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Celebrate St. John Baptist de La Salle's Life & Legacy: 300 Years - Collaborative Media Project: Home

A Tricentennial Lasallian Media Project

Celebrate! ["One Heart, One Commitment, One Life #300LaSalle"]

Tercentenary: 1719 - 2019

 Image created by: Bro. Fermin Gainza, FSC

St. John Baptist de La Salle: 1651 - 1719

Patron Saint of Teachers

Feast Day: April 7th                Canonization: 1900               Beatification: 1950  

 

Let us pause to remember that we are in the holy presence of a Loving God. 

Miraculously, Lasallians share this centering call to prayer prior to each and every class thanks to the educational wisdom and practices that have been passed down from our founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle.  This academic year (2018-19) the Lasallian community will mark his Feast Day, April 19th as the 300th anniversary of Lasallian ministry and education.  May investigation into this collection of Lasallian resources bring the spirit and wisdom of Saint De La Salle's educational legacy closer to the hearts and minds of our 21st century scholars!

Saint John Baptist de La Salle:

Pray for us

Live Jesus in our Hearts:

Forever

COLLABORATIVE MEDIA PROJECT GOALS:

Class Slide Presentation Goals

Goal 1: Engage small groups of high school students in the process of producing a collaborative classroom Google Slideshow that will highlight key aspects of the Lasallian tradition and legacy

Goal 2: Each small group will read, analyze, discuss, and identify 5 significant pieces* of information that they have learned from their assigned source

Goal 3: One piece of Lasallian artwork [links provided in box below] will be selected by group members for their introductory slide and a caption created underneath identifying its creator/artist

Goal 4: The final slide of the classroom media project will include an alphabetical list of citations (one per group/source) creating a Works Cited [MLA 8th ed. citation format recommended]

Goal 5: Group members will review, rehearse, and then assign one member to present their findings to the class

 

*With the exception of Group #1 that is charged with identifying 12 events to correspond with the dates listed

MULTIMEDIA PROJECT "MUSTS"

Information Literacy Skill Requirements: Multimedia Projects:

1) Information accurately recorded/shared from original source
2) Captions (creator, title, date) provided underall images
3) Class Works Cited contains accurate MLA 8th ed. citation for every source as last slide
4) Work is proofread before presentation and "presenter" rehearses sharing slide content

ASSESSMENT:

Individual & Group Skills and Competencies 

1. Attentive Reading/listening and interpreting

2. Discussion and Listening

3. Compromising

4. Summarizing

5. Completing individual/group task(s)

6. Information literacy: Captioning images/graphics

7. Information literacy: Adding & alphabetizing

    Source citation to final Works Cited Slide

8. Proofreading slides

9. Rehearsing presentation

10. Presenting material to class

GROUP #1: WEBSITE - TIMELINE

Open the Lasallian Adventure Timeline and find out what happened in the following years. Record an event for each date on Google Slides

1651    1667     1678    1679    1681    1682   1683    1688    1691    1709    1719    1900

 

Citation: Web Article

"Lasallian Adventure Time - Line." LaSalle.org, www.lasalle.org.

GROUP #2: WEB ARTICLE - BIOGRAPHY

Read this short biography about John Baptist de La Salle. Identify five exemplary accomplishments of St. John Baptist de La Salle. Use bullets to summarize them on your slide(s).

 

Citation: Web Article

Gray, John and Brother George Van Grieken. "Biography."  In the Footsteps of De La Salle:  A Vocational Journey, Christian Brothers Conference,  www.www.dlsfootsteps.org/bio/.

GROUP #3: VIDEO

Listen to Brother Gerard Rummery's video.  Discuss and summarize five reasons why he thought John Baptist de La Salle was made the Patron Saint of Teachers. Add these to the group's slide(s).

About Lasallian Scholar, Brother Gerard Rummery, FSC

 

Citation - Youtube Video

Rummery, Gerard, FSC.  "De La Salle -  A Reflection."  De La Salle Christian Brothers, Youtube, uploaded by Robert Rothgery, 12 July 2010,  www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_s1RT6Il7E.

 

GROUP #4: WEB ARTICLE - QUOTES

 

Under the first section "Words of the Founder" - Open the link for "100 Short Quotations . . ." document. Take @10 minutes to read silently through the quotes, and as a group choose five that group members agree provide  a sense of what was truly important to John Baptist de La Salle. Type them on your slide(s). Be prepared to justify your choices!

 

Citation: Web Article

"One Hundred Very Short Quotes by St. John Baptist de La Salle."  Walking with John Baptist   Rick Hutchison, FSC, 2006,  Christian Brother's Conference,  www.lasallian.info/wp-content/uploads /2012/08/100-short-quotes-of-JBDLS.pdf.

GROUP #5: E-ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE - 8th CENTURY

Carefully read paragraph #8 in this e-encyclopedia article.  Saint John Baptist de La Salle established his first schools In France during the reign King Louis XIV which was a time of great division between the rich and the poor. Identify five characteristics of daily life for the middle class (merchants & soldiers) and the poor during these years.  Share them (via bullets) on your group's slide(s).

 

Citation - E-Encyclopedia Article

Graham, Matthias. "St. John Baptist de la Salle." The Catholic Encyclopedia.  Vol. 8. Robert Appleton Company, 1910. 31 Jul. 2018, www.newadvent.org/cathen/08444a.htm.

GROUP #6: BOOK - CONDUCT OF THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS/"PRAYERS"

BOOKS WRITTEN BY ST. JOHN BAPTIST DE LA SALLE !

 

In the PDF of The Conduct of the Christian Schools written by John Baptist de La Salle, scroll down to and read Chapter 7, "Prayers" (pages 92-95 ). Identify five interesting observations about prayer as it was practiced in his schools and how it is the same/different with how prayers are conducted in your school. Record/type these observations on Group slide(s).

 

Citation: Chapter in a Book [pdf]

de La Salle, John Baptist. The Conduct of the Christian Schools. "Prayer", Chapter 7, 1997, www.lasallian.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Conduct-2007-reprint.pdf.

 

GROUP #7: WEB ARTICLE - GLOBAL MINISTRIES & STATISTICS

Review the information contained on the Introductory webpage "Where We Are" and open up/visit the links to each of the 5 Lasallian Regional Centers. Group members will agree upon five interesting/important facts/statistics that the group discovered about the global Lasallian ministry and record these on the Google Slides for the group.

GROUP #8: BULL OF CANONIZATION - EXCERPTS

 

Click on the cover of the Canonization circular above to access excerpts from Pope Leo XIII's justification for approving the canonization of John Baptist de La Salle.  Carefully read the "Declared Blessed" passage and together agree upon five reasons the church declared him a saint. Record them on the group's slide(s).

 

Citation: Circular

Leo XIII, Pope. "Declared Blessed." Instructive and Administrative Circulars: Canonization of St. John Baptist de La Salle, No. 94, Institute of the Brothers of the Christian  Schools, 31 May 1900.

Contact Information

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Rosanne Trissler
Contact:
La Salle Academy
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Providence, RI 02908
rtrissler@lasalle-academy.org