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Creative Religious Education resources for key stages 3 and 4 which draw on an experiential pedagogical perspective.

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Creative Religious Education resources for key stages 3 and 4 which draw on an experiential pedagogical perspective.
Martin Luther King's assassination
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Martin Luther King's assassination

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This is a simple lesson that looks at the assassination of MLK. Using visual and video sources it asks students to reflect on the event and what they tell us about the importance of Martin Luther Kings influence. This lesson links with the divided union GCSE text book: the book is a useful if not necessary resource.
Liturgical Worship
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Liturgical Worship

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This lesson explores what liturgy is why it is an import part of worship for some Christians and how it differs from non-liturgical worship. It includes: video sources/structured activities/exam question/points for discussion Some resources are differentiated. Links to new edexcel RS GCSE syllabus
The sacraments - ordination
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The sacraments - ordination

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This lesson looks at the sacrament of ordination. Students learn about what is involved in the vocation of the priesthood and the process of becoming ordained. Links to new edexcel RS syllabus.
Holy week
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Holy week

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This lesson introduces students to the key events of Holy week. Includes a card sort, freeze frame activity and exam question. Links to new RS edexcel syllabus.
Liturgical worship - without lesson plan
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Liturgical worship - without lesson plan

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This lesson explores what liturgy is why it is an import part of worship for some Christians and how it differs from non-liturgical worship. It includes: video sources/structured activities/exam question/points for discussion Some resources are differentiated. Links to new edexcel RS GCSE syllabus
New Religious Movements
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New Religious Movements

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These lessons aimed at KS3 students (year 8-9 ideally) explore some contemporary religious movements, the controversies associated with them and urges students to reflect on what makes a religion different from a so called cult.
Golden Temple
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Golden Temple

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This lesson uses resources for RE Today to help students reflect on the importance of the Golden Temple for Sikhs and the symbolism found within it's architecture.
Cult or Religion
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Cult or Religion

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This lesson encourages students to think about the way we categorise different religious groups in society. It includes a card sort activity and discussion activity.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes - without lesson plan
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Pilgrimage to Lourdes - without lesson plan

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This lesson looks at Lourdes as a site of pilgrimage for Christians. It considers events in the life of Bernadette Soubirous as well as urging students to consider the rituals and spiritual healing that some Christians experience as a consequence of making a pilgrimage to this site. Links to new edexcel RS syllabus
Evil and suffering in Buddhism
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Evil and suffering in Buddhism

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This lesson explores Buddhism's response to evil. Students consider the Buddha's teachings on what constitutes evil and the source of the problem. This lesson always stimulates lively discussion with my students.
The sacraments - eucharist - holy communion
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The sacraments - eucharist - holy communion

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This lesson looks at the eucharist. It asks students to reflect on the theological background of this sacraments and why it is important for Christians today. Includes a picture analysis activity A video clip extracts from the gospels An exam question Links to new GCSE RS edexcel syllabus
Islam and War
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Islam and War

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Explores the theses of Islam and war including the ideas of greater and lesser jihad Links to edexcel syllabus
The Sacraments
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The Sacraments

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The four lessons included in this bundle cover the Christian sacraments. Lessons are focused on the sacraments of holy communion, ordination and confession but homework tasks cover baptism and death rites. The lessons include a range of activities, some of which are differentiated in order to support students in developing their knowledge and understanding of the importance of the sacraments. These lessons link to the new Edexcel GCSE syllabus.
Pilgrimage to the Israel/Jerusalem (the Holy Land) without lesson plan
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Pilgrimage to the Israel/Jerusalem (the Holy Land) without lesson plan

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This lesson looks at the spiritual value of a pilgrimage made to Israel from a Christian perspective. Using a carousel activity students visit six different key locations in the Holy land and reflect on their biblical significance and how visiting such places may help a Christian feel closer to God. Links to new RS GCSE syllabus
Abortion case study cards
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Abortion case study cards

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This activity is aimed at encouraging students to reflect on the various contributing factors that may lead to a decision to abort a pregnancy. There are four cases studies for students to consider. This activity is useful as a springboard for discussion.
Evil and suffering - Job
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Evil and suffering - Job

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This lesson introduces students to the story of Job as a 'solution' to the problem of evil and suffering. They learn the story and reflect on its strengths and weaknesses as a solution to the problem of evil.
Islam and Stewardship
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Islam and Stewardship

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This lesson explores Islamic teachings on Stewardship. It also reflects on campaigns that have focused on environmental issues and asks students to create there own with a religious spin.
Evil and suffering - What is evil?
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Evil and suffering - What is evil?

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This lesson asks students to consider definitions of evil and come up with their own. They reflect on a series of quotes regarding what evil is from a range of people (sourced from RE Today). Students are also introduced to the different categories of evil. This lesson is suitable for KS3 or weaker students at GCSE level.
Infertility treatment
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Infertility treatment

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Links to edexcel lesson on infertility. This lesson provides an introduction to the nature of infertility treatments including all key terms.
Capital punishment
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Capital punishment

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Intro to capital punishment. This lesson looks at what capital punishment is and the reasoning for and against it. Students reflect on a series of high profile case studies and consider whether they feel capital punishment can be just. Links to RS edexcel syllabus.