This is the third 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 3 deals with: The 12 Links (Nidanas), Dependant Origination, Reincarnation.
• The meaning of the term: dependent origination or conditionality
• The relationship between dependent origination and the cycle of samsara (rebirth)The 12 links (nidanas) and how one leads to the next over three lifetimes
• Common and divergent emphases placed on the theory of reincarnation by different Buddhist groups, comparing Tibetan Buddhist and Zen Buddhist views: crucially, whether reincarnation refers to a process occurring after bodily death, or whether it refers to what we would consider to be one life (but Buddha, potentially, viewed as multiple lives that last for individual fleeting moments.)
• Different interpretations and emphases given to sources of wisdom and authority by different Buddhist groups
• A focus on The Wheel of Life
• Evaluation of the theory of reincarnation.
• 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
-A complete lesson plan covering: objectives, key-words, differentiation, and lesson timeline.
-A worksheet and 'Knowledge Hunt' printout (to be put around the classroom prior to the activity)
-Two videos which are linked directly to the learning tasks in the PPT.
-A Homework Task
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