While we have not formally resumed schooling yet (still in the 12 Days of Christmas. Sounds reasonable, right?), we did take some time today to watch an educational program on EWTN. Well, we also had another incentive to watch it because our good friends, Laura and Mary, were live on the "At Home with Jim and Joy" show talking about the unit study they wrote for the American Life League.
You might remember that I reviewed and gave away some free copies of this unit study and, since we know them personally, it was so fun to watch them talk about how important it is to cultivate the pro-life mentatlity, especially in our young children.
Another exciting project they just released is a unit study for high schoolers on Euthanasia. I'm so glad that this has come out and I definitely think it is something we'll have to look into. Coincidentally, I just finished reading the book "Me Before You", which is about a quadriplegic who wants to die on his own terms. It was a great book, but if you are not catechized as to why this is wrong, you will definitely be swayed by the emotional aspect of this topic. This is why it is so important for us to arm our youth with the facts and reasons why the Church teaches as it does, so that they are not swayed by emotions.
To learn more about these important programs that our friends are producing through the American Life League, you can either go to their website, catch the replay of the show on January 9th at 10:30 am or watch it on EWTN's youtube channel.
Spread the word about these great unit studies and pray that we can all become ambassadors for life!