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Forgiving the Unforgivable PPT

Forgiving the Unforgivable PPT

This PowerPoint presentation is the second of three lessons focussing on Forgiving the unforgivable, exploring the story of Kemal Pervanic and his experiences of incarceration in the Bosnian War. For the accompanying lesson plans and student booklet (plus resources for the other lessons) please visit: Within this lesson students will learn about Kemal’s experience in the Omarska camp and the reality that he personally knew many of his guards and interrogators as his teachers, friends and neighbours. Students will explore his journey towards forgiveness and the impact this had on him. They will learn about Kemal’s project in Bosnia to unite young people of all nationalities. The previous lesson introduces Kemal and his story. The third and final lesson explores the story of Mary Blewitt who lost 50 members of her family in the Rwandan Genocide. This resource can be used within Citizenship, Religious Studies and PSHE or within tutor time discussions or drop down days. Each lesson is designed to last approx one hour. Due to the content of this lesson, it should be facilitated by a staff member who knows the class well and can direct responses and use prompt questions to encourage healthy discussion, whilst maintaining a safe environment for all young people. The resources are available for free download at and include a lesson plan, student booklet and powerpoint for each lesson. In addition The Forgiveness Project organises speakers in schools for assembly, within class time or for special events. Please contact for further information.
anna206
Why do people forgive? PPT

Why do people forgive? PPT

This PowerPoint presentation is the first of three lessons focussing on **Why do people forgive? ** For the accompanying lesson plans and student booklet (plus resources for the other lessons) please visit: Designed for students in YR9 and above, this lesson starts to explore the reasons why people may choose a path of forgiveness through the real-life story of Mary Foley, who lost her child in a violent attack at a 16th birthday party. The lesson enables students to discuss the benefits of forgiveness on people’s physical and emotional well-being and how empathy can influence people’s ability to forgive. The two lessons that follow, further explore compassion and empathy, introducing students to Barry Mizen whose Son Jimmy was killed in his local community. Students look at Desmond Tutu’s cycle of revenge and forgiveness and discuss how empathy for an offender / the offender’s family can impact a journey of forgiveness. This resource can be used within Citizenship, Religious Studies and PSHE or within tutor time discussions or drop down days. Each lesson is designed to last approx one hour. Due to the content of this lesson, it should be facilitated by a staff member who knows the class well and can direct responses and use prompt questions to encourage healthy discussion, whilst maintaining a safe environment for all young people. The resources are available for free download at and include a lesson plan, student booklet and powerpoint for each lesson. In addition The Forgiveness Project organises speakers in schools for assembly, within class time or for special events. Please contact for further information.
anna206
Assembly: D is for Differences

Assembly: D is for Differences

Bertie bird knocks how everyone is different to him, thinking his way is the only way to be, until he discovers a land where everyone is the same. This comprehensive assembly pack includes: A fully scripted assembly including an introduction and reflection with key questions throughout, A presentation (PDF) complete with engaging images, A set of Key Word cards to enhance understanding, A reward certificate. Themes explored include: individuality, animals, colour, respect, relationships, it’s good to be me, self esteem, differences.
MySchoolAssembly
Assembly: C is for Caring for Others

Assembly: C is for Caring for Others

An old man relies on his family to look after him as he ages and becomes less able. His son isn’t as kind as he could be but his grandson soon teaches his parents a lesson in caring that they will never forget. This comprehensive pack includes: A fully scripted assembly including an introduction and reflection with key questions throughout, A presentation (PDF) complete with engaging images, A set of Key Word cards to enhance understanding, A reward certificate. Themes explored include: family, support, friendship, thoughtfulness.
MySchoolAssembly
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
The United Nations

The United Nations

A lesson to explore the UN and what it does. This lesson aims to give students an understanding of the organisation and the means to question if it is a reasonable use of resources, or a waste of them. Class debates included, as usual, with extension activities, youtube videos, and plenty of varied activities to bolster engagement. A SEND worksheet also attached here. Learning Questions What is the United Nations? What are its aims? Do you think it’s a good organisation?
DavidFew
Nuclear War

Nuclear War

This lesson explores Nuclear war: the affects of nuclear weapons, if they can ever be justified, if there are any specific examples students know of, and how Christians might respond to the idea of nuclear war using the just war theory. SEND worksheet included, and a variety of extension activities (including how to make a peace crane) are included. As well as this, youtube videos and plenty of discussion activities, as well as an online ‘nuke map’ which explains how a nuke would affect the area you are, anywhere in the world. I know, right? An amazing resource. Learning Questions: What do Nuclear weapons do? Can Nuclear War ever be just? Are there any examples you know? How may Christians respond to Nuclear war?
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
The Just War Theory

The Just War Theory

A lesson designed to explore the Just War Theory in a collaborative, group work activity that emphasizes team work. This leads on to a creative activity where students create a poster, poem or rap to exemplify the Just War Theory’s 7 aspects. Learning Questions include: What is the Just War Theory? Do I agree with it? Why? Differentiated learning outcomes included, which evaluate why Christians may or may not agree with the Just War Theory. All activities are clearly explained in the Powerpoint, and a variety of extension activities for more able students are included.
DavidFew
Causes of War

Causes of War

A lesson that explores the learning questions: What causes war? Is war ever justified? Using a game students explore in teams of 6 the possible causes of war, and evaluate if they are worthwhile. Differentiated learning outcomes and links to youtube videos included, this lesson has been tweaked over a course of 5 years into something that works for me in the classroom. It includes guided discussion and debate topics, as well as some religious opinions in the form of Augustine’s just war theory. Any necessary instructions included in the powerpoint notes.
DavidFew
The Investigatory Powers Act

The Investigatory Powers Act

Perfect for a form discussion or a PHSE/Citizenship lesson, this resource examines the investigatory powers act and gives students the opportunity to debate their opinions on mass surveillance. It also summarises human rights, and is designed to help develop students skills of critical thought and debate. It includes a short youtube video and SMSC objectives. Learning Questions include: What is the investigatory powers act? Should the government be able to see all of our online data? SMSC objectives met are: To learn and discuss what is right and wrong and respect the law; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views. To appreciate diverse viewpoints and resolve conflict.
DavidFew