My Life, My Religion: Hinduism

Topic: My Life, My Religion: Hinduism Learning Outcomes Belief Systems: Beliefs & Values Identify key values associated with a range of religious codes of conduct   Introduction Development Plenary   Other Resources for teaching this topic https://learning.educatetogether.ie/mod/url/view.php?id=10489

Hannukah-Channukah

Topic: Hannukah-Channukah Learning Outcomes Celebrations listen to and experience the sound and music used by major religions to celebrate their faith look at and respond to the differing art forms associated with festivals-Hannukah   Introduction Show videoes to give information and history of Hannukah. The Seasme Street one is excellent! Read more…

Belief Systems – Humanism

Topic: Belief Systems – Humanism Learning Outcomes   To identify key values associated with Humanism. To appreciate that Humanists believe they have a responsibility of stewardship towards the environment.   Introduction To begin the lesson I will write on the board what we are going to learn today; Explain what Read more…

Christmas

Topic: Christmas Learning Outcomes This is a lesson about the nativity where infants can learn about the story of the first Christmas.   Introduction Introduce the lesson by asking the children what special time of year is coming up soon. Discuss some traditions and customs associated with Christmas e.g. Santa, Read more…

Guided Meditation (Buddhism)

Topic: Guided Meditation (Buddhism) Learning Outcomes The child will be enabled to: Understand the main beliefs of Buddhism Observe and discuss important Buddhist symbols Become aware of meditation as a key practice of Buddhists Explore and discuss the story of Buddha/origin of Buddhism Participate in the guided Lotus meditation   Read more…

Humanism – Summer Solstice June 21st

Topic: Humanism – Summer Solstice June 21st Learning Outcomes To develop an understanding and appreciation of an event that is of particular significance to Humanist religion. Identify and discuss famous features in Ireland and abroad that are related to the summer solstice.   Introduction Introduce the Summer solstice, the date Read more…

Lesson on Festival of Ramadan

Topic: Lesson on Festival of Ramadan Learning Outcomes Children will be enabled to: Communicate the context and cultural significance of Ramadan Demonstrate the reason behind the timing and duration of Ramadan Create a video highlighting what Ramadan is like to experience   Introduction I will open a chart or whiteboard Read more…

Belief Systems

Topic: Belief Systems Learning Outcomes Strand: Belief Systems Strand unit: Exploring the rites and ceremonies associated with a range of belief systems. Aim: To explore one pilgrimage in particular: El Camino (Camino – France and Spain)   Introduction Did you ever hear of the Camino? Did anyone in your family Read more…

Day of the dead

Topic: Day of the dead Learning Outcomes -understand the purpose and joy of celebration -explore special celebrations that we share with others such as birthdays -begin to explore festivals in different cultures -examine the art and music associated with the celebration of these festivals   Introduction Talk about Hallow’een and Read more…