This lesson focuses on Christian teachings relating to stewardship and Genesis. It has a Christian focus throughout. The learning objectives are: All must: Define what ‘stewardship’ means.Most should: Explain Christian views on stewardship using key words. Some could: Explain Christian views on stewardship using key words and religious teachings.
For bottom set Year 8. Use with video on BBC learning zone clips. It is a 3 and a half minute mini documentary from RE Curriculum Bites videos. It covers the Christian and Hindu views on the environment very briefly. The desighn a logo for stewardship worked well with my kids.
These are a couple of sheets on the Bible that I did as a PGCE student, just to use as an introduction. The 2nd sheet (parts of the Bible) works by asking students to turn to a selection of Bible passages and then try to work out what type of Biblical writing this is. It gets students used to using Bible references and hopefully makes them read the passages a bit more intently.
This is an activity where groups of students send 1 person up at a time to memorise sections of the completed diagram for a concentrated period of time e.g. 1-2 minutes. They then return to their group and try to remember what they saw and transfer onto their incomplete sheet.
At the end, their diagrams are always a total mess, but they really do remember what they memorised.
It's always nice to give your students something Christmassy to work towards as it gets closer. I've updated this resource due to it's popularity. This 10 page booklet can be printed in colour or black and white. Students can work through the different activities suggested in one go or once a week. I've used these resources with different ages but it would work best for lower secondary or primary school. The resources tell the Christmas story, look into traditions today and explore how Christmas was celebrated in the Tudor and Medieval period. The additional Powerpoint may also be used for other activites. Comments are appreciated. Images acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for reuse".
This lesson uses drama to encourage students to explore a range of creation stories from across the globe. They are also encouraged to reflect on whether or not these stories can be useful for learning about other cultures. <br />