What makes somewhere special?

A KS3 Religious Studies lesson, using an enquiry based approach to learning exploring Islam. This is lesson 1 of the topic ‘What makes something special?’ which covers Islamic worship, particularly Salat and Hajj of the Five Pillars of Islam. The SoL follows the 2018 Berkshire SACRE agreed syllabus with a focus on exploring the principles of ‘believing, belonging and behaving’ in a religious and secular context. All tasks are differentiated by choice or challenge in order to stretch learners of all abilities.
Students complete a diamond 9 task why places take on religious significance and why religious people would want to visit one. Students then move on to investigate three holy cities in Islam; Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem.
Students then attempt to answer an evaluation question, requiring them to write in extended paragraphs for and against the statement; ‘Medina is the most sacred city in Islam.’ There are two model answers to go through as well as an opportunity for peer- or self-assessment.
Finally, students revisit the learning objectives and assess their progress in the lesson.

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Created: May 11, 2019

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