Curricular Resources

Development and Peace is pleased to offer Curricular Resources from Kindergarten to Grade 12 on Religious Education, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science - in French and English.

Development and Peace works with partners in Catholic education to produce relevant resources that are aligned with curriculum expectations. Although the curriculum links specified in the resources published in January 2017 are to the Alberta Education Programs of Studies, they can be easily adapted by educators in other provinces.


Ecological Justice

  
Kindergarten - Grade 3: Water: A Sacred Gift
A basic human right and a common good
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Social Studies
  • English Language Arts
  • Science
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Grades 4 - 6: Analyzing and Promoting Laudato Sí
The Pope’s call to action on the major environmental problems of our times
  • Social Studies
  • English Language Arts
  • Science
  • Information and Communication
  • Technology
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Grade 9: Turning Up the Heat on Climate Change
The politics and ethics of climate change
  • Religious Education
  • Social Studies
  • Science
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Grades 10 - 12: Ecological Justice and World Religions
Understanding how different faiths conceptualize Ecological Justice
  • Religious Education
  • Social Studies
  • Science / Biology / Chemistry
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Emergency Relief

  
Kindergarten - Grade 3: When Environmental Disaster Strikes
Love is in Community (particip)action
  • Social Studies
  • Science          
  • Religious Education
  • English Language Arts
  • Literacy
  • Arts
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Grades 4 - 6: How to Help in an Emergency
Considering the most vulnerable members in society when responding to
emergency crises
  • Social Studies
  • English Language Arts
  • Science
  • Information and Communication Technology
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Grade 7: Solidarity in Emergency Relief
How can a community rebuild effectively after an environmental disaster
  • Religious Education
  • English Language Arts
  • Health and Life Skills
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Grades 11 - 12: Solidarity in Global Emergencies
Understanding how long-term development and emergency aid and relief go hand-in-hand in responding to environmental disasters in the Global South
  • Religious Education
  • Social Studies
  • Career and Life Management
  • Community Leadership
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Peacebuilding and Reconciliation

  

Grades 2 - 3: Choose to Live Simply so Others May Simply Live
How can inequitable access to resources lead to conflict, and how should we respond?

  • Social Studies
  • English Language Arts
  • Health and Life Skills
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Grade 8: Peaceful Responses to Conflicts in Society
  • Religious Education
  • Social Studies
  • English Language Arts
  • Science
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Grades 10 - 12: 
Do No Harm – Does International Humanitarian Aid Always Help?

How Integral Human Development guides our approach to conflict intervention
  • Religious Education
  • Career and Life Management
 
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Acknowledgements

Development and Peace would like to thank the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association (ACSTA) for supporting a curriculum-writing workshop that took place in Edmonton, in July 2015. This joint Development and Peace-ACSTA project led to the creation of the above curricular resources. Special thanks to all the educators who participated in the workshop:

K to Grade 3:

Shannon Frost, St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, ECSD;
Katherine Stewart, St. Boniface Fine Arts Catholic School, ECSD;
Corisa Rose, St. Patrick Catholic School, GPSCD;
Annette Mireau, Académie Saint André Academy, STAR

Grades 4-6:

Dennis Ralston, École Père Lacombe, Centre Nord;
Sara Kovick, 100 Voice Program, Ben Calf Robe Elementary/Junior High School, ECSD;
Angela Rozycki, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, ECSD;
John Tidswell, Social Studies Consultant, ECSD;
Dianne Hutton, École Georges H. Primeau Middle School, GSACRD

Grades 7-9:

Lance Dixon, Christ the King Academy, Christ the Redeemer;
Pascal El Cid, Sister Annata Brockman Elementary Junior High School, ECSD;
Adrian Joosten, Vincent J. Maloney Catholic Junior High School, GSACRD;
Trisha Sotropa, St Mary’s School, MHCBE

Grades 10-12:

Gwen Jahelka, Bishop O’Byrne High School, CSSD;
Macarena Alamo Santos, Archbishop O’Leary High School, ECSD;
Edward Jean, Religious Education Consultant 7-12, ECSD;
Meghan Wiens, Evergreen Catholic Outreach School, ECSRD;
Lynn Zakreski, St Albert Catholic High School, GSACRD