This eLearning sampler course introduces students’ hearts and minds to the Catholic social teaching theme of solidarity. Enliven dynamics with Solidarity’s engaging polls, contemporary storytelling, interactive decision-making activities, and compelling discussion prompts. Solidarity is a great way to inspire your students to respond to our Pope’s challenge to follow Jesus by creating a culture of encounter in our one human family.
Solidarity can also be used as a community-building experience for faculty development or for groups preparing for service events or mission trips.
Made for the way Generation Z learns: In an increasingly connected world, Saint Mary’s Press’ eLearning platform is designed for the way your students learn best:
- Discovery: The course structure and content allows students to get into topics and discover answers for themselves.
- Conversation: Theological content is woven into student questions, comments, and discussions.
Solidarity is a responsive curriculum, mediated by the wisdom and knowledge of the instructor.
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Rich Content with Solid Theology
Solidarity engages students by teaching as Jesus taught: with storytelling, conversation, and relevant application. Imagine students encountering the Catholic teachings on solidarity in a way that connects with their lived experience.
One of the real-life stories focused on a Jewish family in Billings, Montana who celebrated Hanukkah by placing a menorah in the window, which resulted in a hate group coming to their home. In this section, students will read how a community came to together to help and support the family. These examples in this course help individuals build a foundation of personal power united strengthened by Catholic faith and scriptures.
- Examples of Role Models
- Real-Life Scenarios
- Biblical Scriptures
In activities like “Becoming an Ally”, students will complete polls of real-life scenarios individually, then gather in a group to discuss. While students learn about the Catholic faith, they’ll also get to know their classmates and discover more about themselves—a perfect blend of the personal, social, and intellectual.
Activities consist of:
- Student-Centered Questions & Exercises
- Dynamic Group Discussions
- Online Imagery Sharing
In Solidarity, students use prayer as form of reflection and promise to apply their new understanding of the world around them to their daily lives. In this prayer of light and hope each student is invited to say one line and all respond at the end of the prayer, reinforcing the united community and empowering students to apply what they are learning to real-life situations.
Applied learning categories:
- Interactive Matching Tests
- Online Multiple Choice Polls
- Prayer of Students’ Role in the Community
Learning Styles & Personality Types
The Solidarity sampler course was created by our instructional designers to help students and individuals from all backgrounds and learning styles to understand the Catholic Social Teaching of solidarity. The course encourages us to not just memorize faith, but make a difference by exploring, processing and discussing relevant issues that are happening within the world today.
To read more about student’s experiences with our eLearning courses, go to the experience page.
Solidarity Course Platform
Throughout this course there are impactful interactions that anyone can utilize within the classroom or group. With these interactions and tools, the platform eliminates prep-work and frees-up teachers or group leaders so they can concentrate on the conversations. To learn more about tools and platform features, go to the classroom page.