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Please browse a selection of religious studies, philosophy, history, geography and generic lessons and resources. All have been tested and used in my classroom. Most resources are complete lessons with writing frames & differentiated activities. I have been teaching since 2007 and have been Head of Humanities since 2011. I am a GCSE and A Level examiner which I utilise when planning for exam courses. Please review if you download anything as I will try to edit and improve using any feedback

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Please browse a selection of religious studies, philosophy, history, geography and generic lessons and resources. All have been tested and used in my classroom. Most resources are complete lessons with writing frames & differentiated activities. I have been teaching since 2007 and have been Head of Humanities since 2011. I am a GCSE and A Level examiner which I utilise when planning for exam courses. Please review if you download anything as I will try to edit and improve using any feedback
GCSE Dignity of human life
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GCSE Dignity of human life

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Planned for 9-1 Eduqas WJEC specification Learning objective: To understand why human life is important in Christianity Lesson Includes: starter task based on the key concepts (key terms from the spec) Homework Link to SMHW key term knowledge recall quiz Activity with 2 videos linked exploring the Biblical concept of human dignity Range of Christian Perspectives and recall on liberation theology 2 x Worksheet & information sheet exam practice - 5 mark question. Includes success criteria, peer assessment, model answer, marking stickers to reduce teacher workload and closing the gap activities for the following lesson to support further progress Multiple choice review quiz Would be suitable for AQA, Edexcel and OCR
Unit 1. Core Key Stage four (KS4) Religious Studies Unit: Worldview lenses
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Unit 1. Core Key Stage four (KS4) Religious Studies Unit: Worldview lenses

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This is designed to be taught to a full cohort of Year 9 students who have one lesson a week of core Religious studies, but are not taking the GCSE. Students have booklets, rather than exercise books. The unit includes the following lessons: Worldview lenses What does the world look like - Personal worldviews No single story Nones Worldview Ideologies How does activism reveal a worldview Using Sociology to study religion in Britain Assessment and feed forwards
GCSE Introduction to Islam
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GCSE Introduction to Islam

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Planned for 9-1 Eduqas WJEC specification Learning objective: To understand the broad overview of Islam, including populations, history and sources of authority Lesson includes: How to structure books Knowledge Organiser for Islam Key Concepts (2 mark questions) activity to introduce key terminology What is Islam worksheet with differentiated questions Link to realtube to explore the ‘basics’ of Islam Link to realtube - How Islam began video with questions & Answers Information sheet Discussion questions Review activity All worksheets are at the end of the ppt. in the Resource Section Would be suitable for AQA, Edexcel and OCR
GCSE: Prophets of Islam - lesson 9
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GCSE: Prophets of Islam - lesson 9

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Planned for 9-1 Eduqas WJEC specification Learning objective: To understand the nature of prophethood and why prophets are important Lesson includes: starter task using GCSEpod’s on Risalah Information sheets - designed to be a carousel activity around the room with A3 table to be completed - could be printed as a information pack for students Guided Reading Activity explaining each of the named prophets Exit Ticket Review All resources are at the end of the ppt for printing Would be suitable for AQA, Edexcel and OCR
GCSE: Christian Aid
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GCSE: Christian Aid

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Planned for 9-1 Eduqas WJEC specification Learning objective: to investigate the actions and attitudes of Christian charities in twenty first century Britain whose aim is to alleviate poverty: Christian Aid Lesson includes: Card Sort Starter Task Range of Christian Perspectives and Introduction to key terms Worksheet on Christian Aid and information sheet Guided Reading Worksheet Guided Mind map for students to take notes GCSE pods signposted - Christian Aid & Tearfund Would be suitable for AQA, Edexcel and OCR
GCSE Islam Beliefs and Teaching Bundle
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GCSE Islam Beliefs and Teaching Bundle

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This bundle is a range of fully resourced lessons used to teach Eduqas/WJEC Route A - Islam Beliefs and Teaching The bundle includes lessons: Islam overview What do Muslims believe Muslim community - ummah Sunni and Shi’a divide Foundations of faith Nature of Allah Tawhid Prophethood introduction NAmed Prophets 8 mark examination on prophets Prophet Muhammad Angels Kutub / Holy books Akhirah / afterlife al-qadr / predestination These would be suitable for OCR, Edexcel, AQA
Unit 6. Core Key Stage four (KS4) Religious Studies Unit: Equality and Social Justice
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Unit 6. Core Key Stage four (KS4) Religious Studies Unit: Equality and Social Justice

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This is designed to be taught to a full cohort of Year 10 students who have one lesson a week of core Religious studies, but are not taking the GCSE. Students have booklets, rather than exercise books. The unit includes the following lessons: Introduction to social justice and equality Social Justice Movements Human Rights Declaration Breaches of Human Rights Research activity Racism and Discrimination Sexism and Feminism Misandry and Male Advocacy Treatment of Criminals The Death Penalty The unit discusses the following topics / Case studies: Black Lives matter Extinction Rebellion and Pressure Groups me too movement Amnesty International UK Youth Climate Coalition Malala Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar Coptic Christians in Egypt Apartheid in South Africa Gender-Based Violence in India Indigenous Rights in Australia Stephen Lawrence George Floyd
GCSE. Muslim Beliefs Introduction
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GCSE. Muslim Beliefs Introduction

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Planned for 9-1 Eduqas WJEC specification Learning objective: To understand the core Islamic beliefs (2nd planned lesson in the SOW) Lesson includes: Introduction to Shari’ah Law Link to Satchel1 Key Concepts in Islam Quiz Information Sheets on Shari’sh Law, Risalah (prophethood), Nature of Allah, 99 Names of Allah Research Worksheet and Website Links Video clips on risalah, Qur’an, Burka and Hijab Knowledge recall review quiz Would be suitable for AQA, Edexcel and OCR
GCSE Theme 1: Good and Evil Resources
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GCSE Theme 1: Good and Evil Resources

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This bundle is a range of fully resourced lessons used to teach Eduqas/WJEC Route A - good and evil. The bundle includes lessons: aims of punishment Prison Chaplains Prison Reformers Treatment of Criminals What is evil? What is goodness? The Problem of evil Origins of evil Forgiveness Examples of Forgiveness These would be suitable for OCR, Edexcel, AQA
GCSE (Islam) Prophet Muhammad - lesson 11
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GCSE (Islam) Prophet Muhammad - lesson 11

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Planned for 9-1 Eduqas WJEC specification Learning objective: To understand the broad overview of Islam, including populations, history and sources of authority Lesson includes: Starter activity home work activity examining Muhammad Muhammad pamphlet Risalah timeline Video link and comprehension questions Discussion questions Muhammad Key Facts worksheet The timeline of Muhammad infographic worksheet Information sheets MCQ review All resources are at the end of the ppt for printing Would be suitable for AQA, Edexcel and OCR
GCSE: The problem of evil
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GCSE: The problem of evil

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Planned for 9-1 Eduqas WJEC specification Learning objective: To understand the problem of evil Lesson includes: Key terms - starter task Link to community shared Show my homework quiz Video to introduce the problem of evil GCSE pod - The Problem of Evil and Suffering with differentiated activities Worksheet & information sheet exam practice - 5 mark question. Includes success critiera, peer assessment, model answer, Would be suitable for AQA, Edexcel and OCR
Teleological Argument
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Teleological Argument

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Designed and planned for OCR A Level specification. Bundle includes all 7 lessons covering the following and criticisms: Introduction to the Teleological Argument Aquinas’ 5th way William Paley David Hume’s challenges Challenge from evolution Tennant and Swinburne Evaluating Swinburne - Mill, Darwin, Dawkins and Hume
7. Evaluating the Teleological Argument
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7. Evaluating the Teleological Argument

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Designed for OCR A Level Philosophy Lesson Objective: to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the Teleological Argument from Mill, Hume and Darwin Lesson Includes: Prediction Starter Task 3 worksheets identifying weaknesses of Teleological arguments - assessing how successful and credible each strength/weakness is from Mill, Darwin and Hume Table worksheet Model Answer (34/40)activity for exam question: ‘There is no design in the universe’ Discuss Essay planning review activity with SMHW link for homework Would be suitable for AQA, Edexcel and WJEC/Eduqas
A Level. OCR. The Problem of Evil. LESSON 3 Augustine's Theodicy
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A Level. OCR. The Problem of Evil. LESSON 3 Augustine's Theodicy

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Designed for OCR A Level Philosophy Lesson Objective: To explain the theodicy developed by Augustine Lesson Includes: Recall Starter Task to review the logical and evidential problem of evil Video links to explanations of Augustinian theodicy (clicking on the play button) Comprehension notes and guided reading worksheet Worksheet to help students evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the theodicy Model Answer to the 2019 exam question ‘Critically compare the logical and evidential aspects of the problem of evil as challenges to belief [40 marks]’. This answer was marked and awarded by OCR 37/40 Would be suitable for AQA, Edexcel and WJEC/Eduqas
A Level. OCR. The Problem of Evil. LESSON 1. Introduction
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A Level. OCR. The Problem of Evil. LESSON 1. Introduction

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Designed for OCR A Level Philosophy Lesson Objective: To explain the concepts of good and evil, introducing the theological challenge of the problem of evil, natural and moral evil Lesson Includes: PLC for student’s folders (slide 1) Starter Task Video clips embedded to introduce the problem of evil Information sheets on moral, natural evil the devil and freewill along with questions The Paradox of the stone worksheet and activity Review Quiz Would be suitable for AQA, Edexcel and WJEC/Eduqas
A Level. OCR. The Problem of Evil. LESSON 4 Irenaeus' Theodicy
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A Level. OCR. The Problem of Evil. LESSON 4 Irenaeus' Theodicy

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Designed for OCR A Level Philosophy Lesson Objective: To explain the theodicy developed by Irenaeus Lesson Includes: PLC for student’s folders (slide 1) Starter Task linked to video to explain Irenaeus’ Theodicy (video linked when click on play button) Brief information to introduce the concept and compare to Augustine Mind map activity with template to use with information handout on the 2 theodices from Augustine adn Irenaeus Weaknesses of Irenaues worksheet for students to rank order their success Discussion question for Review Would be suitable for AQA, Edexcel and WJEC/Eduqas
GCSE Censorship
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GCSE Censorship

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Planned for 9-1 Eduqas WJEC specification Learning objective: To understand the arguments for and against censorship Lesson includes: starter task introducing the key term ‘censorship’ Link to SMHW knowledge recall quiz on human rights and social injustice Range of Christian Perspectives and Introduction to key terms Links to case studies on Westbro Baptist Church; Charlie Hebdo; Corpus Christi Worksheet & information sheet exam practice - 5 mark question. Includes success criteria, peer assessment, model answer from 2018 (achieved 3/5), marking stickers to reduce teacher workload and closing the gap activities for the following lesson to support further progress Would be suitable for AQA, Edexcel and OCR
GCSE religious expression
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GCSE religious expression

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Planned for 9-1 Eduqas WJEC specification Learning objective: To understand how Christians express their faith Would be suitable for AQA, Edexcel and OCR I adapted some resources from other users - thank you and I hope it is helpful
GCSE: Parables about wealth
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GCSE: Parables about wealth

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Planned for 9-1 Eduqas WJEC specification Learning objective: To understand the Christian beliefs towards poverty Lesson includes: Differentiated starter task - exam practice *Worksheets on the parable of Lazarus - including video link Worksheet on the parable of the unforgiving servant exam practice - 8 mark question. Includes scaffolding, possible content, success critiera, peer assessment, model answer, marking stickers to reduce teacher workload and closing the gap activities for the following lesson to support further progress Links to Kahoot to review learning Would be suitable for AQA, Edexcel and OCR