This is the second in a series of tweny lessons on Buddhism for GCSE/High School level students.
It is based on the OCR Full-Course Specification: for the 'Beliefs, Teachings & Practices' section of the course [section A].It is also relevant to teachers using the AQA specification (which is, essentially, a less detailed version of the OCR one) and most other Religious Studies exam specifications in the UK.
Lesson 2 deals with: The Dhamma
• The meaning of the term Dhamma (eternal law and Buddha’s teachings)
• The Dhamma as one of the Three Jewels
• The Three Marks of Existence and their meaning:
• Impermanence (anicca/anitya)
• No fixed self or soul (anatta/anataman)
• The significance of the three marks of existence for Buddhists
• Issues related to the Dhamma, including the importance of Dhamma for Buddhists in the modern world
• Common and divergent emphases placed on the Dhamma by different Buddhist groups,including different definitions of the Dhamma
• Different interpretations and emphases given to sources of wisdom and authority by different Buddhist groups
• Dhammacakkappavattana sutta (Setting the Wheel of the Dhamma in motion)
• Dhammapada 35–36 and 334–336
• Nandakovada Sutta 7–10
• The Tibetan Wheel of Life
The Download includes:
-A PPT Containing a Full Lesson (with assessment)
-A complete lesson plan covering: objectives, key-words, differentiation, and lesson timeline.
-Two videos: one outlining Buddhist beliefs by Thich Nhat Han, one about The Three Jewels
-A Homework Task
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