Morality Course Overview 2011-12

17 Aug

Mr. Martin’s Morality Course


Contact Information


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My hope is that through engaging the course materials students can come to understand both the reasoning and standards of Catholic Morality as well as how that knowledge can help in making concrete judgments in everyday life.  We will especially focus on the notion of virtue and how to develop good habits.  We will make a serious effort to tie course materials into current events and topical issues.


A Typical Week


q       Reading Along with the Topic at Hand is Outside Homework



Monday – Cooperative Learning in Small Groups to Break Open Course Materials Followed by Sharing and Integrating Small Group Knowledge to the Whole Class

q       This will be a Weekly 5 Point Grade that Can Help or Hinder a Quarter Grade


Tuesday and Thursday – Continued Study, Discussion and Review of Course Materials


Wednesday – Enriching Course Materials w/ Technology or Other Media

q       For example – Power Point Presentations, Primary Sources, Photographic Explorations, Liturgical Music, Etc.


Friday – Assessments – Quizzes, Quests, Tests, In-Class Writing, Graded Socratic Discussions, and Presentations


Grading Structure


Quarter Grades Are Determined by Total Points




We will follow the policies of the NDA Handbook.  Discussion is a part of a successful class, and we must foster an environment of mutual respect so that we can learn from one another.  Any concerns about discipline should be discussed with me before or after school and not during class.

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