BRINGING BIG IDEAS TO LIFE: MEDIUM TERM PLANNING
The bridge between the Big Idea and the substantive knowledge is the topic-related question.
Schools should interpret the following ‘pupils know and understand’ sections in relation to the religions / worldviews they have chosen to teach for this age-group. These decisions will reflect the national legal requirement and any local or denominational requirements.
Topic-related Questions and Learning Objectives for Ages 11-14
BI 2: WORDS AND BEYOND: AGE-RELATED BIG IDEA FOR AGES 11-14
People convey their beliefs, values, commitments and identities through different media. Some created works, e.g., texts, music, drama, dance, art, may be regarded by some people as divinely inspired. All works are subject to different interpretations. In recent times, people are learning to value the arts of worldviews other than their own.
|Topic-related question||Pupils know and understand:|
|1. How are different items associated with a religion / worldview (e.g. stories, poems, drama, music, art, dance) used to express beliefs, values, commitments and identities?||i. that many items originally had an important educational purpose|
ii. how different items are used to express and support faith
iii. how religions / worldviews contribute to national cultures.
|2. Why may some items be given a particularly high status by members of the religion / worldview with which they are associated?||i. why certain items are held to have a particular connection to what is important in a religion / worldview or within a tradition, giving them an elevated status|
ii. how these items are different from other items from the same religion / worldview.
|3. Why are certain items associated with a religion / worldview subject to such a wide range of interpretation?||i. that the high-status items within religions / worldviews often lead to controversies about their meaning and importance|
ii. why these controversies exist.
|4. How do individual artists and writers use their arts to express feelings, experiences, ideas and beliefs in ways that inspire others?||i. how writers, artists, composers and playwrights express feelings, experiences, beliefs and ideas through their work|
ii. how the beliefs and ideas of religions / worldviews can be popularised and continued through the arts
iii. that how people interpret these works will depend on their own perspective
iv. how such works may become a source of inspiration to others.
EXEMPLAR(S) OF THIS MEDIUM TERM PLAN
(Word Download) EXEMPLAR 1: Is there more to a book than its cover?
Do the arts reflect or shape culture?
How are the texts of religions / worldviews to be interpreted?