Key events in Jesus' life - with 1-9 differentiated aims

Key events in Jesus' life - with 1-9 differentiated aims

This is a PowerPoint which directs students to undertake a carousel activity. The objectives for the lesson have been broken down into target levels, following the new 1-9 GCSE system. The worksheets have on them the Bible stories of 7 key events in Jesus' life: Jesus is lost in the temple, Jesus is tempted, The triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Jesus calms a storm, Jesus' baptism, The wedding at Canaa, and The Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. Students have to work their way around each story, read it, summarise it, and then answer one of 2 evaluation questions about the significance of that event in Jesus' life. The conclusion activity involves a diamond 9 exercise, and an exam style evaluation question - which is broken down into helpful sentence starters and structure. One of the slides refers to a 'sheet', but you can just ask students to make notes in their exercise books. Please comment and leave feedback :)
BlackCatTeacher
Sunni and Shia Islam - key differences and exam question focus.

Sunni and Shia Islam - key differences and exam question focus.

This is a lesson designed to introduce students to the split between Sunni and Shia Islam, as well as some of the key differences and similarities between them in everyday life and practices. This lesson has a key word and exam question focus, following the AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. I have included a 4 mark (part C) exam question, along with guidance about how to answer it and a WAGOLL for students to annotate and compare their answers to. I have created this for Yr8 (as we sit our GCSE RS in Year 10), but can easily be adapted and used for KS4 as it is a useful intro to one of the key Islamic concepts. There is also an accompanying website as one of the slide leads to an external BBC link, which can be used in the classroom to explore 5 different aspects of Muslim life and practices. Students can compete it as you work through. Please do leave feedback :)
BlackCatTeacher
The incarnation of Jesus

The incarnation of Jesus

This is a lesson designed for the new AQA GCSE 1-9 RS specification, but can be used across all exam boards I would imagine. This focuses primarily on the Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament, and Jesus' role as the 'Word'. It also has a slide showing Jesus' role in the salvation of humans. There are differentiated plenary questions at the end.
BlackCatTeacher
Christian pilgrimage

Christian pilgrimage

An interactive PowerPoint presentation, including a video and activities, which can be used at both KS3 and 4. This gives students an introduction to Christian pilgrimage, with reference to Mecca for Muslims, and specific Christian pilgrimage sites. A good resource for historical Christianity or in preparation for retreats or pilgrimages. Can also be used as part of GCSE RS, as it covers practices. A differentiated sheet is also attached. Please comment :)
BlackCatTeacher
Inspirational figures in religion

Inspirational figures in religion

This is a lesson about inspirational figures in religion: Jesus, Muhammad and Guru Nanak. It is mainly an independent lesson, as the main task requires students to read information to create a fact file. This is useful lesson perhaps for tutor time, or an extended project. Can also be used as part of historical Christianity.
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Creation & The Trinity

Creation & The Trinity

This is a project/analysis based lesson, around the case: Was the Trinity present during Creation? I've created this to challenge students, and in line with the new AQA GCSE 1-9 specification. I think it would be better suited to more able students, but can be adapted and tweaked for lower abilities I'm sure. This lesson includes a PowerPoint and a 'case file' of resources, which students need to read and analyse and come to a 'judgment' about whether or not they think the Trinity was present during the creation in Genesis.
BlackCatTeacher
Medical ethics - Euthanasia

Medical ethics - Euthanasia

This is a PowerPoint for use in a GCSE RS lesson, specifically about euthanasia. We follow (at the moment) OCR GCSE RS Spec B, but this could be used with any specification which involves the study of ethics within medicine. This PowerPoint includes interactive discussions, 3 video clips to spark discussion and debate (see 'notes' section of each slide), and an exam style question - which is then broken down into a WAGOLL and highlighted into PEE (Point, Evidence, Explanation). Please create and leave feedback :) Many thanks.
BlackCatTeacher
Muslim attitudes towards women.

Muslim attitudes towards women.

This is a PowerPoint based around Muslim attitudes towards women, and challenging the typical stereotypes that exist. This is aimed for GCSE students, but could be adapted for students lower in the school.
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KS3 Sikhism assessment based on GCSE skills (life after levels)

KS3 Sikhism assessment based on GCSE skills (life after levels)

This is an assessment based on the GCSE style questioning of the new AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. With the eradication of levels, we are using flight paths based on skills, primarily skills used at GCSE. This assessment is broken down for KS3, and includes sentence starters and a mark scheme. There is also space for feedback from the teacher as well as a personal reflection. The question is: 'Explain 2 ways in which equality is demonstrated in a Gurdwara'.
BlackCatTeacher
Key events in Jesus' life - with 1-9 differentiated aims

Key events in Jesus' life - with 1-9 differentiated aims

This is a PowerPoint which directs students to undertake a carousel activity. The objectives for the lesson have been broken down into target levels, following the new 1-9 GCSE system. The worksheets have on them the Bible stories of 7 key events in Jesus' life: Jesus is lost in the temple, Jesus is tempted, The triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Jesus calms a storm, Jesus' baptism, The wedding at Canaa, and The Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. Students have to work their way around each story, read it, summarise it, and then answer one of 2 evaluation questions about the significance of that event in Jesus' life. The conclusion activity involves a diamond 9 exercise, and an exam style evaluation question - which is broken down into helpful sentence starters and structure. One of the slides refers to a 'sheet', but you can just ask students to make notes in their exercise books. Please comment and leave feedback :)
BlackCatTeacher
NEW AQA 1-9 GCSE 1 year Sow, homework, key word glossaries & first lessons

NEW AQA 1-9 GCSE 1 year Sow, homework, key word glossaries & first lessons

I have created a Year 9/10 scheme of work based on the new AQA 1-9 RS GCSE. However, it is split into 2: one for a WEEKLY lesson, and one for a FORTNIGHTLY lesson as we have 3 across the fortnight in Year 9. Weekly lessons deal with component 1, and fortnightly lessons deal with component 2 (themes). I have also produced a term's homework 'menu, as well as PLCs (personal learning checklist using the red/amber/green system) and the first lesson for both component 1 and component 2 are attached. Please do rate and leave feedback :) Many thanks!
BlackCatTeacher
SoW for KS3 RS

SoW for KS3 RS

I have created a scheme of work for KS3 (this is for our year 8s), which links into our three year KS4 GCSE. The exams are taken in Year 10, so year 8 is an important 'prep' year for us. This scheme of work has three themes, and each one is studied from a Christian and Muslim perspective. I have also included: key word glossaries for each unit; PLCs (personal learning checklists using the red/amber/green system) for each unit; and homework 'menus' for the first 2 small terms. Please do rate and eave feedback :) Many thanks!
BlackCatTeacher
Human sexuality - GCSE RS

Human sexuality - GCSE RS

This is a lesson on human sexuality, which I produced for the new AQA GCSE RS (9-1). It includes some key questions to get students thinking and also an exam question practice. I hope you find it useful!
BlackCatTeacher
The roles of men and women in the Church

The roles of men and women in the Church

This is a PowerPoint which can be used in GCSE RS, when looking at the equality and roles of men and women within the Christian Church. This lesson looks at the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, and examines the reasons why some people argue that women cannot be priests. It also looks at conflicting views which argue that women can fulfil the role of a priest just as well as a man. There is a clip from the Vicar of Dibley (the arrival of Geraldine) from YouTube to spark discussion about the stereotypical views of priests, as well as a clip from the BBC which addresses the arguments for and against women as priests. There is also a 12 mark exam style question for students to grapple with as a plenary. NOTE: videos are hyperlinked into the pictures in the slides. Please rate and leave feedback :) Many thanks.
BlackCatTeacher
Cloning: What it is and Christian attitudes towards cloning

Cloning: What it is and Christian attitudes towards cloning

This is a PowerPoint lesson which can be used as part of the medical ethics unit of OCR GCSE RS (specification B), or any specification which involves students needing to look at the different types of cloning, and the Christian responses to cloning. There is also a list of key questions which can be pinned around the room, and students are required to respond to each issues by writing their thoughts and opinions around it. Please rate, and leave feedback. Many thanks!
BlackCatTeacher
OCR Peace & Justice Assessment and feedback

OCR Peace & Justice Assessment and feedback

This is a lesson for the feedback of the end of unit assessment: Religion, peace & justice, in the OCR GCSE Ethics & Philosophy B syllabus. Includes WAGOLLs (What a good one looks like) for the part D and E questions, and peer marking opportunities. Please comment :)
BlackCatTeacher
Pacifism

Pacifism

This is a complete PowerPoint for two - three lessons. It works through relative and absolute pacifism; the costs of war; the Quaker attitude; Was Jesus a pacifist?; a Gandhi research task and a homework, as well as an assessment question. This can be used with KS4 or even KS3, with a few tweaks.
BlackCatTeacher
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 mroe to share. Enjoy :)
BlackCatTeacher