Drawing on an inquiry model of learning, Investigating Religion offers a wide variety of learning opportunities that encourage students to apply five key steps of inquiry - framing, investigating, reasoning, judging and reflecting - to the issues and phenomena encountered in the course.
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PDF Textbook chapters
Chapter 2: Ritual
Chapter 3: Sacred texts
Chapter 4: Ultimate questions
Chapter 5: Religion, values and ethics
Chapter 6: School-based topic - religion and human rights
Chapter 7: Australian religious perspectives [Part 1]
Chapter 7: Australian religious perspectives [Part 2]
Chapter 7: Australian religious perspectives [Part 3]
Chapter 8: Hinduism
Chapter 9: Judaism
Chapter 10: Buddhism [Part 1]
Chapter 10: Buddhism [Part 2]
Chapter 11: Christianity
Chapter 12: Islam [Part 1]
Chapter 12: Islam [Part 2]
Chapter 13: The nature and significance of religion
Glossary, References and Index
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Investigations - all [Word docs, zipped 4Mb]
Chapters 1 - 4 [Word docs, zipped 40Mb]
Chapters 5 - 9 [Word docs, zipped 53Mb]
Chapters 10 - 13 [Word docs, zipped 34Mb]
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Teacher CD content
Additional material - Chapters 1-3
Additional material - Chapters 4-6
Answers - Chapter 1
Answers - Chapter 2
Answers - Chapter 3
Answers - Chapter 4
Answers - Chapter 5
Answers - Chapter 6
Answers - Chapter 7
Answers - Chapter 8
Answers - Chapter 9
Answers - Chapter 10
Ethnographic planning guide
Writing - PowerPoints
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The Golden Bough:
Activities 6.20 and 6.22:
Apology to the Stolen Generation:
UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights: