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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.
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
Christianity and Transplant surgery
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Christianity and Transplant surgery

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Lesson centered around the case study of the conjoined twins Mary and Jodie. Explores different Christian attitudes to transplant surgery. Edexcel text book is useful for one of the activities.
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 Covenant
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The Covenant

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Students examine what the covenant is and why it is an essential aspect of Judaism. They do this through examining key moments of revelation. This lesson has both paired and individual activities. It encourages reflections on symbolism.
Near Death Experience
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Near Death Experience

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This lesson explores what is meant by the term ‘near death experience’ and looks at the phenomenon through the experience of Carl Jung. It also engages in some of the proposed scientific explanations for the phenomena and and urges students to reflect on and critique the idea of out of body/near death experiences. Links to RS edexcel 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.
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.
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
Bar bat mitzvah short lesson
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Bar bat mitzvah short lesson

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This is a short lesson that can be easily expanded. It introduces the ideas of coming of age and how this is recognised/celebrated in Judaism.
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
Religious support for community cohesion
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Religious support for community cohesion

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This lesson reflects on the ways in which religious groups try to promote community cohesion. It uses a Jain myth to encourage students to consider the problem of ultimate truth and how this links to conflict. Students then consider how they could promote cohesion in their own community. Links to edexcel syllabus
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
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.
Lent
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Lent

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This lesson explore the theological basis of lent and encourages students to reflect on why the practice of giving up things we love/enjoy can be beneficial for ourselves and wider society.
Christmas and its commercialisation - without lesson plan
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Christmas and its commercialisation - without lesson plan

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This lesson begins by looking at some of the traditional symbolism used at Christmas time to represent the nativity. This task gauges how informed students are about the Christian aspects of the festival before moving to reflect on the issue of commercialization.
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.
Pollution
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Pollution

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This is a simple lesson that requires students to use the information in the edexcel (Religion and Society) textbook (or another source) to create a presentation on the various forms of pollution.