St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School 3801 Thomas Street (905) 285-0050

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School
3801 Thomas Street
Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7G2
(905) 285-0050
We believe that each one, created in the image and likeness of God, is called by name into the Dufferin-Peel community to realize the
Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations to the fullest extent possible as we all journey from the early years to vocation.
Department: Religion
Christ and Culture
Course Code: HRE 2O1
Course Description:
This course both invites and challenges the adolescent to personalize the principles that guide Catholics in understanding their role in shaping culture
through our discipleship. The exploration of these principles starts with the Scriptural foundations to the questions of what it means to be human and
how God has and continues to shape our humanity through culture. The principles are then developed through the Gospel themes that reveal how Jesus’
Kingdom of God is expressed in all of our relationships: to ourselves, to others, to our civil society, to our Church, and to our Global community.
Students will develop a respect for humanity based upon the study of issues presented in this course. Learning to respect the dignity of self and other
according to the teaching of Christ is a key component of social behaviour. Students will be given the opportunity to become aware of and resist forces
that are considered destructive to society and individuals.
Strand & Unit Title:
Corresponding Catholic Graduate Expectation(s):
Unit 1:
Unit 2:
Unit 3:
Unit 4:
Unit 5:
CGE1a -illustrates a basic understanding of the saving story of our Christian faith;
CGE1b -participates in the sacramental life of the church and demonstrates an understanding of the centrality of the
Eucharist to our Catholic story;
CGE1c -actively reflects on God’s Word as communicated through the Hebrew and Christian scriptures;
CGE1e -speaks the language of life... “recognizing that life is an unearned gift and that a person entrusted with life
does not own it but that one is called to protect and cherish it.” (Witnesses to Faith)
CGE1f -seeks intimacy with God and celebrates communion with God, others and creation through prayer and
CGE1j -recognizes that “sin, human weakness, conflict and forgiveness are part of the human journey” and that the
cross, the ultimate sign of forgiveness is at the heart of redemption. (Witnesses to Faith)
CGE2e -uses and integrates the Catholic faith tradition, in the critical analysis of the arts, media, technology and
information systems to enhance the quality of life
CGE3c -thinks reflectively and creatively to evaluate situations and solve problems;
CGE3d -makes decisions in light of gospel values with an informed moral conscience;
CGE4a -demonstrates a confident and positive sense of self and respect for the dignity and welfare of others;
CGE4c -takes initiative and demonstrates Christian leadership;
CGE5a -works effectively as an interdependent team member;
CGE6a -relates to family members in a loving, compassionate and respectful manner;
CGE6b -recognizes human intimacy and sexuality as God given gifts, to be used as the creator intended;
CGE6c -values and honours the important role of the family in society;
CGE6d -values and nurtures opportunities for family prayer;
CGE7d -promotes the sacredness of life;
CGE7e -witnesses Catholic social teaching by promoting equality, democracy, and solidarity for a just, peaceful and
compassionate society;
Profession of Faith
Prayer and Sacramental Life
Christian Moral Development
Family Life Education
Assessment and Evaluation
Category Weightings
Weight %
Final Summative Assessments
Overall Weighting
Knowledge & Understanding
Term Work
Thinking & Investigation
Course Culminating
Learning Skills and Work Habits will also be assessed and reported on. For more information please refer to Growing
Success pg. 11.