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World Religions Unit Plan Bundle (English and Spanish options)

World Religions Unit Plan Bundle (English and Spanish options)

This unit is designed to educate students on the 12 most common religions in the world today through web-based research: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism and Zoroastrianism; while at the same time facilitating the development of opinions on spiritual matters, teaching tolerance, and strengthening student writing through daily prompts and a final creative writing project. A final assessment utilizing student research is provided. There are 16 days of PowerPoint presentations to guide the learning leading up to the creative writing project. Each lesson opens with a higher order thinking question designed to develop opinions and teach tolerance. Questions are presented in Spanish and English, with the option to edit out the Spanish. The file “writing rubric” contains a student friendly rubric based on the WIDA writing rubric which should be used daily to evaluate student writing and allow opportunities for teachers to conference with students on how to move to the next level. Following a period where students write their answers, students should be encouraged to share their answers orally and respond to each other, allowing an opportunity for students to engage in a class discussion around the questions.
EverythingELL
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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Diwali Assembly puppet show  for year 5 upwards

Diwali Assembly puppet show for year 5 upwards

HI all, This play was written for and performed by Year 5 children as a puppet show. So, if you can, try and do the same – it brings it to life and covers lots of cross-curricular areas/links! I got a friend to sew some bed sheets together and create a hem. We put some cord through the hem and then attached it either side of the hall at about 4 feet from the floor. We had to use a couple of rounders posts to hold it up as is sagged slightly in the middle! For the puppets, we simply used pictures that the children copied and coloured themselves and stuck them onto card with a stick behind for them to hold. The only rule was that each character had to be the same sort of height (A4 portrait) so they all looked the same. When it came to the armies, again we stuck them onto card but them stapled them next to each other in groups of 5 or 6. A word to the wise... decide which army/side of the story is going on which side of the stage as you need to make sure the characters face the correct way. We also added a few sound effects and music to make it dramatic. Enjoy.... we did. We also asked parents to watch and had a range of food and drink in the hall afterwards. Please review this! It took me ages to re-write this story! Many thanks, Emlo
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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
Religious Education  - Journeys / Life Events - Marriage  FREE!!!! Enter code @ CHECKOUT.

Religious Education - Journeys / Life Events - Marriage FREE!!!! Enter code @ CHECKOUT.

FREE!!! Enter code: OUTSTANDINGOCT @ Checkout! (new purchasers) SAVE 72% (£18.20) with this 12 resource bundle! This is a fully resourced bundle complete with one of our popular timers and interactive starter and plenary resources. The pack contains: Lesson 1: Journeys of Life: This is an introduction lesson to the unit of Journeys. It comprises of: Starter: Think, Pair, Share- Pupils have to think of special events in their life and that of a religious believer. Video clip: Life is a journey individual Task: The journey of my life road map. Rites of Passage within religions: There is a selection of worksheets in order for you to select three to six religions to discuss and a worksheet (differentiated) is provided for pupils to fill in. Lesson 2: Christian Marriage & Wedding Ceremony... This is a fully resourced Grab & Go lesson based on Christian Marriage. PowerPoint: 20 Slides & Work Booklet: 7 pages It consists of: Diamond 9 activity-Reasons for Marriage. Thinking Skills- Purpose of Marriage Acrostic Poem. Exam Style Question on the purpose of marriage. Peer assessment activity on this question. A link to a video clip of an Anglican wedding ceremony and a low chart to fill in based on this video. An interactive 5w plenary activity. Homework Activity: pupils have to ask 10 peers the question 'Should people marry?' and record their responses. Then create a pie chart on the results. Lesson 3: Christian Marriage Service & BINGO game: Following on from our Christian Marriage lesson. This is the second lesson based on Christian wedding ceremony. This is a fully resourced Grab & Go lesson based on Christian Marriage-Activities differentiated for all abilities. PowerPoint: 22 Slides & Work Booklet: 11 pages. It consists of: Starter: 5W follow-on activity. Learning Map:Christian marriage ceremony &symbols Significance of the church building and items Diamond 9 activity-Reasons for Marriage. Revision mats and flashcards on significant aspects of Marriage-Important info that could be asked in an exam- that KS3/4 pupils should know. Homework Activity: Revision for short exam style test next lesson and create your own clothing for bride and groom. BONUS ITEM: Christian Marriage BINGO. This is useful as a starter, plenary or an AFL task throughout the lesson. Based on Key words for Christian Marriage. Included with this resource is a pdf version of the bingo template. Perfect for cutting out and sticking in pupil's books or laminating and using with dry wipe markers. There is an editable version of this on my page together with a generic Bingo PowerPoint-take a look! Lesson 4: Christian Wedding Mystery Lesson: This is a mystery activity lesson on the benefits and challenges of Christian Marriage. This resource pack contains: A PPT (14 slides) and handouts (3 sheets -15 clue cards) . Included in this resource is our 5 minute 'Loading Timer complete with MUSIC. Pupils are tasked with sorting the clues and coming up with their own verdict as to why Laura ran away from her wedding. Lesson 5: Hinduism-Arranged Marriages: This is an introductory lesson to marriages within the Hindu tradition. By the end of this lesson pupils will be able to discuss the benefits and challenges of arranged marriages. This resource pack contains: A PPT (24 slides) and handouts (4 sheets) . Activities include: Bell Task: Thinking Skills question. Starter Task: Design a profile age for your ideal partner. Tasks: Think Pair Share on arranged Marriage. Pupils are introduced to the concept of arranged marriage within Hinduism. A task on divorce rates in various countries around the world and what significance these stats have in relation to arranged marriage. A sort task based on the possible advantages and disadvantages of arranged marriages. A link to a youtube clip on arranged marriage. Pupils will then be split into pairs and one partner will have to write a persuasive speech on the benefits and the other the negatives of arranged marriage.Plenary (Exit task) : Pupils can be selected to deliver their speech. Lesson 6: Hindu Wedding Ceremony: Included in this pack is a 2 minute timer with music! This is a fully resourced Grab & Go lesson based on Hindu Marriage.PowerPoint: 18 Slides & Work Booklet: 11 pages. Starter: Give me 5 activity. Discussion on marriage within Hinduism. Information on the Hindu marriage ceremony. A fun activity that allows the pupils to 'dress up' the figures with the attire worn by the bride and groom at a wedding. Learning Map: Hindu marriage ceremony & symbols. The order of a Hindu marriage ceremony. Diamond Ranking activity on the promises made by the husband and wife. A literacy task on writing a letter about a wedding ceremony. INCLUDED in this pack is our Writing a Formal Letter resource that is worth £3. Lesson 7: Jewish Wedding Ceremony: This is a lesson on an Orthodox Jewish Marriage ceremony. This resource pack contains: A PPT (29 slides) and handouts (5 sheets) . Included in this resource is our multimedia 5W activity. Activities include: Bell Task: Thinking Skills question. Starter Task: 5Ws-Posing Questions. An activity that is to be completed in pairs to reinforce understanding of the key terms studied this lesson. Link to YouTube video on an Orthodox ceremony. Information sheet on the jewish wedding ceremony. Learning mat on the Jewish ceremony. Plenary (Exit task) : 5Ws-Answering Questions Homework: Choose two questions that haven't been answered during today's lesson and research them. Additional Resources.... Tale as old as Timer: An absolutely beautiful timer.. This runs for approximately three minutes. Each rose petal falls from the rose every ten seconds. Included in this is a large version as a main visual in the lesson or a small icon at the lens hand corner of the slide. Copy this and paste it into any presentation! Quick Notes: This resource has been invaluable in our teaching. The pack includes three performance related quick notes that you should have printed and cut out in preparation for handing to the children at the end of the school day or lesson. It is suitable for any year group and any subject. There are three Quick Notes in total: Praise Improvement Disappointed Theses should be filled in with the relevant information about the child and handed to them at the end of the lesson/ school day. They are designed to be given to the pupil's parents as an indication of their performance. Teacher Feedback Sheet: For use when marking books as a summative feedback for pupils and parents. Religious Studies Vocabulary Booklet: An A-Z vocabulary booklet that is left blank for pupils to write specific vocabulary that they need to know. The majority of pages are dedicated to a letter. were as come letters (Y & Z, for example) share a page. The booklet is 40 pages long, this will allow you to have it printed back to back in magazine form as either an A5 (printed on A4 paper) or A4 booklet (printed on A3 paper).
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Harvest Assembly

Harvest Assembly

This PDF file can be printed out for the children to read at whole school assembly. The powerpoint presentation can be used for school assembly or for discussion in class. It is suitable for KS1 and could be adapted for KS2. It is suitable for interdenominational schools. It includes readings, the word HARVEST broken up into separate letters representing various words associated with harvest, a poem and a short prayer. The main themes are:- Saying thank you to God, to farmers,to fishermenand to fruitpickers. Sharing with others Thinking about God as creator Taking care of God's world.
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Christianity in the Modern World: Differentiated Information and Activity Bundle!

Christianity in the Modern World: Differentiated Information and Activity Bundle!

Intended for the unit on Christianity entitled, 'Christianity in the Modern World', these task sheets provide an overview of Christianity for KS3 or an introduction to the new specifications on Christianity at KS4. Topics covered: 1. What is the Bible? 2. Is Britain a Christian country? 3. Prayer and Publicity 4. Should women lead the Church? 5. Slavery and the Crusades 6. What is the problem of evil? 7. Charismatic Christianity 8. Persecution of Christians Documents include a variety of tasks - Q&A, challenge tasks and a P4C 'Thunk' for extending the pupils' understanding. 3 versions of each document, aimed at High, Mid and Low ability. Download as an editable Word document and as a PDF, for compatibility.
joanacarr
Christianity: Charismatic Christianity: Differentiated Information and Activity Sheets

Christianity: Charismatic Christianity: Differentiated Information and Activity Sheets

Working document for Christianity, intended for KS3 or KS4 Christianity: Practices / Christianity in the Modern World. Includes: 1. Worship 2. Testimony 3. Spiritual Gifts 4. Persecution of Nigerian Christians 5. Q&A 6. Tasks 7. P4C / Thunk Document includes a variety of tasks - Q&A, challenge tasks and a P4C 'Thunk' for extending the pupils' understanding. 3 versions of the document, aimed at High, Mid and Low ability. Download as an editable Word document and as a PDF, for compatibility.
joanacarr
Stonehenge Wordsearch History RE Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Stonehenge Wordsearch History RE Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Stonehenge'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
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