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Life is a blessing and quality of life- AQA- Short Course RE.

Life is a blessing and quality of life- AQA- Short Course RE.

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  • 1. What was the best present you ever had and why? Discuss…
  • 2. “It is nonsense to speak of a moment when life begins.”  Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view.  Refer to religious arguments in your answer.For Against Religious view My view Evaluate the Religious view
  • 3. Swap books, and use your mark scheme to peer assess your partner’s answer. Write down: • Two things they’ve done well. • One thing that they could improve.
  • 4.  Spend a few minutes improving your answer. You could:  Check spelling  Add in evidence for the religious view  Explain your opinion
  • 5. Highlight what you did well in yellow Highlight your targets in blue Now highlight your answer!
  • 6. And highlight where you have included your targets!
  • 7. Learning objectives:  To discuss the ideas of children as a gift and life as a miracle  To describe and explain what is meant by ‘quality of life’
  • 8.  Video: Bruce Almighty “What’s a miracle?” Definition: 1. A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is considered to be divine. 2. A highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment.
  • 9. Make a list of possible miracles:      Definition: 1. A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is considered to be divine. 2. A highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment.
  • 10. Definition: 1. A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is considered to be divine. 2. A highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment.
  • 11. Watch the video, and think about the questions:  What information does it give?  Is it biased?  How would you describe the video? Video: Miracle of life
  • 12. Write a blurb for the video, describing it for someone who has not seen it before. “The ‘Miracle of Life’ video shows that…” Extension: Do you think the video is useful, even though it is biased? Does it matter that the video is biased? Why?
  • 13. Video: Ellie Simmonds Beethoven Stephen Hawking
  • 14. Read p78-9. Follow the instructions on the sheet.
  • 15.  You will be given a statement on a piece of sugar paper.  On the inside circle, come up with arguments for the statement.  In the outside circle come up with arguments against.  The statements are going to move around the room.  See if your table can add any more arguments into the circles.  As a table, highlight the strong arguments from the inside and outside circle.
  • 16. 1. Quality of life is more important than sanctity of life. 2. Having a deaf child does not justify an abortion. 3. If a foetus might have a disability when it’s born, the mother shouldn’t go through with the pregnancy. 4. People who do not want a child should not get pregnant. 5. Poor people should not have children because their quality of life will be poor.
  • 17. Use your statement as a question: “Statement” - What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
  • 18. Due next week