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Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment

An introductory lesson, including a debate ("Capital Punishment should be reintroduced to the UK"), about Capital Punishment. It covers the following objectives, mainly from a secular viewpoint although including some Christian views: What is Capital Punishment? What are the arguments for and against it? What do YOU think? It includes a youtube video, gap fill exercise, debate and evaluation writing exercise. Students are always engaged with this topic area.
DavidFew
Religious Attitudes and Justice

Religious Attitudes and Justice

This is a resource, with scaffolding options for SEND, for students to understand Muslim and Christian Attitudes to Justice. It involves an independent study task, built around the concept of co-operative teamwork filling in a 'beehive' as bees do when filling in cells of honey. There are also scaffolded paragraph tasks. The objectives addressed are: Why is Justice important to Muslims and Christians? What are some examples of Islamic and Christian teachings about justice? What is your opinion of Muslim attitudes to Justice? EXT: Why might someone disagree with you? Teachers should aim to really push evaluation, examining why different people believe different things and the benefits and pitfalls of different beliefs.
DavidFew
KS1 Christmas RE Unit - 4 lessons

KS1 Christmas RE Unit - 4 lessons

This is a pack of four RE plans, perfect for using during the Christmas season. The lessons are aimed at KS1 and are all highly interactive, using a range of enjoyable activities to teach the Christmas story and its messages. The themes that are covered include trust, journeys, gifts and similarities and differences. Each lesson includes a detailed plan with learning objectives, as well as a PowerPoint presentation telling the story. The Christmas story is split into the following lessons: Angel Gabriel visits Mary The birth of Christ The shepherds visit Jesus The Wise Men visit Jesus
blossomingminds
KS1 Christmas RE lesson - The Wise Men Visit Jesus

KS1 Christmas RE lesson - The Wise Men Visit Jesus

This is a plan for a Christmas RE lesson, with a focus on the end of the story, when the Wise Men visit Jesus. It is suitable for using with Key Stage 1. The plan includes a starter, a preparation activity, a simple written activity and a plenary. The theme for the lesson is differences and similarities. There is a PowerPoint presentation of the story to use and a template for written activity included in the price. The lesson could be used individually or as part of a Christmas RE unit. (The PowerPoint is also available without the lesson plan for £3 on Blossoming Minds' shop.)
blossomingminds
KS2 Christmas RE Unit (4 lessons)

KS2 Christmas RE Unit (4 lessons)

This is a pack of four RE plans, perfect for using during the Christmas season. The lessons are aimed at KS2 and are all highly interactive, using a range of enjoyable activities to teach the Christmas story and its messages. The themes that are covered include trust, refugees, spreading the word of God and similarities and differences. Each lesson includes a detailed plan with learning objectives, as well as a PowerPoint presentation telling the story. The Christmas story is split into the following lessons: Angel Gabriel visits Mary The birth of Christ The shepherds visit Jesus The Wise Men visit Jesus
blossomingminds
KS2 Christmas RE Lesson - The Wise Men visit Jesus

KS2 Christmas RE Lesson - The Wise Men visit Jesus

This is a plan for a Christmas RE lesson, focusing on the end of the story when the Wise Men visit Jesus. The theme for the lesson is similarities and differences. It is suitable for using with Key Stage 2. The plan includes a starter, a discussion activity, a written activity and a plenary. There is a PowerPoint presentation of the story to use. Perfect for using individually or at the end of a Christmas RE unit.
blossomingminds
GCSE Religious Studies self-assessment rubrics for writing extended responses

GCSE Religious Studies self-assessment rubrics for writing extended responses

These rubrics allow students to review and evaluate their own work. The 'RS Checklist for Success' is more appropriate for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 learners who are middle to lower ability, and need to learn to scaffold their own work and check for completeness, SPAG, and general presentation. We use the rubric as a support for those students who are prone to making the same basic literacy errors, and who need to develop their basic written responses. The 'RS GCSE Checklist for Success provides two tables; one for Edexcel GCSE Part c) style responses (usually requiring two points that are clearly expressed and sufficiently developed, and where a source of authority is referred to); and one for Part d) style responses which require greater depth of argument with points FOR, points AGAINST and a general balanced conclusion. While developed for RS Edexcel Specification B, the tables can easily be edited and adapted to suit any essay writing needs, to encourage self-assessment and ensure students have a framework that will support progress and success.
silvestertim