnosis and disability selective abortion. This presentation marks the launch of our Teaching Human Dignity resource series, which can be found below. This presentation is part of Unit 2: Understanding Historical Atrocities.
Dr. O'Callaghan is a 2018 University Life Fellow at the McGrath Institute for Church Life and a public policy fellow at the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame.
Women’s Hidden Experiences: Poetry about Motherhood, Abortion, and Loss
Engage students in conversation about the personal and social costs of abortion through poetic analysis.
English/Literature Click here to preview.
You can find the supplemental resources to Unit 1 here. For access to these resources, please click the "Learn More" button above, complete the form and log-in information will be emailed to you.
Making Sense of Historical Atrocities
Guide students through a critical inquiry about disability selective abortion.
U.S. or World History Click here to preview.
You can find the supplemental resources to Unit 2 here. For access to these resources, please click the "Learn More" button above, complete the form and log-in information will be emailed to you.
Are There Too Many People in the World? What Economics Can Tell Us
Explore with students the importance of population growth for technological advances and higher average living standards.
Economics Click here to preview.