|06/09||Challenge: Outline and present the story of Siddhartha in any format (poster, essay story, comic strip etc) |
Further Challenge: Explain why these events were important to Siddhartha
Mega Challenge: Explain why these events are important to Buddhists today, what significance is there for the religion itself?
|13/09||Challenge: ‘According to the Buddha, people suffer in life because of people wanting things’. How far do you agree with this? Explain your opinion with examples, consider how some might disagree.|
Further Challenge: Are the 4NT’s relevant today? Do you agree that ‘everywhere there is suffering?’ Use examples to explain your answer.
Mega Challenge: Do you think that disconnecting ourselves form all material things would be beneficial or harming? Assess with arguments for and against this.
|20/9||All: Using the information sheet and our learning from activate, explain each stage of the Noble Eightfold Path on your worksheet|
Most: In your description, Include an example of something that a Buddhist would do and something that they would not do as a result of following the Eightfold Path
Some: Rank and number the different stages of the Eightfold path according to how easy it is to follow. 1 being the easiest 8 being the most difficult.
|27/9||Challenge: on paper answer the following questions: |
Why are Bodhisattvas so important to many Buddhists? Explain your answer.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of Bodhisattvas? Draw a list,
Design your own image of a Bodhisattva, explaining what quality he/she stands for. Use the examples of Buddhist Bodhisattvas to help you. Explain why you have chosen this quality as being important underneath your design.
Further Challenge: ‘Bodhisattvas are really ‘God’s’ by another name.’ What might Buddhists say to this? What do you think? Give reasons for your answer showing that you have thought about things from more than one point of view.
Mega Challenge: A true Buddhist would choose to be a Bodhisattva and help others. Do you agree? Explain why you think this. Remember to give a different point of view to your own.
|4/10||ALL: Look at the two images on your worksheet. One is a Monastic Sangha monk, the other is a lay sangha monk – label them correctly. Look at the statements - colour code them – one colour statements you think are from the Monastic monk, another colour, statements from a lay sangha monk.
Option 1: Create a series of short diary entries in the role of a Buddhist monk outlining your day and how you spend it. In your entries you should talk about why this life is important to you and why you do it.
Option 2: Create a poster / comic strip on the day to day life of Buddhist monk / nun.