- General Information
Welcome to Religious Studies 5! I hope you are as excited as I am to be a member of this online community. In this course we'll be exploring what it means to be Catholic and a member of the Catholic community - something that can be as small as the people in this course to a community that is world wide.
This course isn't about trying to remember a bunch of things and writing them out on tests.. Much of what we'll be doing in the course involves you as the learner exploring the topics, developing your own understanding of them, then sharing what you've learned with us through the discussion forum. In the forum you'll be encouraged to view and respond to the work of others in a respectful way. Please take a look at the discussion forum guidelines.
It is difficult to practice (or understand) what it is to be a Christian in an online environment. At the core of the Christian faith are relationships and community. These can be experienced through the Church and through fellowship with other people. During this course you are encouraged to attend church regularly and become involved with service in your local community.
This course is asynchronous, meaning you can work in any order you like within your own timeframe. Please notice that light green coloured font throughout the course is a hyperlink. Make sure you click on it for more information. There are, however, required elements of the course.
- Discussion Forums - This will be the centre of our community. It's the place that you will get to know and learn from each other.
- Journal - The journal feature is where you will be asked to respond to certain assignments in writing or through creative means. Also, you will be required to write six reflections throughout the course based on the Three Minute Retreats from Loyolapress. More information can be found in the Faith Development section.
- Random Acts of Kindness- As Christians we are called to serve. In order to complete this course, you must participate, document and reflect on this activity.
- Quizzes - These help to ensure that you haven't skimmed over the content and missed some information.
- Assignments - This is your main opportunity to showcase your learning to me and share your valuable contributions with others taking this course.
And now, we begin...
- Prayer and Sacraments
PS5.1a: Identifies the signs and symbols of the sacraments.
PS5.1b: Participates in the sacraments within the school and community.PS5.1c: Connects the sacrament to their own faith journey.
PS5.2a: Identify and reflect on the the four marks of the Church (one, holy, catholic and apostolic)PS5.2b: Makes connections between the marks of the Church and people’s witness to their faith in the community
PS5.3: Displays respect and proper etiquette during prayer time, including people, places and things used in prayer.
(approximately 7 weeks)
- Faith Development
FD5.1: Identifies individual’s role as part of Church’s mission and makes connections (self/world) with Church traditions.
FD5.2: Demonstrates respect for self, others and creation through actions and words.
(approximately 7 weeks)
- Christian Identity
CI5.1: Explains the value and importance of building relationships with family and friends.
CI5.2: Understands the value of being part of a community and a faith community.
CI5.3a: Identify and discuss witnesses to our faith in scripture (disciples and saints), our world and our community.CI5.3b: Displays the characteristics of a person that is a witness to our faith in the world.
(approximately 11 weeks)
- Teacher Resources
In this section you will find a number of online resources that are useful in delivering Religion 5.
- Exit Survey
Please follow the link below and let us know what you think.
ContributorsKayla Elash, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
A huge thanks goes out to all the teachers who have contributed lessons and ideas to this course. In alphabetical order, they are:
Darcie Lich, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
Rachele Ng, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools