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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 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 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.
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.
Self-assessment in the literature and research
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Self-assessment in the literature and research

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The aim of this mind map is to present self-assessment as it is seen from the viewpoint of international contemporary theory and research, in order to investigate the potential that this strategy can have and the contribution that it could make to pupils’ learning. It explains the self-assessment process and the principles that lie at its foundation and then, it covers the controversial issue of implementing self-assessment effectively in the classroom. The mind map also includes an analysis of the current thinking in professional development in relation to formative assessment.
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 **********************************************************************************
FREE Christmas PowerPoint Game
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FREE Christmas PowerPoint Game

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Bring some festive vibe and fun into your classes with this interactive Christmas PowerPoint Game - the perfect resource to end the year with! It can be played after teaching The True Story of Christmas. Students have the task of reading some Christmas related sentences and working out, from a choice of three answers, what the missing word should be. If students click on the incorrect answer, the box and the word will fall away. If they click on the correct answer, the word will do a happy dance! The correct word will then appear in the gap, accompanied by a sound. This quiz type game can be played independently or in small groups. The game opens in presentation mode, so that it cannot be edited or deleted by mistake. ********************************************************** CONTENT: ✶ Cover ✶ 20 Christmas Questions ✶ TOU/Credits Page Count: 25 ********************************************************** Related Resources All Puzzles All Christmas Resources **********************************************************************************
The Good Samaritan Presentation and Activities: free sample
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The Good Samaritan Presentation and Activities: free sample

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This is a free sample version of ‘The Good Samaritan Presentation and Activities’ that you can find here. Please feel free to download it so that you may make a reasonable judgement as to whether this would be appropriate for your students. Content: 1. Cover 2. Teacher Notes 3. PowerPoint Presentation (fully editable and with animation) 4. TOU/Credits Page Count: 15 ********************************************************************************** About the full version: ‘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. ********************************************************************************** Related Resources All Christianity Resources **********************************************************************************
Buddhism revision - mind maps
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Buddhism revision - mind maps

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SAVE 50% BY PURCHASING THE BUNDLE! Perfect practice for the new Higher exam. This set of mind maps is an excellent resource which can be used to revise for the Higher exam. A class set can be printed off and laminated. More to follow - all updates will be free.
Meditation
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Meditation

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This lesson is designed to meet the standards of the new Higher RMPS exam (valid from August 2016) and it helps pupils to explain what is meditation, to describe the three types of Buddhist meditation and to identify the importance of meditation in Buddhism. It requires 1-2 periods to be completed. 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 one worksheet. The principles and strategies of formative assessment are embedded in the lesson (for example, think, pair, share, brainstorming, a self-evaluation activity allows for profound reflection on learning and helps the pupils to take more responsibility for their own learning, etc). 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
Easter Palm Sunday Activity Pack
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Easter Palm Sunday Activity Pack

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This activity pack consists of a set of 12 activities to use with your students when teaching about Palm Sunday. There is a mixture of engaging and attractive activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students: scrambled sentences, acrostic poem, text cloze, 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. Answers 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 ✶ 12 Activities and Answer keys:         Activity 1: Scrambled Sentences         Activity 2: Text Cloze         Activity 3: Palm Sunday Summary         Activity 4: Palm Sunday Sentences         Activity 5: If these are the answers, what were the questions?         Activity 6: Reflective Questions         Activity 7: Acrostic Poem         Activity 8: Palm Sunday Maths         Activity 9: Crack the code         Activity 10: Wordsearches         Activity 11: Word Snake         Activity 12: Word Jumbles ✶ TOU/Credits Page Count: 48 Related Resources All Puzzles All Festivals
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.
Holocaust Research Project Complete Pack
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Holocaust Research Project Complete Pack

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SAVE 50% BY PURCHASING THE BUNDLE! This bundle is a complete pack of resources which assists teachers and students to research various ways in which different people reacted to the Nazi regime and produce a report which fully investigates the chosen topic. Aim of this research: Teaching Holocaust history demands a high level of sensitivity and awareness of the complexity of the subject matter. It is hoped that this research project will provide your students with a clearer understanding of the Holocaust as a story for all of humanity and will encourage them to think critically about important issues and values not only within the historical context of the Holocaust, but also in contemporary society. The structure of the research project: This project is an ideal activity to be used at the end of the unit 'Exploring the Holocaust’ and it is structured in three parts. It is designed to be used over a number of weeks and it is flexible in that you can choose how much time to spend on each section. In Part 1, Beginning to investigate, students identify the five topics they can choose from and they are given guidelines on how to write the report and to gather basic information about their topic. In Part 2, Investigating–class time, students choose one aspect of the Holocaust, research from a website and make notes about key points, write up their findings, reflect on what they have read and written, and present their projects. In Part 3, Celebrating success, students peer- and self-assess the projects, reflect on their learning and celebrate success. At the end of this topic you can celebrate students’ success with one of these certificates. If you would like more information about the bundle content, you can watch a video showcase here. TOTAL PAGE COUNT: 86 ********************************************************************************** Related Products All Research Resources **********************************************************************************
St. Nicholas' Day Bundle
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St. Nicholas' Day Bundle

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SAVE 50% BY PURCHASING THE 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 This eye-catching and informative lesson presentation will help students to rediscover the spiritual dimension of St. Nicholas’ life and encourage them to explore and reflect on their personal faith or values, and to put these into action in ways which benefit others, as St. Nicholas did. The presentation, created with clearly defined progression and eye-catching images, can be used to boost vocabulary, consolidate understanding and encourage confident thinking. FILE 2: St. Nicholas the Truth and the Legend A well-structured lesson which aims to help students interact in a meaningful way with St. Nicholas’ life, through a mixture of engaging activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences: 3:3:1; crack the code; video clip; class discussions; exit tickets etc. FILE 3: St. Nicholas Jigsaw Puzzles Motivate and enthuse your students with these six differentiated jigsaw puzzles (1 text puzzle and 5 image puzzles) which combine learning and fun! The puzzles are suitable to be used as part of the lesson ‘St. Nicholas – the truth and the legend’ during class activities, for revision or as a stand-alone activity. Pupils can work on them individually, in pairs or in mixed-ability groups. PAGE COUNT: 146 + 22 PPT SLIDES Related Resources All Christianity Resources
Diwali Activities and Presentation
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Diwali Activities and Presentation

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‘Hindu Festivals: Diwali’ is the third lesson of the unit ‘Exploring Hinduism’ (unit plan can be found here and the complete unit of study here) and it is designed to last 1-2 periods. ‘Hindu Festivals: Diwali’ complements ‘Diwali Fun Activity Pack’ and ‘Diwali Jigsaw Puzzles’. The resource contains a PowerPoint to give structure to lessons, a flip chart with engaging activities for students and worksheets. 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 Diwali or to change the order of slides, the PowerPoint is fully editable to allow all of these. There is a mixture of stimulating and attractive activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students: give me 5; think pair share, missing words activity, class discussions, drawing Rangoli patterns 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 and they proved to be very successful in helping pupils consolidate their knowledge and understanding of Diwali. 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. <strong> This resource contains</strong>: ✶ 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 <strong> Page Count</strong>: 42 <strong>Related Resources</strong> All puzzles All Hinduism Resources
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 **********************************************************************************
Islam Activity Pack
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Islam 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 Islam through Mathematics’ brings together Maths skills whilst consolidating students’ knowledge of beliefs and practices of Islam. <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 Islam’: ☪ to give examples of 2-3 Islamic beliefs and practices; ☪ to explain the key words: ‘the Quran’, ‘mosque’ and ‘The Five Pillars’. 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
Parables: The Sower Jigsaw Puzzles
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Parables: The Sower 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 eight differentiated jigsaw puzzles which have the advantage of combining learning about the parable of ‘The Sower’ 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 Sower’ 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 puzzle (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) ✶ Numbered-coded image puzzle 6 (8 pages) ✶ Numbered-coded image puzzle 7 (8 pages) ✶ TOU/Credits Page Count: 70 ********************************************************************************** Related Resources All puzzles **********************************************************************************
Judaism Activity Pack
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Judaism 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 Judaism through Mathematics’ brings together Maths skills whilst consolidating students’ knowledge of beliefs and practices of Judaism. DIFFERENTIATION 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. LEARNING INTENTIONS: The sentences / words are developed in alignment with the learning objectives for the lesson: ‘Introduction to Judaism’: ✡ to give examples of 2-3 Jewish beliefs and practices; ✡ to explain the key words: ‘the Torah’, ‘Kosher’ and ‘Shabbat’. The activities are suitable for homework or during class activities (as a starter or plenary). Answer keys are provided for all activities! ********************************************************************************** This resource contains: ✡ Cover ✡ Teacher notes ✡ Choice 1: 10 activities ✡ Choice 1: Answer Keys ✡ Choice 2: 10 activities ✡ Choice 2: Answer Keys ✡ TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 31 ********************************************************************************** Related Resources All puzzles **********************************************************************************
Free Thanksgiving Activities Sampler
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Free Thanksgiving Activities Sampler

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In America, Thanksgiving is one of the most important days of the year. This is when people give thanks to God for food and all of the good things they have in their lives. ‘Thanksgiving Day Sampler’ is a well-structured lesson which aims to help students to engage in a meaningful way with this festival through a mixture of attractive activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students: give me 3, Think-Pair-Share, watching a video clip, 3-3-1 activity, class discussions and designing a Thanksgiving Card. All activities are clearly linked to success criteria. I have included a few pictures of completed work from my students. This resource is also the third lesson of the unit ‘Exploring Autumn and Winter Festivals’ (unit plan can be found <strong><a href=https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/exploring-autumn-and-winter-festivals-unit-plan-11142078>here</a></strong> and the complete unit of study here) . ‘Thanksgiving Day Sampler’ complements ‘Thanksgiving Day Activity Pack’ which can be found here and ‘Thanksgiving Day Jigsaw Puzzles’ which can be found here. <strong>Learning intentions</strong> The lesson was designed to help most pupils: ✶ to give 2 - 3 examples of key features of Thanksgiving; ✶ to identify the key events of the story of the first Thanksgiving; ✶ to describe 3-4 practices associated with Thanksgiving. <strong> This resource contains</strong>: ✶ Cover ✶ Teacher Notes ✶ PowerPoint Presentation (fully editable and with animation) ✶ TOU/Credits <strong> PAGE COUNT</strong>: 24 <strong>Related Resources</strong> All Festivals