Instructor: Mr D. Sader, St. Jerome’s Catholic School
1. Course Philosophy
Theme: Be with Me
Grade 9 Religious Education assists young people in understanding both the joy and the demands of following in the way of Christ and living out the faith that our community professes in the Creed. Using the Beatitudes as a touchstone, your teen is invited to examine the attitudes and actions that characterize the Christian life. They are encouraged to understand and nurture within themselves the virtues which will enable them to deepen their relationship with God in and through Christ in the context of a spirit-filled community.
2. General Outcomes:
Topic 1: Be with Me.
Topic 2: Be Alive.
Topic 3: Be Faithful.
Topic 4: Be Loving.
Topic 5: Be Obedient.
Topic 6: Be Just.
Topic 7: Be Honest.
Topic 8: Be Generous.
Topic 9: Be Forgiving.
Topic 10: Be Hopeful.
Roman Catholic Perspectives
The Beatitudes: Matthew 5: 3-10
Assessment in all classes will occur on a regular basis. Assessment strategies fit into two broad categories: Assessment FOR Learning(during), and Assessment OF learning(after).
Assessment FOR Learning occurs during instruction and looks like discussion, peer review, student meetings, sharing questions and answers, revision, rewriting, personal reflection. Example assessments during learning: “Start an Online Discussion,” “Hamlet IV,iv Discussion,” “Honour and Certainty,” “Pillars of Character,” “Group Novel Study,” “Story Study Guide.”
Assessment OF Learning occurs midway through or at the end or a unit of instruction and looks like high stakes tests, midterm and final exams, end of unit tests, portfolios. Example assessments after learning: “Applying for a Summer Job,” “Choices Essay,” “Portfolio 10,” “Hamlet: Final Response,” “ELA 30 Final Exam.”
Marks taken during assessments and evaluations will contribute toward the final grade. Each unit of study uses various types of evaluation such as exams, assignments, collaborations, presentations. The weighting of each mark contributes to the unit total while the weighting of each unit contributes to the overall course grade. Late assignments will not be accepted after the end of unit due dates. Refer to student handbook for appeals procedures.
4. Course Work and Evaluation
Term 1 Marks collected from course beginning to 1st report card cut-off
Term 2 Marks collected from course beginning to semester break cut-off.
5. Primary Resources
Resources from the STJ Religions iblog.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Be with Me, Year 9 CCCB
Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own electronic internet devices into the classroom. These devices include and are not limited to laptops (any OS), Chromebooks, smartphones, tablets, ebook readers etc, etc, etc. Basically, if the device can browse the school’s website via the school’s enterprise class wi-fi network, it would be useful in the classroom (most days). Student use of any device must comply with the School Acceptable Use Policy.
“My Child’s Learning”: Religious Education 9