April Edition – Conservation: Caring for God’s Creation
The articles and artwork of each Tablet Jr. are created by the students of the diocesan academies, and each month there is a new theme and a new academy.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy Brooklyn is this month’s academy to showcase its journalistic skills. Enjoy reading the additional student submissions as well as using the Teacher Resources below. This is the seventh edition of the new school year. Let us know what you think!
Climate Change is Destroying Our Planet
BY Simon Liu, GR. 8
The Earth is a beautiful place, especially when the natural environments are respected.
FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE THE COVER PAGE OF THE TABLET Jr.
BY Ethan Espana, GR. 8
Many things kill our planet these days. Whether it’s contaminated water or population growth, it doesn’t matter that our world is dying.
FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE PAGE 2 OF THE TABLET Jr.
The History of Earth Day
BY Ivy Lu, GR. 8
People worldwide celebrate Earth Day by educating themselves about ways to help the environment, picking up litter, and planting trees, herbs, and other plants.
FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE PAGE 3 OF THE TABLET Jr.
Expand on the Catholic Social Teaching Curriculum by using this month’s Teacher Guide to expand your students’ content and understanding of how we can act as disciples and take care of the gift God gave us, Earth.
“Caring for God’s Creation” is essential to many other people and me.
The Earth, Sun, and Moon were all created by God. We live on Earth; it is our home, and we need to start caring for it.
We all should be thankful and care for God’s creations. He created humanity and everything we have today.
God made this world for us, and we need to take care of it for him.
You might wonder why you should care about climate change. Well, climate change causes a plethora of problems.
When we show love and care for God’s creation, we show love for God’s work.
People need to be careful not to break things that God gives us and not break other people’s things.
Pollution affects many aspects of the environment which God created. It is up to us to make an effort to maintain God’s beauty.
When we talk about climate change, we can bring awareness about many of the things that occur during climate change.
God made this earth for us to live on, and we’ve done nothing but destroy its beauty and hurt the creatures living on it.
Students submitted artwork and photos that represent the theme. See the edition for additional artwork.
About the Tablet Jr.
A collaboration between CTN and The Tablet editorial staff, The Tablet Jr. includes stories written by middle-grade students from diocesan academies and schools as well as student-created artwork. Additional elements include a question-and-answer column, a diocesan history column, fun activities such as word puzzles, and a news article written by a member of The Tablet staff.