Religion 10 (Mr. Kazun)

Welcome to Christian Education 10.  Our focus is on Christian morality. Good or bad we’re in this together.

C.E. 10 Course Outline


Course Updates:

June17:(Fri.): we continued watching “The Lord of the Rings”.

June16(Thurs.): We continued watching “The Lord of the Rings”.

June15(Wed.): We finished the Human Dignity Mini Project presentations. Then We began watching “The Lord of the Rings” – ties in all of the topics about morality we have looked at this semester.

If you did not hand in your textbook today, remember to bring it and hand it in tomorrow.

June14(Tues.): This block was used for mass today.

June13(Mon.): Today we had our Human Dignity Mini Project presentations.

June10(Fri.): We finished watching “Gattaca” (1997), and then had a group discussion about the film (themes/messages, concepts, issues, etc.).

June9(Thurs.): We began watching “Gattaca” (1997) today. We will finish tomorrow and then discuss.

June8(Wed.): We worked on the Human Dignity Mini-Project today. Remember that it is due next Monday.

Also remember that your Morality through Novels project is due this Friday.

June7(Tues.): We moved our attention to the topic of Human Dignity. We quickly went over the The Ten Foundational Principles of Catholic Social Teachings , mostly expanding into discussions brought about by how those principles are seen or not seen in our society/world currently (war, exploitation, national and individual self-centredness, lack of care or concern for others, the situations in Developing Countries, etc.). Then the was handed out the Human Dignity Mini-Project and Human Dignity Mini-Project Rubric , and we chose our groups and topics. We will be working on this for all of tomorrows class in the Library.

The Human Dignity Mini-Project is due next Monday (June 13) and presentations will be on that day as well.

June6(Mon.): We discussed your thoughts and ideas in relation to the Theology of the Body Reading package. We then watched and discussed some videos done by Jason Evert about Sexuality, Chastity, etc.

June3(Fri.): The Theology of the Body reading package (no digital copy available) was handed out today and we spent the class reading, highlighting, making notes and jotting down our thoughts about what was said in the readings. If you did not finish in class you should do so for Monday as we will be discussing the readings on that day.

June2(Thurs.): We worked on the Morality Through Novels Project today. Remember it is due next Friday.

June1(Wed.): We had a guest speaker today who spoke to us on Relationship Abuse.

May31(Tues.): We watched a documentary entitled “The Power of Forgiveness” (2007), then with the time remaining we discussed any points you had from the C.S Lewis reading assigned yesterday and the documentary.

The due date for the Connecting With Morality Through Novels Project has been pushed back from Monday, June 6 t0 Friday, June 10.

May30(Mon.): Today our focus was on 4 – After We Sin…. Please read the Essay On Forgiveness by C.S. Lewis – http://oholy.net/stolga/cs_lewis.html, we will discuss points/ideas you have relating to the reading tomorrow.

May27(Fri.): We began by discussing Book 3, Chapter 8 of C.S. Lewis’ C.S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity” – https://www.dacc.edu/assets/pdfs/PCM/merechristianitylewis.pdf. After this we moved on to discussing 3 – The Gift of Grace.

May26(Thurs.): We finished off 1 – Sin, and then moved on to 2 – 7 Deadly Sins. We then read Book 3, Chapter 8 of C.S. Lewis’ C.S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity” – https://www.dacc.edu/assets/pdfs/PCM/merechristianitylewis.pdf. We will discuss teh reading tomorrow.

May25(Wed.): Our focus today was on 1 – Sin, we will finish of the last few points tomorrow.

May24(Tues.): We began our unit focusing on Sin and Reconciliation today. First we wrote down our ideas and discussed Unit 4 – Questions to discuss.

May19(Thurs.): We worked on the Morality through Novels Project today.

May18IWed.): Today we began by working on the activities at the end of the 2 – Levels of Moral Decision Making and Conscience Types notes. The rest of class time was used to work on the Novel analysis project. You will also have the class tomorrow to work on the project.

May17(Tues.): We finished off 1 – Conscience notes, the had a discussion about the response at the end. We then turned our attention to 2 – Levels of Moral Decision Making and Conscience Types notes, which we will finish tomorrow.

May16(Mon.): We began with students leading a discussion of what they took from Chapter 4 of the textbook. We then went over and discussed 1 – Conscience notes.

May13(Fri.): Today’s class was used for Planning 10. Over the weekend please read and takes some notes on Chapter 4 of the textbook, we will discuss the material on Monday.

May12(Thurs.): We continued and finished our look at 4 – Heroism. Remember tomorrow’s class is being used for Planning 10.

May11(Wed.): We finished watching ‘The Twilight Zone – Number 12 Looks Like You” which we began yesterday, and discussed it in relation topics covered in the unit so far. Our next area of focus was on discussing the Finding Christ in People handout. We then began to look at discuss 4 – Heroism, which we will finish tomorrow.

May10(Tues.): Today we focused on discussing 3 – Human’s and Freedom. We then began watching ‘The Twilight Zone – Number 12 Looks Like You” which we will finish and discuss tomorrow.

May9(Mon.): We finished up our activity from Friday by giving people a last chance to share on of their media examples. We then moved on to discussing the ideas behind the concept of Finding God in All Things.

May6(Fri.): Today we began by sharing and discussing our media examples relating to human dignity (assignment as end of 1 – Christian Teachings about The Nature of the Human Person notes).
Remember to complete the response at the end of the 2 – Relationship are Fundamental to Humans notes for Monday.

May5(Thurs.): We worked on the Morality through Novels project today.

May4(Wed.): We discussed the points made in the Relationships with Others section of Excerpts of Some Catholic Teachings on Relationships with God and Others, then finished off 2 – Relationship are Fundamental to Humans. Remember to complete the response at the end of the notes.
We then moved on to discussing the ideas behind the concept of Finding God in All Things.
Remember that tomorrow you have the chance to work on your Morality Through Novels project.

May3(Tues.): Our focus today was on 2 – Relationship are Fundamental to Humans, and Excerpts of Some Catholic Teachings on Relationships with God and Others, we will finish tomorrow. Remember to read the second section from Excerpts of Some Catholic Teachings on Relationships with God and Others on relationships with others for tomorrow. When you read through, write your thoughts in the margins on the massage and points being made.

For the assignment at end of 1 – Christian Teachings about The Nature of the Human Person notes, we are going to push it back to Friday instead of tomorrow, so remember to  bring your media examples in for discussion.

May2(Mon.): Today we began our unit focusing on The Nature of the Human Person with 1 – Christian Teachings about The Nature of the Human Person. Remember to do the assignment at the end of the notes finding examples of media that can be discussed on Wednesday.

Apr.29(Fri.): We finished watching “The Giver”, then had a discussion about the film.

Apr.28(Thurs.): We began watching “The Giver” today. We will finish tomorrow, and then have a discussion about the film.

Apr.27(Wed.): We began by discussing the possible drawbacks of the 7 – Other Philosophical Approaches to Moral Decision Making, and then did the activity at the end of the notes. The rest of the class was used to begin working on the Morality in Novels project.

Apr.26(Tues): We began class by going over a Moral Actions Scenarios Activity (not uploaded to site), We then turned to looking at 7 – Other Philosophical Approaches to Moral Decision Making. Also handed out was the Term Project outline – Connecting With Morality Through Novels Project. This project will be due on June 6th. 

For Tomorrow: 1)Choose a novel for your term project; 2) Print out the 7 – Other Philosophical Approaches to Moral Decision Making notes; 3) Create a moral scenario; just a situation, your aren’t analysing just coming up with a situation (the first point of the activity at the end of the 7 – Other Philosophical Approaches to Moral Decision Making notes). We will do the activity first thing tomorrow, and the rest of class will be dedicated to working on the Term Project.

Apr.25(Mon.): We discussed the Trolley Scenarios in relation to the Principle of Double Effect, and then a couple other scenarios (ie: ectopic p[pregnancy).

Apr.22(Fri.): We finished our look at 6 – Catholic Approach to Moral Decision Making, and then focused on using the framework presented to work with some case studies. For Monday read over the The Trolley Problem Scenarios, and then give your ideas for each by using the Principle of Double Effect in the notes to determine the actions that can be taken.

Apr.21(Thurs.): We finished our Moral Teachings of Other Religious and Spiritual Traditions Project presentations, then turned our focus to 6 – Catholic Approach to Moral Decision Making, we will finish this tomorrow.

Apr.20(Wed.): We took the first 15 minutes of class to get ourselves set to present our Moral Teachings of Other Religious and Spiritual Traditions Project, and then began the presentations.

Apr.19(Tues.): We worked on the Moral Teachings of Other Religious and Spiritual Traditions Project. Remember that your group will be presenting your knowledge and understanding tomorrow. You will have 15 minutes at the beginning of class to make your final preparations.

Apr.18(Mon.): Today the Moral Teachings of Other Religious and Spiritual Traditions Project and Moral Teachings of Other Religious and Spiritual Traditions Project Rubric was handed out and we worked on it in the library. We will work on this tomorrow as well, and groups will present on Wednesday.

Apr.15(Fri.): We finished the last points of  5 – The Beatitudes and Some Other Moral Teachings of Jesus, then worked on the group assignment at the end, which was handed in at the end of class.

Apr.14(Thurs.): We just about finished our look at and discussing of 5 – The Beatitudes and Some Other Moral Teachings of Jesus. We will finish tomorrow.

Apr.13(Wed.): We continued with our look at 5 – The Beatitudes and Some Other Moral Teachings of Jesus. We will continue tomorrow.

Apr.12(Tues.): We continues our unpacking and discussing of 5 – The Beatitudes and Some Other Moral Teachings of Jesus.

Apr.11(Mon.): We began our class by discussing the questions you were assigned to think about over the weekend (see Apr.8 update). We then moved on to looking at 5 – The Beatitudes and Some Other Moral Teachings of Jesus, which we will continue tomorrow.

Apr.8(Fri.): We finished watching “Millions” (2004). Over the weekend, reflect on the following questions and be ready to discuss your thoughts on Monday.

  1. After finding the money, how does each of the brothers act in using the money? What is the difference in the way the brothers perceive the money? What are they concerned with?
  2. Is there a difference shown in societal values and the values of living morally? In what society says will bring happiness and what happiness truly results from?

April.7(Thurs.):  Today we started watching “Millions” (2004), and will finish tomorrow and the discuss. Things to reflect on would be anything we have discussed so far in the course – like relationships between people, virtues and values, moral laws (natural law and the 10 Commandments), and the concept of happiness.

Apr.6(Wed.): We finished our discussion of art 2 of the Engaging with the Ten Commandments Handout. We then moved on to focusing on and discussing Part 3.

Apr.5(Tues.): We had a discussion regarding Part 2 of Engaging with the Ten Commandments Handout, sharing our thoughts and ideas, Our discussion went pretty in depth so we sill finish up a couple points tomorrow and then complete Part 3. Part 2 was handed in at the end of class.

Apr.4(Mon.): We continued our work on Part 2 Engaging with the Ten Commandments Handout. If you did not finish in class, complete part 2 for homework.

Apr.1(Fri.): Today we worked on Part 2 Engaging with the Ten Commandments Handout, which we will continue on Monday.

Mar.31(Thurs.): We continued today with what we briefly began on Tuesday; The Ten Commandments (with numbers) and Engaging with the Ten Commandments Handout, We began by reflecting on and then discussing Part 1, then started to work on Part 2 and 3 which we  will finish and have discussion about tomorrow.

Mar.30(Wed.): Today we put aside our Engaging with the Ten Commandments work since we had barely begun, to have a more comprehensive look at the ideas of law and moral law, before we try to engage with some of those laws. We read Chapter 5 of the text, and answered the questions on pg. 94. We will take up our Engaging with the Ten Commandments Handout tomorrow.

Mar.29(Tues.): We continued looking at the overall concept of moral law that we began last week. First we went over and talked about Law and Definitions Handout. Then handed out was The 10 Commandments List and The Ten Commandments (with numbers) and Engaging with the Ten Commandments Handout, which we began to work on and will finish and have discussion about tomorrow.

Mar.24(Thurs.): We discussed the last section of Book 1 of C.S. Lewis’ C.S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity” – https://www.dacc.edu/assets/pdfs/PCM/merechristianitylewis.pdf, which you were to read over last night.

Mar.23(Wed.): We finished the activity we have been engaged in over the past couple of days. Please read the last section of Book 1 of C.S. Lewis’ C.S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity” – https://www.dacc.edu/assets/pdfs/PCM/merechristianitylewis.pdf – 5. We Have Cause to be Uneasy – and here is a link to the video on youtube if you want to watch that instead – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdHFU1Hsd-w. Be ready tomorrow to discuss your thoughts and ideas.

Mar.22(Tues.): We continued the activity we began yesterday with Book 1 of C.S. Lewis’ C.S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity”, watching the videos and then discussing. We will finish off this tomorrow.

Mar.21(Mon.): We began to discuss the idea of laws of morality today. Our focus was on Natural Law – we used Book 1 of C.S. Lewis’ C.S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity” – https://www.dacc.edu/assets/pdfs/PCM/merechristianitylewis.pdf, along with some videos that corresponds with each section and also engaged in some discussion of the ideas and explanations being presented after each section. We will continue and finish this up tomorrow.

Mar.4(Fri.): We used to day as a study block to catch up on any missing work. Don’t worry about giving any more focus to the questions from yesterday, we had a thorough enough discussion yesterday.

Mar.3(Thurs.): We spent our time today making attempts to apply our understanding of virtues and happiness to a text written by Plato “The Ring of Gyges” (can be found a the following link: http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl201/modules/Philosophers/Plato/plato_dialogue_the_ring_of_gyges.html). Handed out was the Ring of Gyges Questions to aid in deepening understanding and reflecting on the concepts.

Mar.2(Wed.): We had a presentation today by a guest speaker then discussed our thoughts and ideas regarding the presentation. We then finished 4 – Concept of Happiness. Remember to complete the response at the end of the notes. 

Mar.1(Tues.): We finished our lesson on 4 – Concept of Happiness. We will finish up quickly tomorrow.

Feb.29(Mon.): We did out 4th scripture journal (Deut. 20) today. We then began our lesson on 4 – Concept of Happiness, which we will finish tomorrow.

Feb.26(Fri.): We finished our work on Learning about Happiness through Scripture Activity, and then had a discussion about our ideas and opinions relating to the passages we read.

Feb.25(Thurs.): We had our 3rd scripture journal (Gen 1:26-3:24) today. We then began to work on Learning about Happiness through Scripture Activity, which we will finish tomorrow and then discuss.

Feb.24(Wed.): We engaged in a discussion of the film “City of Joy” (focused on the themes, concepts, messages, and links to the material covered so far in the course).

Feb.23(Tues.): We finished watching “City of Joy” (1992) today. Tomorrow we will have a discussion of the film (themes, ideas, message, and the links to the material covered in the course so far). To get ready for something you will do tomorrow anyway, you could come up with a discussion question relating to the film for tomorrow.

Feb.22(Mon.): We began watching “City of Joy” (1992) today, and will finish tomorrow, after which we will follow up with a discussion. As such, you should come up with 2 discussion questions about the film which can be used tomorrow.

Feb.19(Fri.): We took a second day to work on the Virtues Assignment. Remember the assignment due date was changed to next Wednesday.

Feb.18(Thurs.): We continued our look at virtues today. Handed out was a printout of a list of a whole bunch of general virtues; they can be found at http://www.virtuesproject.com/Pdf/VirtuesDefinitions.pdf. Also handed out was the Virtues Assignment. We took the class to work on it, and will work on it tomorrow as well. The assignment is due next Monday, February 22.

Feb.17(Wed.): We watched a bit more of the video about CS Lewis from a PBS broadcast called “The Question of God”- speaking about Lewis’s journey from Atheism to Christianity – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfKvUiqc0Xo. and discussed our thoughts about it. Then we went over 3 – Virtues.

Feb.16(Tues.): We discussed the CS Lewis reading from yesterday (using the notes and marking we made on the text – see yesterday’s update for details). We then watched a video about CS Lewis from a PBS broadcast called “The Question of God”- speaking about Lewis’s journey from Atheism to Christianity – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfKvUiqc0Xo (we will watch a little bit more tomorrow).

Feb.15(Mon.): We went over the readings and questions assigned last Friday. The we then read and discussed a small chapter from C.S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity” – https://www.dacc.edu/assets/pdfs/PCM/merechristianitylewis.pdf – the section read was “The Three Parts of Morality” – chapter 1 of book III. For Tomorrow – re-read the section and think about the areas you highlighted (the big points) the ones you underlined (the areas you agree with, disagree with or have an opinion about) and the ones you circled (the areas you don’t understand). Jot down some ideas that you can use to discuss those things tomorrow.

Feb.12(Fri.): We finished 2 – Moral Theology today. Remember to complete the questions listed (only questions 3 and 4) at the end of the notes (questions are in the textbook), for Monday.

Feb.11(Thurs.): We did our 2nd scripture journal today (Luke 9:22-25). Then we had our second overview/introductory lesson on Christian morality – 2 – Moral Theology, we will finish tomorrow.

Feb. 10(Wed.): We began with a little video about ash Wednesday. Then we did our first scripture journal (Ex 3: 13-15; 6:2-3). We then finished going over 1 – Introduction to Ideas of Morality.

Feb.9(Tues.): Handed out today were the textbooks for the course. We then moved onto 1 – Introduction to Ideas of Morality, we didn’t finish, but will do so tomorrow. We will also do our first scripture journal tomorrow.

Feb.3(Wed.): We began with a little review of the ideas discussed yesterday, then moved on to brainstorming/discussing about relationships and what it takes to form one. After this we read “Old Turtle ” by Douglas Wood, and discussed the book in the context of relationships. Please complete the reflection relating to the following question: Do my relationships with others reflect my relationship with God? What things could I do to make my relationships better between myself and others, and between myself and God?

Feb.2(Tues.): We finished off the Circle of Courage handout first thing, and then began some intro to the course itself. We read “You are Special” by Max Lucado (link to story on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15QuHygLwFU), then had a discussion focused on preoccupation with what others think vs. building a relationship with God. Please complete the following reflection for homework; about 1/2 page: What type of person do I want to become? What kind of person am I actually in the process of becoming?

Feb.1:(Mon.): We kicked off the course today by going over the C.E. 10 Course Outline, and discussing the scope of the course. Also handed out was the C.E. 11 Scripture Journal Outline, as well as, a Class Participation Self-Evaluation Guide. We also went over and discussed the Circle of Courage handout.

Remember to get the forms from the Course Outline signed and hand them in by Wednesday.


Notes Section:

Unit 1 – Essence of Morality, Morality as a Path to Happiness

1 – Introduction to Ideas of Morality 

2 – Moral Theology

3 – Virtues

4 – Concept of Happiness

5 – The Beatitudes and Some Other Moral Teachings of Jesus

6 – Catholic Approach to Moral Decision Making

7 – Other Philosophical Approaches to Moral Decision Making

Unit 2 – The Nature and Purpose of the Human Person

1 – Christian Teachings about The Nature of the Human Person

2 – Relationship are Fundamental to Humans

3 – Human’s and Freedom

4 – Heroism

Unit 3 – Conscience

1 – Conscience notes

2 – Levels of Moral Decision Making and Conscience Types notes

Unit 4 – Sin and Reconciliation

1 – Sin

2 – 7 Deadly Sins

3 – The Gift of Grace

4 – After We Sin…

Unit 5 – Sexual Freedom

 

Unit 6 – The Dignity of the Human Person

The Ten Foundational Principles of Catholic Social Teachings


Handouts and Assignment Outlines:

Service Hours Sheet

Class Participation Self-Evaluation Guide

C.E. 1o Scripture Journal Outline

Circle of Courage handout

C.S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity” – https://www.dacc.edu/assets/pdfs/PCM/merechristianitylewis.pdf

List of Virtues and their Definitions from the Virtues Project – http://www.virtuesproject.com/Pdf/VirtuesDefinitions.pdf

Virtues Assignment

Learning about Happiness through Scripture Activity

Ring of Gyges Questions

Law and Definitions Handout

Engaging with the Ten Commandments        The 10 Commandments List

The Ten Commandments (with numbers)

Moral Teachings of Other Religious and Spiritual Traditions Project
Moral Teachings of Other Religious and Spiritual Traditions Project Rubric

The Trolley Problem Scenarios

Connecting With Morality Through Novels Project

Excerpts of Some Catholic Teachings on Relationships with God and Others

Finding God in All Things

Finding Christ in People

Unit 4 – Questions to discuss

Human Dignity Mini-Project              Human Dignity Mini-Project Rubric

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