Religious education teaching resources: World religions

Resources and ideas for religious education, world religions, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Easter: how and why it is celebrated?

Easter: how and why it is celebrated?

Unit taken from Leicester City SACRE RE Syllabus for KS1 on Who celebrates what and why? This unit is in two halves and only Easter is covered in these lessons. PowerPoint lesson plan, alongside activity resources. Set of 4 lessons have been designed for a mixed class of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Easily amended to suit the needs of any KS1 class. Lesson 1: what do you celebrate and why? Lesson 2: why do Christians celebrate Easter? Lesson 3: how do Christians celebrate Easter? Lesson 4: Easter celebrations around the world. If this is useful, please rate and leave comments.

By choralsongster

Holy Week PowerPoint and worksheets

Holy Week PowerPoint and worksheets

This resource contains the key information about Holy Week. I have included some clips, embedded into the slides, from Jesus Christ Superstar to jazz things up a little and there is an accompanying differentiated worksheet to allow the class to familiarise themselves with Bible references. Please review as I have lots more to share. Enjoy :)

By BlackCatTeacher

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Easter Eggheads Mega 100 Question Interactive Easter Quiz

Easter Eggheads Mega 100 Question Interactive Easter Quiz

This resource is a highly visual and editable 100 question interactive PowerPoint quiz on Easter. There are 100 questions with multiple choice answers and varying degrees of challenge. It has six categories.Celebrity EggheadsReligiousEaster Around the WorldEggsLiteratureGeneral KnowledgeThe quiz can be administered in a variety of ways - to individuals or teams. The answers can be found by clicking on the egg image on the bottom right-hand corner of each slide. Answers can be given either as you go through the quiz or at the end. An answer sheet is included to record answers. Sample questions:Which feast do Jews celebrate at Easter? On what street in New York does the famous Easter parade take place?In which country do people fly kites on Good Friday?In which country does the Easter wizard deliver eggs to children?In Ethiopia, injera is eaten at the Easter meal. What is injera?Who was famous for creating beautiful, ornate expensive eggs?Who wrote the story The Golden Egg?In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets what colour are phoenix eggs?In what state would you find the Chocolate Mountains?This resource is also suitable for SEN students due to the highly visual nature of the resource and the multiple choice format.More Easter ResourcesEaster Around the World Set 1 - Cyprus, Ethiopia, Germany, Greece, Israel, ItalyEaster Around the World Set 2 - Brazil, Mexico, Sardinia, Spain, Sweden, USAEaster Around the World Set 3 - Australia, Bermuda, France, Lithuania, Norway, SwitzerlandAll three presentations - 50% discount!Easter Around the World Bundle - 18 CountriesThinking of publishing your own resources? Check out this step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide

By Krazikas

Easter - Who is responsible for the death of Jesus

Easter - Who is responsible for the death of Jesus

This resource contains six Fact Files on characters that are relating to the Passion narrative within the Bible. Pupils can be divided into groups and asked to collect evidence on each character and build up a convincing argument as to why this person may be responsible for Jesus death. This activity works well when ended with a class debate on this topic.

By TeachElite

GCSE Crime and Punishment - Capital Punishment.

GCSE Crime and Punishment - Capital Punishment.

‘Capital punishment should be the ultimate punishment’.Learning objectives: To be able to explain the negatives and positives of capital punishment.To be able to evaluate and conclude whether capital punishment should exist.This resource looks at the the positive and negatives of having capital punishment as the 'ultimate punishment'.It has a power-point - Main lesson.It has activities to think about the pro's and con'sA practice 'D' question. ‘Capital punishment should be the ultimate punishment’.This is for the new religious studies B Edexcel GCSE (9-1) specification. Beliefs in action.

By sam_512

KS3 Judaism - Kosher

KS3 Judaism - Kosher

Interactive activities:Definition unscramble Kosher / Trayf worksheetMenus as plenary to apply knowledge Maths task HomeworkEasy to show progress throughout lesson

By HannahPennack

Why do crimes occur? Are punishments strong enough? Crime and Punishment GCSE. Religious Studies

Why do crimes occur? Are punishments strong enough? Crime and Punishment GCSE. Religious Studies

B - Explain two reasons why crimes occur.‘We need harsher punishments in the UK’Learning objectives: To be able to explain why crimes occur.To be able to compare differing beliefs about crime. To be able to explain what punishments we have in the UK.To be able to evaluate whether we need harsher punishments for criminals. This resource looks at the reasons why crimes occur in the UK whilst using a particular quote and teaching from Islam as well as thinking about if punishments are strong enough in the UK.It has two power-points - Main lesson for both lessons.It has many activities and hand-outs including a card sort.Plus two practice questions based on what they have learnt with an aid to help all students.This is for the new religious studies B Edexcel GCSE (9-1) specification. Beliefs in action.

By sam_512

What are the key features of a mosque? Info stations task.

What are the key features of a mosque? Info stations task.

An information quest activity to help pupils locate and identify the key features of a traditional mosque.Pupils have a numbered diagram of mosque features, and have to work out their names and their significance/importance to Muslims.Other interactive activities included.

By wodewee

KS3 Karma - Hinduism

KS3 Karma - Hinduism

Fun interactive lesson on Karma Image collectionMoksha Madness game - summaries all key aspects of Karma within Hinduism SEND resources

By HannahPennack

Poverty in the UK: Entire SOW

Poverty in the UK: Entire SOW

A 7 lesson Scheme of work on Poverty in the UK, including powerpoints, youtube clips, images, worksheets, booklets, and revision resources to help for KS3 or 4 work. Designed around the AQA Religious Studies B Spec.1) What is Wealth and Poverty2) Religious Attitudes to Wealth and Poverty3) How do people get rich or poor4) Poverty in the UK5) Charitable Solutions to Poverty6) Poverty: Solutions and Responsibility for Poverty7) Revision/Consolidation lesson (with a 20 question competitive comprehension activity)

By DavidFew

ENTIRE Immortality Scheme of Work

ENTIRE Immortality Scheme of Work

An entire scheme of work on Immortality for Religious Studies GCSE. Including powerpoints, worksheets, activities, revision resources and clips, plenty to keep your kids interested, entertained and immersed in an educational experience. Shaped around the AQA Religious Studies B syllabus1) What is reality2) The evidence for immortality (NDEs and Reincarnation Stories)3) Religious Attitudes4) Scriptures and Life After Death (LaD)5) The Resurrection6) Muslim attitudes to the Resurrection7) Paranormal Activity and Evidence for Life after Death8) Revision9) Revision 2

By DavidFew

Jesus: Human or Divine?

Jesus: Human or Divine?

A complete lesson where students investigate different sources looking for evidence of Jesus' human and divine attributes. There is also an essay plan for students to plan a piece of extended writing following the investigation.

By jlb195

OCR Islam AS - Theology of the Qur'an & Powerpoints

OCR Islam AS - Theology of the Qur'an & Powerpoints

Complete unit of work on the OCR Islam spec, this can be edited to suit other exam boards. Includes:1) Full Powerpoints on the socio-cultural development of early Islam from Nomadic tribes to the Caliphs2) Revision booklet (30+ pages) 3) Revision task sheet to help consolidate learning.

By GwenThomas1994

Eduqas Route B Component 2 Life and Death Vatican II assessment materials inc sample answers

Eduqas Route B Component 2 Life and Death Vatican II assessment materials inc sample answers

This lesson follows on from ppt 1 for which the objective was to identify the nature and importance of the Second Vatican Council, its history and 4 key documents.In this ppt I have included an activity for students to do after they have revised the 4 key documentsfor homework after the first lesson (4 of the slides from the last lesson are repeated). They then answer an exam question and instructions are given on how to mark the question (using the student friendly mark scheme I have uploaded separately). Lesson includes 4 sample answers for the students to mark before marking their own with a task to help them identify the KISS (knowledge, influence of belief, specialist vocab and sources of authority)Please review if you find the lesson helpful, thanks.

By sequin2000