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RS Teacher in an Outstanding comprehensive school in London. All my lessons are always conceptual, accurate in content, challenging and engaging for students. The department is consistently among the best results in the school with strong P8 and attainment scores. I would greatly appreciate any feedback on resources, good or bad, I'm always looking to improve, please review!

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RS Teacher in an Outstanding comprehensive school in London. All my lessons are always conceptual, accurate in content, challenging and engaging for students. The department is consistently among the best results in the school with strong P8 and attainment scores. I would greatly appreciate any feedback on resources, good or bad, I'm always looking to improve, please review!
AQA GCSE RE RS - Christianity Beliefs - Complete Unit - 9 Lessons
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AQA GCSE RE RS - Christianity Beliefs - Complete Unit - 9 Lessons

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This is a full unit for the 9-1 AQA GCSE RS course. Please consult individual lesson pages (uploaded individually) for detail on each. The lessons are designed to be taught as doubles but are easily adaptable to squeeze into shorter periods (as I do because we have an odd timetable) I recommend doing them in this order, the lessons are as follows: Lesson 1: Nature of God Lesson 2: The Trinity Lesson 3: Creation Lesson 4: Incarnation and Son of God Lesson 5: The crucifixion Lesson 6: Resurrection and ascension Lesson 7: Sin, Salvation and Atonement Lesson 8: Heaven and Hell Lesson 9: Problem of Evil I’ve also included the keywords revision card game. Many of the lessons have timers and videos embedded, the videos take a few seconds to load, if they don’t work simply reopen the power point. I’ve kept the pricing low, all of us work hard for our money. Thank you!
AQA GCSE RE RS - Christianity Beliefs - L8 Heaven and Hell
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AQA GCSE RE RS - Christianity Beliefs - L8 Heaven and Hell

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This is actually quite a convoluted topic, what you realise very quickly is that Christians have lots of different ideas about heaven and hell because the Bible is actually rather vague on exactly what happens. The best part of the lesson is the activity where they have to rate how ‘good’ the various famous people are. I printed those slides out and got students to hold them. They then stand in a line and move along it based on the relative ‘goodness’ of the other celebrities. The crunch bit of the learning comes when you get to the last one - God. Ask the class if it looks right that God is right next to (normally MLK) because that suggests God is only a little better, it requires the rest of the names to shuffle down to get further away from God. In my classroom they end up lining up against the side of the class opposite God. It shows really clearly that from God’s perspective, humans are all sinful and evil and no matter how much good they’ve done, they are not worthy to get to heaven. My year 10s got a lot out of this activity. I’ve tried to steer the lesson simple but I have a theology degree so if you’re not confident in certain bits, just cut it or simplify it. The diagram maybe useful if you want to teach it to that depth. I would say that it is important to mention that a Christian isn’t just someone who goes to church or even identifies as one, it is someone who truly believes that Jesus has died for their sins, not simply that non-Christians go to hell but they go because they are not forgiven. Also worth mentioning that many Christians these days are unsure if God really does send people to eternal punishment, maybe they still get to go to heaven - we don’t know.
Paranormal Investigations RE Themed lessons X files
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Paranormal Investigations RE Themed lessons X files

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This is a really fun couple of lessons, aimed at KS3 Y8-9. They take the role of investigators, looking into detailed 'case files' which include eye-witness testimonies, scientific reports and images. There are also videos contained within the power point. Topics include reincarnation, NDE, Mediums/Ghosts. I would recommend turning out the lights, have some lamps or fairy lights (at least initially) and play the X files music while the students come in. They get really excited and enjoy it. I'd also recommend photocopying onto sugar paper to add to the effect, printing each activity on different colour helps too.
Natural Moral Law Aquinas Year 12 -13 A Level
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Natural Moral Law Aquinas Year 12 -13 A Level

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A level lesson on Aquinas' Natural Moral Law, originally used as a revision lesson but easily works for a standard lesson, probably enough content to run over 2-3 hours of teaching on. Based on the new AQA A level but caters well enough for previous exam boards specs. Content covers key elements such as: Background/history Key features (absolutist/deontological) Theory - Telos, Eudaimonia 4 Laws Precepts Interior/exterior acts Double effect. PLEASE REVIEW :)
AQA GCSE RE RS - Theme B: Religion and Life - WHOLE UNIT (6 lessons)
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AQA GCSE RE RS - Theme B: Religion and Life - WHOLE UNIT (6 lessons)

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I focus the majority of this unit on Christianity as there is enough diversity to fulfill the exam requirements. However, it does still include Islam when appropriate. This lesson contains lots of information slides, ideal for home learning/revision. Easily adaptable into active learning strategies for your teaching style. There are videos embedded using the web player app. You need to click to activate the plug in on the embed. Sometimes they don’t work but normally reloading the PPT solves the problem! Also including the key words booklet to go with the unit. Lesson 1: Origins of the Universe Lesson 2: Value of the world Lesson 3: The Environment and Pollution Lesson 4: Use of Animals Lesson 5: Abortion Lesson 6: Euthanasia
AQA GCSE RS - 4 Marriage- Theme A Relationships and Families
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AQA GCSE RS - 4 Marriage- Theme A Relationships and Families

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This lesson focuses mainly on Christianity and looks at marriage and it’s value for Christians. It thinks about the nature and purpose of marriage for Christians. You can’t teach this without touching on the difficulty of homosexual marriage for Christians, this idea is explored in previous lessons but comes up again here. There are a couple videos, one is a nice one of the recent royal wedding, I found my students went all gushy and it was a nice moment as a class. The activity associated is about spotting the symbolism and understanding what it says about the beliefs.
Arguments worksheet. Critical thinking, discussion and argument activity. Essay planning
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Arguments worksheet. Critical thinking, discussion and argument activity. Essay planning

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This worksheet was designed for the RE classroom as a way of helping students to develop their critical thinking and discussion skills (necessary for higher marks). It's quite simple but works really well and highly adaptable. Each finger can be used as a different point. The students then write inside the hands (something they find strangely enjoyable). This helps them see and remember what they have written and what they can then add. It helps them to plan answers as well as generate ideas for discussion. Each hand is for/against. Thanks!
AQA GCSE RE RS - Islam Practices L6 Id-ul-Fitr & Id-ul-Adha festivals.
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AQA GCSE RE RS - Islam Practices L6 Id-ul-Fitr & Id-ul-Adha festivals.

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This large lesson covers both Eids. There are also exam questions included. For Id-ul-Adha I have included some links to environmental ethics, you may not wish to show some of these images to you class or go down that road, but I found my year 10s really got into a debate about whether it was necessary to sacrifice that many animals today.
AQA GCSE RE RS - Christianity Beliefs - L7 Sin, Salvation and Atonement
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AQA GCSE RE RS - Christianity Beliefs - L7 Sin, Salvation and Atonement

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This is a fairly packed lesson trying to cover all the ground on these topics. It starts with getting an understanding of sin and its real problem, then goes on to look at the need for a saviour before finally identifying Jesus as that saviour in Christian thought. There are a couple highly informative videos (the you tube channel has lots more good ones I highly recommend it) if they don’t work reload the power point and give it time to load. Punctuated within are a number of questions as well as a detailed info sheet that could be used for multiple activities.
AQA GCSE RE RS - Islam Beliefs and Practices WHOLE UNIT 16 lessons
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AQA GCSE RE RS - Islam Beliefs and Practices WHOLE UNIT 16 lessons

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My complete GCSE Islam unit. Lots of information on each powerpoint, ideal for home learning/revision. Easily adaptable to include more active learning activities as per your style of teaching. Lots of practice exam questions in each lesson. Also included are to massive question banks for each subunit and a Keywords card game (easily adaptable to flash cards) Beliefs: Lesson 1: Sunni Shi’a Split Lesson 2: Tawhid - oneness of God Lesson 3: Nature of God and Supremacy of God’s will Lesson 4: Predestination. Lesson 5: Angels Lesson 6: Life after death Lesson 7: Prophets Lesson 8: Qur’an and Holy books. Practices Lesson 1 – Introduction 5 pillars, 10 Obligatory Acts, Shahadah Lesson 2 – Salah Lesson 3 – Sawm Lesson 4 – Zakah Lesson 5 – Hajj Lesson 6 – Id-ul-Fitr Id-ul-Adha Lesson 7 - Jihad Lesson 8 - Ashura
AQA GCSE RE RS - Theme E: Religion, Crime and Punishment WHOLE UNIT (7 Lessons)
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AQA GCSE RE RS - Theme E: Religion, Crime and Punishment WHOLE UNIT (7 Lessons)

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I focus the majority of this unit on Christianity as there is enough diversity to fulfill the exam requirements. However, it does still include Islam when appropriate. This lesson contains lots of information slides, ideal for home learning/revision. Easily adaptable into active learning strategies for your teaching style. There are videos embedded using the web player app. You need to click to activate the plug in on the embed. Sometimes they don’t work but normally reloading the PPT solves the problem! Key words booklet included. Lesson 1: What is Crime? Lesson 2: Reasons for Crime Lesson 3: Attitudes to Criminals Lesson 4: Aims of Punishment Lesson 5: Attitudes to the Treatment of Criminals Lesson 6: Attitudes to Forgiveness Lesson 7: Attitudes to the Death Penalty
AQA RS RE 12 Mark question plan/ proforma
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AQA RS RE 12 Mark question plan/ proforma

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This is what I've started using with my exam classes. We're using FFAACE for the structure of the answer For For (religious) Against Against (religious) Conclude & Evaluate The idea is that at least two arguments should be religious rather than just sociological or other. We are using PEEEL for each paragraph Point Evidence Explanation Evaluation Link (to question) If all students follow this pattern then it should make it easier for them and bring their grade up as they will inevitably meet the criteria for the higher levels. thanks for looking!