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Yr 9 rs homework booklet evil and suffering



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  • 1. Yr 9 RS Homework Booklet The Problem of Evil and Suffering Name - Tutor Group - Class Teacher -
  • 2. Assessing Your Progress Student comment Teacher comment Homework Task
  • 3.
    • Synthesis, evaluation and analysis
    • Detailed analytical explanation
    • Explicit links made between events/people
    • Application/transfer of own knowledge to argument
    Level 8
    • Developed and sustained lines of argument
    • Analytical explanations
    • Substantiated judgements
    • Can conduct independent line of enquiry
    Level 7
    • Analysis, assessment and evaluation
    • Consistent line of argument
    • Reasoned judgments
    • Evidence of independent thought and reasoning
    Level 6
    • Explanations
    • Clear and coherent understanding
    • Some judgments
    • Basic analysis
    • Some independent thought and reasoning
    Level 5
    • Description of key points
    • Some developed reasoning
    • Tentative links between issues/factors/events
    • Basic judgments
    • Structured along writing frames
    Level 4
    • Simple statements
    • Identification of keywords/phrases
    • Descriptive
    Level 3
  • 4. Homework Task 1
    • “ Suffering is not a punishment for human actions but a result of human actions”. Do you agree with this? Give examples to illustrate your answer.
    I agree/disagree with this statement because… Secondly… An example to prove this… Overall…
  • 5. Homework Task 2 On 12 January 2010, an earthquake the magnitude of 7.0 hit Haiti just 10 miles from its capital Port-au-Prince. According to the UN, more than 200,000 people were killed, and around one million people made homeless.  This was the worst earthquake Haiti had experienced in 200 years, devastating the country’s infrastructure and essential services. Many celebrities including Wyclef Jean and Jimmy Jean Louis (from Lost) became actively involved in highlighting the plight of those who were suffering.
    • Imagine you have been asked to organise a benefit concert in order to raise awareness and money for the people suffering in Haiti. Design a poster that advertises your event –
    • Who is coming to the event?
    • Where will it be held?
    • What will happen at your event?
    • How will you raise awareness of the suffering endured by the people in Haiti?
    • How will you raise money?
  • 6.
    • Write a letter to someone who is suffering because of other people’s actions. Try to give them some suggestions about what might help them.
    Homework Task 3 Dear… Some suggestions include… Also consider… Overall…
  • 7. Homework Task 4 Collect news articles or personal accounts of how people today suffer in today’s world. You can use the internet or look in newspapers. Cut out pictures and stick them below. What is your opinion on them? Why did you choose them?
  • 8. Homework Task 5
    • “ Suffering in the world does not prove that there is no God, only that God may sometimes cause suffering for no reason”. Do you agree with this? Give examples to illustrate your answer.
    I agree/disagree with this statement because… Secondly… An example to prove this… Overall…
  • 9. Homework Task 6 You have been asked by a charity to produce a one-page leaflet to encourage people to give money and time to help people suffering in the UK. In the leaflet you need to give reasons why people should help.