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Materialist view of the mind, body and soul.

Materialist view of the mind, body and soul.

Information power point covering materialist views on the idea of the mind, body and soul. This power point is aimed at the new OCR Religious studies specification but would be useful for any lesson covering materialist views of the mind, body and soul.

By ordlisa

Theories of the mind body and soul evaluation.

Theories of the mind body and soul evaluation.

Information power point aimed at A level Religious Studies, covering the arguments for the different theories of the mind, body and soul. Power point covers substance dualism - Plato and Descarte, Materialism - Richard Dawkins, and the various criticisms of substance dualism from Ryle, Flew, Hick etc. Lesson includes a Venn diagram to sort the different arguments/opinion of the soul into those that support substance dualism, those that support monism and those that support materialism.

By ordlisa

Mind, Body and Soul

Mind, Body and Soul

Four power point presentations covering theories of the mind body and soul, aimed at A level Religious Studies philosophy module.One lesson on Aristotle's view of the body and soul, one lesson on Descartes view of the mind, body and soul and one lesson on Materialist views of the body and soul. The fourth lesson covers the arguments for and the criticisms of the different theories of the mind, body and soul.

By ordlisa

Leaders of Religion and Philosophy - complete pack

Leaders of Religion and Philosophy - complete pack

This bundle contains the unit plan, PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans, worksheets, flipcharts, puzzles, revisions, homework and the unit review to support the teaching of the unit 'Leaders of Religion and Philosophy' (suitable for S1/S2/S3 - Scotland and year 7/8/9 -England). More updates to follow soon - all will be free! 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 dana2010

Measuring Crime

Measuring Crime

Originally created for A-Level learners, this lesson is also appropriate for Foundation degree and Access to HE students studying sociology, criminology and psychology. The lesson will enable learners to investigate how measuring crime has changed throughout the centuries as well as beginning to build up an idea of the reliability of crime data.Students will the reasons why crimes are not always report and take an in depth look at White Collar Crime, with reference to two well known case studies.

By psyjess

Abnormality

Abnormality

This bundle features models and definitions of abnormality. Students will also be exploring treatments for mental illness and evaluating throughout.

By psyjess

Labelling Theory and Crime

Labelling Theory and Crime

This lesson introduces students to the idea of labelling theory and what can impact on being labelled as criminal e.g. the circumstance, historical period etc. Modern examples are used e.g. the one legged model to introduce students to this area in a way they can relate to. Students will embark on a range of activities surrounding Becker, Labelling theory, Producing a Web Page based on the theory and will be briefly introduced to the overlap between sociological/criminological theory and philosophy by looking at John Stuart Mills and Jeremy Bentham. This should last for around 2 hours depending on the group delivered to.

By psyjess

Models of Mental Illness

Models of Mental Illness

This session will need between 1-2 hours depending on the group. Students should be able to meet the following objectives:-Identify the five main models of abnormality-Discuss the implications for treatment of each model-Evaluate the models of abnormalityThey will be able to look in-depth at disorders and treatments which align with the main models. Several activities embedded throughout.

By psyjess

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 dana2010

Investigating beliefs about God Unit review

Investigating beliefs about God Unit review

This unit review concludes the unit 'Investigating beliefs about God' and encourages pupils to reflect on their learning. This is also a great source of feedback for us, the teachers! The resource is fully editable - you can add your own lessons!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 dana2010

GCSE Buddhism (OCR B / AQA) 20 Lessons - Very High Quality - Complete Resources (Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Presentations)

GCSE Buddhism (OCR B / AQA) 20 Lessons - Very High Quality - Complete Resources (Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Presentations)

This course has been made specifically for the new OCR B Religious Studies specification (2016 onwards). It has been designed around the 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 task The 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

PPT on homosexuality

PPT on homosexuality

This is a lesson on homosexuality that was designed for Y11, but can be used for A level. The provocative images on the front are meant to set the scene for the focus of the lesson: Should homosexuality be an ethical issue or not? I also discuss the media's role in this discussion with use of the images.

By jonboyteach

Utlilitarianism: application of Bentham's Hedonic Calculus

Utlilitarianism: application of Bentham's Hedonic Calculus

It is sometimes hard to assess the success of the hedonic calculus. For years my colleagues and I found it hard to get pupils to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the hedonic calculus. This resource aims to change this. Pupils are given the worksheet in order to see how simple, yet how time consuming and contradictory this theory is. It works a treat - especially for homework. Great for A02 focus.

By jonboyteach

Applied Ethics (11 Lessons) AQA Philosophy ( 7171 ) (Simulated Killing, Meat, Lying & Stealing) AS

Applied Ethics (11 Lessons) AQA Philosophy ( 7171 ) (Simulated Killing, Meat, Lying & Stealing) AS

This resource is designed for the new AQA Philosophy Specification (7171) [AS-Level]It covers the 'Applied Ethics' component of the course.The download is a .zip file containing 8 PPTs and 10 worksheets (all editable) and an instructional guide outlining how the course should be delivered (a simple SoW/guide to the lessons).The course is constructed as follows:Lesson 1: General debates and discussions about the ethical issues listed in the specificationLesson 2: Applying the normative theories to these issues (generally)Lesson 3-6: Student led presentations (instructions and worksheets included)Lesson 7: 'Ask the Experts'Lesson 8: Debates & discussions about applying the normative theories to the ethical issuesLesson 9: Formal Debates ILesson 10: Formal Debates IILesson 11: Essay planning masterclassThe .zip file maintains the order of the files so that very little preparation or planning is necessary.The course is very much student-led; encouraging independent research skills and engagement with the issues. It is designed to be used, ideally, after teaching of normative/meta-ethical theories has been completed so that students can apply their knowledge to the issues listed in the specification.Presentation and resources have been designed to the highest level of professionalism. As always, I am taking requests for making new resources: just email me at godwin86@gmail.com and follow me to stay updated about further releases.If you teach AQA Philosophy, you should join the Facebook group: "Philosophy Teachers UK (AQA A-Level)" which is the largest philosophy teachers group in the UK, there you can benefit from free resource sharing, advice from other teachers, as well as hearing about the latest premium releases.

By godwin86

Aims of Punishment - Card sort table

Aims of Punishment - Card sort table

This is a 3 part activity which aims to help pupils understand the keywords, meanings and examples of aims of punishment. Included are model answers and would be most appropriate for GCSE level, but could be adapted for A level or KS3.

By jonboyteach