This half term our learning question is :
What can we learn from religions about deciding
what is right and wrong?
OUTCOMES BY THE END OF THIS UNIT, PUPILS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ABLE TO:
- Explore teachings which act as guides for living within Judaism, Christianity, and
a non‐religious belief system, e.g. the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1–21,
Deuteronomy 5:1–22), the Two Commandments of Jesus (Mark 12:28–34), the
golden rule for Humanists. What difference would it make if people keep these
guides for living?
- Use religious stories to explore the idea of temptation, and how it affects how
people choose between good and bad, e.g. in Christianity, use Genesis 3 and the
‘Fall’, and Jesus resisting temptation in Matthew 4.
- Share teachings from different religions that give examples of how to live ‘a
good life’, e.g. Christian teaching from Jesus on the Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 2–
- Talk about how pupils learn the difference between right and wrong. Is it always
clear? How do people know? Sometimes the commands or guidance from
religions help people to work out what the right thing is. Consider how helpful it
is to have guidance like this for making choices and decisions in everyday life. Is
it sometimes difficult for believers to follow the guidance? If religions say that
God inspires their rules for living, where do Humanists look for guidance?
- Explore the lives of some inspirational religious individuals (e.g. Desmond Tutu,
Martin Luther King Jr). Consider how their religious faith inspired and guided
them in their lives.