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A2 Philosophy Revision guide

A2 Philosophy Revision guide

1000's of words & activities to help guide students. Information pack comes with scholarly views, critiques & overview of the topic.

By arrow_dove

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

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

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.comPS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/PLEASE NOTE:Minimum system requirements: 512MB RAM, 1.5ghz processor. Microsoft Office.

By godwin86

Social Control (Heidensohn, Control Theory)  - Crime & Deviance L5/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192]

Social Control (Heidensohn, Control Theory) - Crime & Deviance L5/20 [ 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 5 of our 20 lesson course for the 'Sociology of Crime & Deviance' section; it refers to the 'Social Control' topic. The lesson is focussed on Heidensohn's feminist sociological views that use control theory to explain why women commit less crime than men: it asks "Are women subject to greater levels of social control than men?".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/information sheet-An 18 side knowledge-hunt: containing arguments for/against Heidensohn's theory, and information about different means of social control.-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

Poetic devices bundle

Poetic devices bundle

I have bundled together four resources which will prove useful when studying poetry. An in depth analysis is given of two poems, one by Carol Ann Duffy and one by Charles Causley. The other resources are more general and test knowledge and understanding of terminology such as alliteration and oxymoron. The puzzles can be adapted to suit different abilities and all answers are provided.

By jlimb

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.comPS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/PLEASE NOTE:Minimum system requirements: 512MB RAM, 1.5ghz processor. Microsoft Office.

By godwin86

Video Learning Session - The Sociology of Crime & Deviance L20/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192]

Video Learning Session - The Sociology of Crime & Deviance L20/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192]

Professionally designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017.This is lesson number 20 of our 20 lesson course for the 'Crime & Deviance' section; it is a video-learning session with integrated AfL, designed to round the course off, and based around a double-sided A3 worksheet. This format is also useful as a cover lesson as it can be led by a non-specialist. It can be purchased as a part of a complete 20 x lesson bundle (from June, 2017)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)-Links to videos that contribute towards the new AQA Sociology GCSE -A double-sided A3 video-learning worksheet (see cover image for preview)-Includes a starter, AfL tasks and a homework taskAll lessons are designed around the new AQA specification, we take considerable time making the highest quality lessons. This video-session contains links to videos covering controversial issues and challenging themes: teacher-discretion is advised.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

Human Nature: What is a person? Complete KS3 SOW and Resources

Human Nature: What is a person? Complete KS3 SOW and Resources

BRAND NEW scheme of work which runs over 9-10 lessons on the topic of human nature, for use with KS3. Addresses questions of human nature, value, purpose and free will. Builds critical thinking, analysis and independent learning. Student-led and with rigorous AfL throughout. All resources of a wide variety for all lessons are included. Games, card sorts, learning grids, reading and much more.Complete SOW document included with lesson sequence, differentiation, key skills and suggested homework/continuation opportunities. Powerpoint for every lesson. This really is ready to go straight out of the box!Lessons include:1. What makes you, you?Explore ideas of body and soul with your students and introduce them to dualist and materialist views.2. How much is a person worth? Ask your students to make some tough decisions and pin down what gives life value. Compare and contrast these with philosophical and religious standpoints.3. Are humans special?Consider what sets us apart from other creatures and address the question of our unique position and status.4. What is the purpose of human life? Give your students an opportunity to reflect on their ideas of the good life and what gives life meaning. Compare these with others and consider the implications for us as people. Compare their views with philosophical and religious perspectives.5. How free are human choices? Assessing the idea of free will and outline some constraints on freedom.6. What does the future hold for humanity?Reflect on the modern world and our technological advancement and consider the ethics of memory manipulation, artificial intelligence and designer babies.7. Creative assessment which runs over 3-4 lessons with planning and reflection.And finally, a massive thank you to the more than 150 of you who have purchased the SOW!

By toddbeamish

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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

New AQA GCSE RE - Theme D - Religion, Peace and Conflict - exam question lesson

New AQA GCSE RE - Theme D - Religion, Peace and Conflict - exam question lesson

Based on the exam format of the new AQA GCSE RE, this lesson will introduce and guide students through the 5 different types of questions that they will have to answer in the exam by giving them a chance to try to answer a variety of them. This lesson is perfect for observation and for preparing students before they sit a test or a mock on this topic and will finish by getting students to plan for answering a 12 mark question

By njscarlet

AQA new GCSE RE specification - Theme D - Religion, Peace and Conflict

AQA new GCSE RE specification - Theme D - Religion, Peace and Conflict

This bundle includes well resourced lessons and a revision guide which will support progress and learning for students studying the new AQA GCSE RE Theme D - Religion, Peace and Conflict. Teachers will be able to easily develop these lessons to suit the needs of their students. There are plenty of opportunities to assess and check learning as you go through

By njscarlet

AQA GCSE Sociology [ 8192 ] - Scheme of Work for New Specification

AQA GCSE Sociology [ 8192 ] - Scheme of Work for New Specification

This download outlines a term-by-term and week-by-week teaching schedule for the new AQA Sociology GCSE (2017 onwards).It has 7 sides, the first outlines how 2 years of teaching should be divided, the remaining pages suggest topics of teaching on a week-by-week basis.I have designed resources for EVERY ASPECT of this course, just visit this URL to see them and save yourself a lot of time: https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?q=GCSE%20Sociology%20GODWIN86

By godwin86

Lesson on Censorship and Freedom of Speech

Lesson on Censorship and Freedom of Speech

GCSE Religious Education lesson on Censorship and Freedom of Speech, for looking at religion and the media. Can be applied across a variety of subjects, however.Aims to give an overview of censorship and freedom of speech, along with some religious perspectives.Students look for information around the room to answer the higher- order thinking questions- this both lets the attain knowledge, but also develop skills.Powerpoint guides students through the lesson, beginning by asking them to write a speech on a relevant topic to the school, slowly being censored.Also includes statements on powerpoint to be shown to students, who are to take on the role of various Christian and Non-Christian roles who have different ideas on Freedom of Speech. Students to argue in groups about the statement in character, and to write views for each statement on a piece of A3.Lesson plan template included for plenary.

By rob_williamsthree

Is Christianity Homophobic using Sodom and Gomorrah

Is Christianity Homophobic using Sodom and Gomorrah

Lesson begins by looking at homosexuality and why some people are homosexual.Students shown the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in groups, and are to discuss what it could mean and if it shows Christianity to be homophobic- students encouraged to be a free in their thinking as possible.Students then shown 3 slides- "The Context", "The Aftermath", and "The Interpretation", which each adds a different slant to the story, andused to encourage discussion.Also includes some reflection questions.Lesson also includes link to a video on the Westboro Baptist Church, to develop discussion (probably won't get on to!).

By rob_williamsthree

How do Christians use the Media

How do Christians use the Media

Lesson on how Christians use the media, particularly looking at proselytism, and offering up opportunities to develop other ideas.Students will have the opportunity to engage in a recent case study to do with a lesbian Christian Rock singer who was portrayed negatively by other Christians in the media.Relfection questions included, as are quotes that could help a Christian proselytise, and media examples for how Christians use it.

By rob_williamsthree

Portrayal of Christian Figures in the Media

Portrayal of Christian Figures in the Media

This lesson focuses on how the media portrays religious figures in Christianity, in particular God, Jesus, vicars, and assorted bible characters, for GCSE.Main part of the lesson is information find task using the information sheets, with the powerpoint also providing extended questioning.

By rob_williamsthree

KS1 & KS2 PSHE 20 x Full Sessions [COMPLETE SET]

KS1 & KS2 PSHE 20 x Full Sessions [COMPLETE SET]

The download comprises 20 X PSHE lessons/sessions that can be used multiple times with the same group. The method uses a selection of debate and discussion activities to explore PSHE issues for KS1 and KS2 students. This download is designed to be a significant component of any primary school's PSHE provision. A demo of the method can be found here: https://goo.gl/DrcSqv [though the content is not relevant to PSHE, it shows how the approach works] The Philosophy Boxes Method is a new approach to P4C designed for students in KS1, 2 & 3: it is graphically stimulating, engaging, and fun. This download is also suitable for older students: but the format was designed with younger students in mind. In this context: 'Philosophy Boxes' represents a more student-centred 'debate & discussion' approach to PSHE issues. The aim of Philosophy Boxes is to bring philosophy and critical thinking into every subject at every level: we believe that any subject becomes philosophy when students are asked the right questions and when they think about a topic hard enough and on the deepest (most fundamental) level. The Philosophy Boxes Method presents students with a set of 'mystery boxes', when a student selects one of the boxes they are presented with 1 of 21 discussion/debate activities [that use 1 of 8 different formats]. The presentation has integrated AfL so that teachers can test knowledge at any point in the lesson. There are 10 different AfL slides to choose from. The design is colourful, animated, fun and engaging: all activities require movement and teachers can decide whether students are expressing their ideas purely verbally or by using post-it notes. The nature of the design is that it can be used for short sessions (5-10 minutes) or much longer sessions (up to 2 hours!) - it allows for classroom practitioners to be flexible and adaptable. It can, therefore, be used in lessons or as a tutor-time activity. The download includes a PowerPoint Show; if you would like an editable PPT presentation so that you can make your own 'Philosophy Boxes' presentation you will need to download the template here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-the-philosophy-boxes-method-template-for-creating-your-own-philosophy-boxes-lessons-p4c-p4k-11463227 A complete selection of Philosophy Boxes lessons can be found here: https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?&q=philosophy+boxes+godwin86 This PSHE course is based around the topics listed on the BBC Bitesize Resources for KS1 & KS2 PSHE (their content can be used alongside these resources to bolster your PSHE provision, though this download does not require additional preparation or resources) [http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zqtnvcw]

By godwin86

Video Learning Session - The Sociology of Education L20/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] Documentary

Video Learning Session - The Sociology of Education L20/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] Documentary

Professionally designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017.This is lesson number 20 of our 20 lesson course for the 'Education' section; it is a video-learning session with integrated AfL, student-work is based around a double-sided A3 worksheet and video stimulus. This format is also useful as a cover lesson as it can be led by a non-specialist. It can be purchased as a part of a complete 20 x lesson bundle (from June, 2017)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)-Links to videos that contribute towards the new AQA Sociology GCSE -A double-sided A3 video-learning worksheet (see cover image for preview)-Includes a starter, AfL tasks and a homework taskAll lessons are designed around the new AQA specification, we take considerable time making the highest quality lessons. This video-session contains links to videos covering controversial issues and challenging themes: teacher-discretion is advised.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

The Debating Society Toolkit

The Debating Society Toolkit

An amazing collection of 20 resources and tools for school debating societies.It is perfect for anyone with a new or established debating society.The author has been involved in debating societies since he was, himself, chairman of The Debate Club at Magdalen College School. He went on debating until he gained a masters degree in Philosophy.This pack is the culmination of 4 years of P4C experience. It features 20 high quality debate generating and discussion leading programs.It's great for SMSC, P4C, PSHE, and teachers of RE, Philosophy, Sociology, History, Politics, Citizenship and such :)Feel free to ask me any questions: godwin86@gmail.com

By godwin86

Respecting Differences - KS1 & KS2 PSHE [Philosophy Boxes] KS1-3 (P4C) Debates & Discussions

Respecting Differences - KS1 & KS2 PSHE [Philosophy Boxes] KS1-3 (P4C) Debates & Discussions

The topic of this Philosophy Boxes download is 'Respecting Differences'. It is one of a series of Philosophy Boxes sessions designed, by request, for KS1-2 PSHE leaders (though it is also useful for KS3). You can save money by downloading the entire course of 20 sessions: which would constitute a significant part to your school's KS1/2 PSHE provision.The download comprises a P4C lesson/session that can be used multiple times with the same group.The Philosophy Boxes Method is a new approach to P4C designed for students in KS1, 2 & 3: it is graphically stimulating, engaging, and fun. This download is also suitable for older students: but the format was designed with younger students in mind. In this context: 'Philosophy Boxes' represents a more student-centred 'debate & discussion' approach to PSHE issues.The aim of Philosophy Boxes is to bring philosophy and critical thinking into every subject at every level: we believe that any subject becomes philosophy when students are asked the right questions and when they think about a topic hard enough and on the deepest (most fundamental) level. The Philosophy Boxes Method presents students with a set of 'mystery boxes', when a student selects one of the boxes they are presented with 1 of 21 discussion/debate activities [that use 1 of 8 different formats].The presentation has integrated AfL so that teachers can test knowledge at any point in the lesson. There are 10 different AfL slides to choose from. The design is colourful, animated, fun and engaging: all activities require movement and teachers can decide whether students are expressing their ideas purely verbally or by using post-it notes.The nature of the design is that it can be used for short sessions (5-10 minutes) or much longer sessions (up to 2 hours!) - it allows for classroom practitioners to be flexible and adaptable. It can, therefore, be used in lessons or as a tutor-time activity.The download includes a PowerPoint Show; if you would like an editable PPT presentation so that you can make your own 'Philosophy Boxes' presentation you will need to download the template here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-the-philosophy-boxes-method-template-for-creating-your-own-philosophy-boxes-lessons-p4c-p4k-11463227A complete selection of Philosophy Boxes lessons can be found here: https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?&q=philosophy+boxes+godwin86You can also save money by purchasing lessons as bundles.This PSHE course is based around the topics listed on the BBC Bitesize Resources for KS1 & KS2 PSHE (their content can be used alongside these resources to bolster your PSHE provision, though this download does not require additional preparation or resources) [http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zqtnvcw]

By godwin86

Workpack and Answer booklet for ethics (part of paper 1 pre-U philosophy and theology)

Workpack and Answer booklet for ethics (part of paper 1 pre-U philosophy and theology)

A thorough and comprehensive 20 page workpack and teacher's answer booklet. Approximately to be completed in 10 hour long lessons. Workpack includes prep/homework tasks as well. It includes a variety of activities, including links to videos, key words, quotations, research tasks. Professionally presented with thought-provoking images and questions. Includes topics on: the Euthyphro Dilemma, Divine Command Theory, Moral Absolutism, Moral Relativism, Objectivism, Conventionalism, Subjectivism Moderate objectivism. Thinkers include; Plato, C. S. Lewis, Louis Pojman, Christopher and Peter Hitchens, William Lane Craig and J. L. Mackie. Feedback from colleagues, pupils and parents on the workpack is always extremely positive.

By jgabelman

Religious Studies B Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Crime and Punishment Whole Topic. Beliefs in Action.

Religious Studies B Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Crime and Punishment Whole Topic. Beliefs in Action.

This topic covers the whole specification of the Crime and Punishment focused on ISLAM while catering the scheme of work to allow access for all students. (Making it related to their lives). Easy to follow lessons that can be easily adapted. Lots of exam practice. Within this topic and what you will be buying in 14 good quality resources that were made from scratch and have been taught and tested with 4 GCSE groups. All lessons have a exam question as a title - this then is answered at the end of the lesson to show progression over time using the knowledge they have learnt throughout the lesson.Resources cover:- Justice- Crime- Muslim attitudes to good, evil and suffering- Attitudes to punishment.- The aims of punishment.- Forgiveness.- Treatment of criminals.- The death penalty.Within: Lessons and hand-outs (within slides and individually). 1- 'There is no such thing as good and evil'.2 - Explain the difference between natural and moral evil.3 - Explain two reasons why you think people suffer.4 - 'There is no such thing as justice'.5 - Outline Muslim beliefs on justice.6 - Explain two reasons why crimes occur.7 - 'We need harsher punishments in the UK'.8-9 - Explain two Muslim beliefs about punishment. 10 - Explain two Muslim teachings of how we should treat criminals.11 - 'Not all actions can be forgiven'.12 - 'Capital punishment should be the ultimate punishment'.13 - Reward lesson (Documentary) - Life on death row.14 - Explain two Muslim beliefs about capital punishment.

By sam_512