Morality Unit 3: Catholic Social Teaching
The student will be able to…
- Define each beatitude, each principle of Catholic social teaching, and the signs of the times.
- Explain the purpose of Catholic social teaching and the roots of this teaching.
- Explain the relationship between morality and social justice, conscience formation, the beatitudes, and Catholic social teaching.
- Explain how development of the beatitudes is like a ladder and what is necessary to climb the rungs on the ladder.
- Identify examples of the beatitudes and the principles of Catholic social teaching in the lives of role models, mentors, community members, and characters met in classroom resources.
- Evaluate the use of the beatitudes by role models, mentors, community members, and characters met in classroom resources.
- Evaluate her or his use of the beatitudes.
- Formulate goals for her or his use of the beatitudes.
Tentative Schedule and due dates
- TBA through TBA
- Unit III, Parent Day #3: TBA
- Unit III Test, Unit III Project & 100 points due on TBA
- 10 Annotated Bibliographies Draft, due TBA
- 100 points (Homework, Journals, Discussion, Music and Prayer, FORMATION, and Other)
- 50 points for the Unit test (Students will create the test)
- 50 points for the Unit project (Project Rubric)
- 10 Annotated Bibliographies Draft, due Tuesday November 15, 2011 (40 points)
- Read the article and answer the questions on the Climb the Ladder of the Beatitudes, due the following day
- Personal reflections and survey linking the beatitudes to student’s life, due the following day
- Complete the questions on the CST simulation, due the following day
- Read and answer questions for Living Justice and Peace Chapter 2, due the following day
- Complete Power of One worksheet, due the following day
- Where would you place your own moral and spiritual development on the ladder of beatitudes? What is holding you back or encouraging you to climb further up the ladder? Explain.
- Which rung on the ladder of the beatitudes is best illustrated daily in class? What do we need to do to climb higher? On which rung is CJHS as a school? Explain.
- What are you thankful for? Explain.
- If you had to nominate / vote for someone you know as a modern day saint, who would you choose? Why might this person qualify as a modern day saint? Explain.
- List your basic needs. Should all humans have these needs met, regardless of cost? Explain why or why not.
- Based on yesterday’s simulation, what did you learn about yourself and your classmates? Explain.
- If you had to give up one of your basic rights (life, food, clean water, clothing, shelter, rest, medical care, education, and employment) tomorrow, which one would you sacrifice? Why?
- If the government of your country decided to take away your basic rights and freedoms, would you take up arms to defend these needs? Why or why not? Explain.
- How would your respond if your parents told you that you were no longer or not able to date, befriend, or spend time with people of another race? Explain.
- What is the most important lesson you have gained over the course of the semester? Explain how you have grown as a decision maker over the course of the semester.
- What was the most rewarding and challenging parts of process of creating your own test? Explain. What did you learn about education, yourself and/or your classmates? Explain.