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Religion: Contexts and Expressions - Study of Religion for QLD

 

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Developed for the new Queensland syllabus, Religion: Contexts and Expressions is a complete resource package providing assessment preparation, engaging digital content, and vital teacher support to lead students to success.

Religion: Contexts and Expressions has been written by the principal author of Investigating Religion, Peta Goldburg, with activities and solutions developed by practising religious studies teachers.

  • Students are well prepared for both their internal and external assessments with exam preparation questions in every chapter and diverse activities that allow them to develop their writing skills and gain a deeper understanding of the content. 
  • The Interactive Textbook brings the study of religion to life with video content from a wide range of religious traditions giving students real insight beyond the religious texts.
  • The Teacher Resource Package is a valuable source of planning, classroom and assessment material, including additional activities with suggested responses that explore the topics in greater depth.

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  • Complete textbook [PDF 54.4Mb]

PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 1.2Mb]

  • Chapter 1 - World religions [PDF 12.9Mb]

  • Chapter 2 - Sacred texts [PDF 7.4Mb]

  • Chapter 3 - Abrahamic traditions [PDF 4.6Mb]

  • Chapter 4 - Lifecycle rituals [PDF 4.2Mb]

  • Chapter 5 - Calendrical rituals [PDF 7.6Mb]

  • Chapter 6 - Social ethics [PDF 6.0Mb]

  • Chapter 7 - Ethical relationships [PD 2.3Mb]

  • Chapter 8 - Religion and the nation-state [PDF 5.1Mb]

  • Chapter 9 - Religion and human rights [PDF 5.9Mb]

  • Glossary and Index [PDF 0.3Mb]

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    Chapter 1

    Australian Bureau of Meterology
    http://www.bom.gov.au/
    Unity college, Caloundra West
    http://www.uc.qld.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx
    Australian Bureau of Statistics
    https://www.abs.gov.au/
    Hindu Council of Australia
    http://hinducouncil.com.au/
    The Buddhist Wheel of Life and Death
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnwWHugSUzg
    Torres Strait Islander dancers at Laura Festival
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6AVc_KuAwQ
    Ministry of Hajj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    https://www.haj.gov.sa/en

    Chapter 2

    National Gallery of Australia
    https://nga.gov.au/
    Learn How to Pray (Salah) the Right Way
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzRmpPGEb6Q
    How to Attend a Muslim Friday Prayer Service (Jum'ah)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWOKB5EzHSo
    Discovering Sacred Texts: Judaism
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39MQJuX9A9g
    Discovering Sacred Texts: Christianity
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X5StCk6nDY&t=135s
    Discovering Sacred Texts: Islam
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_CDBv6CICc
    Discovering Sacred Texts: Hinduism
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AxUtOLG9gc
    Discovering Sacred Texts: Buddhism
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jex4R3-qJn8

    Chapter 3

    Recitation of Surah 37:102-107
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihLn6auaagk

    Chapter 4

    Chapter 5

    Princeton University Virtual Hajj page
    http://www.princeton.edu/~humcomp/stages.html
    Shema: How to say this Jewish prayer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB58oyck-C8
    Pope Francis washes feet of 12 prisoners in jail
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iEHC57U_hU

    Chapter 6

    BBC Ethics Guide Just War Introduction
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/war/just/introduction.shtml

    Chapter 7

    What is Islam's view on euthanasia?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry_lh9v0IV0
    Religious views on organ donation
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGft3gaChes

    Chapter 8

    Chapter 9

    Rabbi for Human Rights
    https://rhr.org.il/eng/
    China's clampdown on religious freedom
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdInwXsQ1_E
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    https://www.ohchr.org/en/udhr/pages/udhrindex.aspx
    United Nations Alliance of Civilisations
    https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/09/1046182
    UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    https://declaration.humanrights.gov.au/

    Authors

    Peta Goldburg