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St. Joseph

St. Joseph

I have put together some information about St. Joseph, the husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus. On the liturgical calendar he has two feast days - March 19th - Joseph the husband of Mary - established in the tenth century, and May 1st Joseph the worker in 1955 . March 19th normally falls in Lent. In some churches they have a meal of crumbs - representing wood shavings remembering that St. Joseph was a carpenter by trade. I have included two pieces of work from Britannica. They contain the same information but one is in a bolder font and the other in smaller print with certain words high lighted - between the two a piece of gap work could be created -see example included. In some catholic countries, notably Italy, Portugal and Spain, Father’s day is celebrated on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19th.
antonybatchelor
The Easter Story - Retell the Story Picture Cards

The Easter Story - Retell the Story Picture Cards

Picture cards for retelling the Easter Story. Excellent for assisting children with communication and language skills and for use as a prompt for writing. A great resource for Talk for Writing lessons. Provided in different sizes: 2 per page, 4 per page and 8 per page. Suitable for Early Years and Key Stage 1. Use alongside the Easter Story PowerPoint The Easter Story PowerPoint - simple version The Easter Story PowerPoint - more detailed version Other <strong><i>Fairydoesit!</i></strong> Easter resources available. The Easter Story Colouring Sheets Tell Me a Story - Story Maps for the Easter Story The Easter Story Writing Sheets The Easter Story Writing Booklets <b><i>Check out more resources at</i></b> Fairy does it! Teaching Resources
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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
9.11, Terrorism, War and Peace

9.11, Terrorism, War and Peace

This lesson has been a long one in the making. Having found resources from all over the web, edited my own video compiling footage from 9.11 and interviews from Geroge Bush and Osama Bin Laden, this lesson aims to give as an impartial view of 9.11 as possible. It includes neo-conservative explanations for 9.11, to Noam CHomsky esque critique of American Foreign Policy that Michael Moore would be proud of, and even allows al-Qaeda to explain their opinion. Obviously it makes explicit that targetting civilians is never, under any circumstances, acceptable, but tries to explain that 9.11 was a complicated event with historical, cultural, social and religious causes using a redacted and edited document which summarises complicated historical commentary into a digestible PDF. It even includes a brief mention of conspiracy theories for those more inquisitive students. Above all, it encourages critical thought and human compassion. A wide range of differentiated and extension activities here. Learning Questions: What was 9/11? How did it cause a war? Why did the the USA and al-Qaeda say it happened? Ext: Why do you think it happened? Independent, group and whole class activities included to bolster engagement and learning. There’s enough for at least 2 lessons here. But I’m selling it as one, because I’m nice like that.
DavidFew
Christian opinions to War

Christian opinions to War

A lesson which explores Christian Attitudes to War. Learning Questions include: What are Christian Opinions to War? Why do Christians disagree with each other? EXT: How do you think social background affects peoples opinions? This powerpoint looks includes extension activities, independent learning activities and joint discussion. It covers citizenship, PHSE, SEAL, SMSC and Religious Studies syllabi (I love that plural) and I have found it to be a fairly engaging lesson for many students. It also includes a link to a youtube video animation to the parable of the lost son, and links this to the topic of war and peace for students to consider how religious teachings may be applied to modern day dilemmas. Not dilemmi. Sadly.
DavidFew
Easter - exploring the meaning through questions.

Easter - exploring the meaning through questions.

Use for year 7 RE. This lesson takes a big picture look at Easter to explore not only student’s knowledge but assess their understanding about what Easter is, and has become in the modern world. It uses episodes from the Miracle Maker film to explore the key events of holy week up to the crucifixion and encourages higher level thinking and questioning using a question matrix. This will need printing out prior to the lesson.
aragon1
1.4.7: Drama, Mystery and Passion plays (Edexcel)

1.4.7: Drama, Mystery and Passion plays (Edexcel)

laysEdexcel Catholic Christianity Spec A 1.4: Forms of expression and ways of life 1.4.7: Drama, Mystery plays and Passion Plays Whole lesson and resources including; Starter/Hook - revision activity of previous units Learning Objective (in line with Edexcel Specification) Differentiated outcomes exam technique accompanying worksheets collaborative learning tasks Can be used in conjunction with; Catholic Christianity; Faith in Practice - Victor Watton Catholic Christianity with Judaism and Islam Cathy Hobday, Andy Lewis, Paul Rowan and Cavan Wood Religious Studies: Catholic Christianity Revision guide- Vic Watton
Jessicanorth
1.4.6: Christian Symbols, Iconography and Imagery (Edexcel)

1.4.6: Christian Symbols, Iconography and Imagery (Edexcel)

Edexcel Catholic Christianity Spec A 1.4: Forms of expression and ways of life 1.4.6: Christian Symbols and Imagery Whole lesson and resources including; Starter/Hook - revision activity of previous units Learning Objective (in line with Edexcel Specification) Differentiated outcomes exam technique accompanying worksheets collaborative learning tasks Can be used in conjunction with; Catholic Christianity; Faith in Practice - Victor Watton Catholic Christianity with Judaism and Islam Cathy Hobday, Andy Lewis, Paul Rowan and Cavan Wood Religious Studies: Catholic Christianity Revision guide- Vic Watton
Jessicanorth