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KS3 RE - Religion, Peace and Conflict

KS3 RE - Religion, Peace and Conflict

This 7 lesson topic (including assessment) is a brilliant foundation course for students in KS3 preparing to start GCSE RE. This topic is loosely based and inspired by the brilliant scheme of work from Themes to Inspire by Dynamic Learning. This topic will guide student progress through themes such as violence, war and pacifism with a religious response plus key learning such as pacifism, Just War Theory and includes plenty of learning checks

By njscarlet

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Predeterminism and Crime

Predeterminism and Crime

An introductory lesson on predeterminism backed up with the film minority report and the workings of the department of precrime. I like to use the clip showing the working of the department but it's up to you really which parts you want to show....

By eageorge

KS3 RE - Religion, Peace and Conflict - Lesson 1 - Is violence necessary?

KS3 RE - Religion, Peace and Conflict - Lesson 1 - Is violence necessary?

The first in a series of lessons for KS3 (Year 8 or 9) RE that is loosely based and inspired by the brilliant SoW by Themes to Inspire by Dynamic Learning and is also a brilliant foundation course for GCSE RE. This lesson introduces the concept of violence and war and explores the ethical term: 'lesser of two evils'. There are plenty of learning checks throughout

By njscarlet

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Scheme of Work - The Debate Series: Controversial Issues

Scheme of Work - The Debate Series: Controversial Issues

Want to significantly improve speaking and listening skills? This series of well-resourced lessons is just the ticket. Explores: banning of the burqa, animal testing, death penalty, high-earning athletes, the impact of religion, video games and nuclear weapons. An ofsted HMI said of one of the lessons:"An outstanding example of a teacher making a lesson fun and highly successful was in a religious education lesson where students were debating whether religion was a good or bad thing. The teacher made it absolutely clear how students needed to behave in order to be successful. He used time limits and targeted questioning exceptionally well to keep the pace of learning for all students brisk. Students made outstanding progress and did not realise how hard they were working."

By mrpinkhouse

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Revision Guide on the Problem of Evil (AQA Religious Studies)

Revision Guide on the Problem of Evil (AQA Religious Studies)

This resource is a revision guide on the Problem of Evil, which your students can use for private study. This guide covers all the topics required for the AQA exam board, including the logical and evidential problem of evil, the unreality of evil argument, the natural theodicy, the soul-making theodicy, and the free will defence, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. It also contains discussion questions, exam style questions, and a background on the key critical thinkers. You can use this resource by going through the discussion questions with your students on the handout, ensuring that they read the material beforehand. You can then test their knowledge by going through the exam style questions, while ensuring that they are familiar with the key thinkers in the field. This guide also serves as an interactive learning tool for private study, which should make learning productive and enjoyable, thereby increasing your students' chances of getting the grades they deserve.

By MSBall

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Revision Guide on the Teleological Argument (AQA A Level Religious Studies)

Revision Guide on the Teleological Argument (AQA A Level Religious Studies)

This resource is a revision guide on the Teleological Argument, which you can use for private study. This guide covers all the topics required for the AQA exam board, including the William Paley's design argument and the criticisms from David Hume, John Stuart Mill, Charles Darwin, and Richard Dawkins. It also contains discussion questions, exam style questions, and a background on the key critical thinkers. You can use this resource by going through the discussion questions on the handout with your students, ensuring that they read the material beforehand. You can then test their knowledge by going through the exam style questions, while ensuring that you are familiar with the key thinkers in the field. This guide also serves as an interactive learning tool for private study, which should make learning productive and enjoyable, thereby increasing your students' chances of getting the grades they deserve.

By MSBall

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Revision Guide on Situation Ethics (OCR A Level Religious Studies)

Revision Guide on Situation Ethics (OCR A Level Religious Studies)

This resource is a revision guide on Situation ethics, which is tailored to the OCR exam board. Students will find this pack useful for study because it covers the required topics thoroughly and gives learners the chance to test their knowledge on both discussion and exam style questions. This guide explores the basics of situation ethics; the four working principles; the six fundamental principles of love; the basis for situation ethics; the Biblical justification for situation ethics; and the strengths and weaknesses of situation ethics. You can use this resource as an activity in lessons by getting your students to read through the material beforehand and then testing their knowledge on the topics through the discussion questions. You can then get them to apply what they've learned to exam style questions that are tailored to the OCR board. This way, you can make the learning as interactive and enjoyable as possible.

By MSBall

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Revision Guide on the Ontological Argument (AQA A Level Religious Studies)

Revision Guide on the Ontological Argument (AQA A Level Religious Studies)

This resource is a revision guide on the Ontological Argument, which you can use for private study. This guide covers all the topics required for the AQA exam board, including the arguments from both Anselm and Rene Descartes, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. It also contains discussion questions, exam style questions, and a background on the key critical thinkers. You can use this resource by going through the discussion questions on the handout with your students, ensuring that they read the material beforehand. You can then test their knowledge by going through the exam style questions, while ensuring that they are familiar with the key thinkers in the field. This guide also serves as an interactive learning tool for private study, which should make learning productive and enjoyable, thereby increasing your students' chances of getting the grades they deserve.

By MSBall

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Revision Guide on Life after Death (AQA A Level Religious Studies)

Revision Guide on Life after Death (AQA A Level Religious Studies)

This resource is a revision guide to the self and the afterlife, which is tailored to the AQA exam board. The guide contains information on dualism, materialism, resurrection, reincarnation, and Hick's replica theory. It also contains discussion questions, a background on the key critical thinkers, and exam style questions that are specifically tailored to the AQA board. You can familiarise your students with the content, using the discussion questions to guide them. You can then test their knowledge by using the exam style questions, while ensuring that they are familiar with the important thinkers in the field. This guide also serves as an interactive learning tool for private study, which should make learning productive and enjoyable, thereby increasing your students' chances of getting the grades they deserve.

By MSBall

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Revision Guide on Religious Experiences (AQA A Level Religious Studies)

Revision Guide on Religious Experiences (AQA A Level Religious Studies)

This resource is a revision guide on the religious experiences, which you can use for private study. This guide covers all the topics required for the AQA exam board, including visions, voices, conversions, numinous, mysticism, and revelation. It also contains discussion questions, exam style questions, and a background on the key critical thinkers. You can use this resource by going through the discussion questions on the handout with your students, ensuring that they read the material beforehand. You can then test their knowledge by going through the exam style questions, while ensuring that they are familiar with the key thinkers in the field. This guide also serves as an interactive learning tool for private study, which should make learning productive and enjoyable, thereby increasing your students' chances of getting the grades they deserve.

By MSBall

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Revision Guide on Plato and Aristotle (AQA A Level Religious Studies)

Revision Guide on Plato and Aristotle (AQA A Level Religious Studies)

This resource is a revision guide on Plato and Aristotle, which you can use for private study. This guide covers all the topics required for the AQA exam board, including Plato's dualism and theory of forms; Aristotle's view of the self and the four causes; and each thinker's strengths and weaknesses. It also contains discussion questions, exam style questions, and a background on Plato and Aristotle. You can use this resource by going through the discussion questions on the handout with your students, ensuring that they read the material beforehand. You can then test your knowledge by going through the exam style questions, while ensuring that you are familiar with Plato and Aristotle. This guide also serves as an interactive learning tool for private study, which should make learning productive and enjoyable, thereby increasing your students' chances of getting the grades they deserve.

By MSBall

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Revision Guide on the Problem of Evil (WJEC Religious Studies)

Revision Guide on the Problem of Evil (WJEC Religious Studies)

This resource is a revision guide on the Problem of Evil, which you can use for private study. This guide covers all the topics required for the WJEC exam board, including the logical and evidential problem of evil, the unreality of evil argument, the natural theodicy, the soul-making theodicy, and the free will defence, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. It also contains discussion questions, exam style questions, and a background on the key critical thinkers. You can use this resource by going through the discussion questions on the handout with your students, ensuring that they read the material beforehand. You can then test their knowledge by going through the exam style questions, while ensuring that they are familiar with the key thinkers in the field. This guide also serves as an interactive learning tool for private study, which should make learning productive and enjoyable, thereby increasing your students' chances of getting the grades they deserve.

By MSBall

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What is Truth?

What is Truth?

Introduction to the idea of truth covering:- Definitions of truth- Types of truth- Why truth is importantExtension: Why false information is harmfulActivity focuses:- Murder Mystery- Fake NewsThis lesson was graded outstanding and can be shortened to suit a shorter lesson if necessary. It could also be 2 lessons depending on the ability of group and which tasks are used. The resource contains a lesson plan, PPT and a worksheet. Also a 'scrapbook' worksheet and clues for the detective task. The clues need to be cut up individually to be given to each detective/team. Enjoy!

By TeacherofThought

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ENGLISH - P4C Bundle!

ENGLISH - P4C Bundle!

A powerful pack of philosophical resources to stimulate your students minds.Perfect for teachers of English and English Literature! :D

By godwin86

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The Ultimate P4C Resource Pack [Philosophy for Children]

The Ultimate P4C Resource Pack [Philosophy for Children]

This is the ultimate Philosophy for Children (P4C) Pack: perfect for any teacher wishing to bring philosophy and critical thinking into their classroom. It contains 20 resources and includes: -An 8-Lesson P4C Course -Debate generating software -Philosophy Boxes Discussion Sessions -A P4C Display Pack -A host of other tools and templates Teaching philosophy is my passion and this resource has been made by me over years of spreading the joy of philosophy to young minds. I hope you will help me bring philosophy into the lives of children around the world by using this resource . This product is suitable for any teacher (around the world) to bring P4C into their classroom. It provides enough resources for whole-school initiatives and may be of interest to those in leadership positions, or coordinating P4C/PSHE/SMSC/Ethics provisions. Its uses include: -Introducing philosophy and P4C -Boosting critical-thinking skills -Enhancing metacognitive ability -Practicing conversation and debate skills Feel free to email me with any questions :) Adam, godwin86@gmail.com ---------------------- "Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." - Swami Sivananda

By godwin86

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THE RE MEGA BUNDLE

THE RE MEGA BUNDLE

Perfect for new RE teachers, new HODs and those entering a new RE post. This bundle is a massive collection of files. This bundle is designed for Religious Education, Philosophy & Ethics teachers; It includes: 5 x KS3 Units 5 x GCSE Units or themes A massive KS5 file collection An AQA Philosophy section P4C Tools Other goodies! Feel free to email me about the resource if you have any questions: godwin86@gmail.com Adam

By godwin86

Berkeley's Idealism ( AQA Philosophy ) Epistemology - Revision Session AS / A2 - Perception

Berkeley's Idealism ( AQA Philosophy ) Epistemology - Revision Session AS / A2 - Perception

Designed for teachers using the new AQA Philosophy specification (teaching from 2017 onwards). This revision session covers the 'Berkeley's Idealism' section of the specification. The topic is a part of the Epistemology component of the AS course.This download contains one of a series of revision sessions that use a variety of mind-mapping, discussion and debate tasks to cover a section of the specification. It includes a fully animated revision session PowerPoint and a set of 'silent debate' A3 worksheets. All resources are editable.The revision sessions can be used in a number of ways:-As revision sessions during a revision period of term-time leading up to exams-Sandwiched between lessons as they are taught throughout the year as a way of solidifying and assessing learning-During extra-curricular time (KS5 Philosophy Clubs)This revision session features:-A 'grid of learning' post-it task (to focus students on the day's topic and refresh their memories of the basics)-A 'competitive mind-mapping task (which can be completed on the whiteboard or on A3 paper)-A silent debate task (with 6 x A3 silent debate worksheets in an editable .doc file) [nb. allowing group conversation, instead of silence, is also an effective approach]-Debates that ask students to move from one side of the room or the other and verbalise a defence of their position in response to a statement or rubric. -A concluding 'One thing I am still uncertain about...' post-it question.This session can be purchased individually or as part of various bundles depending on your needs.Please note: the cover picture depicts some of the activities that make up this revision session, the wording within those tasks is adapted to the topic specified above and may differ from the wording depicted. Contents and tasks may vary slightly between revision sessions. The cover photo is, however, a fair depiction of the contents of the lesson.Copyright Adam Godwin (2017) [Godwin86]

By godwin86

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Physics P4C Bundle

Physics P4C Bundle

Includes 3 x P4C Sessions: -Metaphysics & The Nature of Reality-Space, Space Exploration, Aliens & The Universe-The Philosophical Debate Generator+FREE A3 DIRT TOOL (for KS4)

By godwin86

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History P4C Kit

History P4C Kit

A selection of P4C resources relevant to History teachers: -The History Debate Generator -'Why Study History?' [P4C Session] -Silent debate activity Bonus resources: -History Easter Quiz -KS4 DIRT Worksheets

By godwin86

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Biology P4C Bundle

Biology P4C Bundle

A selection of P4C resources relevant to Biology teachers:-The Philosophical Debate Generator-'Caring for the Environment' [P4C Session]-Silent debate activityBonus resources:-Biology Easter Quiz-KS4 DIRT Worksheets

By godwin86

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Spring Spirituality Pack

Spring Spirituality Pack

A nice little bundle of resources for spirituality (SMSC).Perfect for any teacher or form tutor to introduce a more spiritual focus to their teaching.

By godwin86

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Ethics 1- GCSE-OCR B- Medical Ethis - 2017- Revision Notes

Ethics 1- GCSE-OCR B- Medical Ethis - 2017- Revision Notes

A plethora of highly detailed notes, considering all Christian views, Bible Quotes, key terms, personal opinions, evidence and guaranteed success to impress your examiner!AbortionFertility treatmentSuicideEuthanasiaCloning Animal Research

By harroopb

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Peace & Justice OCR B- Ethics 2- Revision Notes

Peace & Justice OCR B- Ethics 2- Revision Notes

Meticulously laid out revision notes, in a modern, aesthetically pleasing, and easy remember revision cards. Including precisely chosen Bible Quotes, evidence, personal opinions and in-depth Christian responses to the different aspects covering justice and peace.What is Punishment?Christian attitudes for Capital PunishmentChristian attitudes against Capital PunishmentChristian attitudes for WarChristian attitudes against WarPersonal opinion concerning WarAttitudes to Social Injustice

By harroopb