Samsara (Buddhism) - AS Revision Session for KS5 OCR RS [ Buddhist Thought ] Realms Nirvana Karma

Samsara (Buddhism) - AS Revision Session for KS5 OCR RS [ Buddhist Thought ] Realms Nirvana Karma


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Designed for teachers using the new OCR Religious Studies AS/A2 specification (H173/H573)

This revision session covers the ‘Samsara’ section of the specification (covering dependent origination, karma, nirvana, the six realms etc). The topic is a part of the ‘Developments in Buddhist Thought’ component of the AS course.

This download is one of a series of revision sessions that use a variety of mind-mapping, discussion and debate tasks to cover a section of the specification.

The revision sessions can be used in a number of ways:
-As revision sessions during a revision period of term-time leading up to exams
-Sandwiched between lessons as they are taught throughout the year as a way of solidifying and assessing learning
-During extra-curricular time (KS5 Religious Studies Clubs)

This revision session features:
-A ‘grid of learning’ post-it task (to focus students on the day’s topic and refresh their memories of the basics)
-A 'competitive mind-mapping task (which can be completed on the whiteboard or on A3 paper)
-A silent debate task (with 6 x A3 silent debate worksheets in an editable .doc file) [nb. allowing group conversation, instead of silence, is also an effective approach]
-Debates that ask students to move from one side of the room or the other and verbalise a defence of their position in response to a statement or rubric.
-A concluding ‘One thing I am still uncertain about…’ post-it question.

This session can be purchased individually or as part of various bundles depending on your needs.

Please note: the cover picture depicts some of the activities that make up this revision session, the wording within those tasks is adapted to the topic specified above and may differ from the wording depicted. Contents and tasks may vary slightly between revision sessions. The cover photo is, however, a fair depiction of the contents of the lesson.

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Created: Jan 9, 2017

Updated: Sep 19, 2019


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