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It's good to talk

It's good to talk

A bundle of resources to promote student talking and listening in a range of structured ways. They help students reflect on their values and are also ideal for promoting discussion and tolerance of different views. Discussion points (Vols 1 &2): Two resources to encourage purposeful talk by giving a focus for a discussion. Each set has 80 different stimuli and is a power point and a word document. Moral dilemmas: A resource to encourage purposeful talk and help students to reflect on their values. A power point with 40 different dilemmas which are also supplied in a word document. ‘Top 3’s’: A deceptively simple focus for discussion. Students are given a category such as tennis players and, in their group, have to come up a top three. Not only does this boost discussion and team work but it makes them think about judgements- what criteria are they going to use? Find someone who: Requires the students talk to each other. They have to find someone who can do a particular task or who likes something etc
WiseArkResources
Getting to know you

Getting to know you

Ideal for the start of the school year with new tutor groups etc. A range of activities that can be used to help students learn to work with each other and solve challenges as well as reflect on their values etc. Getting to know you: includes Sorting activities – getting students moving and engaging with each other; ‘Find someone who ‘ – needs the students talk to each other. They have to find someone who can do a particular task or who likes something etc. Discussion points - a set of questions to get small groups talking about issues Dilemmas – a different type of question for groups to discuss their response to certain situation Miscellaneous – a selection of 10 challenges including ‘think outside the box, number association and ‘tell the time’ (without a watch or phone !!) Supplied with a word document which contains most of the same activities- with sheets to fill in for the ‘Find someone who…’ challenges. Mini Puzzle Collection: A set of a range of puzzles/challenges: Letter/word based (e.g. anagrams, longest word maker); number based (e.g. conundrum, practical maths problems); factual based (e.g. Can you list…, matching pairs) Memory test: Each slide (of thirty) shows ten (related) pictures which students have to memorise and then recall.
WiseArkResources
The Passion of Christ - Four full lessons (Arrest, Trial, Crucifixion and Holy Communion)

The Passion of Christ - Four full lessons (Arrest, Trial, Crucifixion and Holy Communion)

This document contains four full lessons on the events leading up to Jesus’ death, covering The Arrest, The Trial and The Crucifixion of Jesus as well as the Holy Communion. Each lesson follows a clear structure and can therefore be used exactly how it has been laid out but can also easily be adapted. Each lesson contains: A starter activity, main activity and plenary Short video clip and range of images to target different learning needs. Differentiated activities, learning objectives and outcomes Detailed information Various AFL activities to meet different learning needs. There is also a strong level of differentiation in each lesson to not only stretch and challenge the most able but to also promote good learning outcomes for the least able and the middle ability pupils. A great range of lessons which gives pupils a strong insight into the events leading up to Jesus’ death. Hope these lessons all promote strong learning outcomes for your pupils and please leave a review!
RE4all
Assembly:  Abundance (Values)

Assembly: Abundance (Values)

A values-based resource for Assembly, Tutor-time, PSHE/Citizenship. Would be most suitable for Key Stage 1-3. Includes a colourful, engaging PowerPoint and delivery notes (in Notes Section). The resource is editable, should you wish to change it for the needs of a particular audience. Focuses on: the telling of the story of one boy who spends time with another family and learns the true meaning of ‘Abundance’ the meaning of abundance and what the two families (from the story) have in abundance a clip from an advert about thinking differently, used to ask students to consider thinking differently about what they have in abundance asks students to consider what they have in abundance and how they show it.
SpringwellTeaching
Introduction to Judaism

Introduction to Judaism

First term’s worth of activities in booklet format for Judaism aimed at Year 7 - more to follow as the year goes on! Credit to Mrs Humanities (https://mrshumanities.com/2016/04/03/updated-marking-feedback-and-dirt-ideas/) for the DIRT page.
Kc306
Introduction to the religion of Christianity

Introduction to the religion of Christianity

A full 60 minute lesson introducing the religion of Christianity and covering the key beliefs. The follow resources have been provided: A starter activity A carousel activity Strong emphasis on peer-to-peer and independent learning Differentiated learning objectives, outcomes and activities. A plenary Detailed information Essentially everything you need has been provided for you here and this lesson can be used exactly how it has been laid out but can easily be adapted. This lesson follows a clear structure with a starter activity, followed by a carousel activity to promote independent learning, a range of AFL activities and the main task which has also been differentiated to promote progress for all pupils. A great and engaging lesson which introduces the key beliefs about Christianity, Hope this lesson helps and please leave a review.
RE4all
Year 4 Planning Complete Year's Planning Numeracy Literacy KS2 & Aesop Cloze Worksheets Bundle

Year 4 Planning Complete Year's Planning Numeracy Literacy KS2 & Aesop Cloze Worksheets Bundle

Great mega bundle. A complete year’s planning. Plus great Aesop cloze worksheets. Incredible value. Please look at my shop for individual details. Below is one as an example: Planning for the Autumn term for year 4. You get 160 mb of material so good value imo. I taught mainly in Catholic schools so has a Catholic bent. But as we live in a multicultural society, this should be no problem. You get planning for: creative curriculum Literacy Numeracy P.E. (some) Science (some) R.E. (Advent etc) Loads of great lessons to ease your Sunday afternoons. Just cut and paste into your school template.
auntieannie
GCSE Edexcel B Religious Studies Marriage and Family Keyword and Definition Flashcards

GCSE Edexcel B Religious Studies Marriage and Family Keyword and Definition Flashcards

This has 30 flashcards in with keywords and definitions on. There are 6 to an A4 page but you could enlarge to A3 when photocopying. You need to print them double sided with the flip on the short edge and they should line up. Then laminate, cut up and then they are ready to be used. If you create enough sets to be used in groups or pairs they can be used as activities to help pupils to revise the keywords by quizzing each other. Could even print off as single pages and get pupils to use them to match up the keyword and definitions. Again laminate and cut up so they can be used again and again to aid with revision and long term memory These were made for the marriage and family unit on the Christianity paper or Edexcel B. However they could also be used for other specs because there is a lot of overlap.
engagingclassroom
AQA New Spec Religious Studies Hinduism Quotes display

AQA New Spec Religious Studies Hinduism Quotes display

AQA New Spec Religious Studies Hinduism Quotes display. This includes nearly 60! individual quotes and teachings from Hinduism Beliefs, Practices, Relationships, Peace and Conflict, Crime and Punishment and Religion and Life. These can printed and used as a classroom display or reduced and given to students as a booklet of quotes. My students find this incredibly useful to have these around the classroom to look at and embed these teachings so they can use them in the exam.
kernowre
GCSE Edexcel B Christianity Matters of Life and Death Keyword and Definition Revision Flashcards

GCSE Edexcel B Christianity Matters of Life and Death Keyword and Definition Revision Flashcards

This has 26 flashcards in with keywords and definitions on. There are 6 to an A4 page but you could enlarge to A3 when photocopying. You need to print them double sided with the flip on the short edge and they should line up. Then laminate, cut up and then they are ready to be used. If you create enough sets to be used in groups or pairs they can be used as activities to help pupils to revise the keywords by quizzing each other. Could even print off as single pages and get pupils to use them to match up the keyword and definitions. Again laminate and cut up so they can be used again and again to aid with revision and long term memory.
engagingclassroom
Medical Ethics Card Sorts

Medical Ethics Card Sorts

These outstanding resources on medical ethic issues linked to the science curriculum have been bundled together to give to you exceptional value. These card sorts are great for the full range of ability and are designed to help promote debate and discussion of these difficult topics. You can cut them out and put them into an envelope for students to sort or you can get them to cut, sort and stick them into their books. Failing that they can create a key or use highlighters and stick the information into their books. Whenever possible, I have linked in videos that are suitable for classroom use that cover both sides of the debate and can be previewed alongside our resources. Everything is supplied in Microsoft Word and can be easily customized to suit your students . For more information, please click on each resource.
Roy_Huggins
Science SMSC Card Sorts

Science SMSC Card Sorts

These outstanding resources on controversial issues linked to the science curriculum have been bundled together to give to you exceptional value. These card sorts are great for the full range of ability and are designed to help promote debate and discussion of these difficult topics. You can cut them out and put them into an envelope for students to sort or you can get them to cut, sort and stick them into their books. Failing that they can create a key or use highlighters and stick the information into their books. Whenever possible, I have linked in videos that are suitable for classroom use that cover both sides of the debate and can be previewed alongside our resources. Everything is supplied in Microsoft Word and can be easily customized to suit your students . For more information, please click on each resource.
Roy_Huggins
Ethics Card Sort: Genetic Modification - Arguments For & Against

Ethics Card Sort: Genetic Modification - Arguments For & Against

Should scientist be allowed to play God with nature in order to solve the problems caused by climate change, disease and defective genes? What are the dangers and benefits of swapping genes from one species to another? This outstanding resource has been tried and tested in the classroom over many years and aims to help students understand some of the ethical and religious arguments for and against Genetic Modification or GM. . It can be used as a starter, plenary or main activity to accompany any main stream text book or resource on this topic. The nature of the task means that it appeals to the full range of ability. When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page Word Document which contains a learning objective, instructions, two heading cards as well as sixteen fully editable statements that can sorted under them. I’ve also linked in two video clips to this page which are worthwhile watching with your students depending on their ability. The aims of this lesson / activity are: Theme: The Value of LIfe Know: What is Genetic Modification? Understand: What are the arguments for and against scientists being allowed to modify genes? Evaluate: Should scientist interfere with the laws of nature through genetic modification? WILF - What am I Looking For? Identify and describe - What is genetic modification and why are some people opposed to it? Explain - the arguments for and against using genetic modification? Analyze - Should scientist be allowed to use GM technologies to save or improve life? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more quality time with the people who matter. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
Roy_Huggins
Card Sort: Gentic Modication - Arguments For & Against

Card Sort: Gentic Modication - Arguments For & Against

Should scientist be allowed to swap genes from one species to another? Should they be allowed to play God with nature in order to solve the problems caused by climate change, disease and defective genes? This outstanding resource has been tried and tested in the classroom over many years and aims to help students understand some of the ethical and religious arguments for and against Genetic Modification or GM. . It can be used as a starter, plenary or main activity to accompany any main stream text book or resource on this topic. The nature of the task means that it appeals to the full range of ability. When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page Word Document which contains a learning objective, instructions, two heading cards as well as sixteen fully editable statements that can sorted under them. I’ve also linked in two video clips to this page which are worthwhile watching with your students depending on their ability. The aims of this lesson / activity are: Theme: The Value of LIfe Know: What is Genetic Modification? Understand: What are the arguments for and against scientists being allowed to modify genes? Evaluate: Should scientist interfere with the laws of nature through genetic modification? WILF - What am I Looking For? Identify and describe - What is genetic modification and why are some people opposed to it? Explain - the arguments for and against using genetic modification? Analyze - Should scientist be allowed to use GM technologies to save or improve life? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more quality time with the people who matter. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy
Roy_Huggins
Religious Education: Evaluation (RE)

Religious Education: Evaluation (RE)

Never plan an evaluation skills lesson again with this Evaluation Skills resource. All you have to do is enter the topic and let the pupils do the rest. Starter: Debate generator. Our debate generate is packed with 60 generic topics for discussion. Simply click the spin button and stop button to select a topic. The class can then be divided into two to discuss the + & - Add your topic and statement/ question to slides 10 & 25. This will introduce the pupils to the topic and remind them of it when they come to plan. Pupils have doodle note sheets to make notes as the lesson progresses should they wish. Pupils watch a clip of how to structure paragraphs with the PEEL framework. Pupils are given two frameworks to use WAWOS and SONIC (Lower Ability pupils) There are some general rules of thumb for evaluation questions (this is explained) Pupils are taken through how they should divide the time given to them when answering such questions. There is a planning sheet that can be given for each evaluation question. Pupils are also give a marking framework to use during a peer or self assessment (your decision which assessment is used here) There are 6 TeachElite timers in this pack- 1 min, 2 min, 3 min, 6 min, 8 min & 16 min. Plenary: Pupils have a reflective plenary whereby they discuss their learning hurdles. Homework/Extension : A SMART target sheet has been included in the pack should you wish to ask pupils to fill this out next lesson or for homework (based on their attainment during this lesson). If you review this resource we will give you another resource for FREE. We hope that you enjoy this resource! We would love your feedback, if you like what you see, please follow us: on Tes <a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TeachElite”>TeachElite’s Shop</a> click the’Follow this Author button’ . We will keep you updated on any sales we throw or FREEBIES we upload. <br /> <br /> You can find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachEliteRE<br /> and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachElite/
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Exemplar essays for the 2018 Philosophy of Religion OCR H573

Exemplar essays for the 2018 Philosophy of Religion OCR H573

Four exemplar essays to use with students to show one of the possible ways of answering the questions set in the 2018 exam for Philosophy of Religion. They were written in as close to exam conditions as possible and have a clear and logical structure. ‘Corporate religious experiences are less reliable than individual religious experiences.’ Discuss (40 marks) ‘The best approach to understanding religious language is through the cataphatic way’ discuss (40 marks) Assess Boethius’s view that divine eternity does not limit human freewill (40 marks) To what extent does Hume successfully argue that observation does not prove the existence of God? (40 marks) I have been teaching Religious Studies for 10 years and have recent examiner experience.
rach541
Sikhism: The Five K’s

Sikhism: The Five K’s

One worksheet which is double-sided and includes THREE activities about the 5 K’s in Sikhism- an essential for your topic! Activity 1- Describing the objects using a table and answering questions. I used the real objects but you could easily substitute simple fact cards of comprehension text. Activity 2- Research focused. Activity 3- Where are the 5 K’s found on the body? My class thoroughly enjoyed this lesson and so was then carried out in other parts of the school. I found that Sikhism resources were hard to find and this ticks the boxes!
AbbyMSimpson
The New Pupil: Short Story and Imaginative Writing Unit

The New Pupil: Short Story and Imaginative Writing Unit

This unit of work comprises of a short story about a new pupil coming to school who is considered different by the others. This should lead to some discussion about what makes people considered different. The pupil is bullied throughout the day, with the bullying getting progressively worse. The reader learns the bullies own life issues. The story teaches an important moral message and leads to many possible discussions. Many of these are introduced in a worksheet asking the pupil to note their thoughts on the story in detail, with many questions and discussion points raised. The unit then becomes an imaginative writing unit. Various elements of the short story are used as a springboard for the pupils to plan then write their own story about a new pupil coming to a school and being considered different. The unit could be used as part of an English course and should last for a half term if taught once a week. It could be used in late Primary School or early Secondary School. It is also a very good unit to teach to older SEN pupils.
bbunwise
Developments in Christian Thought  WORKBOOK for Year One

Developments in Christian Thought WORKBOOK for Year One

This is a 69 page comprehensive range of student based exercises. In teaching this course over the past year, this is what I’ve been lacking, so I’ve spent some time this summer writing up lesson activities for year one. It has vocab lists to fill out, lots of discussion exercises, background for debates and plenty of the ‘over-to-you’ type enquiry / problem based learning that is needed for students to engage with the most challenging third of the new A Level course. If you like this, do offer feedback and I’ll write up year two as well. Thanks, Mark
markcoffey
Islamic beliefs about the afterlife - GCSE

Islamic beliefs about the afterlife - GCSE

A full 60 minute lesson covering the Islamic beliefs about the afterlife. A well structured and detailed lesson cover the key Islamic beliefs on the after life. This presentation follows a clear structure with a starter activity, encouraging the pupils to think about the afterlife. Following this there is a video clip to meet different learning needs and then a good range of information on the slides to meet different learning needs. There are a great range of AFL activities for pupils to complete within the lesson to ensure sufficient progress is being made and also a plenary to assess the level of progress pupils have made. Therefore, this lesson can be used exactly how it has been laid out but can also easily be adapted. A lesson generally targeted for GCSE pupils but can easily be tailored for key stage 3 pupils. Hope this lesson promotes strong learning outcomes in your lessons and please leave a review.
RE4all
Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Bar and Bat Mitzvah

A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a coming of age ceremony for Jewish boys and girls when they reach the age of 12 or 13. This ceremony marks the time when a boy or girl becomes a Jewish adult. This means that they are now responsible for their own actions and can decide for themselves how they would like to practice Judaism. Watch as a 13 year old boy and girl discuss preparing for the day and how it made them feel. For more free resources head to our Learning Portal: https://teachersportal.org.uk/schools/
JewishMuseumLondon
Brit milah/ circumcision

Brit milah/ circumcision

Brit Milah is the ceremony during which a circumcision is performed on Jewish baby boys when they are 8 days old. This ceremony is important for many Jewish people as it is a symbol of the covenant that God made with Abraham. Watch as this family shares why they think the ceremony of Brit Milah is important. For more free resources head to our Learning Portal: https://teachersportal.org.uk/schools/
JewishMuseumLondon
Justice and Compassion - Catholic Social Teaching

Justice and Compassion - Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching needs to be taught to all students if they are to grow in compassion for their fellow mankind. In an increasingly narcissistic world young people should be challenged to act in solidarity with the poor and to seek justice for all of God’s Creation.
sheensr
AQA: Themes: Religion, Crime and Punishment - Whole Unit

AQA: Themes: Religion, Crime and Punishment - Whole Unit

This is a unit of 8 lessons (in 7 PowerPoints) for the AQA theme of Religion, Crime and Punishment. Lessons cover a variety of tasks, activities and learner styles, geared towards the final exam. Each lesson includes: Homework Starter 3D learning objectives and differentiated outcomes Construct (Main tasks) Apply tasks (Exam practice and technique) Review Plenary Please give feedback! I am always happy to respond to comments - whether positive or constructive - this will help to improve the quality of my resources in the future and, more importantly, the quality of pupils’ RE/RS education in general - which is what we’re all here for!
CreativeRE
AQA: Religion, Crime and Punishment: Suffering and Forgiveness - Whole Lesson

AQA: Religion, Crime and Punishment: Suffering and Forgiveness - Whole Lesson

Lesson intended as a double lesson (roughly 1.5 hours) as part of a unit of work called ‘Religion, Crime and Punishment’ for the AQA spec at KS4. This lesson is called ‘Suffering and Forgiveness’ and is L8 in the unit. This lesson can be taught as a stand alone lesson or as part of the unit. Lesson includes: Homework Starter 3D learning objectives and differentiated outcomes Construct (Main tasks) Apply tasks (Exam practice and technique) Review Plenary Please give feedback! I am always happy to respond to comments - whether positive or constructive - this will help to improve the quality of my resources in the future and, more importantly, the quality of pupils’ RE/RS education in general - which is what we’re all here for!
CreativeRE
AQA: Religion, Crime and Punishment: Capital Punishment - Whole Lesson

AQA: Religion, Crime and Punishment: Capital Punishment - Whole Lesson

Lesson intended as a double lesson (roughly 1.5 hours) as part of a unit of work called ‘Religion, Crime and Punishment’ for the AQA spec at KS4. This lesson is called ‘Capital Punishment’ and is L7 in the unit. This lesson can be taught as a stand alone lesson or as part of the unit. Lesson includes: Homework Starter 3D learning objectives and differentiated outcomes Construct (Main tasks) Apply tasks (Exam practice and technique) Review Plenary Please give feedback! I am always happy to respond to comments - whether positive or constructive - this will help to improve the quality of my resources in the future and, more importantly, the quality of pupils’ RE/RS education in general - which is what we’re all here for!
CreativeRE
AQA Religion, Crime and Punishment: Corporal Punishment - Whole Lesson

AQA Religion, Crime and Punishment: Corporal Punishment - Whole Lesson

Lesson intended as a double lesson (roughly 1.5 hours) as part of a unit of work called ‘Religion, Crime and Punishment’ for the AQA spec at KS4. This lesson is called ‘Corporal Punishment’ and is L6 in the unit. This lesson can be taught as a stand alone lesson or as part of the unit. Lesson includes: Homework Starter 3D learning objectives and differentiated outcomes Construct (Main tasks) Apply tasks (Exam practice and technique) Review Plenary Please give feedback! I am always happy to respond to comments - whether positive or constructive - this will help to improve the quality of my resources in the future and, more importantly, the quality of pupils’ RE/RS education in general - which is what we’re all here for!
CreativeRE
AQA: Religion, Crime and Punishment: Prisons and Treatment of Criminals - Whole Lesson

AQA: Religion, Crime and Punishment: Prisons and Treatment of Criminals - Whole Lesson

Lesson intended as a double lesson (roughly 1.5 hours) as part of a unit of work called ‘Religion, Crime and Punishment’ for the AQA spec at KS4. This lesson is called ‘Prisons and the Treatment of Criminals’ and is L5 in the unit. This lesson can be taught as a stand alone lesson or as part of the unit. Lesson includes: Homework Starter 3D learning objectives and differentiated outcomes Construct (Main tasks) Apply tasks (Exam practice and technique) Review Plenary Please give feedback! I am always happy to respond to comments - whether positive or constructive - this will help to improve the quality of my resources in the future and, more importantly, the quality of pupils’ RE/RS education in general - which is what we’re all here for!
CreativeRE
AQA: Religion, Crime and Punishment: Aims of Punishment - Whole Lesson

AQA: Religion, Crime and Punishment: Aims of Punishment - Whole Lesson

Lesson intended as a double lesson (roughly 1.5 hours) as part of a unit of work called ‘Religion, Crime and Punishment’ for the AQA spec at KS4. This lesson is called ‘The Aims of Punishment’ and is L4 in the unit. This lesson can be taught as a stand alone lesson or as part of the unit. Lesson includes: Homework Starter 3D learning objectives and differentiated outcomes Construct (Main tasks) Apply tasks (Exam practice and technique) Review Plenary Please give feedback! I am always happy to respond to comments - whether positive or constructive - this will help to improve the quality of my resources in the future and, more importantly, the quality of pupils’ RE/RS education in general - which is what we’re all here for!
CreativeRE
AQA: Religion, Crime and Punishment - Crime, Good and Evil - Whole Lesson

AQA: Religion, Crime and Punishment - Crime, Good and Evil - Whole Lesson

Lesson intended as a double lesson (roughly 1.5 hours) as part of a unit of work called ‘Religion, Crime and Punishment’ for the AQA spec at KS4. This lesson is called ‘Crime, Good and Evil’ and is L2-3 in the unit. This lesson can be taught as a stand alone lesson or as part of the unit. Lesson includes: Homework Starter 3D learning objectives and differentiated outcomes Construct (Main tasks) Apply tasks (Exam practice and technique) Review Plenary Please give feedback! I am always happy to respond to comments - whether positive or constructive - this will help to improve the quality of my resources in the future and, more importantly, the quality of pupils’ RE/RS education in general - which is what we’re all here for!
CreativeRE
AQA: Religion, Crime and Punishment: Authority and Religion - Whole Lesson

AQA: Religion, Crime and Punishment: Authority and Religion - Whole Lesson

Lesson intended as a double lesson (roughly 1.5 hours) as part of a unit of work called ‘Religion, Crime and Punishment’ for the AQA spec at KS4. This lesson is called ‘Authority and Religion’ and is L1 in the unit. This lesson can be taught as a stand alone lesson or as part of the unit. Lesson includes: Homework Starter 3D learning objectives and differentiated outcomes Construct (Main tasks) Apply tasks (Exam practice and technique) Review Plenary Please give feedback! I am always happy to respond to comments - whether positive or constructive - this will help to improve the quality of my resources in the future and, more importantly, the quality of pupils’ RE/RS education in general - which is what we’re all here for!
CreativeRE
Judaism: end of life

Judaism: end of life

Rituals of burial and mourning in Judaism can vary across the different streams of Judaism. Watch this film to get a better understanding of the rituals and customs of an Orthodox funeral, burial, and mourning period. For more free resources head to our Learning Portal: https://teachersportal.org.uk/schools/
JewishMuseumLondon
Jewish weddings

Jewish weddings

A Jewish wedding is a joyous occasion. The ceremony can vary according to the couples’ beliefs and streams. Watch as a couple gets married and shares the rituals of their traditional Jewish wedding. For more free resources head to our Learning Portal: https://teachersportal.org.uk/schools/
JewishMuseumLondon
Design your own Purim Megillah

Design your own Purim Megillah

Megillah is the Hebrew word for the scroll on which the biblical Book of Esther is traditionally written. The Book of Esther tells the story of the festival of Purim. The story of Purim took place 2,400 years ago. It tells the story of how Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai saved the Jewish people from persecution by Haman. Purim is celebrated on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar, which occurs in the early spring. Jewish people celebrate the joyful story of Purim with elements similar to carnival. It is traditional for Jews to dress up in costume, perform plays, listen to music, and dance. Create your own story to tell through words and pictures by downloading this resource to create your own megillah scroll. For more free resources head to our Learning Portal: https://teachersportal.org.uk/schools/
JewishMuseumLondon
Jewish sources of authority

Jewish sources of authority

From Torah to Tanach and Talmud, there are many different texts used in Judaism. Interpretations of these texts can vary depending on your stream of Judaism. Download this resource to learn about the various Sources of Authority in Judaism. For more free resources head to our Learning Portal: https://teachersportal.org.uk/schools/
JewishMuseumLondon
Cooking Kosher

Cooking Kosher

Find out about the rules of Kashrut and put them into practice by using this resource to design your own Kosher food menu. For more free resources head to our Learning Portal: https://teachersportal.org.uk/schools/
JewishMuseumLondon
Reflection on Sukkot

Reflection on Sukkot

The festival of Sukkot occurs from the 15th-22nd of Tishrei, which is falls usually around September or October. It is the Jewish harvest festival and reminds Jewish people of the Israelites’ wandering in the desert for 40 years after receiving the Ten Commandments. During this time the Jewish people lived in temporary shelters or booths made from branches. Sukkot is the Hebrew word for ‘booths.’ Today Jewish people all over the world build sukkahs outside their homes to remember how God protected them and cared for them both in the wilderness and today. Use this resource to help your students think about the importance of Home during the festival of Sukkot. For more free resources head to our Learning Portal: https://teachersportal.org.uk/schools/
JewishMuseumLondon
Design your own Shofar

Design your own Shofar

The shofar is a musical instrument made from a ram’s horn. The Shofar is used in synagogue to announce the beginning and end of the Jewish festivals of Rosh Hashanah (New Year), and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). The blowing of the shofar symbolises a wake-up call to reflect on the events of the past year, to apologise for any mistakes, and to make changes for the New Year ahead. It is also a time to ask for forgiveness and to forgive others. Great for lessons about Jewish festivals. For more free resources head to our Learning Portal: https://teachersportal.org.uk/schools/
JewishMuseumLondon