Religious Studies KS3: M is for Meditation and Prayer

Even in the hyper-connected world, prayer and meditation remain the best ways of getting in touch not only with God, but also with your own self.

This engaging, lively educational animation introduces students to the role that prayer plays in Christianity, Islam and Sikhism by exploring its purposes, importance and significance.

Used by Buddhists to keep the ‘monkey mind’ at bay, and by Sikhs to get rid of mental dirt, meditation also is a key theme, teaching students the benefits of disconnecting for a while.

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

Teacher Notes

This could be used to ask students to discuss the ways in which meditation can be a good everyday practice.

Your students could describe the differences in how and why Christians and Muslim people pray, and investigate which religion recommends both praying and meditating frequently.

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.

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