Religious Belief

Religious Belief

This lesson explores the reasons for religious beliefs, and challenges students to consider both the positives and negatives of belief. Students begin by exploring what it means to believe in something before specifically relating their ideas to religion. Students move onto analyse the meaning and implications behind a key religious idea before completed an extended group task. The lesson ends with a reflective piece where students use their notes from the lesson to write developed answers. This lesson includes: - Clear learning objectives, - Fully differentiated resources, - Opportunities for group work, class discussions and extended writing, - Pace and challenge throughout, - Additional teacher notes and guidance in the notes of each slide.
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Cults

Cults

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.
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Revision

Revision

This one hour lesson guides students through different revision ideas as well as showing them how to use a revision resource once completed. The lesson is easily adaptable to all subjects and supports students in developing their revision independently. The lesson also includes a selection of further revision tasks to be completed for homework. This lesson includes: - Clear learning objectives, - Pace and challenge throughout, - Differentiated homework task to extend learning, - Links to relevant clips.
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Introduction to Good and Evil

Introduction to Good and Evil

Introductory lesson exploring ethical debates in relation to the concepts of good and evil. Students explore the qualities of God in relation to evil and suffering and debate whether God can be omnibenevolent in the face of global challenges. This lesson includes: - Clear learning objectives, - Opportunities for group work, class discussions and extended writing, - Pace and challenge throughout, - A selection of differentiated homework task to extend learning, - Links to relevant clips.
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Holocaust Homework

Holocaust Homework

A detailed and fully differentiated set of homeworks which include links to relevant resources to support student studies. Also available as part of the Holocaust bundle saving 44%.
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Neo-Nazis

Neo-Nazis

This lesson explores the rise of Neo Nazis both in Europe and America. Students explore the messages within Neo Nazi tattoos and songs before developing an in depth understanding of the wider context of the recent protests in relation to confederate statues. The lesson concludes with an exploration of Holocaust denial with supported extended reflection tasks. Also available as part of the Holocaust bundle saving 44%. This lesson includes: - Clear learning objectives, - Fully differentiated resources, - Opportunities for group work, class discussions and extended writing, - Pace and challenge throughout, - High level analysis of challenging texts, - Links to relevant clips including a documentary for higher level students,
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The Holocaust

The Holocaust

This bundle includes a broad range of ethical themes related to the study of the Holocaust. Students will explore historical issues and consider the lessons and messages that can be learnt before relating them to current events and issues. The bundle includes a set of homeworks designed to compliment and develop student insight and understanding. The SOW is designed to be taught alongside a historical investigation. All lesson include: - Clear learning objectives, - Fully differentiated resources, - Opportunities for group work, class discussions and extended writing, - Pace and challenge throughout, - High level analysis of challenging texts, - Links to relevant clips, - Extension tasks, - Links to differentiated homework task to extend learning,
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Anti Bullying Assembly - Hate Crime

Anti Bullying Assembly - Hate Crime

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.
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Good and Evil - Full Scheme of Work.

Good and Evil - Full Scheme of Work.

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.
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Body Image

Body Image

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.
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Liberation Theology

Liberation Theology

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.
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Zakah

Zakah

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

Anti Bullying

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.
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Anti Bullying Assembly - Differentiated KS3 and KS4

Anti Bullying Assembly - Differentiated KS3 and KS4

Two inspiring and engaging assemblies which have been designed to be led by students. The assemblies are differentiated to suit students at both KS3 and KS4 and include top tips and guidance for leading each 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.
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Anti - Bullying Assembly - KS3 The Power of Words.

Anti - Bullying Assembly - KS3 The Power of Words.

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.
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Remembering the Holocaust

Remembering the Holocaust

This lesson explores global memorials to the Holocaust and considers the reason and success of such memorials. Students use this information to design their own memorial, and write a structured reflection on the intended impact of their work. Also available as part of the Holocaust bundle saving 44%. This lesson includes: - Clear learning objectives, - Fully differentiated resources, - Opportunities for group work, class discussions and extended writing, - Pace and challenge throughout,
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Introduction to the Holocaust and the history of anti-Semitism.

Introduction to the Holocaust and the history of anti-Semitism.

This lesson is a perfect introductory lesson to the Holocaust. Students are introduced to the Nuremberg laws and their impact on individuals before investigating the history of anti-Semitism from the Biblical times through to the present day. This lesson enables students to understand the background of anti-Semitism and how it is not a problem which disappeared with the closure of the concentration camps. Also available as part of the Holocaust bundle saving 44%. 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.
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Reading -  Guided/Peer Reading. Full training programme and support materials.

Reading - Guided/Peer Reading. Full training programme and support materials.

I have successfully launched and run a peer reading project linking students in Year 9 and 10 with those in Year 7. This project was praised during our Peer Review as well as receiving positive feedback from SLT, students and parents. Whilst it does take a lot of work to set up a successful project such as this, the rewards have been amazing and both readers and mentors have built up their confidence and leadership skills. This project was completed as part of the Platinum Healthy Schools Award. All mentors taking part were also awarded the Diana Award at the end of two years service in recognition of their hard work. Year 7 students were selected based on their reading age and those reading with the students were selected following an application, interview and training programme. The set up of the project is crucial in order for all students to have the confidence to fully take part. This pack of information includes: - Step by step guidance on the set up of the project, - Letters to parents informing them of the aims of the project and ways in which they can support those involved, - Application forms for students wishing to be reading mentors, - Three training sessions for mentors exploring how to support students alongside key safeguarding messages, - Guidance booklets for both mentors and mentees to be filled in weekly.
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Tolerance and Diversity - Malala Yousafzai

Tolerance and Diversity - Malala Yousafzai

This lesson was taught as part of a whole school diversity drop down day, however, it can also be taught as a stand alone lesson. The lesson explores what rights students believe we are entitled and includes opportunities for debate and discussion. Students then develop their ideas through a moral maze before moving on to complete an in depth exploration of the legacy of Malala. As a result of this lesson students produced word art exploring the life of Malala and change your world pledges which were worked together into a whole school display. The lesson includes all resources, included differentiated case studies, links to clips and guidance notes in each slide so that the material can be easily shared with staff. This resource also includes a preparatory form time session where students are asked to prepare a piece which contributes to a whole school community display used as part of the drop down day.
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What is terrorism?

What is terrorism?

A very relevant topic in the current climate. This lesson is designed to challenge stereotypes of terrorism and explore acts of terrorism including the Manchester bombings and Charleston shootings which did not have religious connotations. This lesson is designed to challenge Islamophobia and explore preconceptions as to what terrorism is. The lesson is fully resourced with embedded timers, case studies and differentiated tasks.
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