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K-8 REVEALED/ROOTED TOB Bundle

REVEALED/ROOTED foundational K-8 curriculum aims to give Catholic educators and parents clear and simple language to help guide children in their God-given identity. Throughout the materials, you’ll explore Theology of the Body themes, such as learning that our worldview will influence the way that we treat others, their unique role in God’s plan for humanity, what it means to be male and female, and how to live as a gift to others. Easy to use and teacher-approved, this curriculum supports both teachers and students as they deepen their understanding of God. No prior Theology of the Body experience is required.

Order any quantity of our beautiful, foundational K-8 TOB Curriculum as you need. This bundle includes as many K-8 Teacher’s Guides for each grade level as you wish (although the K-5 guides are always in a kit with accompanying literature books due to consideration of storybook publishers).

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REVEALED, our K-5 segment is literature and scripture-based for kindergarteners through fifth-graders to discover Theology of the Body and Christian Family Life truths. Each grade level’s non-consumable, complete curriculum kit always includes one comprehensive, spiral-bound Teacher’s Guide plus accompanying work(s) of literature. You will need one appropriate grade level curriculum kit per K-5 classroom.

The goal in our ROOTED: Theology of the Body Middle School series is to present these units in a way consonant with the thought and approach of Pope St. John Paul II. Purchase one (non-consumable) Teacher’s Guide for each Grade 6-8 TOB educator and a keepsake Common Place Book per Grade 6-8 student annually for consumption (TOB prompts, reflections, and intentional assignments). 

What’s Included

K-8 Teacher’s Guides

Each comprehensive Teacher’s Guide for K-5 includes nine scripted lessons, guidance for class discussions, and directions for hands-on activities (and always includes necessary storybooks).

Grades 6-8 Teacher’s Guides are available a la carte and contain scripture connections, quotes, questions, activities, and challenges to help students continue learning outside the classroom.

Grades K-8 TOB Curriculum Teachers' Guide Covers

Literature & Student Commonplace Books

Each K-5 grade level curriculum kit includes accompanying literature to draw out deeper truths from the characters and stories.

Each Grade 6-8 student uses one Commonplace Book (sold a la carte) per grade level each year. Each book includes Theology of the Body prompts, reflections, and intentional assignments. 

9 Storybook Covers for K-5 TOB Curriculum and Grades 6-8 Student Commonplace Book Covers

REVEALED K-5 Curriculum

  • Uniform lesson structure with fruitful discussion questions and enjoyable, feasible activities  
  • Pro-life, pro-family and pro-marriage lessons
  • Beautiful, fine artwork, prayers, and saint connections
  • Parent letter in English and Spanish
  • Teacher resource pages for thorough theme explanations
  • Ideas and phrases for creating a TOB culture in the classroom
  • Lesson extensions that provide additional literature with TOB theme
  • All K-12 Curriculum is church approved with the imprimatur from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
  • The missing foundational piece in Catholic religious education today

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Progressively over Grades 6-8, students will personally and developmentally learn to:

  • Promote a sense of gratitude
  • Develop a sense of community
  • Observe and listen (before output and speaking)
  • Foster an awareness of these truths:
  • It is good that you exist
  • You are not alone
  • You are called to great things
  • Your authentic identity comes from God
  • Start thinking from cause to effect; whole to parts; principle to concrete
  • Summarize, analyze and learn how to make a judgement
  • Compare/contrast: name and be able to define and distinguish
  • Develop habits of courteous dialogue, real questioning and patient listening
  • Grow a capacity for stillness and silent reflection
  • Think about questions of anthropology and morality, remembering heaven is our final end

Theology of the Body and Family Life themes are age-appropriate for young learners encouraging a beautiful, biblical perspective with which to view themselves, their peers, family, and the world around them. Each of the 9 stand-alone lessons may be covered within a 45-minute classroom period. Each middle school grade has a theme made up of six units, and three units can be covered per semester. 


Kindergarten Lesson Themes

Creation is a Gift (Part 1) 

Creation is a Gift (Part 2) 

Original Solitude (Part 1) 

Original Solitude (Part 2) 

Dignity of Work 

My Body Is a Gift from God 

I Am a Son or Daughter of God 

Order, Design, and Meaning 

God’s Family


First Grade Lesson Themes

Creation is a Gift (Part 1) 

Creation is a Gift (Part 2) 

Purity of Heart/Virtue 

Vocation (Part 1) 

Vocation (Part 2) 

Body-Soul Unity 

My Body is a Gift 

My Family is a Gift of God 

Marriage is a Gift of God


Second Grade Lesson Themes

Gift-of-Self (Part 1) 

Gift-of-Self (Part 2) 

Original Unity (Part 1) 

Original Unity (Part 2) 

The Body Reveals the Person 

Marriage is a Gift from God 

The Dignity of the Human Person 

My Family is a Gift from God 

The Body is a Temple of the Holy Spirit


Third Grade Lesson Themes   

Gift-of-Self (Part 1) 

The Body Reveals the Person 

Sin Distorts the Gift 

Families Are a Gift 

Body-Soul Unity 

Gift-of-Self (Part 2) 

Original Solitude (Part 1): In the Beginning 

Original Solitude (Part 2): Where We Are Now 

Original Solitude (Part 3): Our Destiny 


Fourth Grade Lesson Themes

Body-Soul Unity 

Vocation 

Dignity of the Human Person 

Authentic Love 

Marriage is a Gift of God 

The Priesthood Original 

Unity (Part 1): In the Beginning 

Original Unity (Part 2): Where We Are Now 

Original Unity (Part 3): Our Destiny


Fifth Grade Lesson Themes   

Creation is a Gift 

Gift-of-Self 

The Dignity of the Human Person 

Purity 

The Cardinal Virtues 

Friendship 

Original Nakedness (Part 1): In the Beginning 

Original Nakedness (Part 2): Where We Are Now 

Original Nakedness (Part 3): Our Destiny


Sixth Grade: Identity & Gift 

Creation is a Gift 

The Image of God

The Body Reveals Man

Original Solitude

Original Unity

Original Nakedness 


Seventh Grade: Freedom & Virtue

Man of Concupiscence

Redeemed and Called to Greatness

Law and Love

Life According to the Spirit

The Heroism of Love: Suffering and Gift

The Spousal Meaning of the Body


Eighth Grade Themes: Vocation and Gift

Called to Love: Virginity for the Sake of the Kingdom

Called to Love: Sacrament of Marriage

St. Paul on Flesh and Spirit

Logic of Domination vs. Logic of Gift

Final Victory over Death: Resurrection of the Body

Grades K-2 

The K-2 curriculum is an invitation to the joy of being created in God’s image and likeness. The truths of Theology of the Body will foster a child’s lifelong dialogue with God. These lower grades use beautifully illustrated children’s literature to pique discovery, and explore their unique role in God’s plan for humanity. Easy to use, and developed in a language children can understand, this curriculum requires no prior knowledge of Theology of the Body. 

Literature included:

  • Blueberries for Sal & An Egg is Quiet (Kindergarten)
  • The Animal Hedge & A Seed is Sleepy (Grade 1) 
  • The Quiltmaker’s Gift & Saint George and the Dragon (Grade 2) 

Grades 3-5 

Grades 3 through 5 together offer an introduction to the three “original experiences” Original Solitude, Original Unity, Original Nakedness (a pure gaze viewing one another in full dignity as body-soul composites) that Adam and Eve and all of us encounter as human persons. Children are encouraged to put these truths into their hearts and begin to grow a life of holiness through action. The children discover their current place in history, the importance of the past, and aim for the future, eternal life in heaven, God intends for each of us.

Literature included:

  • Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (Grade 3) 
  • Peppe the Lamplighter (Grade 4) 
  • D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths (Grade 5)

Grades 6-8 

This sixth through eighth grade curriculum is a three-year cycle, in which students are invited to come to a deeper understanding of how Christ fully reveals man to himself, and makes his calling clear. In keeping with John Paul II’s understanding of the body, the material is presented in creative, embodied, and interactive ways, to assist the student in receiving this awe-inspired message of their identity as sons and daughters of God.

Can I purchase each grade level separately? 

Yes, every grade level is available on its own.  

Why is Theology of the Body for Kids based in literature? 

Even as a priest, future Pope St. John Paul II used plays, poetry, art and stories to awaken young people to the wonder of their humanity, the purpose of love, and the beauty of their culture. Borrowing insight from the master, each unit of our curriculum is centered around a work of literature. 

Capture with your students the joy, wonder, peace, and virtue of discovering the gift of life, and authentic identity and dignity of being male or female in God’s image. 

Can I purchase the Teacher’s Guides separately because we already own the storybooks?

No. Due to our use of carefully chosen storybooks and characters that are intricately woven into understanding some of the TOB themes, plus the publishers graciously allowing this arrangement, we only sell these as a curriculum kit set together—storybook(s) plus Teacher’s Guide. Some schools or parishes take this opportunity with the extra literature books to arrange a “take home bag” with the parent letter and story overview to involve the family in learning and reinforcing this foundational Christian anthropology. Homeschooling families who already have these storybooks often give the extra set as gifts or donate them to a charity in need.

What is Theology of the Body? 

Theology of the Body (or TOB) is the basis of our religion curriculum and coursework. But we know that most Catholics don’t have a firm understanding of Theology of the Body yet. That’s why we want to guide you through it. TOB is St. John Paul II’s powerful glimpse of the human person – expressed in 129 separate audiences – revealing the beauty of God’s design for us.  TOB helps us to understand how we were created, our identity in Christ, and our giftings, so that we may see ourselves and others the way God intended. 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • “This has been a very informative workshop. In this day & age where the sanctity of marriage is being attacked, it is refreshing to have a curriculum being offered that is faithful to Catholic teaching.”

    Mark Dvornak
    K-8 Teacher, Immaculate Heart of Mary, NKY After In-Person Staff Training
  • Q: Your advice for teachers and staff considering adding in Theology of the Body?
    “Jump in. Don’t wait! You are going to learn, just like the kids are going to learn. It is really possible to just walk in and start [teaching] right away. It’s the missing ingredient to the recipe you’ve been working on [at your school].”

    Tim Reilly
    Former Principal for 22 years of Ignatius of Loyola School currently President of St Xavier High School
  • “This [TOB] tells you not just how [to live the Catholic faith], but why. That is exactly what we were missing all along. We have never gotten kids to explore the why part. We knew there was something not complete with us trying to help kids grow in their faith…It [TOB] opens so many other doors too. Kids are more creative. They can concentrate better. They are not worried about all this social stuff as much.”

    Tim Reilly
    Former Principal for 22 years of Ignatius of Loyola School currently President of St Xavier High School
  • “Anyone who’s been a principal for a while eventually starts figuring out why it is that kids make these mistakes that end up being the discipline problems in your office. It is because they don’t know why they were created. When you can help them figure out that they are created for a unique and special purpose and so is everyone else in their classroom — it totally changes how they interact with each other. Your discipline issues will change completely when kids understand who they are and why they are here. That’s why I am such a fan of Theology of the Body and the tools Ruah Woods Press has to offer.” [As principal of St Ignatius of Loyola K-8 School with 1045 students: discipline files were reduced from 2 full file cabinet drawers to a folder just 3-4″ thick, and the seriousness of the offenses were milder, all attributed to integrating TOB in the school curriculum].

    Tim Reilly
    Former Principal for 22 years of Ignatius of Loyola School currently President of St Xavier High School
  • Q: Will you keep your Common Place Book?
    1. “Yes because I think it will help me in my journey through life.”
    2. Yes, it will remind me of God’s call for me.”
    3. “Yes, if I need to be taught how to trust in God again.”

    Grade 8 Students
  • Q: Will you keep your Common Place Book? 
    1. “Yes. I’ll keep it because I keep some of my deepest thoughts in there.”
    2. “Yes because it has good morals to reflect on.”
    3. “Yes. I think it has helped me become a better Catholic.”

    Grade 7 Students
  • Q: Will you keep your Common Place Book? 
    1. “Yes, because it helped me a lot, and I can always go back & look through it again if I feel like I need any guidance from it at all.”
    2. “Yes because it refreshes me of how much God loves me.”
    3. “Absolutely. I am keeping it because I think this helps me understand things better.”

    Grade 6 Students
  • “Theology of the Body empowers my students to embrace how to live out their faith. Instead of just talking about what we believe, TOB gives us a roadmap for how to live out our purpose. Students realize that they are created in God’s own image and filled with incredible dignity. They come to truly believe that they are valued and needed. It is awesome to witness them respond to this lifechanging message especially because it is completely counter to what their culture is telling them. TOB is a gamechanger.”

    Grade 6-8 Teacher
    Tina Ramundo, Immaculate Heart of Mary School
  • “[Your] Theology of the Body is an excellent program that allows the students to understand their true identity and accept that God has a plan for them. It is so rich in theology and the spirit of John Paul II.”

    6th-8th Grade Teacher
  • “I loved reading the words of Pope St. John Paul II and the discussion from my sixth graders was powerful and moving. They truly came to understand their body is a gift from their creator and how important it is to treat this gift with love and respect.” 

    6th Grade Teacher

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