Life of the Buddha - KS3 Buddhism

Life of the Buddha - KS3 Buddhism

A KS3 lesson teaching students about the life of the Buddha. It is perfect the start a unit of work on Buddhism or as part of a religious founders unit of work. The lesson includes a variety of activities and focuses on checking learning at various points in the lesson through in depth questioning. The first activity uses the Animated World Faiths clip (any alternative clip can be used). The final activity offers students a choice of two tasks, that can be selected based on their ability/behaviour/learning style/etc. The lesson is engaging and fun for students.
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PSHE Dragons Den style lessons - pitching a new product (enterprise)

PSHE Dragons Den style lessons - pitching a new product (enterprise)

A PSHE series of lessons where students are design/creating/selling a product. These lesson has been used as a stand alone lesson to develop students presentation skills and confidence. Students are introduced to the Dragons Den team and some example pitches (good and bad). They are to then to create their own product to pitch. This will lead to them presenting the pitch. This can be adapted to suit the class and number of lessons can be changed. I taught this over 2 lessons with a mid ability group.
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Four Noble Truths - KS3 Buddhism

Four Noble Truths - KS3 Buddhism

A KS3 Buddhism lesson teaching students about the four noble truths. The lesson aims to teach students about the four noble truths and their importance. This lesson has a variety of activites and is fast paced. It suits all abilities, for lower abilities/poor behaviour students I have taught this over two lesson. The lesson offers lots of opportunities for students to be involved. A good mixture of AO1 and AO2 learning.
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Five Precepts and Meditation- KS3 Buddhism

Five Precepts and Meditation- KS3 Buddhism

A KS3 Buddhism lesson that teaches students about the 5 moral precepts and meditation. It starts with exploring what the precepts are and their positive/negative aspect. Students explain their understanding through the use of examples. The second part of the lesson teaches students about Buddhist meditation and its importance. There is an opportunity to participate in meditation. This lesson is great to engage students and is an example of active learning. Suitable for all abilities/dynamics - I have found this lesson work particularly well with lower ability, poor behaviour classes due to the focus on active learning. The scripts provided are standard meditation scripts, however can be adapted slightly.
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Wheel of Life - KS3 Buddhism

Wheel of Life - KS3 Buddhism

A KS3 lesson teaching students Buddhist beliefs about the wheel of life, karma and rebirth. The lesson is visually appealing and promotes high levels of interest from students. The lesson aims to teach students what the wheel of life is and why it is important for Buddhists. This lesson is student led, with the main activity planned as a presentation from students. This lesson has been taught over one lesson, but can be taught over two depending on ability, behaviour and preparation time given for the main task. Students have the opportunity to be as creative as they like. Learning is checked throughout and there are lots of opportunities for questioning.
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KS3 Sikhism lesson - Gurdwara

KS3 Sikhism lesson - Gurdwara

KS3 Sikhism lesson about the Gurdwara. This lesson can be taught of part of a unit of work on Sikhism or places of worship. The lesson aims to teach students about the Gurdwara, how it is used and its importance. A variety of activities are planned within this lesson, e.g. one activity uses the TrueTube Holy Cribs clip. The tasks link to the levels and provide opportunities to stretch students, such as making comparisons to Christianity. Differentiation is planned for. Link to the TrueTube clip is within the powerpoint. This clip can be embedded on the slide.
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Crime and punishment - from a world issues scheme of work -KS3/GCSE appropriate

Crime and punishment - from a world issues scheme of work -KS3/GCSE appropriate

A lesson teaching students about crime and punishment. Can be taught at KS3 (preparing students for future learning) or GCSE level. Or as a stand alone lesson. See my resources for other lessons from the world issues scheme of work (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/leanaandrews). The lesson aims to explain the different type of crimes, different types of punishment, Christian beliefs including key teachings and how effective punishment is in our society. Students apply their learning using Christian teachings (ten commandments, Parable of the Good Samaritan, Parable of the Lost Son, golden rule). Students are encouraged to give their own opinions and views at various points in the lesson (e.g. through questioning and discussion). Students review their learning linking back to the outcomes. Learning is extended through the homework task.
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Poverty - world issues scheme of work - KS3/GCSE appropriate

Poverty - world issues scheme of work - KS3/GCSE appropriate

A lesson teaching students about poverty. Can be taught at KS3 or GCSE level as part of a world issues scheme of work (see my other resources - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/leanaandrews) or as a stand alone lesson. This lesson aims to teach students about what poverty is, causes of poverty, the affects it can have and if it can be eradicated. The lesson explores Christian views and Christian charities as a response to poverty. Students have to show team work skills in the lesson and emphasis is also placed on sharing views/opinions.
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World issues - Introduction and Christian teachings

World issues - Introduction and Christian teachings

A introduction lesson to world issues (poverty, prejudice, crime, punishment). This can be taught as part of a mini unit of work prior to GCSE (at KS3) to prepare students for future learning or can be taught at GSCE. See my resources for other lessons (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/leanaandrews). The lesson aims to teach students about key Christian teachings and how they can be applied/used to help when dealing with world issues. Students will use a range of skills, this lesson focuses on developing interpersonal skills and skills of analysis and investigation. In this lesson students learnt about these four key Christian teachings - the Ten Commandments, the golden rule, the Parable of the Good Samaritan and the Parable of the Lost Son.
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Prejudice and discrimination - World issues scheme of work

Prejudice and discrimination - World issues scheme of work

A lesson from a scheme of work about world issues. Can be taught prior at KS3 to prepare students for future learning or at GCSE level. See my resources for other lessons (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/leanaandrews). This lesson aims to teach students the definitions of prejudice and discrimination, the difference between the two, explores Christian views and the impact of prejudice/discrimination on society. In this lesson students use their learning and apply it to Christian teachings (Parable of the Good Samaritan). The activities in this lesson encourage students to reflect on the impact of prejudice and discrimination.
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Christian denominations lesson - KS3

Christian denominations lesson - KS3

A KS3 lesson teaching students about the Christian denominations. The lesson aims to teach students what a denomination is, some of the Christian denominations and the similarities/differences between RC and CofE. The lesson has a starter activity that encourages students to think outside of the box. The lesson is differentiated - there are two alternative worksheets for students to use in order to support their learning. This lesson is perfect for a mixed ability Y7/Y8 class. The quiz style plenary is a fun way to check learning. There is a homework task included with this lesson.
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World issues unit of work - KS3 / GCSE appropriate

World issues unit of work - KS3 / GCSE appropriate

A mini unit of work that teaches students about world issues and Christian views. This is perfect for students prior to starting their GCSEs to give them background knowledge and prepare them for future learning. Also perfect to use the lessons at GCSE level due to the emphasis on Christian teachings. L1 Introduction L2 Poverty L3 Prejudice and discrimination L4 Crime and punishment
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Eightfold Path - KS3 Buddhism

Eightfold Path - KS3 Buddhism

A KS3 Buddhism lesson teaching students about the eightfold path. The lesson aims to teach students about the eightfold path, its importance and how Buddhist follow the path to enlightenment. The lesson links nicely to previous learning about the four noble truths. Activities include match up, literacy and involve students applying their learning to life scenarios. There are lots of opportunities for questioning/feedback at various points.
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KS3 Sikhism bundle

KS3 Sikhism bundle

A Sikhism series of lessons for KS3 students. L1 Guru Nanak L2 Gurus L3 5Ks L4 Gurdwara L5 Khalsa and Vaisakhi A perfect series of lessons to teach students about Sikhism. Lessons include a variety of teaching and learning activities that are engaging and promote progress.
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KS3 Islam bundle

KS3 Islam bundle

KS3 Islam bundle. Five lessons that can be used as a scheme of work to teach students about the key beliefs, teachings and practices of the religion. This bundle of lessons has been taught in the past to provide students with basic knowledge in Y8 prior to starting GCSE. L1 Life of Muhammad L2 Mosque L3 Qur'an L4 The Ummah L5 Muslims in Britain
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KS3 Buddhism bundle

KS3 Buddhism bundle

A Buddhism bundle for KS3 students. Lessons are engaging and fun but also place focus on what students are learning. L1 Life of the Buddha L2 Four noble truths L3 Eightfold path L4 Wheel of life L5 Five precepts and meditation
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Christianity KS3 bundle

Christianity KS3 bundle

A bundle of Christianity KS3 lessons. Perfect for a Christianity unit of work to teach students the key beliefs, teachings and practices. The order in which these lessons are taught can be adapted.
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The Ummah - Muslim Community (KS3 Islam lesson)

The Ummah - Muslim Community (KS3 Islam lesson)

KS3 lesson about the Muslim community (Ummah). This lesson aims to teach students what the Ummah is, its importance and how the Ummah links to commitment. The lesson includes a range of activities e.g. group work, paired work, literacy tasks and a homework task.
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BTEC Law - Theft, Robbery and Burglary

BTEC Law - Theft, Robbery and Burglary

BTEC Applied Law for level 3 student. The presentations are aimed to provide students with knowledge of the law surrounding theft, robbery and burglary. Examples of case law are included in all elements of each crime. This allows students to understand the law through the use of real life examples.
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KS3 Sikhism - Guru Nanak lesson

KS3 Sikhism - Guru Nanak lesson

KS3 Sikhism lesson about Guru Nanak. This lesson is ideal as an introduction to Sikhism lesson as part of a unit of work, or as a stand alone lesson. The lesson introduces Guru Nanak as the founder of Sikhism. Tasks teach students about key events in Guru Nanak's life and the important teachings from Guru Nanak. The lesson ends with a comparison between Guru Nanak and Jesus (using a Venn diagram), this aims to stretch higher level students. There is a homework task attached to this lesson.
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