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That Virtue Lesson on Temperance

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

Use this fun unit study to help children learn about and understand the cardinal virtue of temperance, what it means, why it is important, and how to practice it. Some may want to use these materials for home catechesis or a Sunday school class as well.

This lesson incorporates the following information.
Theme: God Wants Us to Use Self-Control.
Gospel: Mark 4:36-40
Miracle: Christ Stills the Tempest at Sea.
Saint: St. Augustine of Hippo

Lesson Materials

That Virtue Lesson on Temperance Student Packet

Students will find a core lesson sheet that explains the virtue of temperance in a thorough yet straightforward way. They will also focus on Christ stilling the tempest (storm) at sea from Mark 4:36-40. The Scripture passage is included in the packet. There are also worksheets for scripture study, Saint study, lesson reinforcement, and fact recall. The student pack has a Fill-in-the-Faces worksheet, a graphic organizer activity, and a lesson-based cloze activity that reiterates the main paragraph from the student lesson sheet. Plus, there are discussion activities and practical applications as well.

That Virtue Lesson on Temperance 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 lesson has fun activities or extensions, and they can be found immediately following the lesson plan pages. One is based on creativity (mini-book) and the other on playing games (word search).

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 practical ways youngsters can be temperate in everyday living. The card is called, "How to Practice the Cardinal Virtue of Temperance."

Age: Gr.2-5
Focus: That Virtue Lesson Series
Theme: Temperance, St. Augustine of Hippo, Christ Stills the Tempest at Sea
Gospel Reference: Mark 4:36-40

That Virtue Lesson on Temperance
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