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Hello! I am an experienced secondary school teacher from Ireland. My subjects are RE and History. Have a look at some of my resources that are available and make sure to leave a review! All of them have been tried and tested in mixed ability classrooms in Ireland and the UK.

Hello! I am an experienced secondary school teacher from Ireland. My subjects are RE and History. Have a look at some of my resources that are available and make sure to leave a review! All of them have been tried and tested in mixed ability classrooms in Ireland and the UK.
Introduction to Philosophy
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Introduction to Philosophy

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This presentation and worksheet will give a broad overview of Philosophy. It discusses where and when Philosophy began, although it mostly focuses on what exactly is philosophy. There are questions throughout the presentation that can be used for normal lower order questioning during class, or as a written activity. The presentation contains lots of interesting pictures and bright colours to engage the students. It is suitable for KS3 and KS4. It can be used in both a denominational and non-denominational classroom. The worksheet is differentiated and the pupils can either complete it during the presentation or afterwards.
Scientology - Introduction to Scientology
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Scientology - Introduction to Scientology

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This is a PowerPoint Presentation and worksheet that can be used for KS3 and KS4 or Junior and Leaving Cert classes. It can be used in both a denominational and non-denominational classroom context. It can be used as part of a module on cults or New Religious Movements (NRMS). The PPT contains a basic introduction to Scientology, as well as basic beliefs. The presentation includes a link to a short YouTube video from a news broadcast outlining some of the beliefs of Scientology. The Presentation also includes some discussion and writing tasks for the students to do. There is also a PDF worksheet included which includes extra information on Scientologist symbols and the same exercises as in the PPT.
The Formation of the Gospels
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The Formation of the Gospels

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This is a PPT about the formation of the Gospels. It is suitable for KS3, KS3, Junior and Leaving Cert. classes. It covers: The life and teaching of Jesus The oral tradition The written Gospels It uses bright and colourful imagery as well as simple language to get the most important points across which means that it can be used in a mixed ability class. It is suitable for both denominational and non-denominational class groups. If you liked this resource, please review and have a look at my other resources!
What is a Sacred Text?
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What is a Sacred Text?

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This is a PPT exploring the idea of Sacred Texts. Best suited to KS3/Junior Cert. class groups of mixed ability. It is suitable for UK and Irish Religious Education curriculum classes. What is a sacred Text? Why are they special? The different sacred texts of different religions. If you liked this resource, please review and have a look at my other resources!
Introduction to Racism - 3 Worksheets
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Introduction to Racism - 3 Worksheets

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This resources consists of 3 worksheets that can be used over three class periods. It can be used as an introduction to racism. It is suitable for KS3 and KS4 classes. All acitivities can also be used as discussion activities for the whole class or in groups. What is prejudice? How can adults be prejudiced against teenagers? Racism and prejudice in schools. Racism and prejudice in the workplace.
Inspirational People - Pope John Paul II
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Inspirational People - Pope John Paul II

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This is a PowerPoint Presentation of the life of Pope John Paul II. Suitable for KS3 or KS4. It can be used as an example of an inspirational religious person, or someone who has used forgiveness in their life. It can be easily used for both denominational and non-denominational classes. The file also includes content for 1 class period. It includes both writing and discussion activities.
Free Introduction to Islam Worksheet
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Free Introduction to Islam Worksheet

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This is a simple worksheet that can be used as part of a module studying Islam. It consists of 5 multiple choice questions and a wordsearch where three words must be picked and the definitions given. It is suitable for KS3/KS4/Junior Certificate class groups. If you like this worksheet, why not check out my bundle of resources relating to Islam: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/an-introduction-to-the-history-of-islam-11906697 Please remember to leave a review if you like this free resource!
Free Scientology Worksheet
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Free Scientology Worksheet

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This is a worksheet that is suitable for a single lesson as part of an introduction to Scientology. It can be used for KS3 and KS4 class groups. It can be used as part of a module on new religious movements or cults.
Causes of the 1798 Rebellion
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Causes of the 1798 Rebellion

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This is a PPT of the causes of the 1798 Rebellion. It details the causes of the Rebellion: Religious divisions. Penal Laws. Lack of Representation. Other Revolutions It is suitable for 2nd year classes doing their Junior Cert. It can be used in a mixed ability class. If you like this resource, please remember to leave a review and check out this complete set for all the 1798 resources for a discount! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/complete-set-of-resources-for-1798-rebellion-11918447
Introduction to the Salvation Army
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Introduction to the Salvation Army

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This is a resource about the Salvation Army and the charitable work the Church does. It covers the foundation by William Booth to their beliefs, to their modern charitable activities. This is suitable for one full lesson period. The resource includes a document where the students can read and then fill in the answers on the activity sheet. This is ideal for students to work alone or in pairs to fill in. It is also very suitable for cover work. This lesson can be used for KS3 or KS4 in either a denominational or non-denominational classroom setting.
Sikhism - The Khalsa
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Sikhism - The Khalsa

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This resource is an introduction to the Sikh Khalsa with a focus on class discussion and research skills. This is suitable for one full lesson period. There is a presentation which includes learning objectives, a PowerPoint presentation detailing the lesson, starter, link to a BBC video, and activities including a P4C discussion. The resource includes a sheet where the students can read about the stages of the formation of the Khalsa and develop their research skills. This is ideal for students to work alone or in pairs to fill in. This lesson can be used for KS3 or KS4 in either a denominational or non-denominational classroom setting.
The Revelation of the Qur'an
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The Revelation of the Qur'an

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This Powerpoint presentation about Islamic beliefs about the Revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad. This is suitable for one full lesson period. Learning objectives are included at the start of the presentation. The link to the video that the students can watch while they complete their second activity is included in the video and to this page. It also includes two activities. Firstly, there is a worksheet where the students can complete a written task summarizing Islamic beliefs about the Revelation of the Qur’an. Secondly there is a cut and stick task where the students read about what the Qur’an teaches and sort them into ‘true/false’ piles. In actuality, all are correct. It is suitable for KS3/KS4/Junior Certificate class groups. If you like this worksheet, why not check out my bundle of resources relating to Islam: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/an-introduction-to-the-history-of-islam-11906697 Please remember to leave a review if you like this resource!
Introduction to Sikhism
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Introduction to Sikhism

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This resource is an introduction to Sikhism with a focus on the Sikh understanding of God, Waheguru. This is suitable for one full lesson period. There is a presentation which includes learning objectives, a fact file on Sikhism, link to a BBC video, and an activity. The resource includes a puzzle where the students can crack the code to find the meaning of the Sikh symbol ‘khanda’. This is ideal for students to work alone or in pairs to fill in. This lesson can be used for KS3 or KS4 in either a denominational or non-denominational classroom setting.
Islam - The Spread of Islam
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Islam - The Spread of Islam

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This is a presentation about the spread of Islam after the death of Muhammad. It covers from the time of his death until the last of the Four Rightly-Guided Caliphs. This is suitable for one full lesson period. Learning objectives are included at the start of the presentation. It also includes questions at the end of the presentation that can either be completed orally by the students, or as a full writing activity. There are plenty of thought bubbles throughout the presentation for further discussion of important ideas with the class. This lesson can be used for KS3 or KS4 in either a denominational or non-denominational classroom setting.
Results of the 1798 Rebellion
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Results of the 1798 Rebellion

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This is a PPT of the causes of the 1798 Rebellion. It details the results of the Rebellion: Why they United Irishmen didn’t win. The Act of Union 1801. The 1803 Rebellion. Decline in the Protestant Ascendency. Increase in Sectarianism It is suitable for 2nd year classes doing their Junior Cert. It can be used in a mixed ability class. If you like this resource, please remember to leave a review and check out this complete set for all the 1798 resources for a discount! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/complete-set-of-resources-for-1798-rebellion-11918447
Free Spread of Islam Worksheet
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Free Spread of Islam Worksheet

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This is a simple worksheet that can be used as part of a module studying Islam. It consists of 5 multiple choice questions and a wordsearch where three words must be picked and the definitions given. It is suitable for KS3/KS4/Junior Certificate class groups. If you like this worksheet, why not check out my bundle of resources relating to Islam: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/an-introduction-to-the-history-of-islam-11906697 Please remember to leave a review if you like this free resource!
Major Events of the 1798 Rebellion
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Major Events of the 1798 Rebellion

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This is a PPT of the causes of the 1798 Rebellion. It details the major events of the Rebellion: Repression of the United Irishmen. The Rebellion in Wexford. The successes of General Humbert. The capture of Wolfe Tone. It is suitable for 2nd year classes doing their Junior Cert. It can be used in a mixed ability class. If you like this resource, please remember to leave a review and check out this complete set for all the 1798 resources for a discount! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/complete-set-of-resources-for-1798-rebellion-11918447
American Revolution - Colonial America
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American Revolution - Colonial America

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This is a PPT of Colonial America, before Indepdence. It explores who lived in America before the Europeans, and why people moved to American. Who lived there before Europeans? Christopher Columbus and other explorers. The first settlers The 13 Colonies Why move to America? It is suitable for 2nd year classes doing their Junior Cert. It can be used in a mixed ability class and I recommend for it to be used along with the textbook for questions and answers. It can be used for a single class or a double if using additional questions and writing activities. If you liked this resource, please review and have a look at my other resources!
Christianity - Discipleship in the New Testament
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Christianity - Discipleship in the New Testament

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This is a PowerPoint Presentation and worksheet that can be used for KS3 and KS4 or Junior and Leaving Cert classes. It can be used in both a denominational and non-denominational classroom context. It can be used as part of a module on Christianity. The PPT contains a basic introduction to the idea of discipleship in the New Testament. The Presentation also includes some discussion and writing tasks for the students to do. Learning objectives are stated at the start of the presentation. There is also a PDF worksheet included which includes extra information on discipleship and the same exercises as in the PPT.
Christianity - Historical sources for Jesus
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Christianity - Historical sources for Jesus

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This is a presentation about the historical sources about the life and death of Jesus. It covers the meaning of different kinds of historical sources (primary and secondary) as well as contemporaneous historical sources from the time of Jesus. This is suitable for one full lesson period. Learning objectives are included at the start of the presentation. This lesson can be used for KS3 or KS4 or Junior and Leaving Certificate in either a denominational or non-denominational classroom setting.