The Decalogue and Mitzvot

This lesson builds on student’s understanding of the Mosaic Covenant and the revelation of the Torah on Mt Sinai (including the theme of Shekinah). The lesson looks at the 10 duties which make up the decalogue and why each of these duties is important.Next students explore the Mitzvah as a whole (613) and divergent understandings of these laws. The teaching “Do not kill” is discussed alongside modern moral issues such as euthanasia, war and abortion. This helps to introduce later topics in the scheme of work such as the Talmud and Pikuach Nefesh. Students consolidate and apply their learning with a C 8 mark question.


  • Starter slide (date/title, thinking task, flipped research homework)
  • Retrieval Starter
  • Key words - GCSE Specific
  • Sharing Info with video
  • Decalogue importance worksheet
  • True or False Laws activity
  • Divergent beliefs activity (Venn Diagram)
  • Exam Practice C Question
  • Challenge Questions
  • ‘Packaway’ Plenary

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