A double lesson (1.30 -2 hours if all tasks completed) all about the origins of Buddhism and how the life of Buddha relates to Buddhists today. Also included are optional activities on Wesak.
This pack includes a Powerpoint, worksheets, clips, all well differentiated. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All our resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes).
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This bundle contains 20 high-quality lessons, each with lesson plans, presentations, and most with worksheets.
It is suitable for all GCSE specifications: especially AQA and OCR.
It covers all necessary material for the ‘Beliefs, Teachings & Practices’ section (Section A) of the course in relation to BUDDHISM.
It is the product of many weeks work: I have aimed to make these resources such that every lesson would receive a good or outstanding rating if inspected.
All lesson downloads include:
-A detailed lesson plan: explaining objectives, differentiation, cross-curricular aims, AfL tasks, and an activity timeline.
-A presentation file designed to the highest professional standard.
-Integrated and varied AfL
-A suggested homework task
The course features 15 worksheets, a ‘Buddhist board-game’ template, various ‘knowledge hunt’ activities and also features an IT Suite Lesson. It is designed to be a complete course for the first year of GCSE Religious Studies teaching.
Downloading this bundle will certainly save you many many hours of preparation time: as a practising Buddhist I hope it will allow Religious Studies Teachers to teach the Buddhist component of their chosen GCSE specification.
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Complete KS3 lesson covering ANICCA, DUKKHA and ANATTA. Full powerpoint with video/song link and supporting notes. Differentiated text resources. Range of activities included with supporting worksheets if required. Activities could be used as homework if not all used in lesson. Could be adapted for use at GCSE. Follows on from and makes links to Life of Buddha lesson (also available on tes) and prepares ground for 4 Noble Truths next lesson.
A KS3 Buddhism lesson teaching students about the eightfold path. The lesson aims to teach students about the eightfold path, its importance and how Buddhist follow the path to enlightenment. The lesson links nicely to previous learning about the four noble truths. Activities include match up, literacy and involve students applying their learning to life scenarios. There are lots of opportunities for questioning/feedback at various points.
A Buddhism bundle for KS3 students. Lessons are engaging and fun but also place focus on what students are learning.
L1 Life of the Buddha
L2 Four noble truths
L3 Eightfold path
L4 Wheel of life
L5 Five precepts and meditation
KS3 lesson that can easily be adapted or split into two lessons to suit.
Students learn about what the difference is between right and wrong actions and how this relates to the idea of Karma. There are different activities involved within the lesson to suit all. There is a game at the end where students create their own snakes and ladders game.
This is a set of three structured revision mats/worksheets for the GCSE Buddhism topic of the Dharma. It is for the Eduqas board, but could be used/adapted for other boards.
There are sheets for the subtopics of Dependent Origination, Anicca, Anatta, and Dukkha.
The sheets are structured to support students in recalling and consolidating the knowledge and skills required to answer “define”, “describe”, “explain”, and “discuss” exam questions.
They could also be used as lesson worksheets when first teaching these topics.
An introduction to some key information and facts about Buddhism, including links to PSHCE themes, etc. Presented as a booklet. Some pages could be used as part of a display or working wall (if enlarged).
Linked to the previous lesson (available for free)
This unit explores Buddhism by first looking at the primary concepts.
This is the second lesson and it focuses on the three marks of existence. The mandala they have created as homework from the previous lesson are torn in half, used as a way of experiencing this concept of the first mark, anicca.
It is an engaging lesson, punctuated by GCSE style thinking and writing questions.
This Buddhism bundle has been designed for a capable KS3 class (I use them for year 7). Lessons are fully differentiated with additional challenges, and include a range of activities. Although part of a series of lessons, each lesson has also been designed to work perfectly as a stand-alone.
Lessons follow the following order:
Place of Worship
Beliefs about God/Key Religious Figures
Major Religious Festival
Life as a Religious Believer
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A KS3 lesson teaching students about the life of the Buddha. It is perfect the start a unit of work on Buddhism or as part of a religious founders unit of work. The lesson includes a variety of activities and focuses on checking learning at various points in the lesson through in depth questioning. The first activity uses the Animated World Faiths clip (any alternative clip can be used). The final activity offers students a choice of two tasks, that can be selected based on their ability/behaviour/learning style/etc. The lesson is engaging and fun for students.
I have included a PPT presentation which leads through a whole double lesson (you could split this up into singles if you have them). There are tasks and 3 clear mini plenaries which demonstrate progress. I have also included a worksheet which can be useful especially for lower ability groups.
The fish - tortoise task will ideally be laminated and this is a paired activity.
I have also attached my lesson plan as this was an observed lesson so i happen to have one. (I got a very favourable feedback btw).
Please ask if you have any questions.
A3 revision sheets on Buddhist Beliefs and teachings, key words and key teachings suitable for AQA GCSE course, using AQA approved text book - loosely based on a Christianity version uploaded by another contributor - thank you.