I. TEACHING STRATEGY
RolePlaying allows students to take risk-free positions by acting out characters in hypothetical situations. It can help them understand the range of concerns, values, and positions held by other people. Role-playing is an enlightening and interesting way to help students see a problem or situation from another perspective.Most of the students will not be able to remember the definition of terms. However, the understanding of the term is retained. Role Playingcan be used in giving examples such as actual situations.It is also use in assessing the understanding students.
- II. CONTEXT
School: Sacred Liver School- Ateneo deAmakan
YearLevel: 4thYear High School
Subject: Christian Life Formation
Topic: Synthesizing Lessons on Atenean virtues: Magis and CuraPersonalis
Time Frame: 45mins.
III. LESSON PLAN
At the end of the session,
- The student will be able define Magis and CuraPersonalis;
- and give examples on each virtue by acting them out (role playing).
- Christian Living Textbook
- Laptop for power point presentation
Every meeting, one studentis assigned to lead the Opening and Closing prayers. She/he will quote from the Bible text then compose a prayer base on the message of the text. The prayer is type written and will be credited as a requirement.
A copy of Christian Living Textbook will be shown to the students. Three students will be asked: “what comes to your mind when you see this book?” Ideas or response from the students are welcome. Then, three pictures will be shown that show the virtues of Magis and CuraPersonalis. Then, two students will be asked: “what virtues can you associate with this picture?”
3. Lesson Proper
This class is a review on the previous lessons. This would be a summary or a synthesis of the subject.This will be especial session for graduating students. After four years in the school the student were thought two important virtues, which are found in vision and mission of the school.Magis is the word of St. Ignatius to explain the sense of acknowledging the presence of God. It means “more.” It is not just more of human excellence, achievement, and success. However, it practically means more of God. Simply ask yourself: “is this doing God’s work or will it render true service to others?” Finally, Cura Personalis means to be men/women for others. It involves sensitivity to the signs of the times or the present need of the poor, marginalize and those who are in need of presence. In a gist, it means the capacity and sincerity to help others. These two virtues are important. If these virtues are practice, everything that was learned in the school will become fruitful.
The students will be grouped into two. Each group will show a situation that would depict the virtues of Magis and CuraPersonalis. Two minutes will be given to students to discuss and agree on their presentation. The bell will be rung after the allocated time. The same time (2mins.) will be allotted for their actual presentation. Again, the bell will be rung after the allocated time. Group 1 will present first. The remaining group will follow.
5. Summary and Deepening
The school teaches not only the theories and applications of science, language, culture and arts. The moral and spiritual group of each student is also valued. The virtues ofMagis, which means more of God, and Cura Personalis, which means to be men/woman for others, summarize the vision of the school to produce a learned and a responsible citizen. The graduating students will leave the AlmaMater.It is only appropriate to revisit the lessons in Christian Living that thought them to become a good example.
- What is the definition of Magis and CuraPersonalis?
- Give examples on each of the virtues.