Seton Shrine Offers Helpful Resources for Children (or anyone!)

by | Oct 27, 2017 | Daughters of Charity, Formation, Sisters of Charity

Did you know that the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland, USA offers resources for research projects, school groups, or for your personal enrichment? For example, their Student Learning Packet is geared toward students in third through eighth grades with printable activities about Saint Elizabeth Ann and the era in which she lived. (Lessons in history, art, and architecture are abundant in and around the Shrine, as anyone who’s visited the area can tell you.)

Explore the resources online at the Seton Shrine website— tools freely available to help make kids’ lessons fun and meaningful:

  • Online Video
  • Songs and Prayers
  • Skits
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Excerpts from Elizabeth’s writings on daily life:
    • Letter-Writing in Nineteenth Century America
    • Map Reading and Travel
    • Money and Cost of Living
    • School Day
    • Daily Life
  • Vocabulary words
  • Crossword puzzle and word searches

  • Suggestions for related class activities
  • Sample quizzes (with answer keys)
  • A Basilica “photo hunt”
  • Student Learning Packet
  • Online biographies of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • Educator Resources & Activities
  • Word Games
  • Coloring Pages
  • Then and Now (Discussion Activities Comparing Life in 19th Century America with Today)

Happy 70th Anniversary to the Sisters of Charity Federation!


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