Programs

Religious Education Programs in Our Catholic Schools

RCCDSB Religious Education Pages:
Religious Education Programs Page
Religious Education Scripture Resources Page
Religious Education Online Resources Page
Religious Education Morality & Ethics Resources Page
Religious Education Social Justice Resources Page
Religious Education Sacraments Resource Page

Elementary Religious Education Curriculum Policy Document (2012)

Elementary Curriculum Policy Documents
Elementary Religious Education      Links and Resources:  Religious Education – Programs Page
Elementary Family Life Education   Links and Resources:  Family Life Education – Programs Page
Downloadable from Institute for Catholic Education’s  Catholic Curriculum Page
Documents also accessible via ICE Publications Page.

RCCDSB Powerpoint Presentations:
1.  Introduction
2. Instructional Approach & Strategies
3. The Program in Religious Education
4.  Assessment & Evaluation of Student Achievement
5.  Some Considerations for Program Planning in Religious Education
Additional Inservicing Resources
(From Central Curriculum Cooperative Catholic Resources Page)
INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHERS & ADMINISTRATORS User Guide
)Prepared by Members of the Faith in Education Council, Catholic Curriculum Corporation
for The Institute for Catholic Education. Spring 2013)
Module A – Introduction Speaker Notes
Module A – Placemat
Module B – New Evangelization Speaker Notes
Module B – Graphic Organizer
Module C – Six Strands Speaker Notes
Module C – Placemat
Additional Resources
See website of CARFLEO
(Catholic Association of Religious and Family Life Educators of Ontario)

New Secondary Religious Education Curriculum Policy Document (2016)

2016 Curriculum Policy Document
Content and expectations for secondary programs (including grade 9) will be taken from the 2016 Ontario Catholic Secondary Curriculum Policy Document Grades 9-12 for Religious Education.    This new curriculum policy document will be gradually phased in during 2018, and fully implemented in 2018.
2006 Curriculum Policy Document
Link to the previous (2006) Secondary curriculum policy document is Ontario Catholic Secondary Religious Education Policy Document , published by the Institute for Catholic Education.
Philosophy
Course expectations for Philosophy (HZT 4U) can be found in the Policy Document for Social Sciences and the Humanities.

Elementary Religious Education Programs

New Pearson Canada Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ Series

Pearson Canada’s Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ (GFGC) series is replacing the CCCB’s Born of the Spirit Religious Education program.  Renfrew County Catholic School board has purchased full Grade 1 – 3  programs.  This includes:
– print materials (manuals, texts, big books, posters)
– licenses for digital resources (text, interactive student materials, adult faith modules for teachers).
We will continue with our system-wide purchases each year as new grades are published.
Web Portals for Program Resources (licensed access codes required)
Teacher Website
Student Website 

Born of the Spirit Series (Elementary)

Text ordering information for the Born of the Spirit Series for elementary Religious Education can be found at the CCCB Publications Website.

Grade 4: Come and See
The Grade Four program focuses on leading students to a deepened encounter with Jesus in the New Testament. The starting point for approaching this encounter is the John and Andrew’s question to Jesus: Master, where do you live?” The Lord’s response “Come and see” becomes the invitation in this program for meeting Jesus in the words of the holy Gospel, to grow as his friends and disciples.
Teacher’s Manual  Student Text  Music CD
Links:
CARFLEO Grade Four Links

Grade 5: May We Be One
“I believe in the Holy Catholic Church” (Apostles’ Creed)
Year 5 is centered on the Church as community of God’s people drawn from all nations on earth. Here, Jesus is present, active and visible in the Church’s witness to him in the power of the Holy Spirit. In this way, the Church is sacrament of God’s saving love.
Teacher’s Manual  Student Text  Music CD
Links:
CARFLEO Grade Five Links

Grade 6: You Shall be My Witnesses
This year focuses on the moral life of young Christians. The program is based on the bible, beginning with the notion of ourselves created in God’s image, moving through to explore God’s Covenant love for us from the Exodus story, and onward to how Jesus’ Gospel teaching calls us to a witness of love, justice and compassion.
Teacher Manual  Student Text  Music CD
Links:
CARFLEO Grade Six Links

Grade 7:  Believe in Me
This program is based on the first part of the Apostles’ Creed. Each statement of the Creed is examined in light of the experiences and day-to-day challenges students experience in striving to live as members of the Spirit-filled community we call the Church. Year 7 seeks to help students grow in Christian maturity through discussion of issues they face as young members of the Church, led through the witness and guidance of the teacher. (Learning cycle: Experience-Information-Application-Action)
Teacher Manual  Student Text  Music CD
Links:
CARFLEO Grade 7 Links

Grade 8:   Stand by Me
This program continues with the second part of the Apostles’ Creed (We believe in the Holy Spirit…). Again, students are invited to examine what it means to live a maturing faith as captured in the second half of the Creed with discussion, reflection on what the Church teaches, prayer and connecting with one’s own parish. As is the case with all our religious education programs, the faith life of the teacher will do much to make students’ experience of this course meaningful. (Learning cycle: Experience-Information-Application-Action)
Teacher Manual  Student Text  Music CD
Links:
CARFLEO Grade Eight Links

Grade 9:   Be With Me
This program continues from the previous two years’ considerations on the Apostles’ Creed. It invites young people to cultivate the virtues of Christian faith, hope and love according to the Beatitudes and Ten Commandments in order to meaningfully live the faith of the Apostles’ Creed as followers of Jesus in the Spirit-filled community of believers. This is a program which invites students to evaluate lifestyle choices in light of their call to live by the Gospel of Jesus. (Learning cycle: Experience-Information-Application-Action)
Teacher Manual  Student Text
Links:
CARFLEO Grade Nine Links
EOCCC Rubrics for Grade 9 Assignments
An extensive collection of 29 student activities with corresponding rubrics for use with the new Grade 9 Religious Education Curriculum. Classroom ready activities pertaining to each of the units of Be With Me and the related themes in Turning Points are included. Each of the activities is referred to the appropriate expectations as outlined in the Grade 9 Course Profile approved by ICE.
See: http://www.eoccc.org/resources_more.html  (about 3/4 way down page)
Course Profile:
Grade 9 Religious Education Course Profile On CARFLEO website at ~
http://www.carfleo.org/courseprofiles.htm#Grade9

Secondary Religious Education Programs

2016 Curriculum Policy Document
Content and expectations for secondary programs (including grade 9) will be taken from the 2016 Ontario Catholic Secondary Curriculum Policy Document Grades 9-12 for Religious Education.    This new curriculum policy document will be gradually phased in during 2018, and fully implemented in 2018.
2006 Curriculum Policy Document
Link to the previous (2006) Secondary curriculum policy document is Ontario Catholic Secondary Religious Education Policy Document , published by the Institute for Catholic Education.
Philosophy
Course expectations for Philosophy (HZT 4U) can be found in the Policy Document for Social Sciences and the Humanities.

Secondary and course descriptions can be found for all these programs (except for Parenting and Human Development) at the CCCB Publications and Novalis or Nelson Websites linked above.
Loanable resources to support these programs are available through our office.  Please email or call any time if we can help you.
Resources to support sacramental preparation can be found at our Sacramental Resources Page.

Grade Nine:  Be With Me
Be With Me Year 9 Student Text
(CCCB Publications)
Be With Me Year 9 Teacher Manual
(CCCB Publications)
Links:
CARFLEO Grade Nine Links
EOCCC Rubrics for Grade 9 Assignments
An extensive collection of 29 student activities with corresponding rubrics for use with the new Grade 9 Religious Education Curriculum. Classroom ready activities pertaining to each of the units of Be With Me and the related themes in Turning Points are included. Each of the activities is referred to the appropriate expectations as outlined in the Grade 9 Course Profile approved by ICE.
See: http://www.eoccc.org/resources_more.html  (about 3/4 way down page)
Course Profile:
Grade 9 Religious Education Course Profile On CARFLEO website at ~
http://www.carfleo.org/courseprofiles.htm#Grade9

Grade Ten:  Christ in Culture
The Christ in Culture program continues building on the Grade 9 Be With Me program. Students are invited to consider themselves from a Christ-centered perspective, and to examine the social, religious and political dimensions of their role in bringing the values of Christ and his Gospel to the culture of their milieu.
Christ and Culture Student Textbook
(CCCB Publications)
Christ and Culture Year 10 Manual
(CCCB Publications)
Links:
CARFLEO Grade Ten Links
Course Profile:
Grade 10 Religious Education Course Profile on CARFLEO website at: http://www.carfleo.org/courseprofiles.htm#Grade10

Grade Eleven:  World Religions
The World Religions courses offered in our Catholic schools invite students to consider how the human search for religious meaning is experienced by members of the world’s four great faiths (Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism), and Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples. This course will help students appreciate the heritage of their Christian faith, with a deepened respect for the role these great religions have played in the development of the world’s civilizations and the faith of their peoples.
Course Texts:
World Religions: A Canadian Catholic Perspective (Nelson/Novalis, 2010)
World Religions. A Canadian Catholic Perspective Student Text
(Jointly Published by Novalis and Nelson Publishing)
World Religions. A Canadian Catholic Perspective Teacher Manual
(Jointly Published by Novalis and Nelson Publishing)
Nelson supplemental powerpoint presentations and digital resources for World Religions. A Canadian Catholic Perspective.

Exploring World Religions: The Canadian Perspective (Oxford University Press). See:  http://www.oupcanada.com/catalog/9780195416602.html
World Religions: A Voyage of Discovery by Jeffrey Brodd (St. Mary’s Press). See:  http://www.smp.org/AlternateDetail.cfm?AltId=18
Trafford, Larry. World Religions: People and Faith. Toronto, ON: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1994.
Course Profile:
Grade 11 Religious Education Course Profile:
On CARFLEO website at http://www.carfleo.org/courseprofiles.htm#Grade11
Links:
CARFLEO Grade Eleven Links
ReligiousTolerance.org World Religions Site
(Basic information on world religions Presented in Canadian context)
A Rule Made of Gold  Scarboro Missions Golden Rule Curriculum
by Gregory McKenna
Scarboro Missions Golden Rule Poster
Scarboro Missions Golden Rule – Thirteen Sacred Texts
Interfaith Calendar of Sacred Times for World Religions

Grade Twelve:  In Search of the Good. A Catholic Understanding of Moral Living
This program focuses on what it means to live a moral life, according to Scripture, Tradition and ethical theories of key philosophers and theologians. Students are invited to consider the core elements of the Christian moral life in dialogue with their lived experience to grow as disciples and agents of Christ’s transforming presence in the world.
Church and Culture Grade 12 Student Text
(CCCB Publications)
Church and Culture Grade 12 Teacher Manual
(CCCB Publications)
Course Profile:
Profile for this course can be found on CARFLEO website at:
http://www.carfleo.org/courseprofiles.htm#Grade12
Links:
CARFLEO Grade Twelve Links

Grade Twelve: Parenting and Human Development: A Catholic Approach  
This course was designed in the Halton Catholic School Board to provide a senior level Religious Education curriculum that meets the needs of workplace-bound students in our Catholic high schools. As of September, 2005, it is being offered in the Renfrew County Catholic School Board as well. This course will provide our workplace-bound students an opportunity to grow in their Catholic faith by examining how it is to be lived within the commitments of family, workplace and social environment. One of the strengths of this course lies in the time it provides for candidates to take time each week to work with an elementary student who needs assistance. This experience gives candidates a forum out of which they can consider the practical implications of choices they will make as parents, care-givers and persons with responsibility within the community. Conducted within an atmosphere of reflecting on their Catholic faith in the light of day-to-day experience, this course affirms students’ giftedness and potential and challenges them to make sound life decisions as followers of Christ.

Report Card Comments

Report Card Comments for Religious Education
Religious Education and Family Life Website,
Toronto Catholic District School Board
The following links will take you to directly to comments for the Religion/Family Life box on the Ministry of Education Report card.  They are based on expectations and demonstrations covered in the Religion/Family Life programs.  These comments indicate what a student has learned during a specific term.  Please ensure that one to two Religion and one Family Life comment is included in your reports.
Religious Education:
 Grade One 
Grade Two
Grade Three
Grade Four
Grade Five
Grade Six
Grade Seven
Grade Eight

Combined Grades:

Grade 1-2
Grade 2-3
Grade 3-4
Grade 4-5
Grade 5-6
Grade 6-7
Grade 7-8

“Big Ideas” and Critical Expectations

Compiled by Brad Moleski, Ottawa Catholic School Board

“Big Ideas” of Religious Education (K – 12)
Grade 7 Religion – Believe in Me:   CRITICAL OUTCOMES AND KEY CONCEPTS
Grade 8 Religion – Stand by Me:   CRITICAL OUTCOMES AND KEY CONCEPTS
HRE1O – Critical Expectations, Religious Education, Grade 9
HRE2O – Critical Expectations, Religious Education, Grade 10
HRF3O – Critical Expectations, Religions Education, Grade 11 (Revised)
HRT3M – Critical Expectations, Religions Education, Grade 11 (Revised)
HRE4O – Critical Expectations, Religious Education, Grade 12
HRE4M – Critical Expectations, Religious Education, Grade 12
HZT4U – Critical Expectations, Religious Education – Philosophy, Grade 12