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. COURSE OUTLINE Department: Religion Course: 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 worship; 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; Scripture 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 25 Term Work 70 Thinking & Investigation 25 Course Culminating 20 Application 25 Exam 10 Communication 25 Learning Skills and Work Habits will also be assessed and reported on. For more information please refer to Growing Success pg. 11. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/policyfunding/growsuccess.pdf.