May Edition – Freedom: Life and Dignity of All Humans

 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 Grace 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 last edition of the school year.  As we break for the summer, let’s reflect on what Nicholas Sinatra, Grade 5, writes: ‘Jesus taught us that every person is special and valuable.”  Let us know what you think!  And see you in September.

 

Ukraine Freedom

BY Nicholas Sinatra, GR. 5

The ongoing war in Ukraine has affected the human rights of life and dignity. The cities look broken and are falling apart. The war has taken away the freedom of the Ukrainian people. 

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE THE COVER PAGE OF THE TABLET Jr.

Gas Prices Limit Our Freedom

BY Melissa Gauto, GR. 5

Why have gas prices skyrocketed? The gas prices have risen significantly. It has affected many people’s lives.

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE PAGE 2 OF THE TABLET Jr.

The Subway Attack

BY Briana Boltyansky, GR. 5

On the morning of April 12, 2022, there was a shooting on a northbound N train on the New York City Subway in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE PAGE 3 OF THE TABLET Jr.

Instructional Guide

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.

Access to Food

It is our human right to have our basic needs met. Flint, a place in Michigan, and Eritrea in East Africa are just two areas struggling to get water, food, or both.

Student Artwork

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.

Instructional Resource Guide

Tablet Jr. CartoonPrint-rich materials that can motivate and engage students in class. TEACHER GUIDE