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My Own Parable

My Own Parable

This lesson was created for use in a KS3 Buddhism unit but could easily work in any RS unit of work, or indeed a PSHE unit. It tells the story of a young lady at an airport who jumps to the wrong conclusion when she doesn't have all the facts. It's told through a series of pictures and is a beautiful was to reinforce the message that a parable can be a highly effective way of getting across an important message. The pupils then have to create their own parables (there is a guide and some ideas to help them). This lesson can easily be extended to two or three lessons with extension activities (such as turning it into a role play, or making it a cartoon, or a presentation). A fun, fascinating and fantastic lesson.
laumorrow
What is Atheism? KS2 lesson

What is Atheism? KS2 lesson

‘What is Atheism?’ provides an introduction to Atheism and Humanism for Key Stage 2 students. Briefly covering the history of religion and the reasons why atheists choose not to believe in God, the lesson proceeds to ask open-ended and non-judgmental questions about religion in order to encourage class discussion and foster critical-thinking. SMSC: This lesson promotes universal values of tolerance and compassion for all, regardless of religious background or experience. ‘What is Atheism?’ has been adapted with permission from the book 'Atheism For Kids' by Jessica Thorpe and Teal Barnes. Atheism For Kids was written alongside the National Curriculum and is ideal for home educators or those teaching atheism in schools. For more information on Atheism For Kids, see: http://www.atheistbooks.net/thorpe-barnes-atheism-for-kids/
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Crime and Punishment Scheme of Work

Crime and Punishment Scheme of Work

9 seperate lesson resources which constitute an entire scheme of work. Totalling £27 separately, this quality resources include independent study tasks, documentaries, youtube clips, printable resources, worksheets and differentiated tasks (for both SEND and more able students). Can be spread out to last 9 lessons, or compressed into 6.
DavidFew
'Shine a light. Uplifting Christmas song. Mp3, Video,  lyrics and chords

'Shine a light. Uplifting Christmas song. Mp3, Video, lyrics and chords

'Shine a light' is the perfect song for children to sing in groups to celebrate the power of Christmas to bring light into the darkness of winter. It also works as a metaphor of bringing hope to despair, and difficult situations. 'Let Christmas bring light to your darkness ... shine a light into every dark corner'. Includes a downloadable mp3 version, video and lyrics. Backing tracks (with or without backing vocals) and sheet music can be found elsewhere on TES. Visit www.johnnyandtheraindrops.co.uk for more about the band and the author, Liam Maloy (AKA Johnny Raindrop).
johnnyraindrop
Humanism

Humanism

A lesson that explores what Humanism is, including descriptions, embedded videos, exploration of controversy surrounding Richard Dawkins and independent learning activities and discussions. Also, for the creatives out there, an extension which involves writing a rap. Learning questions include: What is Humanism? What do Humanists believe? What are the challenges of believing in Humanism? Extension: Is Humanism a religion? This is intended to help students explore and think with nuance about Humanism, the role of religion in the modern world (if indeed it has any), and is differentiated in its tasks: each question gets increasingly difficult and there are differentiated targets for video clips and activities.
DavidFew
SMSC First lesson back

SMSC First lesson back

At the school where I work we do 'Beliefs and Values': PHSE, Citizenship, Religious Studies and SMSC all rolled into one. These 2 lessons, one for KS4 and one for KS3, explore what SMSC is and why it is important. There is a lot here, so plenty for you to pick and choose from, all exploring the following learning outcomes: All of you will be able to explain what SMSC is. Most of you will be able to explain where we learn about SMSC Some of you will be able to evaluate why we teach SMSC in our school community. As always, feedback and recommendations warmly received. :)
DavidFew