TThis lesson meets the standards of the new Higher RMPS exam (valid from August 2016) and it is designed to last 1-2 periods. It encourages pupils to identify 2 – 3 facts about the life of the Buddha and to explain the key word: “enlightenment”.
The resource contains a PowerPoint to give structure to the lesson and provide a visual aid when needed, a flip chart with activities for the pupils, the lesson plan and four worksheets. There is also a video-clip incorporated in the lesson to make it more relevant and up-to-date. The principles and strategies of formative assessment are embedded in the lesson (for example, the self-evaluation activity allows for profound reflection on learning and helps the pupils to take more responsibility for their own learning).
The resource ensures pace and challenge for learners of different ability levels in order to promote the highest possible achievement for all (for example, the ‘Reading to Write and Learn’ approach used in this lesson is inclusive of all learners and prepares them to read the text with understanding).