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The Vedas, Hinduism, & The Caste System - Primary Source Analysis

The Vedas, Hinduism, & The Caste System - Primary Source Analysis

This primary source analysis worksheet includes several excerpts from the Vedas writings that specifically reference Purusha and the social caste that made up early India and Hinduism. The questions in this analysis worksheet lead students to find contextual clues within the text, introduce the roles and responsibilities of each social class, and direct students to form their own opinions as to how the system developed.
ltgunkel
The 10 Commandments vs. Hammurabi's Code primary source analysis

The 10 Commandments vs. Hammurabi's Code primary source analysis

A primary source analysis worksheet that gives students the opportunity to compare and contrast the 10 Commandments with Hammurabi's Code. This is a great activity to promote active reading comprehension, and leads to a great discussion about how Judaism influences other cultures throughout western civilization.
ltgunkel
Epic of Gilgamesh/Noah's Flood primary source analysis and synthesis activity

Epic of Gilgamesh/Noah's Flood primary source analysis and synthesis activity

This is a project designed for high school World History. It consists of two primary source texts - an excerpt from the Epic of Gilgamesh and an excerpt from the story of Noah's Flood in the Bible - and several reading analysis questions that prompt students to practice reading comprehension, evidence-based inquiry, and synthesizing source materials. It's a nice blend of historical reading and English-language arts skills, it can be done individually or in groups, and makes for an effective 30-minute lesson.
ltgunkel
Miracles of Jesus

Miracles of Jesus

KS3 lesson looking at Jesus' miracles and looking at the difference between a miracle and a magic trick.
simonjameb
Quakers

Quakers

Lesson for KS3 (I did it with year 9) on Quaker history and beliefs and comparison with mainstream Christianity.
simonjameb
Jesus' Resurrection (Tomb Detectives)

Jesus' Resurrection (Tomb Detectives)

Activity for KS3 (I did it with year 8) on Jesus' resurrection looking at different theories around what could have happened. Allows the students to look at evidence and draw their own conclusions. This lesson assumes they have background knowledge on the death of Jesus, probably done the lesson before.
simonjameb
The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil

A-Level resource outlining the Problem of Evil and Suffering along with 3 solutions to the problem, Augustine Theodicy, Irenaean Theodicy, Process Theodicy and critiques for each. Depending on the length of time you have with your students this could be as many as 4 lessons. Includes the views of: Lucretius Mackie Augstine Schlelermacher Cole Ireneaus Hick Swinburn Whitehead Griffen
simonjameb
Religious Experience

Religious Experience

A-level lesson on types and examples of religious experience. Depending on the length of time your classes are, this could be 2-3 lessons worth of content. Includes the views of: Franks Davis St Teresa Smart Buber Tillich James With examples including: Mother Julian of Norwich Pastor Benny Hinn Sufism Near Death Experiences and more.
simonjameb
Ontological Argument

Ontological Argument

A-level lesson/lessons outlining the key views, supporters and critiques of the Ontological argument for the existence of God. Depending on the amount of time your lessons are, this could well be 2-3 lessons worth of content. Includes the views of: Anselm Descartes Leibniz Malcom Platinga With critiques from: Kant Gasking Moore Russell Gaunilo Hume Dawkins Wittgenstien
simonjameb
Christian views on war

Christian views on war

KS3 (year 7) lesson on Just War and Pacifism. Includes "Star Questions" as stretch and challenge. (I made this for an interview lesson and I got the job, so can't be too bad.)
simonjameb
Old Testament Stories: Elijah and Exile: Differentiated Information and Activity Sheets

Old Testament Stories: Elijah and Exile: Differentiated Information and Activity Sheets

Working document for Christianity, intended for KS3 or KS4 studies on Biblical Literacy. This topic is part of a study on the Old Testament: Exodus to Exile. Includes: 1. Elijah the Prophet 2. Elijah's Challenge 3. Exile, Babylonians and the Persians 4. Q&A 5. Tasks 6. P4C / Thunk Document includes a variety of tasks - Q&A, challenge tasks and a P4C 'Thunk' for extending the pupils' understanding. 3 versions of the document, aimed at High, Mid and Low ability. Download as an editable Word document and as a PDF, for compatibility.
joanacarr