Aims and objectives
This game aims to extend and consolidate previous knowledge and
understanding of the six main faiths - Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism,
Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism. By the end of the game, pupils should
have a greater understanding of events, celebrations and key artefacts
associated with each of these faiths.
Pupils will need to have a basic understanding of the six faiths
although, as there are no time limits, the game can be played with
In the classroom
'A Question of Religion' is an interactive board game with an underlying
theme of festivals. The player chooses a faith before play commences.
The object of the game is to collect 6 religious artefacts appropriate
to that faith by landing on specific squares and correctly answering
questions. The questions cover six of the world's major faiths.
(N.B. The common word 'dice' has been used throughout the activity
rather than the grammatically correct word 'die'.) As the player
moves around the board, they need to answer questions correctly
in order to collect the artefacts. They also need to be careful
as they are playing against the clock! Once they have collected
all six artefacts the game is over and they can go and look at them.
The activity can be used as a either a reinforcement or assessment
opportunity for individual or small groups of children. The game
can also be used to extend children's understanding of the major
faiths as the questions can be used as prompts for further independent
study or whole class discussion. The end of the game displays the
collected artefacts for the chosen faith together with additional
information about their importance and usage.
Although this is a ‘one player’ game, it lends itself
to whole class involvement by using an interactive whiteboard. Individual
pupils can be called to ‘spin the die’ and then the
rest of the class can be called on to provide the answers. Alternatively,
the class can be split into ‘groups of faiths’ where
they have to answer any question which arises that matches their
|Support materials description:
|Included with this activity are worksheets which
contain copies of the artefacts relating to each of the six
faiths. Click on a faith to download the relevant worksheet:
This activity is supported by the 'Holy Books Challenge' and
'Sacred Sites' resources.
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.