Unit Template With Descriptions
The Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative Design Committee included six members: Lorraine A. Ozar, Ph.D. (Chair); Susan Abelein, Ph.D.; Laura Egan; Carole Eipers, D.Min.; Mary Jane Krebbs, Ph.D.; and Sr. Leanne Welch, PBVM. Over several months, this team developed a unit template and supporting resources for creating K-8 English/Language Arts (ELA) units based on the Common Core State Standards for ELA/Literacy and integrating elements of Catholic identity such as Catholic beliefs, Gospel values, and principles of Catholic Social Teaching. These resources are provided here to assist Catholic educators in developing and implementing common core units integrated with Catholic identity at their own schools and across dioceses.