Topic outline

  • General

    General Information
    Scripture 8.1, 8.2
    Prayers and Sacraments 8.1, 8.2
    Faith Development 8.1, 8.2
    Christian Identity 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
    Service Hours
    (Part of Christian Identity)
    Exit Survey

    • General Information


      Welcome to Religious Studies 8!  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.

      Although this is an online course, 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 is relationships and community.  This can be experienced through the Church and 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.

      1. Service Hours (with journal assignment)- As Christians we are called to serve. In order to complete this course, you must volunteer for 10 hours total.
      2. Quizes - These help to ensure that you haven't skimmed over the content and missed some information.
      3. 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...

    • Scripture 8.1, 8.2

      8.1 Student demonstrates knowledge of Biblical narratives and can relate and make connections to God's faithful relationship with His chosen people.

      8.2 Student shows reverence for scripture as God's living word.

      (Approximately 12 weeks)

    • Prayers and Sacraments 8.1, 8.2

      8.1 Student is able to articulate the benefits and purposes of various styles of prayer.

      8.2 Student is able to articulate the ways in which prayer deepens his or her relationship with God.

      (Approximately 12 weeks)

    • Faith Development 8.1, 8.2

      8.1 Student demonstrates knowledge of the Creed and is able to apply it to life situations.

      8.2 Student displays respect, value, and compassion for oneself and others.

      (Approximately 6 weeks)

    • Christian Identity 8.1, 8.2, 8.3

      8.1 Student describes the relationship between real life situations and the baptismal commitment to follow Jesus.

      8.2 Student demonstrates an understanding of God's plan for sexuality. (see homeroom teacher regarding Fully Alive theme 3)

      8.3 Student displays an attitude of responsibility for building a more just and caring society by giving 10 hours of community service.

      (Approximately 6 weeks)

    • Contributors

      A huge thanks goes out to all the teachers who have contributed lessons, ideas, and feedback to this course. In alphabetical order, they are:

      Joe Hitchings, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools

      Jeff Kostyniuk, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools

      Rachele Ng, Greather Saskatoon Catholic Schools

      Sandra Richter, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools