In a systematic and chronological way, these unit studies explore the many facets of Canadian Catholic Culture. There are some elements that are not solely Canadian, e.g. devotions or rosary mysteries, but they are an integral part of every Catholic’s prayer life. Today, with all the influences of media, and secular culture, we need to understand the Catholic background of our country, and the many people who helped shape it.
These unit studies can be used for an individual student, a family or a homeschool group. Each of the activities have several levels of understanding according to grades. You can use them as a Canadian unit study in addition to a regular curriculum for your family. Or you can start with Unit 1 in Grade 1, Unit 2 in grade 2, etc.
They could also be done one after another, to get a broad overview of Canadian history.
The first four units deal with the different levels in the Church and corresponding levels of government in Canada. They also are based on the Church’s liturgical year.
Unit Two deals with our parish, and our town. We earn about our neighbours.
There are many different elements to each unit. You may choose not to use them all. Check the information page on our website to see the different “threads” that weave this program together.
In Unit Two , we learn about:
a) our parish, its people, and the structure
b) Our Lady of Knock, and the Luminous Mysteries.
c) the Brown Scapular and the Chaplet of Notre Dame du Cap
d) Blessed Fr. Frederic Jansoone, Cap du Madelaine and its history
e) Carmelite order and its famous saints
f) family traditions and Lent
g) Saintly People: Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin
h) a mission started by a Canadian couple
i) Justice and Life Initiative: Dignity of the Human Person