Grade 10 ERC
Grade 10 Ethics & Religious Culture Supplemental Course
In this program, ethics essentially consists in critically reflecting on the meaning of conduct and on the values and norms that the members of a given society or group adopt in order to guide or regulate their conduct.
Indispensable for making judicious choices, this ethical reflection enables the development of a person’s moral sense. In addition to expressing the individual’s autonomy and capacity for exercising critical judgment, these choices are likely to contribute to peaceful coexistence. In this program, we will take into account the challenges related to community life in our pluralist society and elsewhere in the world.
The reflection will focus on such subjects as relations between human beings, freedom, responsibility, friendship
and mutual assistance, but also on questions that concern us as members of a society in constant flux, such as the
role of the media, the protection of the environment or the possible impact that scientific and technological advances can have on
Instruction in religious culture promotes an understanding of the main components of religions that is built on the
exploration of the socio-cultural contexts in which they take root and continue to develop. Sacred texts, beliefs, teachings, rituals, ceremonies, rules of conduct, places of worship, works of art, practices, institutions, and types of organization are
some of the aspects on which it focuses. Knowledge of these aspects will enable students to grasp, according to their age, the experiential, historical, doctrinal, moral, ritualistic, literary, artistic, social and political dimensions of religion. This program takes a special look at Québec’s religious heritage.
The historical and cultural importance of Catholicism and Protestantism is especially highlighted. However, attention is also given to the influence of Judaism and Native spirituality on this heritage, as well as other religions that today contribute to Québec culture and inspire different ways of thinking, being and acting.
While this is an independent study, students will be required to attend periodic sessions
with peers and the instructor.
This integrated project will address all ERC competencies:
Reflects on Ethical Questions
Demonstrates an Understanding of the Phenomenon of Religion
Engages in Dialogue
Students will also be required to present their projects to the instructor by the end of November 2021..
A schedule of appointments will be created at a later date.
Please read the Course Syllabus for complete course instructions.
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