This assignment asks students to analyze arguments for and against gay marriage, as found on procon.org. There is an additional document about gay marriage in California that may be useful in the lead up to this assignment.
Begins by asking reception children 'What is Religion?' ‘conversation’ looks at personal identity, Awe and Wonder, the Dawn of Religion, Eternal Questions - including God, introduces the six Major Religions, leads to an exploration of Religious Identity. Ends with a reflective exercise on Loving Kindness. Aimed to engage yr 7 and give an overview of what Religion is all about, useful for KS4 &'the God Question&'; and the problem of generalisation.
Will also give non-specialist teachers some insight into RE.
see also other ppts in Exploring Religion Series (about 4 resources back)
My approach aims to be practical and experimental. students who can be hostile towards other religions because of an atheist mentality are quite interested in Buddhism because it is such a practical faith which does not require belief in God. Buddha spoke of Truth and Nirvana. Many Hindus interpret this as God in the abstract form of qualities such as Truth, Peace and Bliss.
I will add to the files in this folder
Great resources which you can adapt for any age. Power Point Slide Show has over 80 slides and covers many topics. Save with different headings then delete slides to give many shorter slide shows - and show with music. Stories are versions of traditional stories about episodes in the lives of deities or the Ramayana and Mahabarata. Over a week’s work in these - and I’ll add to them. Don’t forget to give ratings and comments/feedback to help others find what they need. Contact if you would like a workshop - email@example.com
This is a Slide Show Power Point which will be ideal for many settings. It was designed first to encourage reflection and discussion in a workshop in a conference on Community Cohesion - but it would make a good Assembly and could also be useful as a resource in Art, RE, Citizenship etc. The theme is peace so it is particularly useful for the GCSE RE unit on war and peace
These assessments are all using the new 'Life After Levels' progress descriptors (using our schools progression grid).
Each assessment clearly outlines what each student should be aiming to achieve.
Each assessment is different and aims to challenge each student whilst testing the core components of the RE and Citizenship subject.
1 - Sikhism - What do Sikh's Believe?
2 - What Does it Mean To Be British?
3 - How Can The World Be Made Just?
5 - How Does A Zen Garden Express Buddhist Beliefs?
6 - Is Belief In Life After Death Important?
This worksheet could be used in a variety of lessons. We used it as part of our topic on the 'Local Area'. We wanted to know what different religions were in our community so we started with our class/school. Children used this tally chart to collect data about the different religions in each class. They could then draw a conclusion about the religions in our school.