The Christian Mission to the World

People make choices about lifestyle and about how religion will affect the choices that they make. This unit explores life choices based on religious ideals, in particular, the ideals of Jesus. It provides us with the opportunity to reflect on how Christians share in the work of Jesus, how the Holy Spirit guides and empowers the Church to carry out its mission and how the Christian community draws on the power of Jesus through the Sacraments of service to participate in the mission of the Church.

The Programme

 The 2013 programme can be accessed here


Week 1

Introduction to unit:

Student outline, electronic file management, assessment overview, expectations, policies, plagiarism policy.


Points for discussion: 

Questions people experience when considering lifestyle choices

Important religious beliefs that offer answers to the questions people ask about life and its meaning

The origin and development of particular religious beliefs that are related to different lifestyle choices

Social Justice Issues and the response of religion to social issue


Week 2

The Road Ahead Article: The meaning of Life


Discussing the Future: What does the future have in store for you? eg: employment, study, travel.


Rights of people in the workplace

Rerum Novarum


Week 3

Watch North Country


Catholic Social Teaching


Relationships


Social Justice and ethics: Abortion and human rights


Week 4

Begin North Country Assessment task

Week 5

Marriage, Relationships and Sexuality

How does the Sacrament of Marriage contribute to the mission of the Catholic Church?

- Responsible relationships


Week 6

Marriage, Relationships and Sexuality

-Sexuality

-Social Values vs Religious Values


Week 7

Begin Assessment 2


We will 

  • take a look at how we fared with the first assessment task. Those who scored low marks will be given the opportunity to improve their work. 
  • discuss the trends in marriage in Australia and how this information can be included in the assessment task. 
  • work on developing our understanding of the sacrament of marriage. This will be done through a Testmoz quiz and through Quizlet. 


Week 8

Completing Assessment 2


Week 9 

Marks Gospel: 

-Who is Mark?

-Bible Exegesis


During this week, 

  • we will commence our study of St Mark's Gospel
  • We will learn about its origins and the context of its writing. We will also read the Gospel this week and build a structural diagram of the Gospel. 
  • Finally, we will reflect briefly on why the Gospel is important to Christians.  

Week 10

Marks Gospel: 

-Bible Exegesis

-Historical Context

Week 11

This is a short week for us because our Retreat commences on Wednesday. During the week, we will continue our work with St Mark's Gospel. We will review the Prologue to the Gospel (1:1-1:13). The work related to this has been posted to our wiki. Then we will look at Jesus' mission in and around Galilee (1:14-8:29). Both tasks are presented as table building activities to be conducted in small groups.

Term 2

Week 12 

This is also a short week. We will unpack the structure of the first half of St Mark's Gospel, which presents the progressive revelation of the messianic role of Jesus. The focus is Jesus' ministry in the region of Galilee. Or starting point will be their experience of the Year 12 Retreat. We will take some journal writing time to help them to identify what mattered most to them about their retreat experience. 

Each student will choose an event from the first half of the Gospel and develop an explanation of it. 

Week 13

During this week, we will commence Assessment Task 2. 


Week 2



Week 3


Week 4

 

Week 5

This is a short week. School will close for Thursday and Friday to provide staff with the opportunity for their retreat and the senior students will prepare themselves for their exams.

Week 6

This is exam week. There will not be any classes for Year 11 students.

Week 7

This is exam week. There will not be any classes for Year 11 students.

Remainder of Term 2