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Teach Children About the Cardinal Virtue of Justice.

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

This lesson incorporates the following information:
Theme: God Wants Us to Be Just
Gospel: Luke 9:12-17
Miracle: Jesus Feeds the Multitudes.
Saint: St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Everything you need to deliver a CCD or Religious Ed lesson on justice is included in this packet. These materials could also be used for home catechesis or a Sunday school class as well.

Lesson Materials

That Virtue Lesson on Justice Student Packet

A core lesson sheet is provided, which explains the virtue of justice in a simple yet thorough way. The miracle of Christ feeding the multitudes from Luke 9:12-17 is featured in this lesson as Jesus shows the importance of reliance on prayer and meeting the needs of others. The scripture passage is included in the packet. Additional printables are included for scripture study, Saint study, lesson reinforcement, and fact recall; they include a Fill-in-the-Faces worksheet, a graphic organizer activity, a lesson based 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 Justice 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

Each liturgy lesson contains fun activities or extensions, which are found immediately following the lesson plan pages. One is based on creativity and the other on gameplay.

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

The Create to Learn Lesson Extensions in this lesson include the mini-book My Book About the Virtue of Justice. Children are also encouraged to decorate their lesson cover in a creative way, which is 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 justice. The It's a Virtue! printable trading card features specific practical ways that children can be temperate in everyday living. The card is called, "How to Practice the Cardinal Virtue of Justice."

Age: Gr.2-5
Focus: Virtue Study
Theme: Justice, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Christ Feeds the Multitudes
Gospel Reference: Luke 9:12-17