Sophomore Religion 2019-2020
Mrs. Gavila First Semester
During the first semester we will cover a brief history of Christianity.
We will study and discuss the following topics:
How Christianity started and has survived for 2,000 years
Who is Jesus Christ, important leaders and the key figures of Christianity
What are the fundamental beliefs of Christianity
How the Church took shape and the divisions that took place.
Why were there so many Church Councils?
Who were the holy people/ saints in the Church?
The current Church and who is Pope Francis.
You will need a notebook, and a folder for class. You will need access to a Bible for some homework assignments.
Your grade will be given at the end of the quarter and again at the end of the semester after
the midterm exam.
However, you may see your grade on Home Logic as the semester progresses. Your grade will
be based on the total points accumulated from test grades, class and homework assignment
and class participation. During the Religion cycle you will be tested on the material covered
during the seven-day cycle and you will be expected to complete and hand-in class and
homework assignments by Day 7.
A syllabus of the first semester:
The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus
Pentecost and development of early Church
St. Peter and St. Paul, the persecution of Christians
The Council of Nicaea, the Creed, St. Augustine
Divisions: The Eastern Schism and the Protestant Reformation
Counter Reformation, Various important councils,
the Church in the New World
Vatican Councils I and II and the current ‘church
Midterm Exam: 1/16-17/2020
Please note that class teaching is based on the teaching of the Catholic Church.
However, we respect all faiths and beliefs in this class. All students
must be respectful of each other’s opinions and beliefs at all times.