Each year we hold a special curriculum event for Catholic Schools Week. This year our students' work was inspired by Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' - On Care For Our Common Home. The Pope's letter is a spiritual discussion about the environment, climate change, and equity between rich and poor nations. Our study was school wide and crossed all curriculum areas. For example, Nursery School children built a Play City out of recycled materials, third graders are created various living ecosystems, the fifth graders learned about the Great Barrier, Middle Schoolers debated climate change, and launched a school wide recycling program that includes composting lunch waste for our school garden.
To learn more about the Pope's encyclical, view this post from the Rev. James Martin, S.J., the editor of the Jesuit magazine America.
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