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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.

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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.
Heaven's Gate - UFO Cult
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Heaven's Gate - UFO Cult

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This is a PowerPoint Presentation that can be used for KS3 and KS4 in British schools and for Senior Cycle non-exam Religious Education classes in Irish schools. 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). This PPT consists of: Basic information of the UFO Cult Heaven’s Gate. Discussion and writing tasks for the students to do. Overview of characteristics of a cult. Discussion questions for the students to do which can be changed into a writing activity.
Early Christian Ireland Resource Pack
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Early Christian Ireland Resource Pack

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This is a resource about Early Christian Ireland. It is suitable for Junior Cycle History. There is a detailed PPT on the buildings in an early Christian monastery in Ireland, the life of a monk in early Christian, and the artwork created by monks. There is also a list of key words associated with Early Christian Ireland, a test based on the key words, and a class project based on what students have learned. It can be used in a mixed ability class as there are discussion questions on nearly every slide. This is suitable for three lesson periods. It consists of four resources: A list of key words A test based on the key words A PPT detailing the Early Christian Ireland A PPT project based on Early Christian Ireland
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!
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!
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.
Free Diwali Worksheet
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Free Diwali Worksheet

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This is a simple worksheet about Diwali. It is suitable for KS3, KS4, and Junior and Leaving Cert mixed ability classes. It has some content at the top of the page and then a wordsearch on the bottom.
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
Inspirational People - Gandhi
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Inspirational People - Gandhi

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This is a PowerPoint Presentation of the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Suitable for KS3 or KS4. The package has enough content for 1 class period. It can be used as an example of an inspirational religious person. It can be easily used for both denominational and non-denominational classes. It includes both writing and discussion activities. There is also a worksheet building on the teachings of Gandhi and extra information.
The Renaissance - Causes of the Renaissance
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The Renaissance - Causes of the Renaissance

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This is a PPT and worksheet on the causes of the Renaissance in Europe, with a focus on the Italian city states. It discusses the following points as causes of the Renaissance: Ruins of Ancient Roman. Fall of Constantinople Wealth and patronage The Printing Press Competition between Italian city states. It is suitable for 1st Year Junior Cycle History classes as well as KS3 History. It can be used in a mixed ability class as there are discussion questions on nearly every slide. It can be used for a single class or a double if using additional questions and writing activities. A worksheet which can be used as a homework activity has been included. An extension activity is at the end of the PPT.
Drama lesson about the Great Famine
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Drama lesson about the Great Famine

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This lesson is part of a series of lessons based on the Great Famine in Ireland (1845-1850). It is a drama lesson based on different scenarios from the Great Famine. It consists of a recommendations to do with your class before, during, and after the lesson. It also includes differentiated written exercises for after the lesson. It is suitable for KS3 or Junior Cycle class groups. I have uploaded a word document and a pdf. of the file in case there are any formatting issues.
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.
Islam  - Early Years of the Prophet Muhammad
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Islam - Early Years of the Prophet Muhammad

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This is a presentation about the early years of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. It covers Arabia from the time of his birth up until his revelation from God. 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.
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.
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.
Complete Set of Resources for 1798 Rebellion
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Complete Set of Resources for 1798 Rebellion

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This is a set of PPTs that will cover the whole 1798 Rebellion section over 4-8 class periods. Causes of the Rebellion Major Figures Major Events Results of the Rebellion It is suitable for mixed ability Junior Cert classes. I recommend that these PPTs are used in conjunction with questions from the class textbook to reinforce learning.
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
Free Sikhism Worksheet
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Free Sikhism Worksheet

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This is a simple worksheet suitable for mixed ability classes for KS3 and Junior Cert. It has a series of lower order questions based on important facts about the Sikh faith. It also includes a longer question where students have to design a diagram representing the Sikh belief that all paths lead to God. If you liked this resource, please review and have a look at my other resources!
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!