World religions teaching resources: Interfaith issues

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

The promise to Abraham

The promise to Abraham

KS3 Year 7 or 8 lesson plan, including PPT, differentiated worksheets, and room displays on the story of the promise to Abraham and how it effects the world - Jews, Christians and Muslims

By TomStone93

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

KS2 RE unit - Creation/Our World

KS2 RE unit - Creation/Our World

This is a 5 lesson RE unit with accompanying resources, focussing on the Christian and Hindu stories of creation and the environment. It is suitable for using with key stage 2. The plan gives details of a starter, an introduction, 2 main activities and a plenary for each of the five lessons. The activities include writing poetry, nature walks, drama, writing headlines and designing posters among others. Lesson objectives and cross-curricular links are also included in the plan. There is a PowerPoint of the Christian Bible story included in the price and all resources that are needed.

By blossomingminds

GCSE HINDUISM - 20 Lessons

GCSE HINDUISM - 20 Lessons

This 20 lesson course is designed for GCSE level students studying Hinduism. It is designed for the new specifications (2016 onwards) and is based on AQA and OCR specs. It covers all necessary material for the 'Beliefs, Teachings & Practices' section (Section A) of the course in relation to HINDUISM. 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 task Over 15 worksheets are included in this pack. Downloading this bundle will certainly save you many many hours of preparation time. 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

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

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

KS3 RE - Religion, Peace and Conflict - Lesson 5 - Why are people pacifist?

KS3 RE - Religion, Peace and Conflict - Lesson 5 - Why are people pacifist?

The fifth 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 pacifism with a focus on King Ashoka and George Fox - with an evaluation on whether it is possible to be a pacifist today

By njscarlet

KS3 Religion, Peace and Conflict - Lesson 6 - Can Terrorists be religious?

KS3 Religion, Peace and Conflict - Lesson 6 - Can Terrorists be religious?

The sixth 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 terrorism and the role religion plays in inspiring terrorists. There is a focus on 9/11 as an example of terror

By njscarlet

KS3 RE - Religion, Peace and Conflict - Lesson 2 - Does religion cause war?

KS3 RE - Religion, Peace and Conflict - Lesson 2 - Does religion cause war?

The second 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 argument that religion is responsible for war. Students will have research this issue and then write a report on their findings

By njscarlet

Family Life Around The World- Sociology of Family L5/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] Global

Family Life Around The World- Sociology of Family L5/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] Global

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 Family' section.This lesson looks at differences in family life and structure around the world. It focuses on polygamous cultures and matriarchal / matrilineal cultures.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 A3 worksheet-HomeworkAll lessons are designed around the new GCSE specification, certainly useful for any GCSE specification however. We take considerable time making the highest quality lessons, positive reviews are greatly appreciated. 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/

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

'Ancient Philosophical Influences' (Plato & Aristotle) Revision Session for AS-Level OCR RS (New Sp)

'Ancient Philosophical Influences' (Plato & Aristotle) Revision Session for AS-Level OCR RS (New Sp)

Designed for teachers using OCR Religious Studies AS/A2 specification (H173/H573)This revision session covers the: 'Ancient Philosophical Influences' [Plato & Aristotle] section of the specification. Part of the 'Philosophy of Religion' third of the AS course.This download is 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.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 Religious Studies 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 pat of various bundles depending on your needs.

By godwin86

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

KS3/ KS2 RE Scheme of Work Bundle - Outstanding Resources

KS3/ KS2 RE Scheme of Work Bundle - Outstanding Resources

Save over 30% with this fantastic RE bundle. Four separate packages which include lesson plans, PowerPoint slides and other resources!Save yourself HOURS of work!Titles include:- Forgiveness/ Teaching of Jesus- Religious Leaders and followers- Right and wrong/ ethics/ Commandments- Islam/ Muslim Five Pillars and teachings

By scott209

CHRISTIANITY

CHRISTIANITY

10 (one just added) x 1hr PPs, 31 worksheets, all fully differentiated to three levels throughout, clip links, KS3. Theres about 12 hours worth of planning here - I use all these lesssons myself as Head of RE. All are - complete 1 hour lessons with differentiated worksheets Suitable for KS3 easily adaptable Different level tasks for MA,LA or Core Designed to fit Ofsted criteria for' Good' or above. Credit for individual clip links has been given to companys when uploaded individually - these are in the main BBC and Channel 4 More cheap and free resources available at my shop: Emjcot's Shop Also - leave me a review and I'll send you any other resource for free. Just message me with the one you want :)

By EC_Resources

'Kantian Ethics' (Deontology, Morality, Kant) Revision Session for AS-Level OCR RS (New Spec)

'Kantian Ethics' (Deontology, Morality, Kant) Revision Session for AS-Level OCR RS (New Spec)

Designed for teachers using OCR Religious Studies AS/A2 specification (H173/H573)This revision session covers the 'Kantian Ethics' section of the specification. The topic is a part of the 'Religion and Ethics' aspect of the AS course.This download is 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.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 Religious Studies 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.

By godwin86

The Problem of Evil (Theodicies, Augustine, Hick) Revision Session for AS-Level OCR RS (New Spec)

The Problem of Evil (Theodicies, Augustine, Hick) Revision Session for AS-Level OCR RS (New Spec)

Designed for teachers using OCR Religious Studies AS/A2 specification (H173/H573)This revision session covers the 'Problem of Evil' section of the specification. It refers to the problem of evil and theodicies as detailed in the specification. The topic is a part of the 'Philosophy of Religion' third of the AS course.This download is 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.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 Religious Studies 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 pat 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.

By godwin86

Spring Spirituality Pack

Spring Spirituality Pack

A nice little bundle of resources for spirituality (SMSC).Perfect for any teacher or form tutor to introduce a more spiritual focus to their teaching.

By godwin86

Mind, Body & Soul (Plato & Aristotle) Revision Session for AS-Level OCR RS (New Spec)

Mind, Body & Soul (Plato & Aristotle) Revision Session for AS-Level OCR RS (New Spec)

Designed for teachers using OCR Religious Studies AS/A2 specification (H173/H573)This revision session covers the: 'Soul, Mind & Body' [Plato & Aristotle] section of the specification. Part of the 'Philosophy of Religion' third of the AS course.This download is 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.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 Religious Studies 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 pat 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 may vary slightly between revision sessions. The cover photo is, however, a fair depiction of the contents of the lesson.

By godwin86

The Tudors

The Tudors

This bundle represents excellent value for money as you will make a 25% saving on some outstanding, tried and test resources on the Tudors. For furthur information about each resource, its aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes and a full description, please click on the individual links for each lesson. If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Anyway, have fun and stay in touch via social media for the latest updates. Kind Regards Roy

By Roy_Huggins

'Religious Experience' (William James, Mystical Exp) Revision Session for AS-Level OCR RS (New Spec)

'Religious Experience' (William James, Mystical Exp) Revision Session for AS-Level OCR RS (New Spec)

Designed for teachers using OCR Religious Studies AS/A2 specification (H173/H573)This revision session covers the 'Religious Experience' section of the specification. It refers to mystical and conversion experiences and the philosophy of William James, as out lined in the specification. The topic is a part of the 'Philosophy of Religion' third of the AS course.This download is 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.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 Religious Studies 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 pat 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.

By godwin86

'Arguments based on Reason' (Anselm's Ontological) Revision Session for AS-Level OCR RS (New Spec)

'Arguments based on Reason' (Anselm's Ontological) Revision Session for AS-Level OCR RS (New Spec)

Designed for teachers using OCR Religious Studies AS/A2 specification (H173/H573)This revision session covers the: 'Arguments based on Reason' section of the specification. It refers to the ontological argument and challenges to it. It refers to the 'Philosophy of Religion' third of the AS course.This download is 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.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 Religious Studies 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 pat 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.

By godwin86

GCSE Hinduism - Lesson 6/20 [Brahman, Bhagvan (and Ishvara), Nirguna/Saguna, Antaryami, Smartism]

GCSE Hinduism - Lesson 6/20 [Brahman, Bhagvan (and Ishvara), Nirguna/Saguna, Antaryami, Smartism]

This is the sixth in a series of lessons on Hinduism for GCSE level students for the 'Beliefs, Teachings & Practices' section of the course [section A]. It is designed around the OCR specification and is therefore suitable for teachers using the AQA specification (which is a less detailed equivalent to the OCR spec) and highly relevant to GCSE Religious Studies teachers regardless of the specification used.The Download (comprising 8(+) files, within one zip file) includes:-A PPT Containing a Full Lesson-A complete lesson plan covering: objectives, key-words, differentiation, and lesson timeline-An information/notes sheet about Brahman-Images for leaflet design task (2 page word document)-3 Videos about The Nature of Brahman and associated Hindu beliefs. -A Homework TaskThe topic of the lesson focusses on the following part of the specification: Brahman (Features of The Divine)• The concept of Brahman as the eternal, omnipresent and all-pervading divinity, unlimited, infinite and impersonal (nirguna) and as the personal deity manifested in forms (saguna)• The nature of Brahman as both all-pervading and within the heart of an individual (antaryami/antharyami)• Brahman as the supreme person (Bhagvan, or Ishvara) living in a spiritual realm• The significance of different ways of understanding Brahman and how this relates to other concepts, including liberation (moksha)• Common and divergent emphases placed on features of the divine by different Hindu groups, including the importance of the relationship to a personal deity• Different interpretations and emphases given to sources of wisdom and authority by different Hindu groups • Chandogya Upanishad IV, x, 4–5• Chandogya Upanishad V, x, 3• Kena Upanishad IThis is part of a series of lessons, if you like it: save countless hours by downloading the complete course! The complete series of GCSE Hinduism lessons can be downloaded at our TES Shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/godwin86Thank you for your download!Positive reviews are greatly appreciated.

By godwin86

GCSE  Buddhism - Lesson 1 of 20 [The Life of the Buddha: The Four Sights, Nibbana, Mara] Best Course

GCSE Buddhism - Lesson 1 of 20 [The Life of the Buddha: The Four Sights, Nibbana, Mara] Best Course

This is the first in a series of lessons on Buddhism for GCSE level students for the 'Beliefs, Teachings & Practices' section of the course [section A]. It is suitable for all exam-boards.The complete series of GCSE Budhism lessons, as well as learning mats, PLCs and revision sessions can be downloaded at our TES Shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/godwin86Lesson 1 deals with: Buddha and Enlightenment• The life of Buddha• The early life of Buddha• The Four Sights• Defeat of Mara• Enlightenment• Nibbana• Issues related to the life of Buddha, including the importance of Buddha for Buddhists in the modern world.• Common and divergent emphases placed on the life of Buddha by different Buddhist groups• Different interpretations and emphases given to sources of wisdom and authority by different Buddhist groups. Sources:• Anguttara Nikaya (AN) 3.38• Samyutta Nikaya (SN) 35.199• Majjhima Nikaya (MN) 36• Samyutta Nikaya (SN) 56.11The Download includes:-A PPT Containing a Full Lesson (with assessment)-A complete lesson plan covering: objectives, key-words, differentiation, and lesson timeline.-A worksheet-A video outlining the life of the Buddha.-A Homework TaskIf you found this lesson to be of a high-standard, please download our other lessons as a part of this course from our shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/godwin86

By godwin86