Religion 400 is a course to help students to understand the vocations of life: how Christ calls us to live. In this course students will learn how all vocations are similar and how they differ. The Course is structured around the single life, married life, priestly life, and consecrated life. Students will learn what it means to live life for the benefit of others and the value of considering a vocation in service to the Christian community. The course will also deal with contemporary Church issues highlighted by Pope Francis and articles from the US Catholic.
The textbook Living in Christ Vocations
Supplemental reading The Firm by John Grisham
Students will complete a senior project reflecting and explaining how their time at St. John Vianney High School has assisted their growth in the following areas their Faith Life, Academics, and their Personal and Community life.
Reading Materials provided by the teacher
A notebook and writing instrument
Grades will be based on an average of total points accumulated on work completed through the semester class and final exam.
METHODS OF EVALUATION
Students will be evaluated through quizzes, tests, senior project, writing assignments, and a final exam. Reminder if I can't read your writing I can't grade so you will receive a Zero. Their will be a minimum of five tests plus the final and five quizzes
To achieve success in this class a student will:
* Be on time for class and ready to work when class begins which includes having the appropriate material
* Have a positive attitude
* Make respectful choices in the way you present yourself, in your interaction with one another and your interaction with faculty and staff.
Each student is expected to:
* actively and constructively participate in class by:
respectful behavior during prayer, announcements, and discussions which means no talking
* working collaboratively and positively in group exercises and class discussions
* moving to a different chair at the teachers request without argument or discussion
* asking questions when in doubt
Students will be permitted one day for each absence to make up work, unless special permission is granted by the teacher. It is the responsibility of the student to find out what work has been missed. Missed tests and quizzes will be given only by arrangement of the teacher. It will be the student's responsibility to make this arrangement on your first day back.
PLEASE NOTE: This course description is subject to change at the teacher's discretion. It is the student's responsibility to make note of such changes.
NOTE - Bullying, Plagiarism or Cheating:
Students are expected to adhere to the guidelines presented in the "St. John Vianney High School Student and Parent Handbook." Failure to do so may result in appropriate disciplinary action.
CHARACTERISTICS OF MARIANIST EDUCATION
Educated for formation in faith
Provided an integral, quality education
Educated in family spirit
Educated for service, justice and peace
Educated for adaptation and change
Senior Project Instructions
Students will be able to reflect upon and explain how their time at St. John Vianney High School has assisted their growth the following areas
Faith Life and working for service justice and peace: reflect and explain how you have grown in your faith life over the time you have attended St. John Vianney High School in the following ways
Personal prayer life spending intentional time with God
Participation in Campus Ministry or Parish life
Retreats and how these have affected you personally
Pro-Life club, food drives, SSP, days of service, Special Olympics etc
Academics: reflect and explain how you have grown in your academic life over the time you have attended St. John Vianney High School in the following ways
How you have challenged yourself academically
Your overall learning experiences
How you have prioritized your academics
Personal and Community: reflect and explain how you have grown in your relationship to faculty, staff, and fellow students over the time you have attended St. John Vianney High School
Your communication with faculty and staff
How you have collaborated with others eg, clubs, teams, retreats, etc
How you have developed as a man of integrity in your everyday experiences at Vianney
How you express that you’re authentic in your everyday experience at Vianney
How you have shown resilience or the ability to adapt to new challenges or situations in your life at Vianney in academics, sports, clubs, and personal life.
How you have become more aware of the needs of others to your own needs and your willingness to put others needs before your own.
Senior Project Rubric
Rubric for Senior Project
Instructions for assignments for The Firm
Writing assignment over chapters one to four of The Firm
For each of the following values Integrity, Authenticity, Rejection of Ego, and Resilience, using complete sentences choose however many characters as you want from chapters one to four and evaluate/argue if the character is or is not living that value. All four words must be used.
My expectations see my rubric all work to be done individually
Rubric for The Firm
Students will evaluate character behavior in the following four areas authenticity, integrity, resilience, and loss of ego.
Students can formulate argument to support evaluation of characters
· Does or does not display these characteristics
· Consideration of context
· Consideration of previous chapters
Students can draw conclusions whether characters show or don’t show the characteristics of authenticity, integrity, resilience, and loss of ego by inference.
· A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
· A belief or opinion that you develop from information that you know
Students can identify text that indicates whether characters express the following authenticity,
integrity, resilience, and loss of ego by providing at least two examples if or if not they are expressing those values.
Students can identify text that describes whether the characters express the following authenticity, integrity, resilience, loss of ego by providing a basic example if or if not they are expressing those values.