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Religious Education Y7

Religious Education Y7

Fertile Questions

What does a study of religion involve?

  • What are facts, opinions and beliefs?
  • What does a study of RE involve?
  • What do I know about major world religions?
  • What can I find out about major world religions?
  • What are the beliefs and teachings of one major world religion?
  • What are my personal perspectives on religious beliefs such as belief in God?
  • What gives me a sense of identity?
  • Who are my heroes?

What makes someone inspirational?

  • Why is Maria Gomez inspirational?
  • What connects Maria Gomez and Oscar Romero?
  • Who is Desmond Tutu?
  • What did he do to make a difference?
  • What happened to Malala Yousafzai?
  • Who is Steve Chalke & why is he important?
  • How can we compare two inspirational people?

Why is Martin Luther King important?

  • Who is Martin Luther King?
  • What were his beliefs?
  • What injustices was he fighting?
  • How racist was American society?
  • How & why did he use non-violent protest?
  • What impact did he have?

What do Buddhists believe?

  • Why was Siddattha Gotama so special?
  • What happened to change his life?
  • What are the Buddha’s main teachings?
  • What is the Eightfold Path?
  • Why is meditation important?
  • What is it like to be a Buddhist Monk?

What is the significance of pilgrimage?

  • What do we mean by a journey through life?
  • What do we need for our journey through life?
  • What is a pilgrimage?
  • Why is a pilgrimage important to believers?
  • Where & why do believers go on a pilgrimage?
  • What is Hajj?

Why might places of worship be important?

  • What is symbolism?
  • What are the main features of a church?
  • What are the features of a mosque?
  • What is similar & different about these places of worship?
  • Why are religious symbols important?
  • How might different faiths worship together?
  • How can we create a place of worship in the classroom?