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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 #1

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

 

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

 

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)

 

VARIANTS/DENOMINATIONS:

 

 

2. BELIEFS OF CHRISTIANITY

BEST: Principal Beliefs of Christianity (Waverley)

ALSO: Dictionary of Theology (CARM)

             Deity of Jesus (Theopedia)

             Humanity of Jesus (Theopedia)

             Death of Jesus (Got Questions)

             Resurrection of Jesus (Theopedia)

             Resurrection of Jesus (Christian Faith)

             God (Theopedia)

             God (Christian Faith)

             Trinity (Theopedia)

             Revelation of God (Theopedia)

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

             Salvation (Theopedia)

 

 

 

 

 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 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. 

YouTube Video: Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2

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

 

d. VISHNU & SHIVA

VISHNU (BBC)

SHIVA (BBC)

 

 YouTube Video: Hindu Creation Stories (BBC) (2 mins)

 

4. ETHICAL SYSTEMS

b. ASHRAMAS

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.

VIDEOMission India Part 3: Caste System

 

 

 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

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

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

 

4. Islam - Ethics:

The basis of ethics in Islam

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

Islamic Ethics

Principles of Islamic Ethics & Islamic Law (ISRA) pdf

Reviewing the Starting Points for Islamic Ethics

Sources of Islamic Law by Huda (About.com)

Sharia: BBC;

Advanced: Islamic Ethics

 

 

2. BELIEFS OF ISLAM

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)

 

 

 

 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)

 

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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