Ethical Christmas Guide: Link to ethical Christmas gifts, decorations and food
Oxfam Christmas: Link to Unwrapped Christmas Oxfam
Caritas: Caritas Global Gifts
Video: Video link ‘Redefining Happiness’
| Why bother?
I buy. I wrap. I give. I get. I get caught up.
||All of our purchasing choices are connected to wider issues in the world and there is a story behind all the things we buy and receive. However, it’s easy to become lost up in the busyness, anxiety and the frenzy of over-consumption at Christmas time. So how do we reclaim the essence of Christmas? One that reframes relationships as being more important than possessions and quality time more significant than the rush.
A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.
View trailer here: Watch trailer for ‘Life Animated’ here
Being Human: ‘We are made good… Are we?
Do you want to prompt an interesting discussion with your class about what it means to be human? We believe that we are made in God’s image and likeness and that image is tender, compassionate, good… but are we good?
Watch Forest Man to start your discussion: Click here to watch now
“Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis”.
Have you kept an eye on topics emerging in current affairs recently?
Website promoting the prevention of euthanasia and assisted suicide: Click here for Hope: No Euthanasia website
Video about Euthanasia debate: ABC’s Vote Compass reveals how Australians feel about the issue: View Episode here
Can We Live with Legalised Euthanasia? What are the opponents to the Catholic viewpoint arguing? Andrew Denton’s Argument: Read more here
3 Parent Baby
World’s first baby born of three-parent baby technique Read story here
Older scanned article from 2015 3-parent-babies-the-age20150205
Moral Decision Making
Morality and Ethics what-are-morality-and-ethics
Christian Decision Making being-moral-slides-from-intro-to-mitiog-course-2016
Being Moral MITIOG Outcomes:
Standard 4: Examines the role of human values in society and identifies the challenges associated with living a moral life.
Standard 5: Identifies processes through which an individual develops personal responsibility and an informed conscience
Standard 6: Evaluates the ways in which human morality has evolved over time and explores contemporary moral challenges from a Catholic perspective.
Link to secondary MITIOG Framework: Open MITIOG Human Sexuality 7-12 document
If I had my own class I would open up a conversation and create time for the children to ask their questions.
Dialogue in action: Click here to ask your question now
Link: Shop Ethical here!
What are you supporting when you shop?
Get the low-down on the environmental and social record of companies
behind common brand names. Shop with a clear conscience.
Watch the trailer here We’re The Superhumans | Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer.
Published on Jul 14, 2016Channel 4 is proud to present the 3-minute trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Signed & Subtitled and Audio Described versions are available in the playlist.