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How do you respond to change? Think about a time in your life when something big changed - maybe you moved house, changed school, or welcomed a new family member. Did you welcome the change, or did you struggle to accept it?

Below are some of the definitions of "change" as listed in the Merriam Webster dictionary. From reading these, why do you think change could be challenging or scary for some people?


a: to make different in some particular : ALTER 

never bothered to change the will 

b: to make radically different : TRANSFORM 

can't change human nature 

c: to give a different position, course, or direction to 

changed his residence from Ohio to California 

Year 9 RE: Big Changes

Statement of Inquiry: There is a reciprocal relationship between changes in society, changes in religion, and personal change.  

Students research an Australian Catholic figure, event or organisation and explore what changes they created and experienced.  

Refer to the Assessment and Criteria box on the right side of this page. 

You will need to consult the LibGuide for Topic Choices and draft your research questions.  

You will also need to consider: 

Context Research 

What was happening in the time of your event, person, organisation? What is the context e.g. when did this person live, what was happening at the time, what other people was this person influenced by?  

Change Research 

How did your person, event or organisation implement, experience and drive change? What did this change look like? 

Deeper research

Use your own research questions to find out more about your person, event, or organisation. 

Keep notes using the Cornell Note Template and remember to add to your bibliography in MyBib as you work through your research. 

Psychologist Hilary Scarlett explains why humans find change challenging. 

A quick explanation of how economic factors, political situations and social movements affect each other, leading to changes in society.  

Assessment Task and Criteria

Encyclopedia Britannica