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Life orientation

Grade 7

Rights and responsibilities

Module 9

Oral traditions and writings of various world religions

Below is a list of writings, holy books and tales associated with certain religions or beliefs.

Religion Book/writings and oral narrations Additional information
Christian - Catholic Churches Bible – Old and New Testaments Holy writings divided by the Christian Church into two testaments: Old Testament (Hebrew), and New Testament (Greek). There are various versions, in ancient as well as modern languages.
Christian - Protestant Churches Bible – Old and New Testaments As above.
Africa - Independent Churches:Zionists, Apostolic Churches Strongly follow the Old Testament dogma as well as the New Testament doctrine Most members are ordinary citizens, often illiterate. Lay claim to free guidance by the Holy Ghost.
Jewish faith (Judaism) Torah (Hebrew) It contains the Mosaic Law as contained in the Pentateuch, and is the law that regulates the life of Jews. The Torah is a handwritten parchment-scroll containing the following books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy. It is kept in the ‘Ark’ in the synagogue and used during public readings.
Islam Qu’ran or Koran (Arabic) This is the holy book of Islam. The Muslims believe that the true word of God is that which was dictated to Mohammed by the angel Gabriel (Jibra’il)
Hinduism Bhagavad-Gita, Vedas, Ramayana, Theravam, Thirukkural A holy Sanskrit text that was compiled in about the year 200 before Christ. Directly translated it means “Song of the Blessed One”.
Africa – Traditional Beliefs Oral traditions, especially myths about creation, and rituals. Stories about creation, rituals, holy places, a strong moral code that is passed on orally, and respect for life serve as references for these beliefs.

Activity 1:

To obtain passages from a variety of holy writings

[lo 2.5]

Learners must be encouraged to obtain passages or quotations from as many of the above-mentioned writings as possible. These can be written on pieces of cardboard and read to the class. It is important that these quotations be treated with respect.

Here are examples of two such quotations:

“You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; rich as he was, he made himself poor for your sake, in order to make you rich by means of his poverty.” (The Bible – 2 Corinthians 8 verse 9.)

“Allah is gracious unto His slaves. He provideth for whom He will. And He is the strong, the Mighty. (Qu’ran, Chapter 42 verse 19).


Learning outcomes (LOs)
LO 2
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTThe learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to constitutional rights and responsibilities, and to show an understanding of diverse cultures and religions.
Assessment standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
2.1 discusses the application of human rights as stated in the South African Constitution;
2.2 explains how to counter gender stereotyping and sexism;
2.3 discusses the significance of volunteer organisations;
2.4 explains how recognition of diverse cultures can enrich South African society;
2.5 explains the role of oral traditions and scriptures in a range of the world’s religions.

Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
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