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SUGGESTIONS FOR THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TEACHER,
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER and HOMESCHOOLING PARENT
By Vernella Dobson
and several other elementary teachers
Most Christian school teachers quite naturally incorporate the pro-life message into their teaching because it is only with our Judeo-Christian heritage that we have worth applied to each and every human life. Sanctity of human life and reverence of human life take on their fullest meaning in the life of Christ. Because of the situation in our country today, however, it becomes necessary to clearly and concisely teach our children respect for all human life.
Pro-life concepts are most easily incorporated into the Bible and science curriculums. The story of Moses, for example, is a perfect time to share God's love and protection for babies. Mary's visit to Martha brought joy to Martha's preborn son. The Christmas story is a pro-life story. How God must love babies because He let His own Son be a baby. How He protected Jesus and Mary and Joseph. Scripture contains many references to children being a blessing from the Lord and also warns against shedding innocent blood.
Science, health and safety units also provide opportunity to share pro-life concepts. How God made you and gave you to your parents. He formed you and knew you before birth (all supported by scripture). He protects preborn babies by placing them in a safe environment until they are big enough to be born.
Activity Ideas: As a teacher you will have many ideas - these are just to help you get started:
Good Resources For Children From Heritage House
*The “young one” is perfect for all ages. www.hh76.com
Go down the left side to fetal models to 10-12 week models
The catalog might have cheaper opportunities – look on rt.
*The “precious feet” are perfect for ALL ages. www.hh76.com
Go down the left side to jewelry to precious feet
The catalog might have cheaper opportunities – look on rt. side
Heritage House '76, Inc. - 919 S. Main St., Snowflake, AZ 85937 1-800-858-3040
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The most important thing a teacher can do is consciously think pro-life when planning her lessons and when standing before the class. The children quite naturally receive the pro-life message because they feel the rightness of it. It is a message that should flow naturally from the heart; preaching and negativism will not touch children's hearts. Each child you teach was once a precious babe in the womb. We all need to remember that!*Good prenatal pictures that can be copied.
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SAMPLE LESSON PLAN FROM HOMESCHOOLING MOM OF SIX
(one is autistic)
Lesson name:: Made in God’s Image
Memory verse: "And God created man in His own image, in
the image of God He created him; male and female He created
them." Genesis 1:27
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for the teacher, parent and child during
the preschool and primary grades.
* Highly recommended. (The material below covers several different age levels. Please preview carefully
*The Miracle of Baby Samuel by Dr. Frank Joseph – Depending on the
age of the children – must see for adults!
What your baby looks like this week.
http://babystepsdvd.com/ DVD called Baby Steps Help others see the miracle of life develop throughout a baby's 16 stages of growth – for all ages. http://www.all.org American Life League P.O. Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22555 540-659-4171
www.bakerbooks.com (Put abortion in the search box.)Forgiven and Set Free by Linda Cochrane Healing from abortion for women and men. ISBN Number: 0-8010-5723-X Published by: Baker Books, PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6287
Books for a church Pro-Life Library.
http://www.christianbook.com (Put abortion in the search
box or the title of the book.)
cph.org - Children's Books from Concordia Publishing
*Arch books are perfect for young children. cph.org - Arch Books Concordia Publishing, Official publisher of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. 3558 South Jefferson St. Louis, MO 63118 314.268.1000Toll-Free
http://www.cph.org/searchnew.aspx?SearchTerm=sex+education A Sex Education Series for Christian families. From preschoolers to adults, the updated and revised Learning About Sex series makes the awesome gift of sexuality understandable to all. Age-appropriate language and graphics throughout the six books help the reader recognize gender differences as one of God's great gifts designed as part of His creation plan. (From Concordia Publishing)
http://www.focusonthefamily.com/ Focus on the Family P.O. Box 35500, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3550 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459)
http://www.heartlink.org/PDF/ firstninemonths.pdf Beautiful fetal development brochure for all ages especially upper elementary and older. Pregnancy Resource Center http://www.heartlink.org/ 1-800-395-HELP
http://www.joniandfriends.org/kids-corner/ Special section just for kids!
* Horton Hears a Who – book and DVD Excellent for
preschoolers. Life Cycle Books
http://lifecyclebooks.com PO Box 1008, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
800-214-5849 fax888-690-8532 excellent material on all aspects of
pro-life including abstinence, euthanasia and health.
http://www.lifeissues.org/windows.htmlGreat pictures of fetal development for all ages "Windows to the Womb".
http://www.lutheransforlife.org/store-teaching-for-life/ Lutherans for Life Witnessing to the Sanctity of Human Life, Through Education, Based on the Word of God - 1120 South G Ave, Nevada, Iowa 50201 888-364-LIFE *One of the best selections of materials for all ages covering fetal development, abstinence, abortion and other related life issues. http://lutheransforlife.org/Catalog/catalog.htm "Teaching for Life" – lesson plans for all ages. firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.nace-cee.org NACE/CEE, P.O. Box 329, Veradale, WA 99037 Helping parents decide between Christian, home or public schools for their child's education. Exclusively from CEE, by Dr. Bob Simonds & Kathi Hudson.
http://prolifetraining.com/Prenatal-Pictures.htm Life Training Institute
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