USC7.1

Cathoilic Faith Permeation for this outcome:

  • Define personal standards, moral standards, virtues and sin (discrepancies) CCC #372- #400. God wants us to live in harmony. In order to do so we must ensure that our personal/moral standards are in line with Christ‟s teachings.
  • Use a parable to identify what personal/moral standards a follower of Christ‟s word would have. (See Appendix 1 and 2 for worksheet. See P. 226 Believe In Me Year 7 Teacher Guide for a Parable list)
Indicator:
a. Locate sources of and evaluate information (including text, multimedia, web-based, human) according to specific criteria, about personal commitment.
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  • Examine personal commitment to God shown by Mary, Abraham and Sarah, Noah,Prophets, Jean Vanier, Mother Teresa or other spiritual heroes. How did their commitment to faith bring the person closer to God? Had they not been committed to God, what potential consequences could there have been for themselves and the community?
Indicator:
b. Investigate the concept of 'resiliency' and determine its importance in personal commitment.
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  • Examine personal commitment to God shown by Mary, Abraham and Sarah, Noah, Prophets, Jean Vanier, Mother Teresa or other spiritual heroes. How did their commitment to faith bring the person closer to God? Had they not been committed to God, what potential consequences could there have been for themselves and the community?


Indicator:
c. Analyze when personal standards (see Grade 6) may be reinforced or challenged.

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Inquiry: Medicine Wheel

  • List your personal standards and the appropriate parts of the wheel
  • List any challenges to your personal standards 'outside' the wheel
  • Explore how inclusion of the challenges into the wheel upsets the balance

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  •  Using a parable as an example, identify what could hinder a person's ability to follow God. For example, the parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12: 16-21) and Lazarus and the Rich Man (Luke 16: 19-31) helps us understand that greed/selfishness/wanting more gets in the way of personal commitment to God.
Indicator:
d. Examine factors (both positive and negative) that influence one's commitment to personal standards.
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Using a parable as an example, identify what could hinder a person's ability to follow God. For example, the parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12: 16-21) and Lazarus and the Rich Man (Luke 16: 19-31) helps us understand that greed/selfishness/wanting more gets in the way of personal commitment to God.
Indicator:
e. Express insights into the connections between commitment to personal standards and healthy decision making.

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Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention http://www.honouringlife.ca/

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What would Jesus do?

Decision making Model (Believe In Me Year 7  student text P.59)

Examine decision-making process from Believe In Me Year 7 student text P.59 and Lion's Quest Unit 4 P. 83.  Use a t-chart to list similarities of both.  Is there anything that sticks out for you that makes the two decision making models different (looking for Christ centered approach)

What personal/moral standards might a Christ-centered person have that contributes to their decision-making?

Indicator:
f. Analyze possible discrepancies between what people say they commit to and what people actually "show they commit to".

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  • National Day of Healing & Reconciliation http://www.ndhr.ca/
  • Open a door to tons of information
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Begin to create a personal /moral standards action plan.  See Culminating Task on the first page of this document.

Indicator:
g. Develop and apply strategies that parallel one's actions with personal standards.
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 What actions are consistent with your Catholic personal/moral standards?

What can you do to bring your personal/moral standards in line with Catholic teachings?   Use Appendix 3.

Indicator:
h. Justify the kinds of supports needed to commit to personal standards.
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Indicator:
i. Express insights into the understanding of the concept of "inner self" and demonstrate understanding of, and appreciation for, own inner resources.
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Faith journey journal reflection...Where did I begin, where am I now, and where do I want to go? "Conscience is man's most secret core, and his sanctuary.There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depth" (CCC# 1795).
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j. Describe and practise strategies that support self to act in accordance with own understanding of human values and virtues.
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Begin to create a personal /moral standards action plan.  See Culminating Task on the first page of this document.