Grade 9 Religion Program
The current resource used in grade 9 Religion is Be With Me from the Stronger Together Program. The program is the primary resource used in the grade 9 classroom and is designed to meet the learning needs of our students.
Some teachers in our district are taking part in a Grade 9 Pilot Program that will eventually replace the Be With Me resource. Resources for both the pilot and the current program are available in the grade 9 Google Drive (link below). Also in the drive are resources for Human Sexuality. If any questions or support is needed please contact Laura Houle-Tapson at 780-532-3013.
Development & Peace
Development and Peace (The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace) is the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada and the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis. Part of their organization is to provide resources to teachers to use in the classroom. These resources are a wonderful way of teaching the Catholic Social Teachings and have a huge focus on Service and Social Justice.
The resources are found in two areas on the site; Activities and Curricular Resources. The activities database has a number of different options from icebreakers to prayer services. The Curricular resources section offers lesson plans for Kindergarten to Gr 12 that have cross curricular links with Alberta outcomes in Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science. They are also available in both English and French! In addition to the Activities and Curricular Resources D & P also runs annual campaigns that come with addition activities and opportunities to engage your students in social justice!
Development & Peace is a excellent supplementary resource for our Religion Program. Please check it out and if there are any questions contact Laura Houle-Tapson at 780-532-3013.