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I aim to provide creative and inspiring resources which are both challenging and engaging for students of all backgrounds. Religious Studies has an immensely important role within a child's education and I believe that it is important that all lessons are relevant to students own lives and the world in which we live.

I aim to provide creative and inspiring resources which are both challenging and engaging for students of all backgrounds. Religious Studies has an immensely important role within a child's education and I believe that it is important that all lessons are relevant to students own lives and the world in which we live.
Why do we celebrate Christmas?
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Why do we celebrate Christmas?

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Lesson exploring the continued relevance of the Christmas message in the 21st Century. Students explore the symbolism within the nativity scene and discuss whether it is still relevant in an increasingly secular Britain. The lesson is fully resourced and includes learning objectives, creative tasks, a class investigation and opportunities for personal reflection.
Liberation Theology
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Liberation Theology

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This lesson introduces students to liberation theology and the context within which it sits. Students begin with a discussion regarding the disparity between rich and poor within South and Central America through the exploration of key facts and figures. Students then move on to look at the origins of Liberation Theology and the reasons for its controversy. Through resource sheets students complete extensive analysis of the theory with the lesson placing the theory into the current context of the Papacy of Pope Francis. This lesson is fully resourced with links to clips and further guidance provided within the notes of each slide. All worksheets and resources are provided along with homework and extension material.
Free Will
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Free Will

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Lesson explores the concept of Free Will and includes links to relevant clips to provoke discussion and debate. This lesson includes a vote with your feet activity and culminates in a differentiated extended writing activity. This lesson includes: - Clear learning objectives, - Opportunities for group work, class discussions and extended writing, - Pace and challenge throughout, - High level analysis of challenging texts, - Links to relevant clips, - Includes a selection of differentiated homework tasks to further deepen learning and understanding.
Body Image
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Body Image

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This lesson is aimed at students in Year 8. The lesson includes clips, a range of tasks including an investigation around the room, reflective writing piece, opportunities for debate and links to relevant media clips. The lesson explores how photoshop is used to distort images and encourages students to challenge their own perceptions of themselves. Students discuss why the media changes images and the impact this may have on their peer group. The lesson was taught as a two hour lesson but can be broken down to fit a shorter time frame.
Muslim Dress
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Muslim Dress

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Lesson aimed at students in Year 7 exploring Muslim dress and surrounding controversy. Includes differentiated case studies and class discussions around the French bans.
Cults
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Cults

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A very popular lesson which explores a range of case studies to help students understand the concept of cults. The quality of discussion and work produced is outstanding making this lesson a very valuable topic for students. Students begin by exploring what constitutes a cult and briefly discuss the positive and negative aspects of cults before moving on to complete an in depth analysis of case studies. This work is completed as a class, paired task and individual reflection. The lesson includes multiple opportunities for class discussions and culminates in students writing a high level comparative piece. Links to additional articles for homework opportunities are included. This lesson is challenging and includes topics which some students may find difficult. It is therefore important that the lesson is read through in its entirety before it is taught. Guidance notes are included in the notes section of slides along with links to clips and articles of interest. (Ideally taught to Year 9). This lesson includes: - Clear learning objectives, - Fully differentiated resources, - Opportunities for group work, class discussions and extended writing, - Pace and challenge throughout, - Links to relevant clips, - Additional teacher notes and guidance in the notes of each slide.
Health - Unit 1
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Health - Unit 1

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This bundle contains the full scheme of work for Unit 1 of the AQA Health course. All lessons are fully resourced with differentiated resources. My free revision resources support this unit of work.
SOW Religion and the Media
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SOW Religion and the Media

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Full scheme of work with 6 lessons, debate society pack, SOW outline and weekly homework tasks. This scheme of work is one of my favourite to teach as it tackles a lot of issues that are very relevant to the lives of students today. Within the SOW students explore the rights of the individual to freedom of speech in order to lay the foundation for a deeper exploration of the duties of the media. Students will look at recent case studies, all of which have been rewritten in a structured and accessible manner. Thought the SOW is designed to last 6 lessons, the level of discussion and debate provoked means that the SOW is easily extended. Lessons include differentiated tasks, reflections, debate and extended writing pieces with clear lesson objectives throughout. Links to youtube clips are written into ppts with additional notes below. Homework is designed to feed in to the lessons and further develop debate and discussion in the classroom. The SOW is aimed at students in Year 9 and has a particular focus on the distortion of Islam and the impacts of the media portrayal of the concept of Jihad.
The moral message within fairytales.
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The moral message within fairytales.

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This lesson explores traditional fairy tales and questions the moral message within. The lesson includes links to clips, all resources, debates and extended writing pieces. The lesson is designed to provoke discussion as to why fairytales have been changed, and their relevance in the 21st Century.
The Caste System.
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The Caste System.

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This lesson draws parallels between the caste and class system. Students will look at the different varnas and the symbolism of the body parts assigned to each group. Building on this, students explore recent case studies relating to the caste system and the lesson includes differentiated news articles for students to use in order to debate and answer reflective questions. This lesson includes links to relevant clips and differentiated case studies to support in depth learning.
The Game of Life.
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The Game of Life.

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This is a fully resourced lesson which introduces students to the financial realities of life. Students are given a range of different facts and figures about life which are used to produce their own 'Game of Life.' Feedback from this lesson has been overwhelmingly positive and the work produced has been of a very high standard. This lesson also has clear links with numeracy and literacy.
Good and Evil - Full Scheme of Work.
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Good and Evil - Full Scheme of Work.

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This full scheme of work is aimed at students in Year 8 and includes 6 lessons and differentiated homework tasks. Lessons explore the concepts of Free Will, Religion and being good, Original Sin, the Problem of Evil and the story of Job and its relation to modern day society. All lessons include: - Clear learning objectives, - Fully differentiated resources, - Opportunities for group work, class discussions and extended writing, - Pace and challenge throughout, - Differentiated homework task to extend learning, - High level analysis of challenging texts, - Links to relevant clips.
Zakah
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Zakah

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Lesson aimed at students in Year 7. Students explore the concept of zakah and discuss whether a charitable tax should be paid by everyone.
Anti Bullying Assembly - Hate Crime
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Anti Bullying Assembly - Hate Crime

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An inspiring and interactive assembly which addresses challenging issues. Includes top tips for leading an assembly. This assembly begins with a thought provoking exploration of our hidden prejudices before outlining key case studies for students to reflect upon. The use of inspiring clips and reflections ensure that this assembly remains with students once they have left the assembly hall. On slide 2, a full script and notes are provided in each of the slides along with links to relevant clips. The assembly is designed to last 20minutes but can be easily adapted to fit differing time constraints.
Anti - Bullying Assembly - KS3 The Power of Words.
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Anti - Bullying Assembly - KS3 The Power of Words.

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An inspiring and engaging assembly which has been designed to be led by students. Includes top tips for leading an assembly. This assembly begins with a thought provoking exploration of the power our words can have on others before outlining key case studies for students to reflect upon. The use of inspiring clips and reflections ensure that this assembly remains with students once they have left the assembly hall. On slide 2, a full script is included with clear parts for students involved in the assembly. Notes are also provided in each of the slides along with links to relevant clips. The assembly is designed to last 20minutes but can be easily adapted to fit differing time constraints.
Pope Francis
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Pope Francis

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This lesson explores the role of Pope Francis and the links between his papacy and the teachings of Jesus. Students investigate key facts about the life of Pope Francis before completing an investigation drawing links between the life of the Pope and Jesus. Students use this information to complete a creative task which can be done as a group or individual. The lesson is fully resourced and includes links to clips, differentiated activities and opportunities for debate and discussion.
The Origin of Sin
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The Origin of Sin

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Students explore the story of the Fall and the concept of Original Sin. Students complete an in depth study of the key concepts within the story of the Fall before considering its impact on contemporary society. Students explore global gender inequality and debate the links between this inequality and the messages within the story of the Fall. This lesson includes: - Clear learning objectives, - Fully differentiated resources, - Opportunities for group work, class discussions and extended writing, - Pace and challenge throughout, - Selection of differentiated homework tasks to extend learning, - Analysis of challenging texts, - Links to relevant clips.
Anti Bullying
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Anti Bullying

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This is a one hour lesson which explores a number of scenarios designed to empower students to tackle bullying. Students look at case studies including that of Lizzie Velasquez and complete signposting activities to consolidate understanding. The lesson is fully resourced and includes links to clips, signposting, group activities and materials to start a poster competition. Students also complete the Diana Award anti-bullying pledge for display within school.