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Catholic Faith Permeation for this outcome:
  • Even when we work through satellites or through remote electronic impulses, our actions always remain human, an expression of our responsible freedom. Technology is highly attractive because it draws us out of our physical limitations and broadens our horizon. But human freedom is authentic only when it responds to the fascination of technology with decisions that are the fruit of moral responsibility. Hence the pressing need for formation in an ethically responsible use of technology. Moving beyond the fascination that technology exerts, we must reappropriate the true meaning of freedom, which is not an intoxication with total autonomy, but a response to the call of being, beginning with our own personal being. (Caritas in Vertate # 70, a document of Catholic Social Teaching) Basic scientific research, as well as applied research, is a significant expression of man's dominion over creation. Science and technology are precious resources when placed at the service of man and promote his integral development for the benefit of all. By themselves however they cannot disclose the meaning of existence and of human progress. Science and technology are ordered to man, from whom they take their origin and development; hence they find in the person and in his moral values both evidence of their purpose and awareness of their
    limits. (Catechism of the Catholic Church # 2293)
  • Students will review the beliefs of the Catholic Worldview as discussed in Unit One.
  • Student will determine how and where technology fits into the Catholic Social Justice
    Teachings.
  • Students will draw conclusions as to the role of technology in their lives.
  • Question: Does technology help or hinder my faith journey?
    • The technology that students will think of first and foremost is computers, cell phones and mp3 players.
    • Have students explore their use of technology with emphasis on the beatitudes, ten commandments, social justice teachings, and the teachings and beliefs of the Catholic Church.
  • Complete the Culminating Assessment Task - Integrating Catholic Faith on P. 4
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a. Illustrate on a timeline the significant scientific, mathematical, technological, artistic, and cultural achievements of past societies.

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b. Explain the impact of tools and other technologies developed in past societies on the economies and lifestyles of those societies.

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c. Discern the influence of the tools and other technologies of one society studied upon another society studied.

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d. Represent achievements and technologies of the contemporary world that have their origins in the achievements and technologies of societies studied (e.g., weapons, dyes, medications, tools, transportation methods, navigation instruments, architecture, printing, mathematics).

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