The Human Heart

3rd - 5th grades

This is an invitation to live the truth. Fundamental truths of Theology of the Body are not only expressed in greater detail but are encouraged to take seed in the heart and begin a growth in a life of holiness through action. Using engaging literature to foster discovery, the child will deepen their relationship with the living God, to embrace and exercise their unique gift as a child of God and temple of the Holy Spirit.

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Themes

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Works of Literature

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Path to Holiness

The Journey to Self-Mastery Takes Root

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

THE HUMAN HEART: Historical Man: How is our view of creation transformed?

Third Grade: Sermon on the Mount: A challenge for man.

Fourth Grade: The heart – Made for God.

Fifth Grade: Purity a Path to Freedom.

The Human Heart Curriculum Highlights

The teacher as 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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