Looking For God

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Objective: To explore and reflect upon the different religious traditions' beliefs about God.  To make judgements about religion's and their own beliefs in a ‘God’.

Key Questions: How do we come to understand what matters?

By the end of this unit:

All pupils will: be able to give a definition for the terms theist, atheist, agnostic and polytheist; they ought to be able to provide a reason for the term that best describes their stance on belief in God; be able to give a basic description of Christian beliefs in the trinity and relate this to their own personality, have many different attributes, shown to different people at differing times; be able to know the difference between ‘truth’, ‘fact’ and ‘opinion’ and be able to explain these using specific examples;  be able to explore the belief held by Muslims when reciting the Shahadah; be able to describe the Sikh beliefs contained in the Mool Mantra; be able to know how Hindus believe in one God that is in everything; be able to make judgements about the beliefs held in God by these different religions.

Most pupils will: be able to give a definition of the key terms used, provide reasons for each term and state which they are with a reason to substantiate this; be able to a detailed description of Christian beliefs in the trinity and relate this to their own personality have many different attributes, shown to different people at different times with the reasons for these change sin their personality; be able to know the difference between ‘truth’, ‘fact’ and ‘opinion’ and be able to explain using specific examples from within their own lives and that of the religions’ studied; to be able to explain the Muslim, Sikh and Hindu beliefs in God and be able to draw on these religions similarities and differences.

Some pupils will: have progressed further and will be able to give full definitions and explanations for the terms theist, atheist, agnostic and polytheist making clear and distinguished links between the religions studied; be able to provide detailed descriptions of the trinity and the reasons for Christians belief in one God with three parts; be able to know, explain and make judgements between which religions’ truths, facts and opinions they agree and disagree with reasons to support their stance; be able to make a clear link between the Abrahamic faiths’ beliefs and their differences; and possibly give reasons for these differences; be able to make judgements about the difference and similarities between the Christian trinity and the Hindu Trimurti, be able to make judgements and draw conclusions on their views on the different religions’ stance of believing in God.

N.B. many lessons are accompanied by short film clips which you may find useful as a part of your lesson.

Looking For God - KS3 - All - Lesson 1 of 7

To know the different stances for believing in God.

To understand these stances.

To judge my stance on God.

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Looking For God - KS3 - All - Lesson 2 of 7

To know what ‘truth’ ‘fact’ and ‘opinion’ are believed to be.

To be able to explain the difference between all three.

To judge what I hold to be truth, fact & opinion.

To have an overview of the religion’s going to be studied.

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    • Lesson Plan
    • Film clip - Faith soundbites
Looking For God - KS3 - All - Lesson 3 of 7

To know & explain the Christian belief in God through the trinity.

To judge how I have many parts that make me whole.

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    • Film clip - Christians talk about being silent
    • Film clip - Christian quiet time
Looking For God - KS3 - Islam - Lesson 4 of 7

To know the Muslim belief in God through the Shahadah.

To evaluate the Muslim belief in the Shahadah.

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    • Lesson Plan
    • Film clip - Muslim scout group
Looking For God - KS3 - Sikhism - Lesson 5 of 7

To know the Sikh belief in God through the Mool Mantra.

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    • Film clip - Sharing at Nishkam
    • Film clip - Remembering roots in Sikhism
Looking For God - KS3 - Hinduism - Lesson 6 of 7

To know what Hindus believe about God.

To be able to explain the Hindu belief in God.

To judge the Hindu belief in God.

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    • Film clip - Visit to the Hindu temple
    • Film clip - Another visit to the Hindu temple
Looking For God - KS3 - All - Lesson 7 of 7

To be able to successfully complete an assessment on religion’s beliefs in God.

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