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These curriculum guides focus on Mercy charism and Catholic identity.

Resource TitleDate AddedTopicDescription
Curriculum Guide for the Sisters of Mercy Critical Concerns
2023-10-10Critical ConcernsLesson plans, classroom activities and audiovisual aids to help students learn about Nonviolence, one of the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy.
Curriculum Guide for the Sisters of Mercy Critical Concerns
2023-10-10Critical ConcernsA brand-new collection of lesson plans, classroom activities and audiovisual aids to help students learn about extractivism through the lens of the Sisters of Mercy Critical Concerns and the Mercy Education Core Values.
Combatting Racism - K-12 Education Resources from USCCB (link)2019-10-01Critical ConcernsThis link includes resources for K-12 classrooms, school activities and resources for reflection.
Critical Concerns Curriculum Guides for English and Social Studies (link)2018-09-01Critical ConcernsThese curriculum guides were designed by a group of Mercy educators in August 2018.
Critical Concerns Summer Reading Lists (link)2019-05-01Critical ConcernsThe English department at Mercy High School in Burlingame, California, developed a summer reading program highlighting our Mercy Critical Concerns.
Global Sisters Report: GSR in the Classroom (link)2020-09-01Critical Concerns, SpiritualityGSR in the Classroom helps students learn about the varied missions and ministries of Catholic women religious — and religious life — around the world. Each lesson explores Global Sisters Report articles and columns more deeply by posing questions that first open readers’ minds to new learning, then help them understand what they’ve read. Other features deepen the message with pertinent passages from Scripture and Catholic social teaching. Each lesson sends learners forth in prayer.
Motto Project - Senior Capstone Project (link)2019-04-01Critical ConcernsThis senior capstone project from Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women allows students to connect their talents, passions and interests to the Mercy Critical Concerns and Core Values.
Nonviolence Activities for Young Students (link)2019-03-01Critical ConcernsThis guide, shared by educators at Colegio Santa Ethnea, includes curriculum ideas for natural and social environments, literature, visual education, personal and social formation / emotional education / integrated sexual education, practices of the use of language and physical expression.
Nonviolence Project for Secondary School Students (link)2019-03-01Critical ConcernsThis resource is an outline of a 2018 Mercy Day project at Colegio Santa Ethnea which focuses on nonviolence.

Accompanied by faculty members, students visit local families to talk about peace, share a blessing and leave a gift of holy water. Each family is also invited to come to the school later for a student performance. The full project is described in this letter to faculty from Ali Botto, coordinator of catechesis, and can be adapted to meet the needs and locality of your school.
Peacebuilders Project for Primary School Students (link)2019-03-01Critical ConcernsThis project shared by Colegio Santa Ethnea helps students in grades 1-6 learn about building peace with everyday actions; learn and reflect on the lives of different peacebuilders including Catherine McAuley, Malala Yousafzai, Mahatma Ghandi and others; and share the message of peace with the rest of the school through visual displays.
Understanding Racism: Mini-Course from Saint Mary's Press (link)2019-01-01Critical ConcernsThis mini-course focuses on themes of change, unity and solidarity. By connecting racism to the greater Catholic Social Teaching of Human Dignity, the course helps students understand more about its origins, how it affects others, and how to confront racism and stand in solidarity with people of all walks of life.
Works of Mercy and Catherine McAuley: Curriculum Guide (link)2019-08-01Catherine McAuleyUsing the framework of the 15 Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, this curriculum guide delves into the life and legacy of Catherine McAuley and provides opportunities and resources to inspire students about ways they can make Mercy real in the world today. A robust reference list provides information about service learning, suggested reading for students and teachers about the life of Catherine McAuley and much more.

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