An overview of the Functionalist and Marxist theories with criticisms which can be adapted and used as a gap fill activity, used as a revision resource and/or given to students with exam style questions as an activity in class/homework.
A powerpoint presentation on the issues relating to New Age Movements. There is a link under slide 1 with a clip of Woodhead speaking about secularisation and the Kendal Project. There is a 10 mark question at the end.
A powerpoint covering the feminist perspective of religion as patriarchal followed by the relationship between gender and religion i.e. why are women more likely to be religious than men. There are 2 ten mark questions at the end that can either be set as homework or done in class under timed conditions.
Powerpoint covering what is meant by secularisation and arguments for and against.
The Map It Out slide is where students are given an outline of the world map (preferably A3) and then they have to research and label the map to show where around the world Christianity and Islam for example have grown; they can mark out mega churches etc. A visual really helps them to see how religion is still important around the world.
Key subcultural explanations in Powerpoint - can be edited with questions. Students are asked to research different 'gangs' around the world when learning about subcultural explanations - any Ross Kemp on Gangs is also worth signposting them too which always initiates good discussions if shown in class or set as homework.