Chapter 1: Why be ethical
Religious Studies 35 – Demonstration of Learning (DOL)
Chapter 1: Why be ethical?
In this project you will demonstrate an understanding of the ethical philosophies highlighted in chapter one and compare and contrast with Catholic teaching. You will choose a specific topic and presentation style that best suits your strengths. This DOL is designed so that you can get the best mark possible by using your own strengths and interests.
- Answer Major Guiding Questions:
These questions must be answered thoroughly throughout your DOL.
- How would Aristotle, Kant and Levinas describe “the good”?
- How do the choices people make have an ethical/moral dimension?
- Pick a Possible Specific Topic:
- Pick a Possible Presentation Style (Format):
For more artistic presentation styles an additional short written explanation is often required to ensure content is adequately covered.
research essay, narrative story, biography, comic (bitstrips.com), movie, magazine, animation, write a song, profile a saint, poetry, film/book study, scripted debate, brochure, scrapbook, podcast (audacity.com), game, oral presentation (prezi.com), radio play, etc.
- Effectively Integrate, Explain and Apply at Least Six of the Following Key Terms:
These terms must NOT be listed with definitions but seamlessly integrated throughout your DOL.
autonomy, deontological ethics, duty, ethics, morality, obligation, responsibility, Revelation, teleological ethics, relational ethics, conscience, moral agent
- The Following Sources Must be Included in your DOL:
Be sure to effectively connect your research to the key questions.
- In Search of the Good Textbook
- At least two of the following sections from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1755-1756, 1951-1954, 2052 (available at vatican.va)
- Scripture (New Revised Standard Version)
Students must complete Demonstration of Learning Tracking Sheet and Advanced Organizers I & II. Students will have two meetings with the teacher to discuss progress and receive feedback before the due date. The goal of this process-driven approach is quality, deep, and enduring learning.