Black Catholic Saints

Language Arts/Theology (Unit - click here to access)

This lesson invites students to reflect on the lives of two of the Black Catholic saints-in-waiting, Fr. Augustus Tolton and Sr. Thea Bowman — the reality of racism, their experiences being both Black and Catholic, and their growth in holiness.


Human Dignity and the Sin of Racism

Theology (Unit - click here to access) (click here to access PowerPoint)

This lesson approaches historical and contemporary racism by asking the fundamental question, “What does it mean to see human dignity?” Students are invited to engage with Scripture, historical texts, and current events through the lens of human dignity and to reflect on and discuss the personal and structural realities of racism.


History of Anti-Black Racism, Racial Justice and the Catholic Church

Social Studies (Unit - click here to access)

In this lesson, students have the opportunity to investigate historical and contemporary events of anti-Black racism and the struggle toward racial justice in the United States in light of Catholic teaching on racism.


Formed by the Senses: The Impact of Pornography on the Individual, Relationships, and Society

Health/Wellness or Religion/Theology (Unit - click here to access)

Learn about the harms of pornography use on individuals, relationships, and society, drawing on both sociological research and the wisdom of Catholic anthropology.



China's One-Child Policy: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Mathematics  (Unit - click here to access)

Lead students through a mathematical and ethical analysis of China's one-child policy, accounting for mathematical accuracy and the meaning behind the numbers. 



Human Flourishing and the Common Good

Social Studies or Religion/Theology (Unit - click here to access)

Explore with students the meaning of the common good and its application to complex real-world case studies.


Women’s Hidden Experiences: Poetry about Motherhood, Abortion, and Loss

English/Literature (Unit - click here to access)

Engage students in conversation about the personal and social costs of abortion through poetic analysis



Making Sense of Historical Atrocities

U.S. or World History (Unit - click here to access)

Guiding students on how to make sense of historical atrocities.