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- Newark, NJ
Pope John Paul II Teacher Resources
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Students are to discover ways in which to spark their interest in writing. As a class, they examine the purpose and function of political conventions. Individually, they role-play they are a page at a National convention and identify what they might gather from the politicians and politics in general. To end the instructional activity, they examine the role of the secret service and share their opinions on the government in a written essay.
Students recognize and re-create the political boundaries and physical features of the nation of Poland. They create three dimensional topographic maps of Poland. In addition, they compose two journal entries written in two different historical periods, relating basic information about each period.
Students study the history of United State/Cuba relations. For this diplomacy lesson, students research selected websites to gather information regarding various topics of significance between the U.S. and Cuba since 1868. Students collaborate to create a timeline that features pivotal events pertaining to relations between the 2 countries.
Students write an argumentative research paper. In this refuting arguments lesson plan, students read passages and identify argumentative elements. Students choose a local, national, or international issue as a subject for a research paper in which they use argumentative elements.
Students review virtues lived by the saints. They listen as the teacher describes the process by which a person is named a saint. Students generate a list of gifts and talents, and ways a person could use those talents in a positive, Christian way as well as in a negative way. Students watch and discuss the video "Fishers of Men." They explore several websites to discover the variety of occupations and callings available within the church.
Young scholars illustrate examples of people who discerned and followed God's call for their lives, becoming saints. They recognize that God calls all of us to a vocation, but not all to the same vocation. They determine that regardless of our specific vocation, we are all called to be saints.
Students examine The Dalai Lama as a Nobel Laureate and research other men and women who have been recognized as peace advocates, as well. They compare and contrast The Dalai Lama's contributions to the world with the contributions of other Nobel Laureates. In groups, they report their ideas to the rest of the class.