During this learning time, participants will be invited to identify Earth as our common home. While appreciating its beauty they are to recognize that we humans are destroying our common home in various ways. Participants are to reflect on simple eco-actions which they can make to restore our Earth for us and for future generations.

Equipment: home templates, crayons, pens, pencils, paints

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Time

40 minutes

How to carry out the lesson

  1. Start by taking the time to watch this video:

2. As is said at the very beginning of this video clip, Pope Francis wrote this letter to everyone.  He asked all humans to love each other in many ways, one of which is that of caring for our common home – planet Earth. Take some time and think about this Universal Call for Love and Care for Our Planet and for Each Other.

3. Some say that our word is filled with beauty and wonder.  Do you agree?  If yes, can you think and name some of these beauties and wonders?  Working out this online puzzle can help you remember some of these wonders.

https://www.digipuzzle.net/minigames/topo-world/puzzle_phototurn_worldmap.htm?language=english&linkback=../../main/theworld/index.htm

4. Unfortunately some wonders have already been lost like species which have become extinct. Can you list some ways and actions which are destroying our common home?

5. We can all agree that this is not right and not fair not only for us but also for future generations. Can you think of some simple eco-actions which we can make to save the Earth? This video song, Earth day can give you some ideas.

6. Now, with the help of an adult print and cut around the house template provided as a pdf.

7. While colouring it, read and think about the simple eco-action which is suggested on each part of this template.

8. After folding along the dotted line and gluing it together, you can say a prayer to:Thank God for Earth which is our common home

a. Ask God to give you the necessary courage to make the difference you can in your lifestyle,

b. so that you will protect and care for this one big home of us all.

Example: Dear God I want to thank you for giving us Planet Earth.  Please help me care for it.

9. Finally, place this paper house somewhere so it will remind you:

a) to pray for those who make the decisions so that they will care for the Earth.

b) to adopt a lifestyle of actions which will safeguard and save the world.

The video link entitled ‘Id-Dar Komuni Tagħna’ can guide you along these steps.

  1. Start by taking the time to watch this video:

2. As is said at the very beginning of this video clip, Pope Francis wrote this letter to everyone.  He asked all humans to love each other in many ways, one of which is that of caring for our common home – planet Earth.  Take some time and think about this Universal Call for Love and Care for Our Planet and for Each Other.

3. Some say that our word is filled with beauty and wonder.  Do you agree?  If yes, can you think and name some of these beauties and wonders?  Working out this online puzzle can help you remember some of these wonders.

https://www.digipuzzle.net/minigames/topo-world/puzzle_phototurn_worldmap.htm?language=english&linkback=../../main/theworld/index.html

4. Unfortunately some wonders have already been lost like species which have become extinct. Can you list some ways and actions which are destroying our common home?

5. We can all agree that this is not right and not fair not only for us but also for future generations. Can you think of some simple eco-actions which we can make to save the Earth? This video song:’ We Are In It Together’, can give you some ideas.

6. Now, with the help of an adult print and cut around the house template provided as a pdf.

7.    While colouring it, read and think about the simple eco-action which are suggested on each part of this template.

8.    After folding along the dotted line and gluing it together, you can say a prayer to:

a. Thank God for Earth which is our common home.

b. Ask God to give you the necessary courage to make the difference you can in your lifestyle, so that you will protect and care for this one big home of us all.

Example: Dear God I want to thank you for giving us Planet Earth.  Please help me to be strong and care for it with my daily actions.

9.  Finally, place this paper house somewhere so it will remind you:

a) to pray for those who make the decisions so that they will care for the Earth.

b) to adopt a life-style of actions which will safeguard and save the world.

The video link entitled ‘Id-Dar Komuni Tagħna’ can guide you along these steps.

  1. Start by taking the time to watch this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIVuISZGdug

2. As is said at the very beginning of this video clip, Pope Francis wrote this letter to everyone.  He asked all humans to love each other in many ways, one of which is that of caring for our common home – planet Earth.  Take some time and think about this Universal Call for Love and Care for Our Planet and for Each Other.

3. Some say that our word is filled with beauty and wonder.  Do you agree?  If yes, can you think and name some of these beauties and wonders?  Working out this online puzzle can help you remember some of these wonders.

https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/online-jigsaw-puzzle-player.html?puzzle_id=around-the-world

4. Unfortunately some wonders have already been lost like species which have become extinct. Can you list some ways and actions which are destroying our common home?

5. We can all agree that this is not right and not fair not only for us but also for future generations. Can you think of some simple eco-actions which we can make to save the Earth? This video song ‘This Is Our Earth, can give you some ideas.

6. Now, with the help of an adult print and cut around the house template provided as a pdf.   While colouring it, read and think about the simple eco-action which is suggested on each part of this template.

7. Now, with the help of an adult print and cut around the house template provided as a pdf.   While colouring it, read and think about the simple eco-action which is suggested on each part of this template.

8. After folding along the dotted line and gluing it together, you can say a prayer to:

a. Thank God for Earth which is our common home

b. Ask God to give you the necessary courage to make the difference you can in your lifestyle, so that you will protect and care for this one big home of us all.

Example: Dear God I want to thank you for giving us Planet Earth.  Please help me to tell others around me to save the earth with me with our daily choices and actions.

9. Finally, place this paper house somewhere so it will remind you:

a) to pray for those who make the decisions so that they will care for the Earth.

b) to adopt a life-style of actions which will safeguard and save the world.

10. The video link entitled ‘Id-Dar Komuni Tagħna’ can guide you along these steps.

  1. Start by taking the time to watch this video.

2.   As is said at the very beginning of this video clip, Pope Francis wrote this letter to everyone.  He asked all humans to love each other in many ways, one of which is that of caring for our common home – planet Earth.  Take some time and think about this Universal Call for Love and Care for Our Planet and for Each Other..

3. Some say that our word is filled with beauty and wonder.  Do you agree?  If yes, can you think and name some of these beauties and wonders?  Working out this online puzzle can help you remember some of these wonders. 

https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/online-jigsaw-puzzle-player.html?puzzle_id=around-the-world

4. Unfortunately some wonders have already been lost like species which have become extinct. Can you remember the ways and actions which are destroying our common home?

5. We can all agree that this is not right and not fair not only for us but also for future generations. Can you think of some simple eco-actions which we can make to save the Earth?

6. Now, you can print and cut around the house template provided as a pdf.

7. .  While colouring it, read and think about the simple eco-action which is suggested on each part of this template.

8. After folding along the dotted line and gluing it together, you can say a prayer to:Thank God for Earth which is our common home.

Ask God to give you the necessary courage to make the difference you can in your lifestyle, so that you will protect and care for this one big home of us all.

Example: Dear God I want to thank you for giving us Planet Earth.  Please help us save our Planet with  our daily choices and actions.

9. Finally, place this paper house somewhere so it will remind you:

a) to pray for those who make the decisions so that they will care for the Earth.

b) to adopt a life-style of actions which will safeguard and save the world.

10. The video link entitled‘Id-Dar Komuni Tagħna’ can guide you along these steps. While the video link entitled ‘Save Our Earth Song’ can remind us of our Universal Mission to save our home.

  1. Start by taking the time to watch this video.

2.   As is said at the very beginning of this video clip, Pope Francis wrote this letter to everyone.  He asked all humans to love each other in many ways, one of which is that of caring for our common home – planet Earth.  Take some time and think about this Universal Call for Love and Care for Our Planet and for Each Other.

3. Some say that our word is filled with beauty and wonder.  Do you agree?  If yes, can you think and name some of these beauties and wonders?  Working out this online puzzle can help you remember some of these wonders. 

https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/online-jigsaw-puzzle-player.html?puzzle_id=around-the-world

4. Unfortunately some wonders have already been lost like species which have become extinct. Can you remember the ways and actions which are destroying our common home? This link entitled ‘Sustainability: can help you out with the lesson’s line of thought. 

5. We can all agree that this is not right and not fair not only for us but also for future generations. Can you think of some simple eco-actions which we can make to save the Earth?

6.    Now, you can print and cut around the house template provided as a pdf.

7.    While colouring it, read and think about the simple eco-action which is suggested in each part of this template.

8.      After folding along the dotted line and glueing it together, you can say a prayer to:

  1. Thank God for Earth which is our common home
  2. Ask God to give you the necessary courage to make the difference you can in your lifestyle so that you will protect and care for this one big home of us all.

Example: Dear God I want to thank you for giving us Planet Earth.  Please help us save our Planet with our daily choices and actions.

9. Finally, place this paper house somewhere so it will remind you:

a) to pray for those who make the decisions so that they will care for the Earth.

b) to adopt a lifestyle of actions which will safeguard and save the world.

10. The video link entitled ‘Save Our Earth Song’ can remind us of our Universal Mission to save our home.

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