Christianity

Year 11 SOR2

Outline of Unit of Work

This unit covers five main areas:


  1. Origins
  2. Principal Beliefs
  3. Sacred texts and writings
  4. Core Ethical Teachings
  5. Personal Devotion

Each section has sample questions that you need to be able to answer. These are examples of 3-10 mark responses that could appear in an assessment task. Please complete them as you work through the unit.

You can access the Studies of Religion Syllabus here, and the syllabus dot points here


Resources:

1. Origins

Answer the following questions:


  • Outline the historical and cultural context in which Christianity began
  • Examine the principal events of Jesus’ life
  • Explain why Jesus is the model for Christian Life
  • Describe the development of early Christian communities after the death of Jesus
  • Outline the unique features of: Anglicanism; Catholicism; Orthodoxy; Pentecostalism; Protestanism

2. Principal Beliefs

Answer the following questions:

  • Outline the principal beliefs regarding the divinity and humanity of Jesus
  • Explain the importance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for Christians
  • Outline the beliefs about the nature of God and the Trinity
  • Examine the Christian understanding of revelation
  • Describe the Christian understand of salvation

3. Sacred Texts and Writings

Answer the following questions:


  • Identify the importance of the Bible in Christianity
  • Examine extracts from the Bible which demonstrate the principal beliefs of Christianity

4. Core Ethical Teachings

Answer the following question:


  • Outline the principal ethical teachings in: (1) The Ten Commandments; (2) The Beatitudes; (3) Jesus’ commandment of love
  • Describe the importance of ethical teachings in the life of adherents

Read the following HSC Sample response (page 5) which discusses Bioethics

Exemplar response: Christian Ethical System (10 commandments)

5. Personal Devotion

Answer the following question:


  • Describe the importance of different types of personal prayer