Religious Studies:

 

PSHEE KS3 Tutorials

 

PSHEE Scheme

 

Religion, Philosophy & Ethics

 

Key Stage 3

These sessions are to be delivered during tutor time over a 12 week period. If a topic is worth exploring further the debate/learning can be rolled forward to future form time.

 

Lesson 1: All Faiths/the Death Penalty

What are the rights & wrongs of the Death Penalty? (Part 1)

Questions before you watch: 

  • What are the arguments against the death penalty? 
  • Should a government have the right to end a person’s life? 
  • Does a murderer deserve to die? If so, why? If not, why not?

During class discussion, students are encouraged to reason in their answers, to explain their opinions and to present alternative viewpoints, in order to stimulate deeper thought and discussion. 

 

Lesson 2: All Faiths/the Death Penalty

What are the rights & wrongs of the Death Penalty?  (Part 2)

Key point: Non-religious people who have believed that this life is the only life we have, that the universe is a natural phenomenon with no supernatural side, and that we can live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. They have trusted to the scientific method, evidence, and reason to discover truths about the universe and have placed human welfare and happiness at the centre of their ethical decision making.

Today, people who share these beliefs and values are called humanists and this combination of attitudes is called Humanism. Many millions of people in Britain share this way of living and of looking at the world, but many of them have not heard the word ‘humanist’ and don’t realise that it describes what they believe. 

 

Lesson 3: Christianity & Islam: A Short History of Evil

A Short History of Evil

Questions before you start:

  • What is evil? 
  • Where does it come from? 
  • How do some religions personify evil? 

Questions for after the lesson:

  • If God is good and full of power, why is the world so full of evil? Will evil win in the end or does good triumph?
  • How can it be reduced? 

Lesson 6: Buddhism: Suffering

Context question: Why might suffering be seen in a positive light?

Buddhist beliefs about suffering

 

Lesson 7: Sikhism

These two clips are straight-forward knowledge & understanding about Sikhism. 

What is important to a Sikh

Beliefs & worship

 

Lesson 8: Judaism: The Holy Book & Festivals

These two clips are straight-forward knowledge & understanding about Judaism. 

The Torah

The Jewish ritual of Sukkot

 

Lesson 9: Judaism: The Holocaust

Context questions: What do we know about the Second World War? Which countries fought in the war? Who was the leader of Germany at the time? What was the purpose of the Concentration/ Death camps like Auschwitz?

The Holocaust

 

Lesson 10: All Faiths/ Ethical Questions: War

Questions before you start:

  • What do you understand by the term diplomacy? 
  • Why is diplomacy important?
  • Is going to war with another country every justifiable morally?

When is it right to go to war?

 

Lesson 11: All Faiths/ Ethical Questions: War (Part 2)

Context question: What is the problem with the Old Testament idea of ‘an eye for an eye’?

When is it right to go to war?

 

Lesson 12: Islam: What does it mean to be a Muslim?

What does it mean to be a Muslim?

Question before you start:

  • What does ‘self-restraint’ mean? Why is it a positive idea?

Fasting & Ramadan 

 

Religious Studies Tutorials

Diss High School

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