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Religious studies and philosophy resources for secondary schools.
KS3 lessons on "Does a God exist?"
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KS3 lessons on "Does a God exist?"

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Designed for KS3 students, to explore basic versions of the Arguments for God’s Existence, such as the Cosmological Arg, Design Arg, Fine-tuning Arg and the Hard Problem of Consciousness. Youtube links included as hyperlinks. Fill in the gaps activities to help them with their book creator project on each question. You will need clay, spaghetti and marshmallows as additional resources!
Benefits of Religion
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Benefits of Religion

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For KS3, two lessons worth of material to get students to consider how religions have benefitted the world and also caused some negative consequences. This leads on to discussing whether the world would be better with or without religion, why we study religions at all, and whether religions are beneficial only because of the what they do for us, rather than if they contain any Truth, etc. Fill in the gaps activities, Learning Enhancement Sheet with sentence openers to help weaker students access the written task at the end. Also includes clips, debates, diamond 9 activity, round the room information gathering exercise leading up to an overall opinion piece at the end.
Does God Exist? Cosmological Arg.
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Does God Exist? Cosmological Arg.

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Stretch and Challenge Philosophy for KS3 with some differentiated tasks. Introduction to Philosophy, pondering whether something can come from nothing. Also includes the counter argument from science looking at multiverse theory. Lesson One of Four. Worksheets, handouts and PPT all included to tackle Cosmological Argument.