Thursday, 26 April 2012

**Reminder Unit Test Tuesday May 01, 2012**

HRE201 Christ Culture and Community

Periods 1/2 Unit Test Expectations

Theme 10-Self Understanding In Our Own Culture

PP. 86-92:  Self-Understanding, Individualism, self-esteem, Rene Descartes, Seven Tendencies of Individualism, Western Culture

Theme 11- The Desire For God Is Written In The Human Heart
PP. 94-101: Love of Self. Atheism, Agnosticism, Mother Teresa

Theme 12- Friendship
PP.104-112: Friendship: Golden Rule, the other, reciprocity

Part A- Knowledge/Understanding (True or False, Fill in the blank or Multiple Choice)

Part B- Short Answer Questions.

Part C- Media Long Answer Response

Measuring Friendship

Student Activity-The student will understand the note about Friendship and complete the following activity. 

Assigned- Friday April 27th, 2012
Due Wed May 2nd, 2012

5.12 Homework Task: How Intimate am I?

By the time you finish this homework assignment you will . . .

·        investigate the intimacy levels of your relationships

·        identify the intimacy levels of your relationships

·        evaluate how similar and different your intimacy levels are between relationships of different kinds

·        plan any changes you would like to make in the intimacy level you have with these relationships

STEP One:    Choose THREE people who you are in a relationship with at this time.
Investigate your level of intimacy with each person by making written records of how you communicate with each of these people.  For example, did you share an emotion with one of your parents today?  Maintain these records for at least two days.  You should have at least three written records for each relationship.

NB: You may choose your relationship with God as one of your three relationships. 

STEP Two:    After you have read over your written records, read over the Relationship Intimacy Scale levels.  Identify which level each of your five relationships is in at this point in time.  For example, you could say that you have a level four relationship with your brother because you told him how upset you were with a test score.  And yet, you didn’t feel that you could tell him how you have always been jealous of how well he does in school.  Be sure to explain your answers.  

STEP Three:  This is the most important part of the assignment.  Write a half page indicating any surprises you found about the levels of your relationships.  For example, if you found that you are actually more intimate with your parent than your best friend, would that surprise you?  Lastly, which of your five relationships would you like to change to a different level of intimacy?  Explain why.

Assessment:              You will be assessed for your understanding and application of the       Intimacy Scale.  You will receive a learning skill indicator for “works          habits” when this assignment is due in two days time.

Disciples Learn the Meaning of Friendship from Jesus

Disciples of Jesus
Describe the relationship this disciple has with Jesus.
What did Jesus teach this disciple about friendship?

Simon Peter

Mk. 3:13-19
Mk. 9:2-8
Jn. 21:1-19


Mk 1:16-20
Mk. 3:13-19
Jn. 1:35-42


Mtt. 9:9-13
Mtt. 10:1-4

Mary Mag.
Mk. 14:3-9
Mk. 16:1-8
Jn. 12:1-8

John Baptist
Lk. 1:5-45, 57
Jn. 3:22-30

Mother Mary

Lk. 1:26-56
Lk. 2:39-52
Jn. 19:16-30


Lk. 10:38-42
Jn. 11:1-44


Jn. 3:1-21
Jn. 19:38-42

Joseph of 
Jn. 19:38-42
Mk. 15:42-47

Joanna and Suzanna
Lk. 8:1-3

Theme-Friendship (April 26th, 2012)

5.12  Am I in a Relationship? (Knowledge/Understanding)
Instructions: Student will read note.
Evaluation: Quiz May 2012

·                    A relationship is a connection between persons.

·                    We have many different kinds of relationships.
A relationship can be personal, impersonal, close, or distant.

·                    At birth we experience our first relationship - mother-child, and as our lives move on we create an entire web of relationships.

·                    Relationships are essential for human survival and development.
Communities are even based on relationships.

·                    A beautiful union exists between three relationships: with God; with self; with others.
Each of these relationships has a direct impact on the others.

·                    It is clear that God created us to live in relationship to others.  As Christians we are called on to develop loving, intimate, committed relationships.  We experience God through relationships.

“Then the Lord said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone;
  I will make him a helper as his partner.’”              (Genesis 2:18)

“Beloved, let us love one another because love is from God;
  everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.”     (1 John 4: 7)

  Jesus said:   “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:39)
“This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you.”
(John 15:12)

·                    Intimate means very close, familiar and personal.  Relationships are intimate when they are trusting, open and committed - which are also three qualities of LOVE.

·                    In conclusion, relationships that are intimate are also loving.  God calls us to be in loving, intimate relationships.
·                    At this time, it should be noted that loving relationships can be formed with friends and family members.  However, a marriage relationship is intimate in a very unique way. We will discuss this distinction in Unit 3.8 - Male and Female: God Created Us.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Theme 12-Friendship

Expectations (Individual/As a Whole Class)

Students will read PP. 104-112 (Textbook)

Students will define keywords on PP. 104

Students will summarize the Chapter reading by heading: the Face, Reciprocity and trust, Betting your soul and Friendships in the Kingdom of God.

Rene Descartes-Christ, Culture and Identity

HRE201-Christ, Culture (Identity) and Community

Name: ____________________                  Date: __________________________

Section A:  Shade in each tank with a level from 1 to 10.  Zero is considered the least in importance for each category and 10 being considered the most in each category. Consider each tank in how it occupies your time least to most.

  Christ                                  Friends                         Money                   Prayer                        Vices




Think of five other categories that occupy your time in western culture.

 --------------------            ----------------------    -----------------      ----------------              ---------------

                                                                                                                                                    /10 Marks
What is atheism? Discuss.

                                                                                                                                                    /5 Marks
What is agnosticism? Discuss.

                                                                                                                                                    /5 Marks

Discuss what inspires you to be a better person each day of your life. Discuss using the back of this paper. Identify items such as religion, culture, identity, self-understanding etc.
                                                                                                                                                    /10 Marks

HRE201-Self Understanding in our culture

HRE201-Self Understanding in our culture
Name: __________________________             Date: ________________________
Knowledge/Understanding/Communication- Self-Understanding, Self-Esteem, Individualism.

Read the following quotes mentioned by Renee Descartes and make a brief connection to what you think the quote means to our course. Discuss.

“The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues”.
Rene Descartes, 'Le Discours de la Methode,' 1637
(     /5 Marks)

“It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.”
Rene Descartes, 'Le Discours de la Methode,' 1637
(     /5 Marks)

Think of any media broadcast (i.e. news, internet, TV or Film) that demonstrate people’s actions with the above quotes. Explain.
(   /10 Marks)

Read the following passage and Agree or Disagree with its message. How can individualism lead to Happiness in the Western world or at Don Bosco? Discuss.

Individualism Rejected
Non-Western culture rejects individualism. It holds that all achievement is ultimately a gift from God or/and a product of the group—not a result of the individual and his or her reason, volition and initiative.

In other words, nonwestern culture may hold that God controls, and is responsible for, everything—including the individual and whatever he or she may achieve.

Western culture holds that the attainment of one's own worldly happiness should be the focus of each person's life.

Put differently, Western culture holds that worldly happiness is, in the words of Aristotle, “the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing... the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”[1]

Happiness is a fundamental and lasting sense of joy and serenity that results from achieving personally meaningful and rational values. Happiness is an indication that one is living successfully, a life proper to a human being, while suffering (as a way of life) is a sign that one is not.[2]


(   /5 Marks)
Liars, cheaters, thieves, murderers and the like must be intensely concerned with getting caught, spending time in jail and/or, perhaps more seriously, forever labeled untrustworthy and cast out as pariahs—losing at least some of the benefits of living in society as a result. And for many such individuals, a simple knock at the door, bump in the night or countless other normally non-threatening occurrences become terror since they may represent the police or, perhaps worse, their victims seeking revenge.


Photo of Mobster Arrested                     Photo of Rap Star Arrested                                      Photo of an Inventor
What impressions do these photos give about Individualism and culture? Discuss
                                                                                                                                                             (     / 5 Marks)
Daily Challenge: How can you affirm someone else’s self-esteem today?

HRE201 Community Service Project

Text Box: Christian Service Reflection Questions: Grade 10Opening Reflection   Due Date: April 23/12

Length required:  ¾ page, typed, double-spaced

“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”  (Dorothy Day)

1.     Recall a time when you were lonely and someone helped you through your loneliness.

2.     Identify three groups of people who are lonely in our community.  Explain the cause of their loneliness.

3.     Love and support are the solutions to loneliness.  Communities can give such love and support.  For each of the three groups of people you mentioned in #2 above, state what we, as a community, could do to help end their loneliness.  Be specific and give examples.

Mid-Semester Reflection Due:  May 7, 2012

Length required:  one page, typed, double-spaced

Discipleship (following the way of Jesus) is a term often applied to Christian service.

1.     Read all of the New Testament Passages listed below. What does each quote say about service to others?
q       John 13:1-17
q       1 Corinthians 3: 5-9
q       Acts 4:32-35
q       1 John 3:16-18

2.        Choose one of the previous quotes.

a)       How does it relate to what you have been experiencing in your search for a service placement?

b)       Describe what you have done so far in searching for a service placement?  Who have you contacted?  What were the results?

c)       Why do you think it is so difficult to find a place to offer your help to people?  Give three different reasons.

d)       Does the fact that it is difficult to find service work mean that we do not have to do it?  Explain your answer.

3.        For full marks on this mid-semester reflection, you must complete the attached chart, titled “Is my Service Work “Christian Service”?

Oral Presentation     Due Date:  Wed., June 1

When giving your two-minute presentation, be sure to include the following:

1.     Give an overview of what you specifically did during your ten hours of service and how you felt.

2.     Summarize what you have learned from this experience.

3.     Relate how your service lives up to Jesus’ command to serve.

Closing Reflection Paper Due:  June 4,  2012

Address each of the following questions reflectively.  To complete this assignment properly your responses must be 3 typed pages in length, double-spaced.

1.     Briefly summarize your service project information (the name of the agency, frequency of your service, what your duties were).

2.     Write about one or two of the most memorable people you worked with or worked for.

3.     Evaluate any change in your attitude about service learning from the beginning of Grade 9 until now.

4.     Evaluate your effectiveness objectively.  Rate your attitude, your rapport with people, your sense of responsibility, and your usefulness to the agency or a particular person you served.

5.     List one personal strength and one personal weakness you discovered about yourself while participating in this project.

6.     What was the most significant experience you had while participating in this project?  Explain why it was so significant to you.

7.     What advice can you offer another student who might choose this area of service? Be specific.

8.     How did your participation in this service program apply to Matthew 25:31-45.

9.     Describe one way you experienced God’s presence through your work or the people you served.

Service Project Evaluation – Grade 10

Your service project marks will be entered into the computer in the following course categories:

Opening and Mid-Semester Reflection          = 3% summative inquiry

Opening and Mid-Semester Reflection          = 2% summative communication

Closing Service Project Reflection
and Oral Presentation                                     = 3% cumulative communication

Closing Service Project Reflection
and Oral Presentation                                     = 2% cumulative application

Total value of the Service Project
In the student’s final grade                              = 10%

Evaluation of the Opening Service Project Reflection

Level 0
below   50%
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4

10 marks
Little or no connection with ideas and examples that relate to the
concept of loneliness
connection with ideas and examples that relate to the
concept of loneliness
connection with ideas and examples that relate to the
concept of loneliness
Very good connection with ideas and examples that relate to the
concept of loneliness
Excellent connection with ideas and examples that relate to the concept of loneliness

8 marks
Little or no communication; incomplete responses, few examples, if any
Unsatisfactory communication; unclear and vague use of examples; vague explanations
Satisfactory communication using clear examples and detailed explanations
Very good communication using clear examples and detailed explanations
Clear and effective communication using clear examples and detailed explanations

Inquiry ______ /10                                        Communication _______ /8           

Total:            /18 marks