Welcome to Mr. Schiller's
The Holocaust and Other Genocide Class
If you have any questions please email me whenever possible.
Course Objective: The objective of this course will be to lead students into a greater understanding, awareness, and appreciation for the nine principles of Catholic Social Justice and to be able to apply these principles to the Holocaust, the Pol Pot Regime (Khmer Rouge) in Cambodia during the 60s, the genocide in the Balkans in the 90s, and the current problems in the Sudan. Students will learn to live these principles for the betterment of our society.
Evaluation: Throughout the course students will be evaluated in a variety of ways. Tests and quizzes will be given in addition to papers that will respond to articles, as well as research papers and or presentations using technology. Students will prepare and debate topics that are being taught.
Course Resources: For the first two weeks, students will review the Nine Principles of Social justice that the learned about in Junior Theology. The text students will use for this purpose will be Catholic Social Teaching by Michael Pennock( Ave Maria Press 2000) In addition to the text students will gain a deeper understanding of the Nine Principles of Social Justice through the study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The primary text the teacher will use will be Echoes and Reflections, a Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust In addition to these materials, students will be given supplemental readings to further enhance their comprehensive understanding of topics and issues discussed.
Course of Study:
Review of what is Catholic Social Teaching.
Establish the groundwork for Social teaching in relation to the Holocaust and other genocides.
Review the fundamental roots of Catholic Social Teaching
Review the Principles of Catholic Social Justice
Explore its relevance to the Holocaust and other Genocides.
Review, explain, and define the Principles of Catholic Social Justice.
Principle of the Dignity of the Human Person
Principle of the Respect for life
Principle of the Family, Community, and Participation
Principle of Rights and Responsibilities
Principle of the Common Good
Principle of Preferential Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
Principle of the Dignity of Work and Workers
Principle of Solidarity
Principle of Stewardship
Identification and application of these principles in relation to the Holocaust, and other Genocides since the Holocaust
Please be Sure to check the Holocaust and Other Genocide Weekly Information Page every Monday for class assignments as well as class updates. The weekly Information page should be used regularly, especially if you are absent from school
Last Modified on October 15, 2011