Studies of Religion

Topics: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Theravada Pages: 19 (2373 words) Published: April 21, 2013

Buddhism22 indicative hours

The focus of this study is Buddhism, one of the major religious traditions, as a living religious system.

Syllabus Outcomes: P3 investigates religious traditions and belief systems P4examines significant aspects of religious traditions P5 describes the influence of religious traditions in the life of adherents P6selects and uses relevant information about religion from a variety of sources P7undertakes effective research about religion, making appropriate use of time and resources P8 uses appropriate terminology related to religion and belief systems P9 effectively communicates information, ideas and issues using appropriate written, oral and graphic forms

|Students learn about: |Students learn to: | | | | |Suggested Teaching and Learning Strategies/Resources | | | | | |Origins | | | | | | | |the historical and cultural context|outline the historical and cultural |1. Outline the historical and cultural context: | |in which Buddhism began |context in which Buddhism began |Introduction of topic - Students to brainstorm their current understanding of Buddhism and teacher to illustrate this in a mind-map on the board. | | | |Refer to introductions given in text and compare/contrast these with the information generated through the brainstorming activity. | | | |Students research the following websites in order to construct a timeline of the historical background to Buddhism: | | | |- General information: | | | |- Detailed background: | | | | | | | | | | | |...

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