Lesson 1: Grades 9-12
Lesson 1: PHILIPPINE DUCHESNE: EVERY JOURNEY IS BORN FROM A DREAM:
Putting All the Pieces Together to Build Your Dream
- Students obtain a broad overview of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s zeal and life dream to become a missionary in America.
- Students gain an appreciation for the hardships Philippine endured as she persevered with unwavering dedication to bring education and Christianity to Native Americans.
- With Philippine’s example, students reflect on the importance of setting their own life goals and evaluating character traits necessary to achieve those personal goals.
Consider (Essential Questions):
- What do you know about St. Rose Philippine Duchesne and her quest to fulfill her life dream, compelling her to travel from France to the Missouri frontier?
- How long are you willing to wait for your dream to come true?
- Is it worth facing obstacles to pursue your dream?
- How can obstacles become opportunities/building blocks in your life?
The resources below are designed for you to introduce Philippine to your students. Pick and choose from the activities listed in suggested order.
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