Category: Religious Studies 25

  • Religion 25 Summary February-June 2009

    General Outcomes 1: Explore how believing is integral to human living (8-18 hours). Investigate the role of truth, goodness, the spiritual and religious community in the search to believe (4-5 hours). Focus: What does it mean to believe? What contributes to our beliefs? What do you believe? Can something come from nothing? Does God exist? […]

  • Crossword Puzzle: “Who Am I?”

    Create a “Who Am I?” crossword puzzle for your group/class. get every person’s name to fit somewhere get at least one descriptive adverb or adjective for each person in the group get at least one favorite activity listed for each person Example clues: Across: a friendly boy, when he’s not playing basketball Bob’s favorite sport […]

  • Personal Writing Prompts

    Write a personal essay in response to one of the following: Most of us have been in a situation where we made a promise that for one reason or another we were unable to keep. When were you disappointed because someone made you a promise that they failed to keep? Or when did you break […]

  • Religion 25 Students Revise Exam Questions

    Submit any revisions you would like to make to the existing Religion 25 exams (see the links in the sidebar). Thanks.

  • Students Choose Questions on Religion 25 Final

    I have too many questions. Only 49 will appear on the exam. Look at the list of questions students have submitted and suggest the questions that should be dropped. Additional or replacement questions can be suggested as well. Oh, the essay question is NOT optional. Recall the deal about the cookie swap we have planned.

  • So I was listening to Music from the Junos . . .(RS25)

    The lyrics from K-OS’s, “Heaven Only Knows,” struck a chord with something we had been discussing in class about “mysticism.” Discuss the following K-OS lyrics based on what we’ve learned when comparing Western and Eastern Mysticism. Have a careful listen to a variety of current or classic tunes by a variety of recording artists. Which […]

  • An Exodus Within(RS 25)

    Sophie was introduced to Aristotle. Ideas no longer belong to a realm of their own, but somehow the idea is within the thing. Aristotle could explain this by talking of sculptures and stone. Review what was said earlier about Plato and art. Discuss Aristotle’s take on the place of ideas and art. Search for a […]

  • When the basic needs are met, then what?(RS 25)

    Today we asked if there was something all humans strive for after all needs have been met. Of course, only a philosopher can imagine a world in which all needs could be met. But there must be something to the question asked of Sophie: Is there something else that all humans, all times and all […]

  • Should Believing Be Uncomfortable?(RS 25)

    What do you believe? Who are you? Why are you here? Where is here? Why is there evil in the world? Sophie has begun a journey to discover these, and many other, questions. What questions is she asking, what questions have been asked of her? What questions trouble you?

  • Plato’s Mimetic Theory of Art(RS 25)

    Have a look at this powerpoint file here. Wikipedia additional terms needed to answer the following: Given that what we experience of reality is merely a simulation in our minds, then all art is a simulation of a simulation. Is art useless? In our engineered age, an age of HDTV, megapixels images, colour laser printers, […]