Students identify and describe many (diverse) ways in which faith is lived out in the lives of believers, past and present
Students analyse and communicate their understanding of some key messages of Old Testament prophets about living justly
Students make connections between Jesus’
'New Law" the works of mercy, Catholic social teaching and the way believers live out their faith
Students demonstrate and reflect on ways of leading justly
Students respectfully participate in, and explain the significance of, The Examen and prayer journaling
Students explore the activities and values of local and international leaders to understand the many ways faith is lived out by believers past and present to shape a socially just world. They do this by completing the Leaders' Values Mapping Activity. They are each given a biography card to read and a glossary to explain unfamiliar terms about leaders and leadership. They make a decision about whether the leader has predominantly just or unjust qualities and justify their answer in a class discussion.
Students listen as the teacher reminds them of the reference to the prophet Micah in the Social Justice movie clip - Micah 6:8 ...and what does the Lord require of you: act justly, love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God.
Students form learning teams of three and use a Jigsaw Strategy to explore the key phrases, “act justly”; “love tenderly” and “walk humbly”. Each team member selects one of the Micah phrases and in their expert groups (see strategy) explores the phrase using a Y Chart. They share their understandings with their home groups. Students create a bumper sticker that rephrases Micah in their own words and uses information from their Y charts.
Students read their allocated text and use available Biblical tools (e.g. timelines, Biblical atlases, Biblical dictionaries, annotated Bibles, simple Biblical commentaries, online Bible search engines) and the Three level lighthouse strategy to help them make meaning of the text. They collaborate in their group to answer the following; How does the text reflect key teachings from the Old Testament For example repentance, acting justly, caring for others in particular the poor and marginalised. What does the text say about love? How does the text depict any of the works of mercy? What does the text say about the dignity of the person or the common good? What does the text say about leadership? Students make predictions about how Christians might lead if they followed the example of Jesus and construct a Twitter style statement using 150 characters to say what they have learnt about Christian leadership and its connection with, Jesus' example, the works of mercy and Catholic Social teaching. Fake Tweet is one way of doing this. An example can be seen here.
Students create their own definition of Christian leadership using a digital/multimodal format such as Glogster that they will then share and present back to the class. The presentation will be a montage of images, quotes, phrases that students source and select to create their own personal reflection on what Christian leadership is in action.
Students call on Catholic Social Teaching, scripture, and the works of mercy to brainstorm and decide on what actions they are willing to take and/or invite others to take on their selected issue. Students develop a presentation to demonstrate their desired course of action for just leadership in their chosen area.
Students write an entry into their prayer journal about their experience of The Examen explaining how helpful it was as a tool for evaluating their day as a just leader.