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RE Festivals KS2: Eid Lesson Plan

RE Festivals KS2: Eid Lesson Plan

Religious Education - Festivals - Eid. Year 4 A lesson plan for anyone teaching the festival of Eid. This was the last festival I taught in the term so the end of the lesson plan looks at similarities and differences.
sharonkh
Peace and Conflict Scheme of Work

Peace and Conflict Scheme of Work

A scheme of work which covers the causes of war, how it is justified politically and religiously, nuclear war, pacifism, north korea, 9.11 and terrorism, with an opportunity for an creative and analytical assessment. I've tweaked, modified and re-vamped these resources to maximise engagement and learning for 2018.
DavidFew
Peace and Conflict Assessment

Peace and Conflict Assessment

This assessment aims to be a creative one, where students research a war and try to apply the just war theory, jihad, religious attitudes, the approach of a peace making organisation and their opinion to it. It is an attempt to have students using their critical thinking skills in a project that fosters analytic, creative and original thought. I know. I’m an optimist. Sarcasm aside, I think our students are getting smarter all the time: they are exposed to more information than any preceding generation and deserve the opportunity to show off and really apply themselves.
DavidFew
9.11, Terrorism, War and Peace

9.11, Terrorism, War and Peace

This lesson has been a long one in the making. Having found resources from all over the web, edited my own video compiling footage from 9.11 and interviews from Geroge Bush and Osama Bin Laden, this lesson aims to give as an impartial view of 9.11 as possible. It includes neo-conservative explanations for 9.11, to Noam CHomsky esque critique of American Foreign Policy that Michael Moore would be proud of, and even allows al-Qaeda to explain their opinion. Obviously it makes explicit that targetting civilians is never, under any circumstances, acceptable, but tries to explain that 9.11 was a complicated event with historical, cultural, social and religious causes using a redacted and edited document which summarises complicated historical commentary into a digestible PDF. It even includes a brief mention of conspiracy theories for those more inquisitive students. Above all, it encourages critical thought and human compassion. A wide range of differentiated and extension activities here. Learning Questions: What was 9/11? How did it cause a war? Why did the the USA and al-Qaeda say it happened? Ext: Why do you think it happened? Independent, group and whole class activities included to bolster engagement and learning. There’s enough for at least 2 lessons here. But I’m selling it as one, because I’m nice like that.
DavidFew
Jihad: Muslim Attitudes to War

Jihad: Muslim Attitudes to War

A lesson that explores Muslim attitudes to war through Jihad. It explores the greater and lesser jihad, and gets students to collaboratively piece together what Jihad actually is whilst debunking the myth that it means ‘holy war’. Closer to ‘righteous struggle’ this lesson aims to draw comparison with the Just War Theory and help to see how in some ways it is more progressive than the JWT (avoids hurting plants and animals) and in others more religious (must be ordered by a religious leader). It also compares modern conflicts to Jihad, and the ways it has been misused. Learning Questions include: What are Muslim views to war? What is Jihad? How might Jihad be misinterpreted? Extension tasks included, as is a wordsearch starter for students to have a quick win at the beginning of the lesson to build learning engagement.
DavidFew
A general introduction to Islam and the 5 pillars

A general introduction to Islam and the 5 pillars

Key stage 3 RE - a good introduction to Islam. The lesson begins with a linking activity which enables students to write in the first oval what they know already about the religion, then fill in the second oval as a review task at the end of the lesson. The lesson uses clips and key questions for students to make notes on the basics about Islam. Later on the presentation, it moves onto the 5 pillars of Islam and enables a learning from religion activity for students to try and relate some of the principles of Islam in a non-religious way. This could be adapted to work over 2 lessons.
aragon1
Hajj - 5th Pillar of Islam - Journey of a lifetime game

Hajj - 5th Pillar of Islam - Journey of a lifetime game

Ideal activity for students just beginning to learn about the 5 Pillars of Islam. They play the game, answering questions about Islam and learning about Hajj at the same time. Takes about 20 minutes to play so perfect as a main activity, extenstion activity or plenary.
FollyFairy
Religion peace and conflict Checklist

Religion peace and conflict Checklist

Checklist can be used to review the scheme of work. Two different coloured pens can be used. The first colour to be used at the beginning and then a second colour at the end of the lesson to show progress.
Yasmin54
Religion Peace and Conflict- Victims of war- GCSE AQA 9-1

Religion Peace and Conflict- Victims of war- GCSE AQA 9-1

Students learn about the justifications for helping victims of war and also the ways in which organisations support victims of war. The concentric circle is aimed at helping students interpret and apply religious evidence. Opportunity to practice this in an exam question which consolidates knowledge gained. A fast paced lesson.
Yasmin54