Small Social Experiments: Sociological Experiment Cards

Small Social Experiments: Sociological Experiment Cards

This resource is intended to help introduce GCSE or AS Sociology students to sociological research and experiments: what they are, what their purpose is, and the issues involved in conducting experiments or research. There are 6 cards, each with a different experiment for a pair of students to conduct. The experiments are linked to three basic topics (norms and values, deviant behaviour and gender). This means that students will be expert enough in the topic to conduct a meaningful piece of research and that the key focus for learning can be sociological research/experiments. Once students have carried out the activity (either during lesson time or for homework), they are then asked to discuss results, their conclusions and to evaluate how effectively they conducted the research. This can then form the basis of a discussion about what affects results, validity and reliability. Cover picture 'the by-stander effect': By رمزي زودة (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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Christianity and the Roles of Men and Women

Christianity and the Roles of Men and Women

This resource is a worksheet in pdf format. It tackles the different attitudes towards the role of women within Christianity by looking at the Biblical views and then the perspectives that exist because of what the Bible says. Students tackle the sheet using colour coding. One side of the sheet asks them to categorise Bible quotes and the other side asks them to categorise the resulting differences in Christian views. Each side of the sheet has a key to complete so that it is clear which colour highlights equal roles and which colour highlights different roles for men and women. This sheet will help students to: - research the link between the Bible and Christian attitudes. -demonstrate their understanding of the diversity of Christian attitudes towards the role of men and women. -justify their own response and evaluate the ideas of others about the roles of men and women within religion. -construct evidence exam answers.
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Giving Developed Reasons (Example GCSE Topic: Islam and Racism).

Giving Developed Reasons (Example GCSE Topic: Islam and Racism).

This resource is a worksheet intended for GCSE Religious Studies. Being able to develop reasons is a skill which helps students to achieve the higher levels, particularly for questions which require extended answers and offer the most marks. Please check your exam board mark schemes for specific expectations (this may be in terms of the amount of reasons expected for example). This worksheet uses the well known 'point, evidence, explanation' framework: giving an example first (using Muslim beliefs about racial equality), and then a writing frame which students can fill in. The example shows how a key point can be developed using specific evidence and technical vocabulary.
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DARTs Activity Cards to use with News Articles

DARTs Activity Cards to use with News Articles

DARTs means Directed Activities Related to Texts. There are 12 DARTs activity cards that students can choose from in this resource, all of which are intended to be used with up to date news articles. News articles relevant to subjects like RE and Sociology will change regularly but these cards enable you to have a consistent activity which will help your students to process and read news articles effectively. They will then find it easier to understand the subject and to use the news as evidence or examples in exams. The cards are labelled as A, B or C cards, with C activities being the most involved through to A cards which are easier and quicker. There are 4 pages in the document. The first two pages are the cards and the second two pages are meant to be photocopied on the opposite side so that the cards have titles.
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An icebreaker/relationship building lesson activity: Animal Magic

An icebreaker/relationship building lesson activity: Animal Magic

This resource is intended to help build relationships within a class. It can be used as an icebreaker for new classes or a social skills activity for groups such as form classes. The resource builds upon the well used idea of pairing students up using animal noises and then creates a more developed activity where students will need to use not only their mimicry skills, but also create together, peer-assess and hopefully win a significant amount of points together. The activity is intended to be light-hearted and will hopefully cause some hilarity within the room. This activity will probably take around 25 minutes. Full instructions are included along with two sets of animal cards - 'easier' and 'harder'. This activity should appeal to most age and ability groups. It can be fun to use with adults too.
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Rules and Laws Assembly

Rules and Laws Assembly

This assembly is intended to tackle the topic of rules and laws via the theme of 'respecting our community'. The assembly is meant to be relevant to you and your students, so there is a need to insert a few photographs and one short video clip that you will need to make yourself. The assembly makes the point that positive atmospheres (and therefore safe and fair communities) are underpinned by rules and laws. That essentially, it comes down to respect for yourself and respect for others.
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A crossword about Islam

A crossword about Islam

Crosswords can be a useful tool and more learning orientated than the dreaded wordsearch! They use thinking skills. Use for: Comprehension. Competition. A research task. To precede an open task/question. A baseline activity to see how much children already know so that you can differentiate and show progress. A plenary activity to see how much children know after a period of learning. Revision: either to revise the whole topic or to see where gaps in knowledge are so that revision can focus on the gaps only. This crossword focuses on Islam in general. So, there are some questions about Muhammad (pbuh), the pillars, holy book and it uses the Arabic vocabulary (transliterated into English, e.g. 'salah'). The answers are given on page 2.
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