Religions to Inspire: Hinduism

By Jan Hayes
July 2012
Hodder Education
ISBN: 9781444122220
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
72 pages, Illustrated
$29.50 Paper original

InspiRE is the first Key Stage 3 course that lets you to teach RE both thematically, and/or, by religion, giving you the flexibility to deliver lessons however you want.

InspiRE comprises two parallel sets of books: Religions to Inspire, seven 'by religion' books that exemplify the themes and expands them from the points of view of the major religions of Great Britain; and Themes to Inspire, three books, one for each year of KS3, that cover the National Curriculum programme of study through an exploration of thematic issues and concepts. The flexibility and customisation that this approach offers teachers and syllabus designers is unique.

Religions to Inspire: Hinduism provides an in-depth and comprehensive exploration of Hinduism today, looking at questions and issues such as: 'How did Hinduism begin?' 'How do Hindus celebrate Diwali?' 'Who was Gandhi?' 

Key features:
- Engaging pupil-centred activities incorporate assessment for learning (AFL) and personal learning and teaching skills (PLTS), providing complete and comprehensive coverage of the programme of study for religious education. 
- Offering clear differentiation with levelled activities referenced against the eight-level scale. These allow pupils to work at their level and understand see what they have to do to progress, along with extension activities to challenge more able pupils. 
- The 'Big Assignment' at the end of each section provides teachers with formative assessment opportunities. 
- Provides guidance and support for teachers in the Teacher's Resource Book to help you plan, teach and assess learning. 
- Features engaging and integrated ICT resources with lessons delivered through our digital platform, Dynamic Learning.

Table of Contents: 
Section 1 - Expressions of faith
1.1 Where did Hinduism begin?
1.2 What are the Hindu holy books?
1.3 What is the Ramayana?
1.4 What do you find in a Hindu temple?
1.5 How do Hindus worship?
1.6 How do Hindus mark important stages of life?
1.7 What festivals do Hindus celebrate?
The big assignment
Section 2 - Beliefs and teachings about meaning and purpose
2.1 What do Hindus believe about God?
2.2 What do Hindus believe about deities?
2.3 What do Hindus believe about life after death?
2.4 What do Hindus believe about karma?
2.5 What do Hindus believe aboutcreation and science?
2.6 What happens at a Hindu funeral?
The big assignment
Section 3 - Ethics and values
3.1 How do Hindus make moral decisions?
3.2 What does Hinduism teach about human relationships?
3.3 What does Hinduism teach about prejudice?
3.4 What does Hinduism teach about global issues?
3.5 What does Hinduism teach about life and death issues?
3.6 What does Hinduism teach about other faiths?
The big assignment


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