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That Virtue Lesson on Fortitude

Teach Children About One of the Cardinal Virtues with the That Virtue Lesson on Fortitude.

Use this 31-page That Virtue Lesson on Fortitude unit study to help children learn about and understand the cardinal virtue of fortitude, what it means, why it is important, and how to practice it.

This lesson incorporates the following information:
Theme: God Wants Us to Be Strong.
Gospel: Matthew 14:24-33
Miracle: Jesus Walks on Water.
Saint: St. Joan of Arc

Everything you need to deliver a CCD or Religious Ed lesson on fortitude is included in this packet. Instructors could also use these materials for home catechesis or a Sunday school class as well.

Lesson Materials

That Virtue Lesson on Fortitude Student Packet

A core lesson sheet is provided, which explains the virtue of fortitude in a thorough yet straightforward way. The miracle of Christ walking on water from Matthew 14:24-33 is featured in this lesson as Jesus shows the importance of being brave and having courage. The scripture passage is included in the packet. There are additional printables for scripture study, Saint study, lesson reinforcement, and fact recall. Students will enjoy activities such as the Fill-in-the-Faces worksheet, graphic organizer activity, or the cloze activity that reiterates the main paragraph from the student lesson sheet, and more. Discussion activities and practical applications are also provided.

That Virtue Lesson on Fortitude Teacher Guide

The teacher guide includes a cover sheet, a copy of all student content, a detailed lesson plan, and an answer key.

Lesson Extensions

This virtue lesson contains fun activities or extensions, which are found immediately following the lesson plan pages. One is based on creativity and the other on game play.

The Play to Learn Lesson Extension in this lesson is a thematic word search.

The Create to Learn Lesson Extensions in this lesson includes the mini-book My Book About the Virtue of Fortitude. Children are also encouraged to decorate their lesson cover creatively, as explained in the lesson plan.

Take Home Materials

Although children may take home all of their lesson sheets and creations, they should also have a tangible reminder of the virtue of temperance. The It's a Virtue! printable trading card features specific practical ways youngsters can be temperate in everyday living. The card is called "How to Practice the Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude."

Age: Gr.2-5
Focus: Virtue Study
Theme: Fortitude, St. Joan of Arc, Christ Walks on the Sea
Gospel Reference: Matthew 14:24-33