World religions teaching resources: Buddhism

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Introduction to Buddhism through Mathematics

Introduction to Buddhism through Mathematics

Do you have pupils who love Maths? Do you have pupils who also love Religious Education? If so, this is the activity for them! Regardless of their age, all students love puzzles. Learning and fun at the same time! When learning about Buddhism, engage your students with these 5 excellent activities which have the advantage of combining their Maths skills with the enjoyment of playing! They were designed not just for creating ‘busy-work’ for students, but for engaging the students in the learning process and enhancing their learning experience.The sentences were developed in alignment with the learning objectives for the lesson: ‘Introduction to Buddhism’:✶ to identify 2-3 facts about Buddhism;✶ to explain the key words: ‘the Buddha’, ‘enlightenment’ and ‘the Middle Way’.The activities are suitable to be used for homework or during class activities (as starter or plenary). The answers are included! The activities have been created in both colour and blackline for your convenience.*************************************************************** This resource contains:✶ Cover✶ Preview✶ Teacher notes✶ 5 Activities - Colour Version✶ The answers✶ 5 Activities - Blackline Version✶ The answers✶ TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 19***************************************************************Related Resources All puzzles***************************************************************

By Think_About_It

Six Major World Religions Timeline

Six Major World Religions Timeline

This lesson is the first in a set of seven designed to introduce pupils to the six of the major world religions. In this lesson, pupils will look at a timeline of the origins of religion, be tasked to recreate this timeline themselves (There are differentiated worksheets and a help sheet for lower ability pupils.) They will also have to colour a map of where the religions began. There are links to 2 videos within this PPT. The second gives and overview of 5 world religions. The sixth pupils have to research for homework.

By TeachElite

KS3 Buddhism - Wesak Day & Wheel of Life

KS3 Buddhism - Wesak Day & Wheel of Life

2 lessons. Wesak day is an independent PC project which allows students to research into Wesak day and create a leaflet aimed at tourists. The document asks questions to guide them to create a leaflet, which include basic teacher answers. Wheel of life lesson goes through the wheel of life elements and allows students to create their own.

By Findlotte

GCSE Buddhism - 20 Lessons

GCSE Buddhism - 20 Lessons

Thanks to all of those who have left reviews below and helped this to become the "go-to" resource for teaching Buddhism at GCSE level.This bundle contains 20 high-quality lessons, each with lesson plans, presentations, and most with worksheets.It has been designed around the new OCR B specification, consequently it is also fully sufficient to teach the AQA specification (and will be useful to teachers teaching on Edexcel, which is slightly different to OCR B/AQA in terms of course contents)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 taskThe 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.Positive reviews are warmly welcomed: I have made this course with pride and hope you will find it comprehensive and useful."May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you be peaceful."

By godwin86

KS3 RE - Religion, Peace and Conflict

KS3 RE - Religion, Peace and Conflict

This 7 lesson topic (including assessment) is a brilliant foundation course for students in KS3 preparing to start GCSE RE. This topic is loosely based and inspired by the brilliant scheme of work from Themes to Inspire by Dynamic Learning. This topic will guide student progress through themes such as violence, war and pacifism with a religious response plus key learning such as pacifism, Just War Theory and includes plenty of learning checks

By njscarlet

KS3 RE - Religion, Peace and Conflict - Lesson 5 - Why are people pacifist?

KS3 RE - Religion, Peace and Conflict - Lesson 5 - Why are people pacifist?

The fifth in a series of lessons for KS3 (Year 8 or 9) RE that is loosely based and inspired by the brilliant SoW by Themes to Inspire by Dynamic Learning and is also a brilliant foundation course for GCSE RE. This lesson introduces the concept of pacifism with a focus on King Ashoka and George Fox - with an evaluation on whether it is possible to be a pacifist today

By njscarlet

World Religions Symbol & Founder - fun end of term activity

World Religions Symbol & Founder - fun end of term activity

This Volvelle teaches your classes the symbols and founders of the world’s major religions and is a wonderful revision tool. It includes Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.A volvelle or wheel chart is a type of slide chart, constructed from paper with rotating parts. It’s brilliant for both teaching and revision. The student fills in the information on the Volvelle which will help them to learn it, and then can use it as a revision tool. They are fun to make!The volvelle worksheet is complete with instructions on what your class should do, so it really helps make this lesson fun and easy.With this resource, you get a fascinating Volvelle PowerPoint which is 10 slides long and can be used to teach your class all about Volvelles. This makes a great starter to your lesson, and the presentation includes a script, making you the instant expert!There is a stage by stage teachers pictorial guide on how to put the volvelle together, which includes lots of useful advice and tips so you can be confident when you teach your class.To sum up, you get:• The Volvelle worksheet• A presentation about Volvelles• A lesson plan• A stage by stage teachers guide on how to make a volvelle

By VolvelleEducation

ISLAM

ISLAM

7 (one more added) x 1hr PPs, dozens of worksheets, fully differentiated, clip links and a mini assessment, KS3 or older KS2.Theres about 6 hours worth of planning here - I use all these lesssons myself as head of Citizenship and RE.All are - complete 1 hour lesson with differentiated worksheetsSuitable for KS3 and easily editedDifferent level tasks for MA,LA or CoreDesigned to fit Ofsted criteria for' Good' or above.Credit for individual clip links has been given to companys when uploaded individually - these are in the main BBC and Channel 4Many more paid and free resources at my shop:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/emjcotAlso - leave me a review and I'll send you any other resource for free. Just message me with the one you want

By EC_Resources

Diwali Fact File

Diwali Fact File

Teach your children about Diwali with this handy fact file. This PDF page could be used on a large display as a whole class teaching tool, on a classroom display board or as a reference mat on tables. Children could also use it for independent research.Find more resources like this in our Diwali Mini Pack at www.teachingpacks.co.uk

By teachingideas

The Three Jewels

The Three Jewels

This bundle includes the presentations, lessons plan, flipcharts, activities and revisions for the Three Jewels. Please rate and leave comments if you use or like this resource. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! For a wider range of free and paid resources please have a look at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dana2010

By Think_About_It

The Ultimate P4C Resource Pack [Philosophy for Children]

The Ultimate P4C Resource Pack [Philosophy for Children]

This is the ultimate Philosophy for Children (P4C) Pack: perfect for any teacher wishing to bring philosophy and critical thinking into their classroom. It contains 20 resources and includes: -An 8-Lesson P4C Course -Debate generating software -Philosophy Boxes Discussion Sessions -A P4C Display Pack -A host of other tools and templates Teaching philosophy is my passion and this resource has been made by me over years of spreading the joy of philosophy to young minds. I hope you will help me bring philosophy into the lives of children around the world by using this resource . This product is suitable for any teacher (around the world) to bring P4C into their classroom. It provides enough resources for whole-school initiatives and may be of interest to those in leadership positions, or coordinating P4C/PSHE/SMSC/Ethics provisions. Its uses include: -Introducing philosophy and P4C -Boosting critical-thinking skills -Enhancing metacognitive ability -Practicing conversation and debate skills Feel free to email me with any questions :) Adam, godwin86@gmail.com ---------------------- "Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." - Swami Sivananda

By godwin86

'Ancient Philosophical Influences' (Plato & Aristotle) Revision Session for AS-Level OCR RS (New Sp)

'Ancient Philosophical Influences' (Plato & Aristotle) Revision Session for AS-Level OCR RS (New Sp)

Designed for teachers using OCR Religious Studies AS/A2 specification (H173/H573)This revision session covers the: 'Ancient Philosophical Influences' [Plato & Aristotle] section of the specification. Part of the 'Philosophy of Religion' third 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 pat of various bundles depending on your needs.

By godwin86

Buddhism handout

Buddhism handout

BuddhismBuddhism has influenced Asian religion, society, and culture for over 2,500 years. Today, most Buddhists live in Sri Lanka, East and Southeast Asia, and Japan. Buddhism consists of several different sects. A religious sect is a group within a religion that distinguishes itself by one or more unique beliefs. Buddhists are united in their belief in the Buddha’s teachings, known as the dharma. Because the Buddha is said to have “set in motion the wheel of the dharma” during his first sermon, his teaching is often symbolized by a wheel, as shown above. The Buddha taught that the key to happiness was detachment from all worldly goods and desires. This was achieved by following the Noble Eightfold Path, or the Middle Way, a life between earthly desires and extreme forms of self-denial.Ritual Women in Rangoon, Myanmar, sweep the ground so that monks can avoid stepping on and killing any insects. Many Buddhists believe in rebirth, the idea that living beings, after death, are reborn and continue to exist. Buddhists believe that all living beings possess the potential for spiritual growth—and the possibility of rebirth as humans. Leadership Those who dedicate their entire life to the teachings of the Buddha are known as Buddhist monks and nuns. In many Buddhist sects, monks are expected to lead a life of poverty, meditation, and study. Here, Buddhist monks file past shrines in Thailand. To learn humility, monks must beg for food and money. Worship Practices Statues of the Buddha, such as this one in China, appear in shrines throughout Asia. Buddhists strive to follow the Buddha’s teachings through meditation, a form of religious contemplation. They also make offerings at shrines, temples, and monasteries.

By Linni0011

What is Buddhism

What is Buddhism

Lesson - The introduction of where the highest Buddhist countries are located. Map work activity with extra tasks and general information about Buddhism.

By sam_512

Who was the Buddha and where did he come from?

Who was the Buddha and where did he come from?

KS3 lesson. Within the lesson there are many activities for students with different learning needs. Students will read the story of Siddhartha and get to know who the Buddha was focusing on his early childhood. Students then have to make a comic strip.

By sam_512

What can change your life? (The Four Noble Truths (Buddhism))

What can change your life? (The Four Noble Truths (Buddhism))

KS3 lesson - But can easily be adapted or split over two lessons.Students have to think about what has things can change their lives. Students then focus on the second stage of Siddhartha's upbringing and how he went out of the palace and saw 'The Four Sights' which led onto 'The Four Noble Truths' about life. Fun lesson with activities.

By sam_512

How does one become Enlightened?

How does one become Enlightened?

KS3 lesson that can easily be adapted or split into two lessons to suit. Students look at the next chapter of Siddhartha's life and how he becomes the 'Buddha'. Students then look at the idea of the 'Middle Way'.

By sam_512

What is the Eightfold Path? (Buddhism)

What is the Eightfold Path? (Buddhism)

KS3 lesson that can easily be adapted or split into two lessons to suit.Within this resource there is a number of activities which students can enjoy to suit a range of learning styles and abilities. Students look at words of wisdom and how this leads onto the Eightfold Path of how to live a good life and become free.

By sam_512

What is Karma (Buddhism)

What is Karma (Buddhism)

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.

By sam_512

Buddhist teachings with the Lotus Flower

Buddhist teachings with the Lotus Flower

KS3 lesson that can easily be adapted or split into two lessons to suit.Students within build upon their knowledge on Buddhist teachings (The Three Jewels, Nirvana, The Five Precepts and Lotus Flower). There are a good few activities suited for differing learning styles.

By sam_512