Curriculum Framework: Grade 11

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Unit 1
Introduction

 

Unit 2
Early Church

 

 

Unit 3
Middle Ages

 

The students will:

A. Why Study Church History?

1. explain the purpose behind studying history

2. identify the need for and express an understanding of historical perspective, particularly with regard to the Church

B. Lectionary Based Catechesis

1. prepare a prayer service for the class using the Sunday psalm

2. lead class prayer

C. The Five Models of the Church in History, School and Parish

1. explain the five models of the Church as ways of understanding ecclesiology and a Christian content to Social Justice

 

The students will:

A. Pentecost to the Council of Jerusalem

1. explain the effect of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, showing changes in apostolic behaviour and on us today

2. demonstrate an understanding of the Sacrament of Confirmation including its historical roots (Pentecost)

3. list the characteristics of the early Christian communities

4. demonstrate an understanding of Mary as model disciple of Jesus and lay figure in the birth of the early Church

5. demonstrate knowledge of St. Paul's journeys and the building of the early Christian communities

6. list the issues of the Council of Jerusalem

7. explain the relationship between the episcopal college and its head, the Pope

B. The Persecutions and Early Martyrs

1. list the reasons for and effects of the Roman persecution of Christians as well as how Christians were persecuted and make connections to how Christians are persecuted today

2. identify Constantine and the Edict of Milan and explain the positive and negative effects of the cessation of persecution

C. Creed Development

1. define the terms heresy and heretic

2. explain the connection between heresy and the Council of Nicea

3. articulate an understanding of the article regarding Mary from the Nicene Creed

D. Church fathers and Great Women of the Early Church

1. Identify the highlights and importance of Augustine's conversion

2. identify factors of conversion generally

3. identify at least one other Church Father or Great Woman of the early Church and his/her contribution to the Church
 

The students will:

A. Monasticism

1. define the term monasticism

2. identify the factors that led to the development of monasticism and its popularity

3. explain how monasticism preserved learning and re-established agriculture

4. explore at least one form of monasticism

5. pray the Liturgy of the Hours

6. explain the purpose of religious life today

B. The Church as a Cultural Force

1. recognize the role of art, cathedrals and universities in the development of western culture

2. identify the influence of leaders in the Church and society: St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, St. Dominic and St. Thomas Aquinas

3. examine the spirituality of St. Francis and make connections between present-day environmental concerns

C. Crusades

1. illustrate and understand that the crusades were failures as religious wars but resulted in benefits to the medieval society

2. analyze the difference and similarities of Islam and Christianity

3. make connections between the crusaders and the conflicts that are occurring in the name of religion in the world today

D. The Eastern Church

1. identify causes of division between the Western and Eastern Churches as well as attempts at reunification.

2. list the similarities and differences of the Catholic and Orthodox Church.

E. A Church in Crisis

1. identify the effects of the Church's close association with power and the state: Henry IV, Beckett.

2. recognize the challenges to unity: Avignon Papacy and Catherine of Siena

3. examine the consequences of the Black Death on Church and society
 
 
 

R.E. Learning Outcomes to document:

1. Read, interpret and apply Scripture to life.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of liturgical seasons and feasts

4. Illustrate basic understanding of Catholic dogma and doctrine in light of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

11. Use appropriate resources to plan and participate in liturgy and other prayer experiences.

15. Demonstrate an appreciation for faith community by participating in its life and activities as an essential way of coming to know God
 

R.E. Learning Outcomes to document:

5. Illustrate a basic understanding of the history of the Church and an appreciation of her basic traditions.

9. Demonstrate the importance of sacraments, with an emphasis on the centrality of the Eucharist, if the life of Catholics.

13. Demonstrate the ability to make moral decisions consistent with Church teachings.
 

R.E. Learning Outcomes to document:

5. Illustrate a basic understanding of the history of the Church and an appreciation of her basic traditions.

6. Demonstrate a knowledge and appreciation of the diverse cultural expressions of Catholicism.

7. Demonstrate an appreciation for the relationship between faith and culture (e.g. through arts, social sciences, sciences, technology, etc.)

8. Pray regularly and use a variety of prayer forms to enrich and express personal and communal spirituality.

10. Celebrate the presence of the Sacred through participation in worship experiences using sacramentals, symbols, and rituals.

13. Demonstrate the ability to make moral decisions consistent with Church teachings.

14. Demonstrate an understanding of responsible stewardship and respect for life.

16. Express a willingness to develop and use God given gifts and talents in a Christ like way to build Christian community.

17. Critique societal structures in light of Catholic social justice principles and apply to social and personal situations.

19. Examine the variety of Christian vocations as ways to live out the Baptismal call to a life of service.
 

 

Unit 4
Renewal
 
Unit 5
The Modern Church
 
Unit 6
Catholic Identity
 
 
 
The students will:

A. The Church Fractured

1. investigate the abuses that had arisen in the Church by 1517

2. recognize the role of critics of the Church: Erasmus, Luther, Calvin and the role of Henry VIII.

3. investigate the reasons the Church established the Inquisition

4. investigate the response of the Church to its critics and the renewal of the Spiritual Life: Council of Trent, Ignatius of Loyola and Teresa of Avila

5. recognize the role of nationalism in the fracturing of the Church
 

The students will:

A. Global Missionary Outreach

1. identify the attempts of missionaries to help the non-European world

2. explain the social, political and spiritual consequences and effects of the missionary outreach with an emphasis on Canada

3. examine the call to mission (evangelization) in the modern world: Holy Childhood, Home Missions, (Church Extension Society), Society for the Propagation of the Faith

4. examine the call to social justice as the means of furthering the reign/Kingdom of God by applying the Gospel to societies: CCODP (Development and Peace), Dorothy Day, Jean Vanier, Jean Donovan, Mother Teresa.

5. identify that the effect of living out the Gospel values is evangelization

B. The Church in the 19th Century

1. understand the nature and role of papal infallibility (Vatican I)

2. show an appreciation of the response of the Church to social needs, such as education, health care, social work and working conditions: Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum

3. trace the development of the Pope being prisoner of the Vatican through Concordat to the present day papacy.

C. The Church in the 20th Century

1. develop an understanding of pre-Vatican II reform movements

2. investigate the influence of Pope John XXIII on Church today (Vatican II)

3. investigate the nature and implications of Vatican II

4. identify current social, economic political, spiritual and moral issues, (including respect life and environmental issues) and how the Church is responding to them both locally and internationally

5. identify and discuss the progress the Church is making in ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue

6. identify the role of the laity in the Church since Vatican II
 
 
 

The students will:

A. Personal Synthesis

1. identify the history of the Church as a pilgrimage journey

2. express an awareness of themselves as heirs to an illustrious Catholic tradition

3. articulate an understanding of how they see themselves as Church, members of the living Body of Christ
 
 
 

R.E. Learning Outcomes to document:

5. Illustrate a basic understanding of the history of the Church and an appreciation of her basic traditions.

17. Critique societal structures in light of Catholic social justice principles and apply to social and personal situations.
 

R.E.. Learning Outcomes to document:

4. Illustrate basic understanding of Catholic dogma and doctrine in light of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

7. Demonstrate an appreciation for the relationship between faith and culture (e.g. through arts, social sciences, sciences, technology, etc.)

14. Demonstrate an understanding of responsible stewardship and respect for life.

16. Express a willingness to develop and use God given gifts and talents in a Christ like way to build Christian community.

19. Examine the variety of Christian vocations as ways to live out the Baptismal call to a life of service.
 

RE. Learning Outcomes to document:

3. Present a reasoned rationale for being Catholic

12. Demonstrate the ability to apply Catholic principles to interpersonal relations (e.g. family, peers, work, society, Church, etc…)
 

 
 

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