Monday, March 23, 2020

HRE2O Update

Hi HRE2O students!

I hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe. If you are feeling motivated and would like HRE2O course work to complete start by clicking 'Last time's April' under the 'Calendar 2020: Where We've Been...' heading to the right. This calendar outlines what was covered the last time I taught this course.

Take care,

Mr. H.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Seven Traits of Culture (p. 35-36)

Culture is the way we live together.

Culture is comprised of three major components:
1) Human actions
2) A set of meanings, beliefs, values, and practices
3) Identifies individuals as belonging to a particular group

Culture...
1) is created by humans.
2) consists of ways of doing things.
3) is public.
4) arises from tradition.
5) is made up of rule governed actions.
6) becomes established in institutions.
7) gives us our identity.

- Mr. H.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Unit one test notification

Our unit one test is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Quiz notification

On Monday, February 24 we will be having a quiz on the "traits of being human" according to social science, the Bible (Genesis), and the Catholic Church (Catechism).

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Catechism of the Catholic Church: Seven traits of being human (p. 12)

1) Humans are created in the image and likeness of God
God is a part of all of us. This makes all people valuable, good, and holy. Humans are sacred.

2) Humans are called to happiness and holiness
Humans have the desire to be happy. God calls us to behave in ways that reflect his goodness (holy). Only when we live in a relationship of love and gratitude with God and neighbour will we discover true happiness (when we lead our lives as Jesus/God want us to).

3) Humans are rational and free
Humans can contemplate/think about the impact our actions may or may not have on others and the world around us. We are free to make our own choices and we are held responsible for those choices.

4) Humans are moral beings
Humans are capable of doing good/evil/right/wrong. Because we are rational beings we act with the intention to do good or evil.

5) Humans have passions or feelings
The experience of emotion is part of being human. These emotions or feelings are neither morally good or evil. It is how we choose to deal with, or act upon, the emotions we experience that may be good or evil.

6) Humans are blessed with a conscience
We are created in the image and likeness of God; He is a part of all of us. When we reflect/pray and are honest with ourselves, and when we are willing to listen to God within us, we know/feel when a course of action is morally good or bad. An informed conscience allows us to know what is right and just.

7) Humans are able to sin
Our freedom to choose allows us to go astray and commit offence against reason, truth, and right conscience (sin). Sin distances us from God, impacts those around us and may influence others to also sin.

- Mr. H.