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Where Do We Look for God?

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Age Range: KS3

Students are encouraged to develop an analytical and enquiring approach to the concept of God through activities which build on QCA learning objectives and outcomes. Worksheets are designed to fulfil QCA 2000 requirements for the KS3 SOW.

Topics include: The Difference Between Fact, Opinion and Belief; Different Perceptions of God; Design, Cosmological and Moral Arguments for the Existence of God; The Principle of Cause and Effect; Religious Experiences.

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Size: 62 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 361 4
Author(s): John Gregory
Code: WDWL
Popularity rank: 356

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Contents List

LESSONS

  • 5 GENERAL GUIDELINES
  • 7 TRUTH OR LIES? Students identify the differences between fact, opinion and belief and try to establish how 'true' each may be.
  • 9 TRUTH IN ASSORTED COLOURS Students learn that truth can be defined in different ways, and that some kinds of truth are easier to prove than others.
  • 11 TRUTH DAWNED ON ME Students explore the possible causes and effects of people's experiences of God.
  • 13 TRUEDO CLUEDO Students consider the different ways that truth can be discovered.
  • 15 TRACKING DOWN GOD Students explore how people might find proof of God's existence.
  • 17 SPELLING IT OUT Students learn the key terms that describe belief and non-belief.
  • 19 BREATH-TAKING Students learn how feelings of awe and wonder can sometimes reveal God.
  • 21 WHOSE ART IN HEAVEN? Students learn to appreciate how belief in God may be expressed through art.
  • 23 THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL Students will understand how some people find God in the created world.
  • 25 GOING ON RECORD Students will learn how some people find God by studying holy books, and that different faiths use different texts.
  • 27 SIGN BY DESIGN Students will explore the 'design argument' for the existence of God by looking for signs that the universe was created by design rather than by chance.
  • 29 QUALITY CONTROL? Students evaluate the evidence against the design argument.
  • 31 GLOBAL WARNING Students will understand that the world is not always wonderful, and consider the challenges this presents to the design argument.
  • 33 DESIGN COUNSEL Students evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the design argument.
  • 35 WAS GOD THE DESIGNER? Students evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the design argument in more detail.
  • 37 GOOD DESIGN, BAD DESIGN Students will understand that there are good and bad aspects to every design in the universe, which means that God's existence cannot be proved or disproved from the design argument.
  • 39 KNOCK-ON EFFECT Students learn the principle of cause and effect.
  • 41 HOW ON EARTH? Students learn about the cosmological argument for God's existence.
  • 43 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE? Students assess the strengths of the cosmological argument.
  • 45 THERE'S EVERY CHANCE Students assess the weaknesses of the cosmological argument.
  • 47 A MORAL WORLD Students will understand the argument for the existence of God based on morality.
  • 49 NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE Students learn what a religious experience is and the effect it can have on a person.
  • 51 YOU'RE SEEING THINGS Students learn how dreams and visions can be a form of religious experience.
  • 53 REACH OUT AND TOUCH Students will understand that prayer, meditation and worship are all forms of religious experience.
  • 55 LIFE-CHANGING Students will understand that conversion, miracles and sacred texts can be forms of religious experience.
  • 57 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Students learn to appreciate nature and people as possible forms of religious experience.
  • 59 A REASON TO BELIEVE Students learn to understand why theists believe in God, and the effect it has on their lives.
  • 61 TIME FOR REFLECTION Students reflect on their own experiences and learn to empathise with the experiences of others.
  • 62 APPENDIX Useful website addresses.