Topic 3 Year 7 Religious Education
|Topic||Where do we belong?|
|No of lessons||12|
|When is it happening||Term 3 Year 7|
|What will students learn||
Overarching question: Where do we belong?
Hinduism and Sikhism.
In this unit students will investigate Hindu beliefs about God and the Trimurti. They will consider how behaviour affects karma and the cycle of Samsara.They will also investigate some of the key aspects of the Sikh community, by learning about the traditions of this community and then understanding the beliefs and values that lie behind these activities. They will gain a knowledge and understanding of the importance of shared beliefs and values in building a strong community.
|Key Knowledge that students should know at the end of 'Topic'||This is the knowledge that students will meet for the first time in this topic||
In this unit students will explore Hindu beliefs about God through studying Brahman and the Trimurti. Ideas linked to Karma, Moksha and Samsara and how behaviour affects rebirth.
Students will examine the example of Guru Nanak and the origins of Sikhism, whilst exploring service to others and ideas of equality through the Langar.Students will also investigate Sikh practices through the birth of the Khalsa, the Guru Granth Sahib, and the 5 Ks.
|This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding||
Many students will have little knowledge of Hindu beliefs about God.Many students will know very little about Sikh beliefs. They may have learnt about the 5Ks, but are likely to lack any depth of understanding
|Key Skills that students should be able to demonstrate at the end of 'Topic'||This is the skills that students will meet for the first time in this topic||
Describe and explain a range of beliefs, teachings and sources of wisdom and authority in relation to Hinduism and Sikhism. Show understanding of religions and worldviews as coherent systems or ways of seeing the world.
Evaluate a wide range of ways in which commitment and identity are expressed within both faiths.Interpret and respond to a range of beliefs, teachings and sources of wisdom and authority as coherent systems or ways of seeing the world.
|This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop||Explain and evaluate how and why individuals and communities express the meanings of their identity, beliefs and values in many different forms and ways of living.|
|Key vocabulary that students should know and understand||
Spirituality, Brahman, Trimurti, Samsara, Dharma
Divali, Sewa, Khalsa, Gurdwara, Langar, Guru Granth ,Sahib, Karma, Guru, Divali
|The Big Question||Where do we belong?|
Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic'
|What do we know about Hinduism?|
|What do Hindus believe about God?|
|What are our goals in life?|
|Why is Divali celebrated?|
|What do we know about Sikhism?|
|Who was Guru Nanak?|
|What is sewa?|
|What is the Khalsa?|
|What is Karma?|