Capital punishment

Capital punishment

Intro to capital punishment. This lesson looks at what capital punishment is and the reasoning for and against it. Students reflect on a series of high profile case studies and consider whether they feel capital punishment can be just. Links to RS edexcel syllabus.
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Christianity and Transplant surgery

Christianity and Transplant surgery

Lesson centered around the case study of the conjoined twins Mary and Jodie. Explores different Christian attitudes to transplant surgery. Edexcel text book is useful for one of the activities.
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Nature of euthanasia

Nature of euthanasia

Euthanasia introduction. This lesson gives an introduction to what euthanasia is, the law and some of the key arguments for and against it. It has some differentiated resources suitable for supporting very weak students. It links to the edexcel syllabus.
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Theories of punishment

Theories of punishment

Intro the ideas of reform, protection, deterrence and retribution. Contains a game as a starter which encourages students to reflect on a variety of crimes, the punishments administered and why as well as a main task that requires them to think of the logic and theory behind different theories of punishment along with their strengths and weaknesses. Links to edexcel syllabus
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History: Christmas Trench Truce 1914

History: Christmas Trench Truce 1914

The truce within parts of the Western Front trenches is one of the defining moments of the First World War for many people. These activities seek to look at the emotion and the feelings that the men in the trenches would have been feeling as they spent their first Christmas in the Trenches. The activities take back the events from a novelty advert to the real emotion of the men in the trenches. The exercises encourage the students to empathise with the soldiers and to consider their actions in terms of what they had previously been told about the Germans. There is a link with English as the students then look at writing a poem about the events, taking influence from some of the great war poets.
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RE GCSE Resource: Modern Slavery

RE GCSE Resource: Modern Slavery

This is an excellent resource that investigates the difficult topic of modern slavery. It fits perfectly with the GCSE RE specification with Human Rights and Social Justice. The lesson covers topical issues and ask questions that really focus the students on the moral consequences of slavery. There is a brief historical aspect to put slavery into context before exploring modern slavery and the trafficking of people.
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The end of World War 2: Why did the USA drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima quiz

The end of World War 2: Why did the USA drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima quiz

The end of World War Two: why did the USA drop the atomic bomb quiz and review 55 questions to engage and motivate students learning: I have included great images to support learning. Contains some upsetting pictures. Learning Objectives: To explain how and why the USA joined the Second World War To decide whether it was right to drop nuclear bombs on Japan in 1945 Teacher Notes This is an excellent activity/game to further improve students work and knowledge. I split the class into two teams (in one class I have girls against boys but in another class I have just divided the room down the middle) and when we play the game each side decides on a volunteer to come to the front, facing the class so they can’t see the board (one team at a time).
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