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A Promise Kept - Virtue in Action

This is a lesson plan recommended for grades 6-12, but the story told here, of Notre Dame football coach, Charlie Weis, is a story everyone will want to hear.   Popular  Read more...

Growing Character in the Elementary Classroom - Deb Austin Brown

Teaching is a calling. In fact, I believe it is the highest calling. I believe it is the job of teachers to call their students to personal ó as well as academic ó excellence. Students will never know how high their potential in life is unless we call them to it. Here are fourteen of my favorite practices for helping students achieve their character potential.  Popular  Read more...

Ideas for Sanctifying Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day - Jennifer Gregory Miller

Suggestions and ideas to create a Catholic atmosphere in the home (Domestic Church) for Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day.  Popular  Read more...

Christ confronts evil in "The Passion of the Christ" - Our Faith in Action

The passion of Christ ó both the historical event and Mel Gibson's film ó begins with the Agony in the Garden. In the film, the devil is watching Christ as he prays, agonizing over the indescribable suffering he is about to undergo to redeem humanity.  Read more...

Christ's self-giving love and freedom in "The Passion of the Christ" - Our Faith in Action

After seeing Christ's self-giving love in the movie The Passion, we are compelled to ask how do we individually define love, and what is our society's view of love?  Read more...

Israel: Whose Land Is It? - Jimmy Akin

Iím not going to solve that long-standing and thorny question of who has rightful claim to the land of Israel, but I can offer some considerations that need to be taken into account when forming an opinion on the subject.  Read more...

Lighting a Candle - Our Faith in Action

In this lesson we will look at the example of Philip Anschutz, the man behind the box-office hit The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and how his motivation and decision to bring Gospel values to Hollywood made this movie a success.  Read more...

Mary, witness to suffering with love and faith in "The Passion of the Christ" - Our Faith in Action

In Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ", we see Mary in a way that is very different from Hollywood's traditional depiction.  Read more...

Obedience to the Father in "The Passion of the Christ" - Our Faith in Action

We like to think that we are really grown up when we can do our own thing. Jesus Christ challenges that assumption.  Read more...

Pilate: What is truth? in "The Passion of the Christ" - Our Faith in Action

The Pontius Pilate of "The Passion of the Christ" is a more multi-dimensional man than traditionally portrayed in film.  Read more...

The Da Vinci Doubt - Our Faith in Action

The Da Vinci Code, written by Dan Brown, may not be as smart a hoax as the devilís lie in the garden, but it has confused many people. (Our Faith in Action is a current events and issued based program comprised of monthly lessons that help teens understand and live out the Catholic Faith and Christian virtues.) www.ourfaithinaction.org 888-881-0729.  Read more...

Weaving Character Education into Language Arts - Betsy Stecker

If you are passionate about bringing character into your classroom, you'll want to find ways to integrate it into everyday academic instruction. I pursue that integration through my subject area, language arts (grades 5-8).  Read more...



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