Shinto: An Introduction

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Lesson Pack

Marion Wadowski
published on 15 May 2019
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Discover Shinto through its beliefs, values and rituals with 25 pages of lesson plan, activities, homework and assignments, keys and marking grids. All you need to teach on that subject: included and ready to print in this resource!


  • Discover a new religion and its gods: Shinto.
  • Engage pupils to reflect on their community and own values. Why do we do what we do in our everyday lives?
  • Raise awareness in the classroom about values and accountability.
  • Engage pupils into talking about their feelings and how to handle them.
  • Practice pupils' analytical and oral presentation skills.

Content - 25 pages

  • Detailed course plan divided into two units of about 60 to 90 minutes each. Each unit has sub-units which you can teach separately as well, to fit your schedule better.
  • Varied resources, and ready-to-print activities.
  • The Microsoft Word format allows you to adapt the course content and worksheet to the specific needs of your pupil.
  • Homework in lieu of assessments; however, you're free to use them or any other worksheets as and when you see fit.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Shinto, a Religion With a Twist
Video and Questions
Mime Game

Unit 2: Amaterasu and Susanoo
Homework Review
Collecting & Summarising Data

Supporting Material
Worksheet 1 - Discovering Shinto
Worksheet 1 - KEYS Discovering Shinto
Worksheet 2 - Charade Game
Worksheet 3 - Shinto Shrine Complex
Worksheet 4 - A Special Person…
Worksheet 5 - Relationships: Collecting Data
Worksheet 6 - Amaterasu and Susanoo
Worksheet 7 - Presentation
Marking grid - Oral presentation

This content was made possible with generous support from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

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