In the Beginning

K - 2nd grade

This is an invitation to the joy of being created in God's image and likeness. The truths of Theology of the Body will foster the child's lifelong dialogue with God; beginning with creation and using literature to pique discovery, the child will experience their unique role in God's plan for humanity.

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Works of Literature


Amazing start

Let the journey of self discovery begin

Each unit provides a series of lessons centered around a beautiful work of literature that is read to the class. As the stories come alive for the children, so do the themes that are foundational to Theology of the Body.

Cultivating a child’s natural wonder at creation and deepening their understanding of God as a loving Father is the foundation for glimpsing one’s greatness and our unique role in the world. The task of inspiring children to make a gift of themselves throughout the whole of their lives is taken up — right here in the classroom.

Why literature based?

Saint john Paul II had a tremendous love for culture. During World War II he met with friends to keep Polish culture and the Catholic faith alive  by reciting plays, poems, and literature. On hiking trips with the youth, he would sing and read stories around the campfire.

Knowing that culture builds relationships, each unit of the curriculum is centered around a work of literature. Stories are powerful. We remember them — we relate to them — we revel in hearing them again and again. Stories have the ability to fire the imagination and proclaim truth.

Through discussion, activities and real life application, each unit offers a journey through the truths of Theology of the Body. Choose a path that brings learning to life in your classroom.

Theology of the Body themes

IN THE BEGINNING: Original Man: What is creation?

Pre-K and Kindergarten: Creation is good; it is a home for man.

First Grade: Truth is found in creation. We are made for relationship.

Second Grade: Creation is beautiful; it is a sanctuary where we offer thanksgiving to God.

In the Beginning Curriculum Highlights

The teacher is a privileged witness to each child's relationship with God.

  • Encounter truth, beauty and goodness
  • Engage minds and hearts through discussion
  • Foster discovery and creativity
  • Learn through the senses
  • Build the family with Parent Communications
  • Cross-curricular activities to unify the curriculum
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PILOT UNITS (PreK thru Grade 4) are being used in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
Additional Pilot Units are available for purchase and trial.

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This is supplemental material to be used within the context of your current religion curriculum. Our purpose is to disseminate this beautiful teaching as widely as possible – and to continue to develop more resources for you. If cost is the only obstacle for your school, call us.

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