Alive to the World® is structured as a 12-year
curriculum. Each of the twelve levels includes a student book and a
teacher manual. Every level is comprised of 35 one-to-two-hour sequenced
lessons, which can be inserted within any school system as a
one-hour-a-week class. Its modular structure also lends itself to other
delivery options such as scout groups, faith-based groups,
extra-curricular youth activities, and to the family. This program has
been designed with the capacity to be adapted to specific populations
The student textbooks supply knowledge, guide
the emotions and inspire appropriate action by presenting a continuous
story about a group of children who confront a series of situations of
universal application as they grow up and gives them a variety of tools
for responsible decision-making in responding to day-to-day situations.
At age appropriate levels, starting with the 6-year old, the series
takes the student from the basic concepts of the human person inserted
in a family, through the basics of friendship, which include loyalty,
inter-dependability, and respect for property, through the period of
peer pressure and adolescence to the later high-school years when
romance, love and sex can be confusing and fraught with conflicts.
Alive to the World® uses a multidimensional understanding of games and good sportsmanship,
fair play and reciprocity to present a multi-faceted concept of
diversity and complementarity and the richness of widely differing types
of personalities, tastes and talents, thereby promoting tolerance. It
is only by building
on these basic values of human and social capital
that personality, character, sexuality, and personal responsibility can
be fully understood.
our curriculum has a new and effective approach to avoiding pregnancy
and AIDS. The point of view appeals to young people of all
socio-economic levels and can be easily adapted to diverse populations.
It has an intensive abstinence only sexual education component in the
8-12 grade books that is based on values. It is the result of many years
of field research, centered on the interests, doubts and concerns of
children and adolescents. It defines sexuality as “everything a person
must learn from birth, in order to live happily as a stable and
permanent couple”. And approaches it as the expression of the totality of a human being, in the unity of his or her body and mind.
abstinence education component has accessible yet deep contents aimed
at answering the most vital questions a child has throughout his
development in a way that is personal as well as scientific and
truthful. The curriculum has been enriched with contributions from the
fields of psychology, bioethics, medicine, philosophy and pedagogy,
which grounds the program in all the disciplines dealing with human
The program strengthens the image of
parents as the fundamental teachers, since the stories make constant
reference to how important it is for children to approach them for
support and advice.