A Dozen Ways to Use The Compass in the Classroom

compassclassroomEvery week your Catholic school or religious education program in the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay will receive 25 FREE copies of The Compass for student use (extras are 29¢ each). Our generous sponsors graciously provide copies of The Compass to be used by students.


A Dozen Ways to Use The Compass in the Classroom

1) Choose one item or Quick Question for a weekly project from The Compass in the Classroom column.

2) Download The Compass in the Classroom worksheets that are available the first Friday of the month at www.thecompassnews.org/compass-teacher-worksheets.

3) Ask your group to find as many Scripture passages as possible in an allotted amount of time.

4) Find all articles that deal with the Gospel message, your parish community or services.

5) Underline words that are unfamiliar and find their definitions.

6) Make a poster using headlines and one sentence from an article.

7) Have your students do the Scripture Search on the Sunday Readings page.

8) Choose your favorite tweet from Pope Francis in his @Pontifex column.

9)  Use the Kids’ Page as part of a religion class which can also be found at https://www.thecompassnews.org/?s=kids+page 

10) Our Pinterest page also has many boards that are useful for teachers and catechists in all classroom ages.

11) Invite your students to submit a photo or story to The Compass.

12) Send copies home with students to engage families in their Catholic faith!


How does The Compass fit into your curriculum?

Religion makes Catholic schools different from public schools, and our Catholic faith is the basis of our religious education programs. This sets The Compass apart from other newspapers and is why it belongs in your classroom.

English/Journalism teachers use The Compass to teach good journalistic style, good writing, reading comprehension, reading-to-write and critical thinking. Integrate religion into other classes and use The Compass as a model for your school newspaper.

Social Studies classes use The Compass to learn about foreign missions and locations of parishes and schools in our diocese and the world. Keep students informed of the latest developments in our universal church.


For more information, contact:

Lynn Mullins, Circulation Assistant
Phone: 920-272-8208
Toll-free (within Diocese): 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8208
FAX: 920-437-9356
E-Mail: [email protected]