Meaning and purpose teaching resources: Secular philosophy

Resources and ideas for religious education, meaning and purpose, secular philosophy, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

GCSE Buddhism - 20 Lessons

GCSE Buddhism - 20 Lessons

Thanks to all of those who have left reviews below and helped this to become the "go-to" resource for teaching Buddhism at GCSE level.This bundle contains 20 high-quality lessons, each with lesson plans, presentations, and most with worksheets.It has been designed around the new OCR B specification, consequently it is also fully sufficient to teach the AQA specification (and will be useful to teachers teaching on Edexcel, which is slightly different to OCR B/AQA in terms of course contents)It covers all necessary material for the 'Beliefs, Teachings & Practices' section (Section A) of the course in relation to BUDDHISM.It is the product of many weeks work: I have aimed to make these resources such that every lesson would receive a good or outstanding rating if inspected.All lesson downloads include:-A detailed lesson plan: explaining objectives, differentiation, cross-curricular aims, AfL tasks, and an activity timeline.-A presentation file designed to the highest professional standard.-Integrated and varied AfL-A suggested homework taskThe course features 15 worksheets, a 'Buddhist board-game' template, various 'knowledge hunt' activities and also features an IT Suite Lesson. It is designed to be a complete course for the first year of GCSE Religious Studies teaching.Downloading this bundle will certainly save you many many hours of preparation time: as a practising Buddhist I hope it will allow Religious Studies Teachers to teach the Buddhist component of their chosen GCSE specification.Positive reviews are warmly welcomed: I have made this course with pride and hope you will find it comprehensive and useful."May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you be peaceful."

By godwin86

BRITISH VALUES: British Values Bundle

BRITISH VALUES: British Values Bundle

FREE UNTIL WEDNESDAY WITH CODE MARVELLOUS-MAY at the checkout. 12 x fully resourced, highly rated British Values and Citizenship lessons for KS3/4. All are complete with accompanying worksheets, clips and well differentiated to three levels. I use all of these myself as a Head of Citizenship and I really hope you find them excellent value. I've put literally months of time into this to make these lessons top quality for my own school team.Please leave me a review and I'll send you any other resource of your choice for free.Many more inexpensive and also many free resources at my shop: Emjcot's Shop

By EC_Resources

Christian Practices: Christianity in Britain Learning Mat

Christian Practices: Christianity in Britain Learning Mat

Creative and visually engaging learning mat / revision sheet for Christianity: Practices: Christianity in BritainA4 PDF and A3 Word Document included.Created with the WJEC / Eduqas RS GCSE in mind, though can be applied across specifications and qualifications. As an examiner for this specification, I have used what I know of the course to create this resource. Please give feedback! I am always happy to respond to comments - whether positive or constructive - this will help to improve the quality of my resources in the future and, more importantly, the quality of pupils' RE/RS education in general - which is what we're all here for!

By joanacarr

Christianity: Practices Learning Mat Bundle

Christianity: Practices Learning Mat Bundle

6 Creative and visually engaging learning mats / revision sheets for Christian Practices. Learning Mats cover the entire topic:1. Worship and Prayer2. Christian Festivals3. Pilgrimage4. Sacraments5. Christianity in Britain6. Worldwide Church, Persecution, ReconciliationFiles come as A4 documents (PDF) and A3 Word documents.Created with the WJEC / Eduqas RS GCSE in mind, though can be applied across specifications and qualifications. As an examiner for this specification, I have used what I know of the course to create this resource. Please give feedback! I am always happy to respond to comments - whether positive or constructive - this will help to improve the quality of my resources in the future and, more importantly, the quality of pupils' RE/RS education in general - which is what we're all here for!

By joanacarr

Religious Leaders and Philosophers 2. Investigating

Religious Leaders and Philosophers 2. Investigating

This resource is the second in a series of resources which assist the teachers and the students in researching a religious or philosophical leader and producing a short report (see my shop at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dana2010 for the rest of the lessons).It is an ideal activity to be used at the end of the unit 'Leaders of Religion and Philosophy' 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.'Investigating - class time!' helps pupils to research and find out interesting background information about their leader and to identify two teachings given by their leader. Also, there is an option for pupils to present their projects.Please rate and leave comments if you use or like this resource. Your feedback is highly appreciated!

By Think_About_It

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

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

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

Revision Guide on Free Will and Determinism (AQA A Level Religious Studies)

Revision Guide on Free Will and Determinism (AQA A Level Religious Studies)

This resource is a revision guide on the Free Will and Determinism, which you can use for private study. This guide covers all the topics required for the AQA exam board, including free will, hard and soft determinism, libertarianism, and predestination. 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 you 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

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

Investigating beliefs about God complete pack

Investigating beliefs about God complete pack

Great value for money: 10 resources for only £7! This bundle contains all resources you need to teach the 'Investigating beliefs about God' unit and will save you lots of planning time! It is suitable for S1/S2/S3 (Scotland) and Year 7/8/9 (England). 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

Religious Leaders and Philosophers 3. Celebrating success

Religious Leaders and Philosophers 3. Celebrating success

This resource is the last in a series of resources which assist the teachers and the students in researching a religious or philosophical leader and producing a short report (see my shop at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dana2010 for the rest of the lessons).It is an ideal activity to be used at the end of the unit 'Leaders of Religion and Philosophy' 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.'Celebrating success' helps pupils to peer- and self-assess the reports, reflect on their learning within this unit and celebrate success. Please rate and leave comments if you use or like this resource. Your feedback is highly appreciated!

By Think_About_It

Religious Leaders and Philosophers 1. Beginning to investigate

Religious Leaders and Philosophers 1. Beginning to investigate

This resource is the first in a series of resources which assist the teachers and the students in researching a religious or philosophical leader and producing a short report. It is an ideal activity to be used at the end of the unit 'Leaders of Religion and Philosophy' 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 three sections of the report, explains how to write the report and encourages them to gather basic information about their leader.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

Revision Guide on Rationalism and Empiricism

Revision Guide on Rationalism and Empiricism

This resource is a revision guide on Rationalism and Empiricism, which is tailored to the AQA 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 themes of analytic and synthetic propositions, a priori and a posterori knowledge, rationalism, and empiricism. 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 AQA board. This way, you can make the learning as interactive and enjoyable as possible.

By MSBall