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Preliminary SOR (Year 11)


 

The following resources below exist solely for the purposes of research via the NSW HSC Course - Studies of Religion (see disclaimer below).

This course is studied in many Christian Schools; hence its coverage on the 'Christian Faith' website.

 

 

YEAR 11 S.O.R. (Introduction).

YEAR 11 resources are also found on our main STUDIES OF RELIGION page, so make sure you check out this VERY important page.

Also ...

STRONGLY RECOMMMENDED: Waverley Y11 SOR PAGE

STRONGLY RECOMMMENDED: DOT POINT pdf document

STRONGLY RECOMMMENDED: Cite This For Me This website is a very handy tool that assists students to reference assignments correctly (recommended by an SOR student!)

Hughes SOR

Mr Achmar's page: Year 11

PANGO HSC Studies of Religion: Extensive coverage - do NOT ignore this site!

The Nature of Beliefs by Tristan Forsyth (SlideShare)

 

 

 

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YEAR 11 S.O.R.(Preliminary Course)

 

TOPIC #1a: THE NATURE OF RELIGION

VIDEOS BY MARK CIMINO

Preliminary Studies of Religion: The Contribution of Religion

Preliminary Studies of Religion: Characteristics of Religion

Preliminary Studies of Religion: What is a Worldview?

 

VIDEO: Characteristics of Religion (4min41 - Miss D Maths)

VIDEO: Dynamic Living Religions (11min07 - Miss D Maths)

 

 

 TOPIC #1b: AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL BELIEFS & SPIRITUALITIES

BEST: Australian Aboriginal Beliefs and Spiritualities: The Dreaming (WAVERLEY). Check out the tabs on the left-hand side of the page.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies (University of Queensland). A page of helpful links.

Aboriginal section post 1945 by Tristan Forsyth (SlideShare)

CHAPTER 1 (free download - pdf): Cambridge Studies of Religion Stage 6 Second Edition

PEARSON Review. Chapter 1: Nature of religion and beliefs

Nature of Religion and Beliefs (Mrs Hughes)

 

Nature of the 'Dreaming':

Aboriginal belief systems and spirituality (Bored of Studies)

SACRED SITES Central Land Council

ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA ART & CULTURE CENTRE

DREAMING and the DREAMTIME Aboriginal Art Online

INDIGENOUS EDUCATION RESOURCES Aussie Educator

 

VIDEO: Dreaming (5min14 - Miss D Maths)

VIDEO: Origins of the Universe (1min43 - Miss D Maths)

VIDEO: Sacred Sites (3min33 - Miss D Maths)

VIDEO: Stories (of the Dreaming). (1min25 - Miss D Maths)

 

WEBLINKS from 'Living Religion' Text 5e

Rainbow Serpent, Mimi Spirits and Tagai Spirits

The Rainbow Serpent

Mimi Spirits

 

​Coomaditchie people's Dreaming stories

Awabakal Dreaming Stories (revised link by 'CF')

 

Aboriginal language map

Australian Museum: Spirituality

Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation

Miromaa Aboriginal Language & Technology Centre 

 

MUTTON BIRD ISLAND - A SACRED SITE: Coffs Harbour

"The local Aboriginal people of the past and today in the Coffs Harbour area belong to the Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal nation that represent them as a people. The Gumbaynggirr people have an ongoing connection with the land and water. For them, heritage and nature are inseparable from one another. The Island is significant to the Gumbaynggirr people culturally and forms part of their spirituality and personal identity.
 
GIIDANY MIIRLARL ((pronounced Ghee-dayn Meeral), meaning ‘moon sacred place’.)
 
The Island is a sacred site of the Gumbaynggirr people, who call it Giidany Miirlarl, which means ‘moon sacred place’. The traditional story tells of the moon, who is the guardian of the island, keeping birds there for the Gumbaynggirr people to hunt for food. The guardian does not allow too many to be hunted so that there would be enough for future generations.
It is said that when the full moon returns each month, it renews life to the plants and animals. The moon uses the tides, riptides and floods against those who do not respect the Aboriginal lore."
 
Rookery Roundabout, Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve Teacher Resource Kit
2015 State of NSW and Office of Environment and Heritage

 

VIDEO: Preliminary Studies of Religion: Australian Aboriginal Beliefs

 

 

TOPICS #2,3,4

 

 BUDDHISM:

BUDDHISM (Christian Faith)

Buddhism (Getting In)

PEARSON Review. Chapter 2: Buddhism

 

 

 

 CHRISTIANITY:

PEARSON Review. Chapter 3: Christianity

Christianity (Getting In)

CHRISTIANITY (Mrs Hughes)

 

 

1.ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY

BEST: Christianity: Origins (Waverley)

The Beginnings of Christianity (Mitchell Teachers)

Christianity: Beginnings (Patheos)

History Of Christianity - Fact Based Faith (All About Religion)

The Life & Times of Jesus of Nazareth: Did You Know? (Christian History)

What is the origin of Christianity? (Got Questions?)

What is the history of Christianity? (Got Questions?)

Christmas (Christian Faith)

VIDEO: Christianity #1 Historical Cultural Context (Jeremy Clark)

VIDEO: Preliminary Studies of Religion: The Historical and Cultural Context in Which Christianity Began (Mark Cimino)

VIDEO: Great Schism (1054) by Ryan Reeves (Gordon Conwell Seminary: 31.01 mins)

 

VARIANTS/DENOMINATIONS:

 

 

2. PRINCIPAL BELIEFS OF CHRISTIANITY

BEST: Principal Beliefs of Christianity (Waverley)

ALSO: Dictionary of Theology (CARM)

VIDEO: Principal Beliefs of Christianity (9min57 - Miss D Maths)

VIDEO: Principal Beliefs of Christianity (10min42 - Miss D Maths)

 

JESUS - DIVINITY & HUMANITY

Deity of Jesus (Theopedia)

VIDEO: The Incarnation and Jesus Christ (In 90 Seconds) by Ryan Reeves (2.39 mins)

Humanity of Jesus (Theopedia)

 

JESUS - DEATH & RESURRECTION

Death of Jesus (Got Questions)

VIDEO: Christianity: Jesus Death and Resurrection (Jeremy Clark)

Resurrection of Jesus (Theopedia)

Resurrection of Jesus (Christian Faith)

VIDEO: Did Jesus Christ Ascend to Heaven? (In 90 Seconds) by Ryan Reeves (2.11 mins)

 

NATURE OF GOD incl. TRINITY

God (Theopedia)

God (Christian Faith)

TRINITY

Trinity (Theopedia)

             

APOSTLES' CREED

VIDEO: What is the Apostles Creed? (In 90 Seconds) by Ryan Reeves (2.52 mins)         

 

GRACE (PROTESTANT)

VIDEO: The Grace of God (in 90 seconds) by Ryan Reeves (2.01 mins)

 

LITURGY

VIDEO: What is Christian Liturgy? (In 90 Seconds) by Ryan Reeves (1.58 mins)

 

MAN

VIDEO: Image of God (In 90 Seconds) by Ryan Reeves (3.02 mins)

 

REVELATION

Revelation of God (Theopedia)

VIDEO: Christianity Revelation (Jeremy Clark)

What is general revelation and special revelation? (Got Questions)

 

SALVATION

Salvation (Theopedia)

 

SIN

VIDEO: What is Sin? (In 90 Seconds) by Ryan Reeves (2.33 mins)

 

3. SACRED TEXTS & WRITINGS

VIDEO: Preliminary Studies of Religion: Sacred Texts and Writings of Christianity (Mark Cimino)

 

 

 

 HINDUISM:

(See also: Balinese Hinduism)

 

A Christian 'Dalit' cries out for all Dalits by Elisha (Dalit)

HINDUISM (Christian Faith)

An Overview of Hinduism (Christian Answers)

Hinduism Beliefs (Hinduism Beliefs)

PEARSON Review. Chapter 4: Hinduism

 

1. ORIGINS and EARLY DEVELOPMENT

a. EARLY INHABITANTS

the early inhabitants of the Indus Valley:
       – the Harappan civilisation
       – the Aryans
 

The Ancient Indus Valley (Harappa)

Hindu History (Hindunet)

The Bible of Aryan Invasions 1500 BC - 1000 AD by Prof. Uthaya Naidu (pdf). A pro-invasion account by a Dalit. 

VIDEO: Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2

VIDEO: The History of Hindu India: Part 1  From Ancient Times (Hinduism Today). (See also Parts 2&3).

 

b. the Vedic period

c. Hinduism as Sanatana Dharma

 

d. VISHNU & SHIVA 

the main features of devotion to: 
       – Vaishnava
       – Shaiva 

VISHNU (BBC)

SHIVA (BBC)

 

2. PRINCIPAL BELIEFS OF HINDUISM

a. Atman and Brahman

VIDEO: Hinduism Introduction: Core ideas of Brahman, Atman, Samsara and Moksha (Khan Academy; 10.09 mins). 'Hinduism is one of the oldest and largest religions in the world. It is also one of the most diverse in terms of practice. This video gives an overview of the central spiritual ideas of Brahman, Atman, Samsara and Moksha.'

 

b. Gods and Goddesses

VIDEO: Hindu Creation Stories (BBC; 2 mins)

VIDEO: Hindu gods overview (Khan Academy; 8.08 mins). 'An overview of the Hindu pantheon including: Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Ganesh, Parvati, Durga, Lakshmi, Karthikeya, Rama and Krishna.'

MEDIA: Indian fury at Hindu goddess on skimpy swimsuits by Georgina Robinson (SMH)

MEDIA: Gold Coast yoga leggings with sacred deity condemned by Hindus by Toby Crockford (Brisabane Times) 

 

c. Dharma, Karma and Moksha

VIDEO: Hinduism Introduction: Core ideas of Brahman, Atman, Samsara and Moksha (Khan Academy; 10.09 mins). 'Hinduism is one of the oldest and largest religions in the world. It is also one of the most diverse in terms of practice. This video gives an overview of the central spiritual ideas of Brahman, Atman, Samsara and Moksha.'

 

3. SACRED TEXTS & WRITINGS OF HINDUISM

VIDEO: Hindu scripture overview (Khan Academy). 'An overview of the important religious texts in Hinduism including the Vedas, Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita.' (8.17mins)

VIDEO: Religious Texts Of India. Introduction To Hindu Scriptures (Culture Express; 4.02mins)

VIDEO: Religious Texts Of India. The Bhagvad & Other Gitas (Culture Express; 2.44mins)

 

4. ETHICAL SYSTEMS OF HINDUISM

a. THE FOUR VARNAS

VIDEO: Varnas and the Caste System (Khan Academy). A discussion of how varnas as described in the Rigveda and Bhagavad Gita relate to the notion of "caste" in modern India.

b. ASHRAMAS (STAGES OF LIFE)

The Four Ages of Man - The 4 Stages of Life in Hinduism by Subhamoy Das (About)

Ashrama Dharma, The Four Stages of Life by Jayaram V (HinduLive). This article contains slightly more information than the article above.

VIDEO: Mission India Part 3: Caste System

 

5. PUJA (HOME)

VIDEO: A Hindu Home Shrine (Oxford Digital Media. 3.42mins) 

VIDEO: HOW TO DO PUJA AT HOME DAILY. Steps of a Puja. Pooja Vidhi (indus womenchannel. 2.36mins) 

VIDEO: How to Have a Puja at Home (Howcast. 3.23mins) 

 

 

 

 ISLAM

Islam - GENERAL:

ISLAM (Christian Faith)

PEARSON Review. Chapter 5: Islam

'A Background Brief on Muslims in Australia' (Jesuit Social Justice Centre - pdf)

Year 11 Syllabus and notes from Mr Achmar

 

Islam - INTRODUCTION:

VIDEO: Islam: Empire of Faith [PBS Documentary]

VIDEO: The real story: a Christian guide to the Arab world (This video breaks down the negative, unhelpful and wrong stereotypes many Westerners have of Middle Eastern peoples).

VIDEO: Crash Course Islam Revised

 

Islam - ORIGINS:

VIDEO: Introduction to Islam Origins prelim SOR1 (Studies of Religion SJPC)

VIDEO: Islam Muhammad's Life (Jeremy Clark)

VIDEO: Muhammad by Nabeel Qureshi

VIDEO: The Prophet Muhammad Islam SOR1 prelim (Studies of Religion SJPC)

VIDEO: Muhammed (as a model for Muslims) (7min43 - Miss D Maths)

VIDEO: Four Rightly Guided Caliphs Islam SOR1 prelim (Studies of Religion SJPC)

 

Islam - SUNNI and SHIA (and Sufism)

'The Other Islam: Who Are the Shia?' by Patrick Cate and C. Wayne Mayhall (CRI)

VIDEO: Divisions & Sects by Nabeel Qureshi

VIDEO: Sunni Islam (One Minute Faith)

VIDEO: Shi'a Islam (One Minute Faith)

VIDEO: Sufism (One Minute Faith)

VIDEO: What's the Difference Between Sunni and Shiite Muslims? (NowThis)

VIDEO: The differences and similarities between Sunni and Shia Islam (IranWire)

 

 

Islam - ETHICS:

BEST:  Core Ethical Teachings (Waverley) Includes a SUMMARY.

Islamic Ethics (All About God)

Islamic Ethics (Powerpoint from Wikispaces)

Principles of Islamic Ethics & Islamic Law (ISRA) pdf

Reviewing the Starting Points for Islamic Ethics (Malcolm Clark)

Sources of Islamic Law by Huda (About.com)

Sharia: BBC;

Advanced: Islamic Ethics

VIDEO: Core Ethical Teachingsprelim Islamflip (Studies of Religion SJPC: 14.09 mins)

VIDEO: Sharia by Nabeel Qureshi

VIDEO: Sources of Islamic Law (Almir Colan: 5.49 mins)

VIDEO: Sources and Islamic Schools of Law: Lesson-1 (Marifa Academy: 5.49 mins)

 

 

Islam - BELIEFS:

BEST: Principal Beliefs of Islam (Waverley)

Also...

Angels, Life After Death & Fate/Predestination

The principal beliefs about Angels, the life after death and fate/predestination (Waverley)

Al-Malaa’ikah: The Angels (Islamic Learning Materials)

Reality of Angels (The Religion of Islam)

The Belief in Angels (Mission Islam)

 

VIDEO: Islam Principal Beliefs (Jeremy Clark)

VIDEO: The 6 Articles of Faith by Nabeel Qureshi

VIDEO: Principal Beliefs prelim Islam SOR1 (Studies of Religion SJPC)

VIDEO: SOR: Islam Principal Beliefs (Miss D Maths)

 

The implications of Tawhid for Muslim belief (Waverley)

 

Islam - SACRED TEXTS:

VIDEO: Islam Sacred Texts and Writings (Jeremy Clark)

VIDEO: The Quran by Nabeel Qureshi

VIDEO: Hadith by Nabeel Qureshi

VIDEO: Sacred Texts & Writings -prelim Islam Overview (Studies of Religion SJPC)

What is the difference between sunna and hadith? (Bible-Quran)

 

Islam - FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM

VIDEO: Islam The Five Pillars (Jeremy Clark)

VIDEO: The 5 Pillars of Islam by Nabeel Qureshi

VIDEO: The Five Pillars of Islam prelim SOR1 (Studies of Religion SJPC)

 

Islam - JIHAD

VIDEO: Jihad by Nabeel Qureshi

 

 

 

 JUDAISM:

JUDAISM (Christian Faith)

JEWISH GLOSSARY (Bosco)

PEARSON Review. Chapter 6: Judaism

History of Judaism in Australia

 

 

 

 

 TOPIC #5

Religions of Ancient Origin:

Baal and Asherah - this is an extensive page

Shinto - this is an extensive page

 

 

Topic 8: RELIGION IN AUSTRALIA PRE - 1945

(See our dedicated page: CHRISTIANITY IN AUSTRALIA)

 

Websites -Wiki

ncsorreligioninaustraliapre1945

Pre 1945 Australia (Year11SOR2) and emmausSOR2009

 

Chapter/Topic Quizes

​Chapter 8: Religion in Australia pre-1945 ('Living Religion' 4th Ed)

Religion in Australia Pre - 1945 (Quizlet)

 

Public Morality

DEFINITION: "Public morality: Refers to the attempts made by the more conservative elements within Christian denominations to enforce certain moral values through legislation". (Waverley)

Examine the initiatives taken by one religious tradition in Australia in the area of public morality prior to 1945 (Waverley)

Examine initivities taken by one religious tradition in Australia in the area of public morality pre - 1945 (Prezi)

Sample Answer: Assess the significance of Christianity on Australia in the nineteenth century in relation to ... public morality (Waverley)

Religion and public morality pre-1945 (1 page pdf summary- Emmaussor2009)

 

VIDEO

Caroline Chisholm and Mary Mackillop (Jeremy Clark)

First Anglicans in Australia Johnson and Marsden (Jeremy Clark)  

John Dunmore Lang (Jeremy Clark)

The Early Catholic Church in Australia (Part One: The Unconvicted Convict)

The Early Catholic Church in Australia (Part Two: The Unconvicted Convict)

 

 

Education

 

 

 

 

 

1962 Goulburn Strike (YouTube Video)

 

 

 

FOR TEACHERS and STUDENTS:

      Free resources from Cambridge Studies of Religion Stage 6 Second Edition

 

 

 

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