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Loy Krathong Thailand Festival

Loy Krathong Thailand Festival

Loy Krathong is one of Thailand’s best loved national festivals. It is the day to pay homage to the goddess of rivers and waterways, Mae Khongkha. It occurs at the November full moon to mark the end of the rainy season and the main rice harvest. The festival has its origins in the Hindu tradition of thanking the water god for the rain. So in the evening, people gather at rivers, lakes and ponds to float krathongs. Krathong bowls are usually made of bread or banana leaves holding lighter candles, are floated on water after dark. On this day, you can set a writing activity about where the pupils are going to celebrate their loy krathong, who with and even set a competition on making their own krathong bowls.
jinkydabon
My Own Parable

My Own Parable

This lesson was created for use in a KS3 Buddhism unit but could easily work in any RS unit of work, or indeed a PSHE unit. It tells the story of a young lady at an airport who jumps to the wrong conclusion when she doesn't have all the facts. It's told through a series of pictures and is a beautiful was to reinforce the message that a parable can be a highly effective way of getting across an important message. The pupils then have to create their own parables (there is a guide and some ideas to help them). This lesson can easily be extended to two or three lessons with extension activities (such as turning it into a role play, or making it a cartoon, or a presentation). A fun, fascinating and fantastic lesson.
laumorrow
Tibetan Prayer Flags - Buddhism (FREE)

Tibetan Prayer Flags - Buddhism (FREE)

This lesson looks at the Tibetan Buddhist Prayer flags. It looks at their background, history, design, meaning and purpose. The students will learn all about the flags, before finishing the lesson by designing a flag of their own. This is a fantastic opportunity to create a colourful display in the classroom (especially if you've got some coloured paper!)
laumorrow
Hari Waisak / Hari Nyepi colouring in sheets

Hari Waisak / Hari Nyepi colouring in sheets

Two colouring sheets on the topics of Hari Nyepi (Balinese Hinduism) and Hari Waisak (Buddhism). Very suitable for Grades Foundation / 1 & 2. Can be used in an Indonesian unit about culture and religious beliefs. Also has cross overs to the Inter-Cultural elements on the Victorian Curriculum.
gbbrowny68
World Religions Unit Plan Bundle (English and Spanish options)

World Religions Unit Plan Bundle (English and Spanish options)

This unit is designed to educate students on the 12 most common religions in the world today through web-based research: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism and Zoroastrianism; while at the same time facilitating the development of opinions on spiritual matters, teaching tolerance, and strengthening student writing through daily prompts and a final creative writing project. A final assessment utilizing student research is provided. There are 16 days of PowerPoint presentations to guide the learning leading up to the creative writing project. Each lesson opens with a higher order thinking question designed to develop opinions and teach tolerance. Questions are presented in Spanish and English, with the option to edit out the Spanish. The file “writing rubric” contains a student friendly rubric based on the WIDA writing rubric which should be used daily to evaluate student writing and allow opportunities for teachers to conference with students on how to move to the next level. Following a period where students write their answers, students should be encouraged to share their answers orally and respond to each other, allowing an opportunity for students to engage in a class discussion around the questions.
EverythingELL
Noble eightfold path

Noble eightfold path

PowerPoint on the eight fold path for KS3 activities included worksheets included can be differentiated to suit learners individual needs
16008465
What is the importance of the eightfold noble path?

What is the importance of the eightfold noble path?

This fits in with a unit of work on Buddhism that I have carried out with a Year 6 class. The children have to work out what the different spokes of the Dhamma wheel represent by reading different explanations. Once they have worked out what each spoke is about, they can present their findings in a chatterbox (one layer the title, one the explanation, one an example).
csharma
Crime and Punishment Scheme of Work

Crime and Punishment Scheme of Work

9 seperate lesson resources which constitute an entire scheme of work. Totalling £27 separately, this quality resources include independent study tasks, documentaries, youtube clips, printable resources, worksheets and differentiated tasks (for both SEND and more able students). Can be spread out to last 9 lessons, or compressed into 6.
DavidFew
Humanities Bundle (Ancient Civilizations, Religions and Wonders of the World)

Humanities Bundle (Ancient Civilizations, Religions and Wonders of the World)

This bundle includes three worksheets: Ancient Civilizations Religions Wonders of the World The units include a large variety of fun activities and exercises about various aspects. Lots of informative exercises and fun puzzles (crosswords, word searches, word chops and many others) are included to make it a fun class. The answers and answer sheets are included. You might also like these worksheets: Africa The Middle East China Egypt Greece Christianity Islam Geography Bundle
willemmacau
Country Studies Bundle (Asia)

Country Studies Bundle (Asia)

Let's get to know Asia! This 107-page country bundle includes 7 country studies with a great variety of activities and exercises about China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, North Korea and South Korea. The materials have informative exercises about the things that these countries are famous for, such as the Great Wall, Dynasties, Hinduism, Buddhism, Martial Arts and many other things! Crosswords, word searches, puzzles and other kinds of activities are included to make it a fun and interesting class. You might also like these bundles: European (France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, and the United Kingdom) North America (Mexico, Canada, Cuba, and the United States) South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela) Spanish Speaking Country Studies (Argentina, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, and Venezuela) All Units (32 Country Studies) Top 10 Best-selling Country Studies
willemmacau
KS3 Buddhism - Video Learning Sessions (x10) - Complete Lessons - Perfect for Cover!

KS3 Buddhism - Video Learning Sessions (x10) - Complete Lessons - Perfect for Cover!

This bundle contains the complete set of 10 video learning sessions for KS3 Buddhism. The bundle contains 6 video-learning worksheets that teachers can choose from, lesson plans (and cover lesson plans) and links to videos for a host of topics for KS3 Buddhism. These sessions are ideal for cover-lessons as they can be led by non-specialist teachers: all you need to do is print out one of the worksheet and run the PowerPoint show, selecting from a choice of videos and AfL tasks. Positive reviews are warmly welcome! ------------------------------------- The contents of this page, the download, and all included materials are copyrighted by Adam Godwin (2017) ____________________ System Requirements: Internet Access Access to YouTube Microsoft Office (PowerPoint & Word) 512MB Ram 1.5GHZ Processor Teachers are advised to use a VPN to ensure unhindered access to YouTube videos.
godwin86