Four Noble Truths

Why do we suffer?


Objective: To consider a variety of forms of suffering, consider how religious people respond to suffering and how this might lead people to ask “fundamental questions”, to reflect on suffering and the impact that it has in our lives today.

Key Questions: How do we cause/contribute to suffering? How have Christians and Buddhists responded to suffering? Is curiosity a good thing? How do Christians and Buddhists show they value knowledge and what do they mean by “know”?

By the end of this unit:

Thou surprised!


Objective: Explore rules from religious traditions – and prepare to be surprised by thinking about rules which liberate rather than constrain.

Key Questions: Why should we follow rules? How do I know if I am self disciplined and content? Who judges our integrity? Who/what should make the rules?

By the end of this unit

All learners will: