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Welcome to my shop! If you are looking for high-quality resources to support your teaching on RMPS topics, this is the place for you! The quality of these teaching materials has been acknowledged in all of the schools I have worked in, has been cited by HMIe Inspectors, and has been recommended by the TES Resource Team. Please consider following me to be the first to find out about my new resources (free and paid) as I publish them.

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Welcome to my shop! If you are looking for high-quality resources to support your teaching on RMPS topics, this is the place for you! The quality of these teaching materials has been acknowledged in all of the schools I have worked in, has been cited by HMIe Inspectors, and has been recommended by the TES Resource Team. Please consider following me to be the first to find out about my new resources (free and paid) as I publish them.
The Buddha's life
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The Buddha's life

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TThis lesson meets the standards of the new Higher RMPS exam (valid from August 2016) and it is designed to last 1-2 periods. It encourages pupils to identify 2 – 3 facts about the life of the Buddha and to explain the key word: “enlightenment”. The resource contains a PowerPoint to give structure to the lesson and provide a visual aid when needed, a flip chart with activities for the pupils, the lesson plan and four worksheets. There is also a video-clip incorporated in the lesson to make it more relevant and up-to-date. The principles and strategies of formative assessment are embedded in the lesson (for example, the self-evaluation activity allows for profound reflection on learning and helps the pupils to take more responsibility for their own learning). The resource ensures pace and challenge for learners of different ability levels in order to promote the highest possible achievement for all (for example, the ‘Reading to Write and Learn’ approach used in this lesson is inclusive of all learners and prepares them to read the text with understanding).
Introduction to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ
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Introduction to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ

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This resource is designed for OCR’s GSCE (9-1) in Religious Studies (J625/01 or J125): ‘Beliefs and Teachings and Practices’ (Christianity). It aims to prepare the students for the study of ‘Jesus Christ’ by offering an introduction to His life and teachings and also, to embed literacy skills across your teaching of Religious Studies. It is designed to last 2-3 periods. Learning Objectives Pupils will learn to: ✶ identify 2-3 facts about Jesus’ life; ✶ explain Jesus’ main teachings. Differentiation ✶ All pupils: can explain Jesus’ main teachings and give a brief account of Jesus’s life using 3-4 key words ✶ Most pupils: can explain Jesus’ main teachings and give an account of Jesus’s life using 5-6 key words ✶ Some pupils: can explain Jesus’ main teachings and give a detailed account of Jesus’s life using all key words Delivering topic content using a different strategy Developing literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing sit at the core of all curricula around the globe and thus, developing literacy skills is a key focus in every classroom. This resource provides you with another approach to a routine task and focuses on an approach called: 'Reading to Write’ which was developed in Australia. Using this strategy, the content of a topic is taught through the reading and writing rather than using the reading and writing after the teaching. Please note that this resource is just an introduction to the topic: ‘Jesus Christ’; the rest of the resources addressing this topic will follow soon. ********************************************************************************** This resource contains: ✶ Cover ✶ Teacher Notes (including detailed instructions, the steps and the benefits of the strategy) ✶ PowerPoint Presentation ((fully editable and with animation) ✶ KWL ✶ Worksheets (for teachers and pupils) ✶ Lesson Plan ✶ TOU/Credits Page Count: 38 ********************************************************************************** Related Resources Christianity **********************************************************************************
Parables: The Good Samaritan Jigsaw Puzzles
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Parables: The Good Samaritan Jigsaw Puzzles

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Regardless of their age, all students love a puzzle - learning and fun at the same time! Motivate and enthuse your students with these six differentiated jigsaw puzzles (1 text puzzle and 5 image puzzles) which have the advantage of combining learning about the parable of The Good Samaritan with the enjoyment of playing. When and how to use this resource The puzzles are suitable to be used as part of the lesson ‘The Good Samaritan’ during class activities, for revision or as a stand-alone activity. Pupils can work on them individually, in pairs or in mixed-ability groups. All you need to do is to print off the puzzles (as many copies as you need), laminate them for durability, cut them out carefully to ensure close matching and finally, put the pieces in envelopes. Each jigsaw puzzle is numbered-coded for organisational convenience. Please be aware that all image puzzles are graphic heavy and will require a colour printer and lots of ink! This resource contains: ✶ Cover ✶ Teacher Notes (including learning objectives, ways of differentiating, detailed instructions on how and when to use this resource, the benefits of using a jigsaw puzzle and printing tips) ✶ Numbered-coded text puzzle (8 pages) ✶ Numbered-coded image puzzle 1 (8 pages) ✶ Numbered-coded image puzzle 2 (8 pages) ✶ Numbered-coded image puzzle 3 (8 pages) ✶ Numbered-coded image puzzle 4 (8 pages) ✶ Numbered-coded image puzzle 5 (8 pages) ✶ Worksheet - reflective questions ✶ TOU/Credits Page Count: 55 Related Resources All puzzles
Beliefs about Buddha
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Beliefs about Buddha

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‘Beliefs about Buddha’ for the new Higher exam is organised and summarised in this comprehensive mind map. It includes information about the sources which describe the life of the Buddha, his life with a focus on his spiritual awakening and teaching, understandings of the Buddha in Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism etc. This mind map can help students to review information effectively and quickly, and to see how facts relate to one another and thus, to be able to answer any analysis or evaluation question based on the life of the Buddha. Feedback from pupils who used this mind map was 100% positive! It can also be printed off, laminated and displayed.
Remembrance Day Activities and Presentation
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Remembrance Day Activities and Presentation

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‘Remembrance Day Lest we Forget’ is a well-structured lesson which aims to help students to engage in a meaningful way with this event and to understand the meaning and significance of Remembrance Day. This resource is also the third lesson of the unit ‘Exploring Autumn and Winter Festivals’ (unit plan can be found here) and it is designed to last 1-2 periods. The resource contains a PowerPoint to give structure to the lesson, a flip chart with engaging activities for students and worksheets. There is a mixture of stimulating and attractive activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students: give me 3, watching video-clips, reflective questions, KUI activity etc. There are many opportunities for class discussions to encourage young people to present their own opinions and respect the views of others. All activities are clearly linked to success criteria. All activities proved to be very successful in helping pupils consolidate their knowledge and understanding of Remembrance Day. I have included a sample of pupils’ feedback which was very positive. At the end of this topic you can celebrate pupils’ success with one of these certificates. ********************************************************************************** This resource contains: ✶ Cover ✶ Teacher Notes (including learning objectives, ways of differentiating, detailed instructions on how and when to use this resource and printing tips) ✶ PowerPoint Presentation (fully editable and with animation) ✶ Flipchart Interactive Activities ✶ Worksheets ✶ TOU/Credits Page Count: 43 ********************************************************************************** Related Resources All Festivals Resources **********************************************************************************
The Three Jewels- The Buddha
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The Three Jewels- The Buddha

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This lesson meets the standards of the new Higher RMPS exam (valid from August 2016) and it is designed to last 1-2 periods. It encourages pupils to evaluate the importance of the Three Jewels for Buddhists, to explain why the Buddha is a refuge and to identify the Mahayana and Theravada views about what happened to the Buddha after death. The resource includes a PowerPoint with a clear structure of the lessons, a flip chart with engaging activities for pupils, the lesson plan and two worksheets. There is also a video-clip incorporated in the lesson to make it more relevant and up-to-date. The resource ensures pace and challenge for learners of different ability levels in order to promote the highest possible achievement for all.
Religion and Sport
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Religion and Sport

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This lesson is part of the inter-disciplinary project: Religion and Sport. Pupils learn to describe a situation where an athlete may experience a conflict between the requirements of their religious belief and the demands of their sport, to identify and explain any religious beliefs/practices associated with the potential conflict and to discuss factors that will influence choices for a person facing such a conflict. The resource can be used with S1/S2/S3 classes (Scotland) or year 7/8/9 (England) and it is designed to last 1-2 periods. Pupils are encouraged to debate, to express their own opinions and to think more deeply about this topic. The activities are designed to give all pupils opportunities to achieve all success criteria and experience enjoyment at the same time. The PowerPoint, with a very clear structure and eye-catching images can be used to boost vocabulary, to consolidate understanding and encourage confident thinking. Please rate and leave comments if you use or like this resource. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! For a wider range of free and paid resources please have a look at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dana2010
The Good Samaritan Activities and Presentation
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The Good Samaritan Activities and Presentation

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‘The Good Samaritan Presentation and Activities’ is a well-structured lesson which aims to help students to interact in a meaningful way with this parable through a mixture of engaging activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students: crack the code, Think-Pair-Share, reflective questions, class discussions etc. The activities are designed to engage all students in the learning process and to enhance their learning experience. You can encourage your students to interact with each other while completing the activities, to identify possible misconceptions they may have about this parable. This resource is designed to last 1-2 periods and complements ‘The Good Samaritan Jigsaw Puzzles’ which can be found here. The lesson is designed to help most pupils: ❤ to narrate the parable of the Good Samaritan ❤ to identify who our neighbour is ❤ to describe ways in which our neighbour could be helped The animation added to all slides helps teachers to pause whenever necessary to explain, expand or clarify any questions pupils may have. Should the teacher want to add other pieces of information which he/she thinks is relevant to this parable or to change the order of slides, this PowerPoint is fully editable to allow all of these. Get a free sample of this resource here. Content Cover Teacher Notes PowerPoint Presentation (fully editable and with animation) Worksheets TOU/Credits Page Count: 43 Related resources: All Parables
The Three Jewels - The Dhamma
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The Three Jewels - The Dhamma

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This lesson is designed to meet the standards of the new Higher RMPS exam (valid from August 2016). Pupils learn how to explain the importance of the Three Jewels for Buddhists and how to describe the Dhamma. The resource can be taught in 1-2 periods. It contains a PowerPoint to give structure to the lesson, a flip chart with activities for pupils, the lesson plan and two worksheets. Activities include ‘Think pair share’, to give thinking time and encourage pupils to discuss and take others’ views on board, watching and discussing video-clips, a starter and exit ticket to monitor pupil understanding.
Sanctity of life
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Sanctity of life

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This lesson meets the standards of the new Higher RMPS exam (valid from August 2016) and of OCR’s A-level in Religious Studies (H573/02, valid from 2016) and it is designed to last 1-2 periods. ‘Sanctity of life’ is the starting point in a series of resources addressing the application of ethical theory to contemporary issues of importance. Teaching Medical Ethics has never been more exciting than nowadays when unprecedented advances are made in the area of biomedical technology and when, more and more, people face very difficult ethical questions as a result. Learning intentions The lesson was designed so that most pupils will be able: ✶ to explain the key words: ‘ethics’, ‘sacred’, ‘sanctity’ and ‘quality of life’; ✶ to identify the grounds of the sanctity of life from a Christian point of view; ✶ to evaluate the moral implications of the sanctity of life. There is a mixture of engaging and attractive activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students: entrance and exit tickets; brainstorming; working out definitions; think, pair, share; watching video clips and discussing them. Pupils are also encouraged to debate, to express their own opinions and to think more deeply about this topic. I have included a sample of pupils’ feedback which was very positive. A flipchart with interactive activities complements the PowerPoint presentation. All activities are clearly linked to success criteria. This resource can be used in conjunction with ‘Sanctity of life’ mind map (available here) which help students to review information effectively and quickly. *************************************************************************** This resource contains: ✶ Cover ✶ Preview ✶ Feedback from pupils ✶ Teacher notes ✶ PowerPoint Presentation (fully editable and with animation) ✶ Flipchart Interactive Activities ✶ Worksheets ✶ TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 43 *************************************************************************** Related Resources All Higher and A-level resources
The Wheel of Life - Samsara
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The Wheel of Life - Samsara

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This lesson is designed to meet the standards of the new Higher RMPS exam (valid from August 2016). It helps pupils to explain the meaning of Samsara, to describe the wheel of life, to interpret possible implications of Samsara for the lives of Buddhists, to identify one key belief and one key practice related to Samsara and to analyse the significance of it. The resource requires 1-2 periods to be completed. It includes a PowerPoint to give structure to lessons and provide a visual aid when needed, a flip chart with activities for the pupils, the lesson plan and two worksheets. The principles and strategies of formative assessment are embedded in the lesson (for example, entrance ticket, opinion line and the self-evaluation activity). There are many opportunities for class discussions to encourage young people to present their own opinions and respect the opinion/views of others.
Remembrance Day Activity Pack
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Remembrance Day Activity Pack

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This activity pack consists of a set of 10 activities to use with your students when teaching about Remembrance Day. There is a mixture of engaging and attractive activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students: scrambled sentences, acrostic poem, cartoon storyboard, crossword, crack the code etc. Pupils are also encouraged to debate, to express their own opinions and to think more deeply about this topic by, for example, answering some reflective questions. The resource can be used during class activities, for homework or for revision. Answer keys are provided for all activities! Just print as many copies of each activity as you need. You may want to give each student a copy or, you may consider giving the students the option to work in pairs. At the end of this topic you can celebrate pupils’ success with one of these certificates. ********************************************************************************* This resource contains: ✶ Cover ✶ Contents ✶ Teacher Notes ✶ 10 Activities and answer keys:         Activity 1: Crossword         Activity 2: If these are the answers, what were the questions?         Activity 3: Note taking and cartoon storyboard         Activity 4: Reflective questions         Activity 5: Crack the codes         Activity 6: Work snakes         Activity 7: Word Jumbles         Activity 8: Scrambled sentences         Activity 9: Acrostic poems         Activity 10: Wordsearches ✶ TOU/Credits Page Count: 43 ********************************************************************************** Related Resources All Puzzles All Festivals **********************************************************************************
Remembrance Day Activities Bundle
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Remembrance Day Activities Bundle

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SAVE 50% BY PURCHASING THE BUNDLE! This year prepare your pupils for Remembrance Day with this complete pack which includes a whole lesson on Remembrance Day and a wide range of engaging activities! Don’t forget to celebrate their success with the certificates included! Included in the Remembrance Day Bundle are the following files: FILE 1: Remembrance Day Lest We Forget ‘Remembrance Day Lest we Forget’ is a well-structured lesson which aims to help students to engage in a meaningful way with this event and to understand the meaning and significance of Remembrance Day. FILE 2: Remembrance Day Jigsaw Puzzles Motivate and enthuse your students with these five differentiated jigsaw puzzles (1 text puzzle and 4 image puzzles) which have the advantage of combining learning about Remembrance with the enjoyment of playing. The puzzles are suitable to be used as part of the lesson ‘Remembrance Lest We Forget’ during class activities, for revision or as a stand-alone activity. FILE 3: Remembrance Day Activity Pack This activity pack consists of a set of 10 activities to use with your students when teaching about Remembrance Day. There is a mixture of engaging and attractive activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students. The resource can be used during class activities, for homework or for revision. Answer keys are provided for all activities! FILE 4: Certificates A wide range of colourful and motivating certificates - just print, personalise and laminate! <strong>TOTAL PAGE COUNT: </strong> 141 Related Resources All Festivals Resources All Puzzles **********************************************************************************
Sikhism Activity Pack
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Sikhism Activity Pack

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In order to engage a wide range of students and abilities it is important to find ways to integrate religious education with other subject areas. Do you have pupils who love Maths? Do you have pupils who also love Religious Education? If so, this is the activity for them! ‘Introduction to Sikhism through Mathematics’ brings together Maths skills whilst consolidating students’ knowledge of beliefs and practices of Sikhism. <strong>DIFFERENTIATION</strong> These differentiated activities have the advantage of combining students’ Maths skills with the enjoyment of playing. They are well differentiated to engage all students in the learning process and to enhance their learning experience. The activities are set at different levels of difficulty to help all students to achieve the learning objectives. Students can choose the activity they feel comfortable with. <strong>LEARNING INTENTIONS</strong>: The sentences / words are developed in alignment with the learning objectives for the lesson: ‘Introduction to Sikhism’: ☬ to give examples of 2-3 Sikh beliefs and practices; ☬ to explain the key words: ‘Gurdwara’, ‘Khalsa’ and ‘Khanda’. The activities are suitable for homework or during class activities (as a starter or plenary). Answer keys are provided for all activities! <strong> This resource contains</strong>: ☬ Cover ☬ Teacher Notes ☬ Choice 1: 10 activities ☬ Choice 1: Answer Keys ☬ Choice 2: 10 activities ☬ Choice 2: Answer Keys ☬ TOU/Credits <strong> PAGE COUNT</strong>: 31 <strong>Related Resources</strong> All puzzles All Sikhism Resources
The Three Jewels - The Sangha
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The Three Jewels - The Sangha

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This lesson meets the standards of the new Higher RMPS exam (valid from August 2016). It helps pupils to explain what the Sangha is, to identify the main groups in the Sangha, to describe the role of women in the Sangha and to analyse the importance of the Sangha in Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism. The resource is designed to last 1-2 periods. Pupils are encouraged to debate, to express their own opinions and to think deeper about this topic.
Kamma
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Kamma

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This lesson is designed to meet the standards of the new Higher RMPS exam (valid from August 2016). It helps pupils to explain to explain the key words: kamma, skilful and unskilful actions, to give examples of skilful and unskilful actions and to identify benefits and difficulties of this teaching. It requires 1-2 periods to be completed. There is a mixture of stimulating and attractive activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for your students and all activities are clearly linked to success criteria. Pupils are also encouraged to debate, to express their own opinions and to think more deeply about this topic.
Samsara revision
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Samsara revision

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‘Samsara’ for the new Higher exam is organised and summarised in this comprehensive mind map. It helps pupils to explain the meaning of Samsara, to describe the wheel of life, to interpret possible implications of Samsara for the lives of Buddhists, and to analyse the significance of it. This mind map can help students to review information effectively and quickly, and to see how facts relate to one another and thus, to be able to answer any analysis or evaluation question based on Samsara. It can also be printed off, laminated and displayed.
Christianity: St. Columba Complete Unit of Study - Free Video Showcase
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Christianity: St. Columba Complete Unit of Study - Free Video Showcase

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This is a sample video which showcases the content of the premium bundle ‘St. Columba Complete Unit of Study’ that can be purchased here. Just download and watch so that you may make a reasonable judgement as to whether this would be appropriate for your students. Included in the St. Columba Complete Unit of Study are the following files: ★ St. Columba Presentation ★ St. Columba Revision ★ St. Columba Crossword Puzzles ★ St. Columba Jigsaw Puzzles ★ St. Columba Activity Pack ★ St. Columba Fun Activity Pack ★ St. Columba: Life and Times ★ Certificates: Celebrating Success! TOTAL PAGE COUNT: 233 ********************************************************************************** Related Resources All Christianity Resources **********************************************************************************
{FREE} World Religions Activity Pack SAMPLE
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{FREE} World Religions Activity Pack SAMPLE

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This is a sample video of the ‘Introduction to World Religions through Mathematics’ bundle that can be purchased here. Just download and watch so that you may make a reasonable judgement as to whether this would be appropriate for your students. About this bundle: This bundle is the perfect pack for you to engage your students with World Religions and Mathematics at the same time! When introducing students to the study of World Religions, get their attention by using these 7 sets of 5 excellent activities. These activities have the advantage of combining their Maths skills with the enjoyment of playing! They were designed not just for creating ‘busy-work’ for students, but for engaging the students in the learning process and enhancing their learning experience. The activities are suitable to be used for homework or during class activities (as starter or plenary). The answers are included! Don’t forget to celebrate their success with the certificate included! ********************************************************************* This bundle contains: ✶ Introduction to Christianity through Mathematics ✶ Introduction to Buddhism through Mathematics ✶ Introduction to Islam through Mathematics ✶ Introduction to Hinduism through Mathematics ✶ Introduction to Sikhism through Mathematics ✶ Introduction to Judaism through Mathematics Page Count: 87 ********************************************************************* Related Resources All Puzzles
{FREE} St. Nicholas' Day Bundle SAMPLE
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{FREE} St. Nicholas' Day Bundle SAMPLE

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This is a sample video of the ‘St. Nicholas’ Day’ bundle that can be purchased here. Just download and watch so that you may make a reasonable judgement as to whether this would be appropriate for your students. About this bundle: St. Nicholas is one of the Saints most beloved by Christian people in the East as well as in the West. Discuss with your students why St. Nicholas’ Day is a special day using this fully resourced bundle that lasts a minimum of 6 hours and it contains interactive presentations, puzzles, differentiated worksheets and challenges! The bundle is suitable for KS3/KS4. If you need to leave this with a sub teacher, this NO PREP bundle is the perfect solution: the pack contains everything needed to deliver the lessons and it is easy to follow. Just download, print and go! Included in the St. Nicolas’ Day Bundle are the following files: FILE 1: St. Nicholas the Wonderworker Presentation FILE 2: St. Nicholas the Truth and the Legend FILE 3: St. Nicholas Jigsaw Puzzles PAGE COUNT: 146 + 22 PPT SLIDES Related Resources All Christianity Resources