ERIC Number: ED056967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
World Religions. Senior Division.
Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
This curriculum guide provides a general view of the various considerations governing a senior year or high school course in world religions. An early section on objectives sets out some of the aims of a course in world religions. It states that the particular aim should be the development of a sympathetic understanding of the meaning of different religions and their effect on the life and thought of their adherents. At a more personal level, such a course should help a student to clarify his thinking on some of the fundamental questions about himself and his relationship to his fellow man, to the universe, and to the concept of a transcendent order. In the next section, Designing a Local Course, some of the implications of these aims are explored in a general discussion of teaching strategies, materials, learning activities, and points of view. Five possible ways of organizing a course are suggested: inquiry, biographical, survey, the arts, and a thematic approach. Teachers will probably prefer to draw from several of these in constructing a course. Also included are general comments and suggestions on five different religions--Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The choice of these religions is not intended to be restrictive but to give a general idea of the type of considerations that should govern the planning and development of a course. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Biographies, Christianity, Curriculum Guides, Fine Arts, High School Seniors, Humanities, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Religion, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Surveys, Teaching Guides, Thematic Approach, Units of Study
Ontario Department of Education, Publications Office, Mowat Block, Queens Park, Toronto 182 Canada
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.