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Euthanasia: An Introduction

Culture of Life Studies

Euthanasia: An Introduction


New revised Euthanasia study available as of Fall 2019!

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Euthanasia: An Introduction examines the complex topic of euthanasia by peeling back the layers of rhetoric to let students see what is really at the heart of end-of-life issues. Using Church documents, this supplement provides students with a basic understanding of the Catholic Church’s teachings on euthanasia and gives students the tools they need for defending those teachings against cultural attitudes and pro-euthanasia arguments. Through the use of discussion questions, essays, and small group work, students gain an understanding of the topic and learn how to articulate their belief in the respect for the dying. The one-class session supplement concludes with a case-study discussion which contrasts Brittany Maynard, Lauren Hill, and Terri Schiavo—three women who suffered terribly at the end of their lives.

Product Features

  • Complete Instructor Guide
  • Step-by-step activity instructions
  • Comprehensive lecture notes
  • Prepared presentation slides for lecture
  • Ready-to-print student handouts
  • Quiz and answer key

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the various terms used to describe euthanasia
  • Catholic Church teaching on euthanasia
  • Physician-assisted suicide
  • Case studies: Brittany Maynard, Lauren Hill, Terri Schiavo

Package Includes

Euthanasia: An IntroductionInstructional Guide
CD-ROM containing PDF files of all student handouts


“Your Euthanasia: An Introduction was excellent! I can't express to you enough how much this is needed throughout our entire education system. As you indicated, so much of what the other side is teaching/promoting is taking hold and impacting our nation (really worldwide) in a profoundly destructive way.” – Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network

“This Euthanasia lesson is very well organized and presented. Providing foundational Church documents (i.e., Evangelium Vitae and the Catechism) is a great way to start and equips students with the clearly stated position of the Church. The discussion questions are rigorous, right on point, and challenge the students to understand that deciding when human life begins and ends is God¹s purview, not man¹s. Well done!!!” – Tim Hamer, former principal of Saint Michael the Archangel High School, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Only one copy needed per family or classroom.

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