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Introduction to Buddhism through Mathematics

Introduction to Buddhism through Mathematics

Do you have pupils who love Maths? Do you have pupils who also love Religious Education? If so, this is the activity for them! Regardless of their age, all students love puzzles. Learning and fun at the same time! When learning about Buddhism, engage your students with these 5 excellent activities which have the advantage of combining their Maths skills with the enjoyment of playing! They were designed not just for creating ‘busy-work’ for students, but for engaging the students in the learning process and enhancing their learning experience.The sentences were developed in alignment with the learning objectives for the lesson: ‘Introduction to Buddhism’:✶ to identify 2-3 facts about Buddhism;✶ to explain the key words: ‘the Buddha’, ‘enlightenment’ and ‘the Middle Way’.The activities are suitable to be used for homework or during class activities (as starter or plenary). The answers are included! The activities have been created in both colour and blackline for your convenience.*************************************************************** This resource contains:✶ Cover✶ Preview✶ Teacher notes✶ 5 Activities - Colour Version✶ The answers✶ 5 Activities - Blackline Version✶ The answers✶ TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 19***************************************************************Related Resources All puzzles***************************************************************

By Think_About_It

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Key Stage 3 and lower school Chemistry revision

Key Stage 3 and lower school Chemistry revision

This is a comprehensive set of information worksheets for revising Key Stage 3 and lower school Chemistry. It covers these topics: atoms and elements, periodic table, compounds, metals and non-metals, mixtures, solutions, acids and alkalis, physical changes, chemical changes, filtration, distillation, chromatography, structure of the Earth, composition of the atmosphere and the rock cycle. There is a simplified version of the periodic table that I have created. The pages are scaled to fit A4 paper.

By rs007

Frankenstein: The Portrayal of Women!

Frankenstein: The Portrayal of Women!

This engaging and informative lesson aims to improve students’ understanding of the portrayal of women in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The lesson places a particular focus upon the perceived role and characteristics of women in the late 1700s, and compares this to the manner in which they are presented in the text. By the end of the lesson, students demonstrate an ability to argue whether they think Shelley’s portrayal of women challenges or recycles existing ideas of women living at the time.The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through:- Understanding the social and historical context of life for women in the late 1700s;'- Making links between contextual understanding and what is noted from the text;- Reading and understanding key extracts from chapters 8, 22, and 23 - extracts that provide exposure to the female characters in the text;- Inferring, and interpreting the key events of the extracts, and considering the impression that is given of women by Shelley;- Arguing whether they feel that Shelley recycles or challenges the role of women at the time, using a purpose-made essay template;- Peer assessing each other's learning attempts.Included is:- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and substantial; (including an animated Frankenstein's monster to guide them through the lesson);- Inferring and interpreting worksheet (and a teacher answer sheet);- Extracts from Chapters 8, 22, and 23;- The role of women worksheet;- Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses;- Comprehensive lesson plan.There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to middle-ability year 9/10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities.All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

Frankenstein: Victor Frankenstein - The Tragic Hero

Frankenstein: Victor Frankenstein - The Tragic Hero

This engaging and detailed lesson aims to improve students’ understanding of the lead protagonist in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Victor Frankenstein. The lesson places a particular focus upon how Victor fits the role of a tragic hero, and it studies the actions and behaviours that lead to his inevitable demise. Students also analyse how Shelley uses the character of Victor to present key messages about religion, unchecked ambition, and the treatment of the ‘others’ in society.The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through:- Defining the role of the tragic hero and exploring how Victor personifies these features;- Understanding prevailing attitudes towards religion, ambition, and appearances, and investigating how Victor would have been received considering these ideas;- Reading and understanding extracts in which Victor's fatal flaws are evident, and considering how they are relevant;- Analysing how Shelley utilises Victor and his demise to present key messages to readers;- Linking knowledge of time, place, and author, and relating these to specific areas of the text;- Peer assessing each other's learning attempts.Included is:- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and substantial; (including an animated Frankenstein's monster to guide them through the lesson);- Mood map - to track Victor's role in the plot and eventual destruction;- 'Frankenstein's Actions' worksheet;- Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses;- Comprehensive lesson plan.There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to middle-ability year 10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities.

By TandLGuru

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Frankenstein Big Bundle!

Frankenstein Big Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of Mary Shelley's horror classic 'Frankenstein.' The lessons enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key features of plot, character, context, and language, in addition to considering the key themes and ideas running throughout the text.All of the resources that you need are included in the bundle: informative and engaging whole lesson PowerPoints, worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. The bundle is made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, including:- The Context of Frankenstein;- Victor Frankenstein - The Tragic Hero;- Shifting Narrative Viewpoints:- Shelley's Description of the Monster;- The Monster's Murders - Justified?- The Frankenstein Pointless Game.Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps:- Engaging- Defining/ Understanding- Identifying/Remembering- Analysing/ Creating- Peer or self evaluating.All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Individually, these resources would amount to £14, meaning that you are saving 64%!These resources can also be bought individually for £2 each

By TandLGuru

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Orton Gillingham Spelling Series: Supplemental Word Lists & Activities

Orton Gillingham Spelling Series: Supplemental Word Lists & Activities

A HUGE Bundle of the four levels: A, B, C, and D - along with a supplemental activities resource. You can purchase each of the Leveled Resources separately or purchase this bundle and receive the supplemental activities for free! This bundle represents a great resource of Spelling the Orton Gillingham Way, in a sequential, cumulative, explicit, and multisensory approach based on the principles of Orton Gillingham and for large, small group or individual students. There is a supplemental activities resource available for after students have completed all four resources. This supplemental resource includes phonemic awareness activities; word lists; Words Within Words;If you have a question, please contact me at ekennyfoggin@gmail.com . Have a wonderful day. Elizabeth Kenny-FogginM. S., M. A., OG-TT (IMSLEC)Key terms:Dyslexia; OG; Orton Gillingham; tutoring; Elizabeth Kenny; writing development; multisensory resources; parent support; literacy; spelling resources; Turner Syndrome

By ekennyfoggin

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Exploring the Holocaust Project - Complete Pack

Exploring the Holocaust Project - Complete Pack

This bundle is a complete pack of resources which assist the teachers and the students in researching various ways in which different people reacted to the Nazi regime and producing a report which fully investigates the chosen topic.This project is an ideal activity to be used at the end of the unit 'Exploring the Holocaust', it is suitable for S1/S2/S3 (Scotland) and Year 7/8/9 (England) and it can be completed in 5-6 periods. The project is designed to give all pupils opportunities to achieve all success criteria and experience enjoyment at the same time.Please rate and leave comments if you use or like this resource. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! For a wider range of free and paid resources please have a look at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dana2010

By Think_About_It

Exploring the Holocaust Project - 1. Beginning to investigate

Exploring the Holocaust Project - 1. Beginning to investigate

This resource is the first in a series of resources which assist the teachers and the students in researching various ways in which different people reacted to the Nazi regime and producing a report which fully investigates the chosen topic. It is an ideal activity to be used at the end of the unit 'Exploring the Holocaust' and it is suitable for S1/S2/S3 (Scotland) and Year 7/8/9 (England). The project is designed to give all pupils opportunities to achieve all success criteria and experience enjoyment at the same time.'Beginning to investigate' helps pupils to identify the five topics they can choose from, explains how to write the report and encourages pupils to gather basic information about their topic.Please rate and leave comments if you use or like this resource. Your feedback is highly appreciated!For a wider range of free and paid resources please have a look at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dana2010

By Think_About_It

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Getting Started with Numbers: Dice Pattern Activities

Getting Started with Numbers: Dice Pattern Activities

This activity pack contains a teacher guide to activities to do with your young students to help them to begin to develop additive and multiplicative thinking. Six different colour sets of dice pattern cards are included.These activities focus students on the quantitative aspects of number for students to develop a cardinal understanding of number rather than only reading numerals. These activities contribute to a sound foundation for learning basic facts - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

By wilkieway

Wilkie Way Teaching & Learning Pocket Guide: Learning to Measure

Wilkie Way Teaching & Learning Pocket Guide: Learning to Measure

This is the second pocket guide for measurement and takes you through the understanding of the concept of units for measurement and all there is to know about understand how units work applied to all measurement attributes. This guide bridges from making comparisons to using standard units of measure.An essential for all teachers and especially teachers relatively new to the classroom.

By wilkieway

Wilkie Way Teaching & Learning Pocket Guide: Using Standard Units of Measure

Wilkie Way Teaching & Learning Pocket Guide: Using Standard Units of Measure

This is the third measurement pocket guide and builds onto Learning to Measure and understanding the concept of measurement and measurement units. This Guide looks at the different standard units including a brief history behind the invention of the metric system.At this level students need to be able to benchmark, measure accurately and begin to use their place value knowledge in understanding the relationships between units. Understanding the measurement prefixes gives meaning to the relationships.

By wilkieway

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Measurement for the Primary Years

Measurement for the Primary Years

The ultimate teacher resource for understanding the teaching and learning of measurement.Use this resource bundle for planning a school curriculum of measurement making the appropriate connections to student development of number concepts as given in the pocket guides.Build your teacher knowledge and understanding of the concept of measurement. UNDERSTAND not just DO

By wilkieway

DCF for Primary

DCF for Primary

Rob-bot Resources presents a complete guide to support primary school teachers in the delivery of the Digital Competency Framework (DCF) in Wales.Following the Donaldson Report (2015), the need to improve digital competency within students across Wales was identified as being as important to the development of students as literacy and numeracy. This document provides practical solutions as to how primary teachers of years 3-6 can confidently deliver these requirements across a broad range of subjects. Where possible I have included "unplugged" solutions, i.e those that don't require a computer to fulfill the requirements, so that teachers of all backgrounds can feel confident in the delivery of the framework.***Please leave a review! ***

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Statistics for the Primary Years

Statistics for the Primary Years

This bundle provides all you need to know to provide the learning experiences for your students. Statistical Investigations cross over into all curriculum areas. It is a tool for inquiry. The need to be statistically literate is essential in today's world and the future world of our students. Use for planning a school programme of learning. Use for developing your understanding of statistics.

By wilkieway

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Crime & Deviance (20 Lessons) [ GCSE Sociology ]

Crime & Deviance (20 Lessons) [ GCSE Sociology ]

This bundle contains 20 lessons for the 'Crime & Deviance' section of the new GCSE Sociology specification. Whilst it is useful to any teacher of Sociology, it was designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017. It is designed to be a self-contained, comprehensive and complete resource: everything a teacher/department need to teach the Crime & Deviance section of the course. Each lesson comes in a .Zip file, This file contains: -A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf) -A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats) -Homework [-Most of the lessons include a worksheet (double-sided A4 or A3)] We take considerable time making the highest quality lessons and we believe these are the best GCSE Sociology resources money can buy, positive reviews are greatly appreciated. Our intention is to have the other units of the new GCSE Sociology course available by June. Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.com PS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/

By godwin86

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Careers and Enterprise Drop Down Days

Careers and Enterprise Drop Down Days

Careers and Enterprise Drop Down Days. This resource contains four different 'drop down emersion days' that can be delivered to upper KS2 KS3 and KS4 Students.1. Olympics2.Fifa World Cup3. Brilliant Board Games4. Fantastic FuturesEach drop down day will last 5 hours and consists of different sessions. Each session is broken down into tasks that students can complete and all of the drop down emersion days promote transferable skills and essential enterprise life skills. (See free resources)

By bkingsnorth

Groups of 2, Doubles, Pairs, Odds & Even

Groups of 2, Doubles, Pairs, Odds & Even

A Wilkie Way Practice Workbook to provide a fuller understanding of groups of 2 by looking at equal groups of two, odd & even numbers, the meaning of double, using the word "pair". Using an array to connect counting in twos with knowledge of doubles. Recalling the two times table from memory.Use to support students in understanding the extra language surrounding the two times table.

By wilkieway

Frankenstein: The Monster's Murders: Justified?

Frankenstein: The Monster's Murders: Justified?

This lesson aims to improve students’ understanding of plot and characterisation in Mary Shelley’s gothic horror novel 'Frankenstein,' through critical engagement with the monster’s justification for murder. The lesson places a particular focus upon the hardship and suffering experienced by the monster, in addition to the discrimination and loneliness that he experiences. The lesson concludes with students completing a highly-informed argumentative piece, detailing whether they feel the monster was justified or not.The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through:- Recalling and understanding who, when, and why the monster kills individuals throughout the text;- Reading and understanding key extracts from the text, which include third-person narration from the monster discussing his actions;- Comprehending the key elements of plot development and character, through interpreting and inferring the key meanings in extracts;- Listing opposite sides of an argument in regarding the monster's justification, in order to build a stronger case;- Using the features of writing to argue in order to contend whether the monster was justified in his actions or not;- Peer assessing each other's learning attempts.Included is:- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and substantial; (including an animated Frankenstein's monster to guide them through the lesson);- Comprehension worksheet (and a teacher answer sheet);- Extracts from Chapters 16 and 24;- Card-sorting resources for the introduction task;- Writing to Argue Help-sheet;- Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses;- Comprehensive lesson plan.There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to middle-ability year 9/10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities.All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

9-1 GCSE American West - The Gold Rush 1848-9 Summary/Revision Sheet

9-1 GCSE American West - The Gold Rush 1848-9 Summary/Revision Sheet

GCSE American West New 2016 Specification Grades 9-1 Can be used for AQA, Edexcel, OCR or iGCSE exam boards. Revision/summary sheet covering the Gold Rush 1848-9 Also causes, events and consequences Looks at key points, impact and examples. Includes exam style questions Part of American West Please see my other lessons & resources Feedback welcome

By MrThorntonTeach

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EDUCATION (20 Lessons) [ GCSE Sociology ]

EDUCATION (20 Lessons) [ GCSE Sociology ]

This bundle contains 20 lessons for the Education section of the new GCSE Sociology specification. Whilst it is useful to any teacher of Sociology, it was designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017. It is designed to be a self-contained, comprehensive and complete resource: everything a teacher/department need to teach the Education section of the course. Each lesson comes in a .Zip file, This file contains: -A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf) -A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats) -Homework [-Most of the lessons include a worksheet (double-sided A4 or A3)] We take considerable time making the highest quality lessons and we believe these are the best GCSE Sociology resources money can buy, positive reviews are greatly appreciated. Our intention is to have the other units of the new GCSE Sociology course available by June. Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.com PS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/

By godwin86

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Class, Poverty & Crime - Crime & Deviance L9/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192]  Criminality Factors

Class, Poverty & Crime - Crime & Deviance L9/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] Criminality Factors

Professionally designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017. It can be purchased as a part of a complete 20 x lesson bundle (from June, 2017)This is lesson 9 of our 20 lesson course for the 'Sociology of Crime & Deviance' section; it refers to the 'Factors Affecting Criminal & Deviant Behaviour' topic. The lesson focuses on links between class, poverty, inequality and crime/criminality. It addresses the question: "Is poverty the main cause of crime?". The download includes:-A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf)-A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats)-A double-sided A4 worksheet-A 12 side knowledge-hunt-HomeworkAll lessons are designed around the new AQA specification, we take considerable time making the highest quality lessons. Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.comPositive reviews warmly welcomed!PS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/

By godwin86

Careers: Enterprise and Employability life Skills Drop Down Day  'Fantastic Futures'

Careers: Enterprise and Employability life Skills Drop Down Day 'Fantastic Futures'

Careers, Enterprise, PSHE, Life Skills emersion day. This resource includes 1x PowerPoints (Split into 7 different Sessions) 9x Student handouts and 1x Teacher guide to the day.This is a series of workshops with all the resources needed to deliver either a drop down day for a year group or a SOW on Enterprise and Careers about Designing a school for future generations. Some of the resources will need to be amended to fit YOUR SPECIFIC SCHOOL e.g The Quiz and some photos of your school but the rest can stay exactly the same.These resources will help develop employability life skills in your students (Teamwork, Leadership, Creativity and innovation, Problem Solving, Resilience and Empathy, Decision making and Planning and Public Speaking)Students will be in small teams and compete against each other in a variety of tasks and take on the role of different jobs from Designer and Architect to Accountant and Builder and finally Presenter. How could you use this resource?Use with KS2/KS3 and KS4/KS5 as an emersion day or drop down day to engage students in a fun and educational project. This could even be run as a cross-curricular humanities project in lessons over a half term. These resources work well with my other CAREERS, PSHE and CITIZENSHIP lesson PowerPoint’s and worksheets and DROP DOWN DAYS. Click on my name to see my full shop containing lots more useful free and paid resources for Citizenship and PSHE.

By bkingsnorth

Wilkie Way Teaching & Learning Pocket Guide Beginning Statistics

Wilkie Way Teaching & Learning Pocket Guide Beginning Statistics

A guide to the essentials when teaching beginners of statistics. Download onto your phone or tablet and have a quick guide at your fingertips.Discover the early progressions in statistics that underpin most other areas of the curriculum - not just in mathematics.Make the connections to other strands and provide students with a scaffolded learning progression for success.

By wilkieway

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Social Construction of Crime - Merton & Becker - Crime & Deviance L3/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192]

Social Construction of Crime - Merton & Becker - Crime & Deviance L3/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192]

Professionally designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017. It can be purchased as a part of a complete 20 x lesson bundle (from June, 2017)This is lesson 3 of our 20 lesson course for the 'Sociology of Crime & Deviance' section; it refers to the 'Social Construction of Crime & Deviance' section. The lesson focusses on the work of Merton & Becker: 'Strain-Theory' and Interactionist views. It also introduces the six broad theories of what causes crime in society.The download includes:-A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf)-A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats)-A double-sided A4 worksheet (.pdf)-A double-sided A4 Information sheet (.pdf)-HomeworkAll lessons are designed around the new AQA specification, we take considerable time making the highest quality lessons. Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.comPositive reviews warmly welcomed!PS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/

By godwin86

Frankenstein: Shelley's Description of the Monster!

Frankenstein: Shelley's Description of the Monster!

This lesson aims to improve students’ understanding of the descriptive language used to depict the monster in Chapter 5 of Mary Shelley’s horror novel 'Frankenstein.' The lesson places a particular focus upon the descriptive language devices employed by Shelley, in order to create a clear image of the monster’s appearance in the reader's mind, and also to describe Victor’s strong reaction to his creation. By the end of the lesson, students demonstrate an ability to make sustained and original interpretations of the language used by the author.The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through:- Considering how their preconceptions about the monster have been influenced by modern media and representations;- Read and understand a key extract from the beginning of chapter 5 - the point at which the monster comes to life;- Infer and interpret the key developments of the extract, including Frankenstein's changing feelings and the monster's ambiguous actions;- Identifying and analysing some of the key descriptive devices used by Shelley to create an image of the monster;- Analysing the effect of the descriptive devices upon the reader;- Peer assessing each other's learning attempts.Included is:- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and substantial; (including an animated Frankenstein's monster to guide them through the lesson);- Descriptive devices worksheet (and a teacher answer sheet);- Extract from the beginning of Chapter 5;- Inferring and Interpreting worksheet;- Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses;- Comprehensive lesson plan.There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to middle-ability year 9/10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities.All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru