ETHICS AND RELIGIOUS CULTURE: “Light on Humanity”
•Guiding students to discuss the artworks found on the EducArt platform related to the theme of Light
•Guiding students to ask themselves ethical questions about human nature
•Guiding students to write texts based on connections made between various works and human nature
Description of activity
Class 1: Once the project and the EducArt platform have been presented, students watch the videos featuring Claudine Allen and Maxime McKinley found on the platform. As a group, students discuss the video content. Students study the text related to the theme of Light found on the EducArt platform. Students share their appreciation of the artworks related to this theme found on the platform. Students complete a heuristic diagram based on the idea of humanity.
Class 2: Students define human nature. In smaller groups, they make connections between the idea of humanity and the theme of Light. They select three works on the EducArt platform that illustrate the completed heuristic diagram. Students describe the following human dimensions: physical, intellectual, affective, moral. Students relate one of these dimensions to the work of their choice.
Class 3: Students write a poem that relates the theme of Light to the idea of humanity and the selected work.
Predicted subject areas (subject-specific competencies, key features, cross-curricular
competencies, according to the Progression of Learning or other Ministry of Education’s
• (C1) Reflects on ethical questions
• (C3) Engages in dialogue
• (C1) Examines a variety of cultural, moral, religious, scientific or social references
• (C3) Develops a substantiated point of view
• Uses information
• Uses creativity
Expected student outcomes
Written poem that relates the theme of Light to the notion of humanity and a selected work from the EducArt platform