Aims and objectives
The Holy Books Challenge is a series of short interactive activities
aimed at developing a pupil's awareness of differences and similarities
between the six major faiths.
Pupils should have some prior knowledge, and a basic understanding,
of all of the six main faiths.
In the classroom
This is a series of simple activities based around the Holy Books
taken from Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and
Sikhism. Each activity tests pupil knowledge of the scriptures and
the signs and symbols of the different faiths. The last activity
in the Challenge is a quiz.
The activities consist of:
· Which Book? - matching
the holy scripture to the faith
· Wordy Books - a word search
· Religious Artefact - matching
the artefact to the faith
· Are You a Bookworm? -
a quiz to test how much pupils know about sacred texts
The activities can be used individually or as a consecutive series
depending on classroom/curriculum needs. Where pupils have a less
‘all-round’ experience of other faiths, this activity
can be used with an interactive whiteboard for whole class teaching
where pupils could be guided towards the correct answers through
As this is an RE resource, there are no curriculum references for
this activity. Teachers will need to relate the learning objectives
to their own LEA’s agreed syllabus as appropriate.