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 5: INFLUENCE AND POWER: AGE-RELATED BIG IDEA FOR AGES 11-14
Religions / worldviews are influential at several levels: individual, local, national and global. They will exert different levels of influence in different places and at different times
|Topic-related question||Pupils know and understand:|
|1. In what different ways do countries define their relationship with religions / worldviews?||i. contrasting models for religion-state relationships, for example, ‘theocracy’, ‘secular state’, ‘established religion’|
ii. the relationship between the state and the main religious and/or non-religious worldview(s) in one or more specific cases.
|2. How do religions/ worldviews come to hold power or influence in particular countries?||i. how and why a religion / worldview has come to be in a position of influence or power in a particular state |
ii. whether all groups in the religion / worldview have equal power and influence in this state
iii. how far similar situations exist elsewhere.
|3. How are religion / worldview communities responding to the different social and political contexts in which they are found today?||i. how religions / worldviews as international institutions respond to specific issues in the countries studied |
ii. the extent to which these issues unite and divide groups within the religion / worldview
iii. the benefits and challenges of living in plural societies for both the dominant culture and minority groups.
EXEMPLAR(S) OF THIS MEDIUM TERM PLAN
(Word Download) Exemplar coming soon…
What does ‘secular’ mean?
Can countries benefit when their governments take advice from religious leaders?