A-Level Sociology - Beliefs in Society Marxist theories of religion

A-Level Sociology - Beliefs in Society Marxist theories of religion

This was an outstanding lesson in my observation as it allowed all students to make progress in the lesson. Lesson objectives: To understand the Marxist explanation of the role and function of religion. To evaluate the Marxist approach of religion. To apply your knowledge to an exam practice question. Full 1 hr lesson on Marxism & religion, with differentiated resources and model answers for a 10 mark question. I have included all the relevant extension video clips too. This lesson refers to the Book Two Nelson & Collins Sociology textbook (extended reading).
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ALevel Sociology - Beliefs in society - Functionalist theory of religion

ALevel Sociology - Beliefs in society - Functionalist theory of religion

Learning outcome: To outline the views of four Functionalist Sociologists on religion. To evaluate the views of the four Functionalist Sociologists on religion. Engaging lesson exploring the functionalist theory on religion. There is a mini lecture, but also an opportunity for independent reading and feedback, with an exam question focus at the end - which could be done in class or at home.
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GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Experimental Design

GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Experimental Design

I have searched high & low for an actual lesson to teach Year 11 on research methods, that is engaging & challenging too! So i made one!!! This lesson was designed from the AQA Nelson Thornes, GCSE textbook (legacy) - but will still be useful for new specification. (Just set a different exam question at the end). There are challenge activities for students who able to complete the main tasks quite promptly. I have included answers to support non-specialist teaching!!!! yay!!! For the card sort task you will need to print of the slides (with the answers) and create them into packs. Lesson objective: To re-cap procedures in the experimental method & design. To re-cap the strengths & weaknesses of experiments. To understand the different sampling methods & their strengths & weaknesses. To apply your knowledge of experiments to an exam question.
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GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Sampling

GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Sampling

Lesson objective: To understand the different sampling methods. To understand the advantages & limitations of sampling methods. A lesson on sampling with an engaging activity to explore the different sampling methods. The exam question worksheet is scenario based, with the answers on the powerpoint.
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GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Natural & Experimental

GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Natural & Experimental

A lovely part of the lesson to help students understand the difference between ecological validity and objectivity. My students kept asking me to explain the difference between natural and field experiements so i designed part of a lesson to help them get it. Designed using the AQA Nelson Thornes GCSE Psychology textbook. There is also a challenge tasks with the answers included on the last slide. Lesson objective: To understand the main difference between ecological validity objectivity.
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GCSE Psychology - Topic 1 Development (Assessment lesson)

GCSE Psychology - Topic 1 Development (Assessment lesson)

Lesson objectives: To complete an assessment on early brain development and Piaget’s stages of development. I have included the supporting powerpoint with the actual assessment questions & answers, to allow students to peer assess. If you want to use this as a teacher assessment you can! It's a great lesson for specialist and non-specialist teachers and i have designed the lesson to create consistency. the slides include: 1. revision starter 2. instructions for how to peer ass 3. the questions & answers 4. marking & feedback instructions, how to use WWW & EBI 5. Setting targets The download includes the actual test paper with space to write answers on....all you need to do is print it off. I also created a teacher cheat sheet with the answers filled in! (so no need to freeze the board to check the answers).
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Outstanding lesson on research methods (participant observation) A Level Sociology

Outstanding lesson on research methods (participant observation) A Level Sociology

All the resources you need to deliver an engaging lesson on participant observation for research methods. This lesson plan format can be altered for any research method. It's great because students are actively learning, they engage with an exam question and get to assess real student responses. The pack includes: - Lesson plan - Powerpoint presentation - Card sorts (strengths & weaknesses) - Exemplar student responses - Extension challenge exam question activity Lesson objectives: • To be able to evaluate the strengths & limitations of participant observation.
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Essay Map Teacher Toolkit

Essay Map Teacher Toolkit

Help support your students to complete essay maps, with these student friendly 10 steps! It is a great aid for lower ability students in GCSE and A-Level classes who struggle to write essays. You can print this off into A4/A5 booklets and use them during intervention sessions, revision lessons or in the classroom to help promote independent learning and improve essay structure and language skills. If you do not want to refer to the terminology JUICY CONNECTIVES feel free to delete that bit out (it makes my students laugh and they enjoy looking for connectives that extend their vocabulary. In the classroom when they say they have found a connective like however - i reply with it's not a juicy connective! it needs to be more diverse. This style may not fit for you! So you can just edit it out - its on slide 4).
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Certificate award template

Certificate award template

1. Print off to A5 size and laminate or print onto card, so your students can keep them. 2. Don't forget to change the teacher name & role. The date will update automatically every time. 3. The student award is optional. I like to get my students to do a secret vote for another person in the class who has demonstrated good/outstanding subject skills. The write the name & a reason onto a post-it note (they must give a reason to stop them voting for their friend). 4. Edit the line where it says "for achievement..." and change it to the reason for the student, e.g "for excellent revision materials" or "for improved participation to class discussion." 5. Run the award once every TWO WEEKS to stop it getting tedious, but consistency with the awards is key! The beauty of the student awards is that it creates a positive atmosphere in the classroom and my 6th former's absolutely love voting & they remind me when i forget!
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Sociology Options Assembly

Sociology Options Assembly

A fun introduction to sociology for options assembly to year 10 or year 11. I have included a quick starter activity where the students make inferences about a picture of black man and a white police office. It really gets students engaged and talking about social issues and stereotypes! There are lots of colourful images about the different topics covered in sociology. Slide 17 is there so you can get some year 12 students to talk about what they most enjoy about studying the subject! (You can choose to do this or just delete this slide).
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The five pillars of Islam

The five pillars of Islam

I have differentiated all the resources to create an interactive lesson on the five pillars of Islam. There are worksheets, with different engaging activities for the students to work on individually and in pairs.
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Sociology Intro - Summer Homework

Sociology Intro - Summer Homework

Help your students get a head start on the A-Level Sociology course by completing this fun summer assignment task. An opportunity to introduce skills of analysis, application and interpretation - without them even realising!!! by doing some independent research into social issues. I have carefully picked issues, that are interesting and covers different areas of the first year of study in Sociology (families & education). You can introduce some A2 (year two) topics, if you want but for year 11 i would advise stimulating them with engaging content. First lesson back in September it is a great activity to promote class discussion which is meaningful and linked to sociology. PRINT OFF INTO A BOOKLET.
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The Suffragettes (KS3/4)

The Suffragettes (KS3/4)

A great lesson introducing the suffragettes and their aims, there is an exam question that the students can work on too. It's a great lesson with lots of debate and interaction!
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Assessment for learning at KS3

Assessment for learning at KS3

Introduce AFL strategies into the classroom at KS3. Support students with responding to teacher feedback, with this colour presentation that explains how to set targets, peer mark and reflect on teacher comments.
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Sociology debate stems

Sociology debate stems

Print off these colourful display posters, to remind your students how to have an effective sociological debate! Encourage them to use them when they are responding to the teacher and to their peers to help really develop and promote literacy in the classroom.
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GCSE Global Citizenship

GCSE Global Citizenship

Learning objective: To be able to analyse consumerism around the world. A fun activity on the global issue of consumerism using the example of sweatshops. There is a video clip called blood sweat and t-shirts, i have included part of the clip. But you could watch the whole episode with your students.
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My Revision Chart

My Revision Chart

Help your students to organise their revision time more effectively. There are some top revision ideas that they can try; flashcards, mindmaps etc. All they need to do is fill in the topic they are revising and tick off the materials they prepare.
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ALEVEL SOCIOLOGY Paper 2: Theories of family - evaluation lesson

ALEVEL SOCIOLOGY Paper 2: Theories of family - evaluation lesson

I have designed a fun and engaging 1 hour lesson on the theories of the family for Paper 2 - A-Level Sociology. It's a great lesson to revise all the different sociological perspectives on the family, through different activities where students work in teams and on their own. Learning objectives: • To recall knowledge of main sociological perspectives of the family. • To identify the main strengths and limitations of sociological perspectives of the family. • To critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of functionalist, the New Right, Marxist, Feminist and Postmodernist views of society.
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Sociology Families FUN REVISION GAME!!!

Sociology Families FUN REVISION GAME!!!

Your students will absolutely love this game, they will just want more and more words!!! THE FORBIDDEN WORDS GAME FOR FAMILIES!!! How to play: Divide the class into teams or in half. Each team selects a team leader (this person will go first). The team member will compete against another team. By taking turns to stand in front of the board facing the class/their team. A key word from a topic/unit of study will appear above their head. There will also be some FORBIDDEN WORDS. The team members have to try their best to get the person at the front to say the key word, without saying any of the forbidden words. If a team member says a forbidden word you will loose a point or loose a turn. The team with the most correct words wins. If there is a tie. You can play the bonus round at the end of the game, which is a race against the time!!
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