Intent

Teaching of values through Religious Education can benefit the society in such a way that the students will realize that their own religion like all other religions teach the similar values and they have all reasons to have positive feelings for other faiths. This will also help them feel themselves as an equal citizen who should work whole heartedly and with all their energy for the prosperity of Pakistan. The present generation will grow up with healthy, tolerant and sound moral character which will ultimately result in the creation of a society with the spirit of social cohesion. Such a society has been a dream of sage throughout the history.

Keeping in view the above-mentioned realities, the curriculum of Religious Education is progressive and promoting religious harmony.

Curriculum areas

1. Introduction to Religion: This section deals with a brief introduction to the respective religion. It will cover basic religious concepts and then their key philosophies, principles etc.

2. Beliefs and Prayers: This section deals with basic beliefs and important prayers of the followers of the particular religions.

3. Religious Leader (s): Life and teachings of the religious leaders are discussed in this section. It includes something about their lives and their teachings for the followers of particular religions.

4. Ethical and Moral Values: This section will focus on values according to the teachings of the respective religion and their application and implication in everyday life and larger society. These values have been selected for each grade level keeping in view the cognitive level of the students and their exposure to different aspects of social life.

5. Sources of Guidance and Heroes: Famous inspirational personalities and role models of respective religions have been included in the curriculum with a view that they will provide a vision to the students from early age. The selection of these personalities for each grade has been made in accordance with the cognitive level of students.

6. Religious Festivals: For making students more familiar with their religion and their social practices, some religious festivals have been included in the curriculum. The purpose is to encourage students to participate in, observe and respect these festivals.

Further Information