Images of the Church Project

posted Apr 15, 2015, 4:02 AM by PolselliA   [ updated Apr 15, 2015, 5:40 AM ]

Students are to come up with and create a new image of the Church:
  • Must be something that people today would instantly be able to recognize.
  • Must draw on some aspect of the Church.
  • Must in some way deal with comparisons or relationships.
  • Must be something positive.
  • You must write what the image is.

This will count as a test grade; the more creative and the more time spent, the higher the grade will be.

You will be given one class day to work on this assignment (Friday, April 17). The assignment will be due the following Friday (April 24). Ten points will be deducted for each day it is late. You may hand in the assignment early.

Here is an example from a previous year:

Theology Test

posted Mar 23, 2015, 4:21 AM by PolselliA

There will be a Theology Test on "The Moral Implications for a Believer" notes on Friday, March 27.
As part of the test, you must bring in an article (either cut out from a paper/magazine, or printed out from online) dealing with any of the 10 Commandments.

Paschal Mystery Quiz

posted Feb 10, 2015, 5:48 AM by PolselliA

There will be a 10 question quiz on the first section of The Paschal Mystery notes on Thursday.

Paschal Mystery Project

posted Feb 2, 2015, 4:43 AM by PolselliA   [ updated Mar 9, 2015, 4:42 AM ]

Students will have a choice of two projects:

1) 5-10 minute multimedia class presentation on the Shroud of Turin. Your presentation can focus on any aspect of the Shroud that interests you. Some examples (you are not limited to these examples, and you may combine more than one topic):
  •         What tradition says it is.
  •         How it was moved during the Crusades.
  •         Its history in France.
  •         Its history in Italy.
  •         How photography brought it new attention.
  •         Radio-carbon dating saga.
  •         Other scientific dating techniques.
  •         Dating the Shroud through pollen and the coins on the eyes.
  •         The type of fabric, the weaving of it, and the manner in which it was repaired.
  •         The medical examination of the Shroud.
  •         How the image relates to the description in the Gospels.
  •         How the image matches the Divine Mercy image. 
  •         3-D imagery based on the image.
  •         Why do some people still think it is a fraud?

2) A 4-page (5 pages for period 4) research paper comparing and contrasting the Passion account in the Gospels with any historical documentation and modern scholarship. The paper must be in MLA format, and can either be printed out, emailed, or shared in Google Docs. Remember, the Works Cited page does not count towards your page total.

Due date: Monday, March 16

Textbooks for January 22

posted Jan 13, 2015, 6:26 AM by PolselliA

Students not going on the March for Life, are reminded to bring their textbooks for Study Hall on Thursday, January 22.


posted Nov 25, 2014, 4:20 AM by PolselliA

The test on "The Promise of a Messiah" notes will be on Wednesday, December 3.

December Virtue

posted Nov 20, 2014, 5:33 AM by PolselliA   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 5:34 AM ]

The virtue for December is "caring." For Monday (November 24), please bring in any pictures or anything else you may want to attach to a poster showing someone who cares for you. Students will be given either red or green paper for the poster in class.

This poster will count as a quiz grade.

Beatitudes Project

posted Nov 20, 2014, 4:57 AM by PolselliA   [ updated Jan 5, 2015, 4:50 AM ]

Students have three options for the Beatitudes Project.
Due Date: Friday, January 16

1) Written Project: rubric
Students are to find 8 different articles; one on each of the Beatitudes. They are then to:
Summarize it.
Write how it applies to the Beatitude.
Write what lesson we can learn from the article. 
Articles can be either cut out of a paper, printed out, or you may email/Google Doc share the links to the article.

2) Class Presentation: rubric
Students are to do a 5-10 minute presentation on a modern person who exemplifies the Beatitudes.
You should be able to link them to at least 4, & they should not live in contrast to any.
Students are free to use any method they wish for the presentation; the more creative, the higher the grade.
If you use a video clip, it should not be more than 1/2 of your time (unless you made the video).
You are also to hand in a typed paper with a one-paragraph summery of why you picked them.

3) Video Presentation: rubric 
Students are to produce a 3-5 minute video explaining/demonstrating the Beatitudes.
Students may work in a group of up to 5 girls, and may work with students who have the same class, but at a different period of the day.
Students must hand in a paper listing everyone involved in the video and the title of the video.

Beatitudes Quiz

posted Nov 20, 2014, 4:19 AM by PolselliA   [ updated Nov 21, 2014, 5:48 AM ]

The date of the Beatitudes Quiz will depend upon when each individual class period gets to that point in the notes.

Period 1: Tuesday, November 25
Period 2: Tuesday, November 25
Period 4: Wednesday, November 26
Period 7: Friday, November 21

Assignment for Wednesday, November 19

posted Nov 17, 2014, 4:59 AM by PolselliA

Students are to either print out and fill out the form, or type in the answers and email it back to me. All work is due on Thursday, November 20.

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