Religious Studies KS3: K is for Kosher

Some religions have a clear idea of what is okay to eat and what is not.

This playful and fast paced animation summarises the attitudes of Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism towards the consumption of animal products.

Introducing the rules of Kosher and Halal, which describe what animals can be eaten and how they should be prepared, and explaining the reluctance to eat meat typical of Hindus and Buddhists.

This short film will show students that when it comes to food and religious beliefs, you are what you don’t eat.

This is from the series: A-Z of Religion and Beliefs

Teacher Notes

You could ask your students to detail basic aspects of Kosher and Halal rules.

Students could investigate why Hindus are reluctant to eat meat and discuss whether they agree or not with the Buddhist suggestion that animal meat should not be consumed on ethical grounds.

Curriculum Notes

This short film will be relevant for teaching KS3 Religious Studies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 3rd and 4th Level Religious and Moral Education in Scotland.

J is for Jesus
L is for Laws and Rules
M is for Meditation and Prayer