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I am a teacher specialising in Geography and Religious Studies with over 4 years experience to date. I pride myself on designing lessons that engages students in their learning, with an enquiry-based focus being at the forefront. Any lesson that you download is fully resourced and differentiated ready to use in a flash. I hope they make a real contributing to your own classroom like they have done to mine.

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I am a teacher specialising in Geography and Religious Studies with over 4 years experience to date. I pride myself on designing lessons that engages students in their learning, with an enquiry-based focus being at the forefront. Any lesson that you download is fully resourced and differentiated ready to use in a flash. I hope they make a real contributing to your own classroom like they have done to mine.
The Beatitudes
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The Beatitudes

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the Beatitudes. In the main part of the lesson students have to write a modern day translation for each one, explain why they are important in pairs and write an extended analysis of how they could be applied in someone's life. Learning Objectives: To describe the meaning of the Beatitudes. To explain why they are important for Christians. To analyse how these could be followed by people in their own lives.
Global Poverty
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Global Poverty

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on global poverty. In the main part of the lessons students have to consider a range of definitions to decide what they believe is the best one, use a range of pictures to explain the impacts of global poverty, and finally complete a written evaluation as to whether they believe it is possible to end global poverty. Learning Objectives: To describe the meaning of poverty. To explain the impacts of global poverty. To speculate whether it is possible to end global poverty.
Christian Charities
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Christian Charities

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the work of Christian charities. The main part of the lesson consists of an information gathering and consolidation carousel group task (based on four charities, including Barnando's and the Salvation Army) and evaluating which cause they believe is worthy of support, linking their answer to Christian views towards charity and wealth. Learning Objectives for the lesson are as follows: To describe the aims of different Christian charities. To explain why their work is important. To evaluate which cause you believe is particularly worthy.
How Did Descartes Distinguish Between The Mind And Body
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How Did Descartes Distinguish Between The Mind And Body

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on how Descartes philosophical distinction between the mind (soul) and body. The main part of the lesson involves students using an information sheet to complete a table summarising the key properties of the mind (soul) and body for Descartes, as well as grading the effectiveness of Descartes responses to the initial philosophical rejections of his theory, after which they produce a fact file on Gilbert Ryle’s criticism of Descartes viewpoint. They then, as a final activity, complete a grid showing how different philosophers would respond to an essay title with evidence/arguments they might use to support. Learning Objectives: To outline Descartes theory of mind-body dualism. To assess Gilbert Ryle’s criticism of Descartes. To evaluate the overall philosophical positions on the immortality of the soul.
Arguments For The Existence Of God Revision Lesson
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Arguments For The Existence Of God Revision Lesson

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated revision lesson on arguments for the existence of God, namely the Teleological Argument, Cosmological Argument and Ontological Argument. Main activities in the lesson include a mind mapping task and an essay planning task. It is designed to support the 'Philosophy of Religion' component AS-Level 'OCR Religious Studies' specification. Learning Objectives: To explain the key arguments for the existence of God. To evaluate the overall credibility of their arguments.
River Processes
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River Processes

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A fully resourced lesson used for an observation lesson on river processes. In the starter they have to decide which type of material would be the easiest to move downstream, create diagrams to show how material can be eroded, and includes a practical designed to show the settling rates of different size materials (sand, gravel, and clay). The instructions for that are contained on the powerpoint, and could be easily adapted to make a task sheet for students to carry out group work! Finally, they then make observations to analyse what they observed from the practical.
Poverty in the UK
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Poverty in the UK

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the causes and effects of poverty in the UK. In the main part of the lesson students have to use a set of images to describe the impacts of poverty and then use annotate an A3 sheet with the different reasons why poverty exists in the UK today. Finally students have to come up with their own suggestions as to how poverty in the UK could be tackled. Learning Objectives: To describe the impacts of poverty in the UK. To explain the reasons why we see poverty in the UK. To begin to suggest your own solutions to poverty in the UK.
Why Is Karma So Important To Hindus
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Why Is Karma So Important To Hindus

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the Hindu belief of karma. The main part of the lesson consists of a game to help them understand how actions can lead to good and bad karma, a worksheet to explain how their belief in karma works in detail and a class discussion at the end relating to some of the problems associated with their belief. Learning Objectives: To describe how the idea of karma works. To explain why this belief is so important to Hindus. To assess some of the problems with this belief.
Settlement Test
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Settlement Test

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This contains an end-of-unit test that can be used to assess progress on the core content in a Settlement unit, aimed primarily at KS3 level. This test covers the following topics: settlement hierarchies, services, factors that can affect the site of a settlement, functions of a settlement, Burgess model and urban land use, urbanisation. It can easily be adapted to suit your own school’s local Geography if desired.
Why are Deserts called an Extreme Environment
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Why are Deserts called an Extreme Environment

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This fully resourced, differentiated lesson focuses as an introduction to extreme environments, namely the challenges that face groups of people that live in hot arid (desert) environments. Students complete a set of tasks, including a picture analysis task, an information gathering and comprehension task, and an indepdent learning task focusing on the potential future impacts of climate change on the physical environment and the Bedouin tribe.
Does The Irenaean Theodicy Solve The Problem Of Evil
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Does The Irenaean Theodicy Solve The Problem Of Evil

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the Irenaean theodicy. The main part of the lesson involves using an information sheet to answer a set of questions on its key features, including a comparison to the Augustinian theodicy as an extension task, followed by class note-taking and brief discussion tasks on John Hick’s extension of the theodicy, followed by a ranking task on the strengths of the theodicy and brainstorming activity on its weaknesses before finally reflecting on their viewpoint towards the overall success of the theodicy. Learning Objectives: To explain the key features of the Irenaean theodicy. To assess its relative strengths and weaknesses. To evaluate its success in responding to the problem of evil.
Does The Augustinian Theodicy Solve The Problem Of Evil
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Does The Augustinian Theodicy Solve The Problem Of Evil

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the Augustianian theodicy. The main part of the lesson involves an information hunt answering key questions on the Augustinian theodicy, a ranking task on the strengths of the theodicy, then a sorting task of the weaknesses of the theodicy into different categories (moral/scientific/logical), before producing a bullet-pointed essay plan on the overall success of the theodicy.
What Are Christian Attitudes To Euthanasia
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What Are Christian Attitudes To Euthanasia

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on Christian attitudes to euthanasia. The main part of the lesson involves a card sort where students organise the key arguments into those that support either the Anglican or Catholic viewpoint, a Biblical quote analysis task, and a 12-mark evaluation practice exam question. Learning Objectives: To explain different Christian attitudes towards euthanasia. To examine how Biblical evidence can support these viewpoints. To evaluate whether euthanasia is acceptable or not.
The Characteristics of Urban Areas
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The Characteristics of Urban Areas

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This contains a fully resourced lesson which explores the characteristics of urban areas, and how they change from the urban fringe to the central business district. This uses Ipswich as an example, although it could be easily adapted to study other cities.
Savanna Ecosystem
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Savanna Ecosystem

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on Savanna ecosystems. The main activities include using a range of sources to bullet point the characteristics of the ecosystem, an information comprehension task to understand how plants and animals have adapted, and a picture analysis task to begin to investigate the different challenges facing the ecosystem. It is aimed primarily at KS3 students: Learning Objectives: To describe the characteristics of a Savanna ecosystem. To explain how animals and plants have adapted to this ecosystem. To investigate the challenges facing this ecosystem.
Charities
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Charities

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on charities. This contains a set of activities to meet the following objectives: To describe what a charity is. To explain the reasons why people give money to charity. To evaluate whether it is any less moral to give money to charities abroad than at home. This resource has been adapted from an excellent resource by 'Charity Choice' which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/charity-choice-1-hour-citizenship-lesson-plan-6051322
How the Media influences our ideas
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How the Media influences our ideas

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This lesson focuses on the different ways in the mass media influences our values, whether that be in a positive or negative manner. This is designed to take place over two 50-minute lessons.
Scale and Distance
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Scale and Distance

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A fully resourced lesson where students are introduced to the skill of measuring scale. It also includes an idea for a class practical on scale, where they have to measure out and scale the classroom itself!
What Are Ultimate Questions
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What Are Ultimate Questions

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson which acts as an introduction to the idea of 'Ultimate Questions'. The main part of the lesson involves students working in pairs to generate their own examples of ultimate questions (using stimuli to help), a class viewpoint sharing task (which could be done as a silent conversation), and a written reflection task at the end where they evaluate various viewpoints towards one ultimate question. Learning Objectives are as follows: To describe examples of ‘ultimate questions’. To explain different viewpoints towards some of these questions. To express a reasoned and balanced viewpoint to one of these questions.
What Is The Prime Mover
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What Is The Prime Mover

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on Aristotle's concept of the Prime Mover. The main part of the lesson involves students generating examples to show their understanding of potentiality and actuality, a class discussion and note-taking exercise on why Aristotle believed the Prime Mover had to exist, a worksheet where students have to explain why Aristotle believed the Prime Mover had to possess certain attributes, develop explanations of key problems associated with the Prime Mover, and finally an extended writing exercise where they justify what they find to be the two most convincing criticisms of Aristotle's theory of the Four Causes. Learning Objectives: To understand the idea of potentiality and actuality. To outline Aristotle’s concept of the Prime Mover. To assess the strengths and weaknesses of Aristotle’s theory of the Four Causes.