Dear Catholic School Educator

Dear Catholic School Educator,

As Catholic schools in the United States struggle to maintain and heighten their Catholic identity, many teachers and administrators find themselves with resources in the classroom that are no different than public schools in subjects excluding religion.

As you work diligently to make Catholic connections across curriculum areas, you probably find yourself at a loss when it comes to Catholic history. History texts and resources are non-religious and do not tell the story of the Catholic Church or the Catholic community.

What is needed in the educational market are Catholic history resources that can be integrated into history classes as a companion to the current history texts. I have heard from teachers time and again that there is too much to teach and too little time to teach. Therefore, these resources, if they are to be practical and valuable, must be time sensitive, highly engaging and easily integrated into class instruction. These are the attributes of the resources produced by History of the Catholic Community.

The lessons have been designed to be 15 to 50 minutes. They can be integrated into history classes, language arts classes, math classes and/or religion classes. Each lesson is connected to national standards and uses a wide variety of strategies to keep students engaged.

Our Catholic story needs to be told. Our young people need to develop a pride in their Church and the people who have answered the call to live out their faith. This learning will drive them to want to create their own story and be part of the Catholic community today and tomorrow.

May God bless your efforts,
Kimberly Lytle

History of the Catholic Community
Author and Owner