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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.
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.
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.
How Do We Show Height On A Map
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How Do We Show Height On A Map

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on contour lines. The main part of the lesson involves students having to read heights off a custom-made map and then drawing a cross-section of the landform (this exercise is supported with clear instructions and visuals on the Power Point and differentiated grids). Learning Objectives: To be able to read height on a map. To draw a cross section of contour lines.
Why Is Light Important To People And Faiths
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Why Is Light Important To People And Faiths

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on why light is important to people and world faiths. The main part of the lesson consists of a spider diagram task on things that brings 'light' (happiness) into their lives, a worksheet task explaining how light is used by two worldwide faiths (Christianity and Hinduism), and finally a Venn diagram to compare their views. To understand why light is important to humans. To explain how light is used by worldwide faiths. To compare and contrast their beliefs about light.
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.
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.
Christian Pilgrimage
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Christian Pilgrimage

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on Christian pilgrimage. It included a worksheet to complete, a game board activity, and reflection questions in the main part of the lesson. Learning Objectives: To describe what happens on a Christian pilgrimage to Jerusalem. To explain the reasons why Christians go on the pilgrimage. To analyse how their lives may be changed by the experience.
How Do Hindus Worship
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How Do Hindus Worship

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on how Hindus worship, focusing on the items used in a typical puja tray. The main part of the lesson involves students firstly drawing their own puja tray and making their own suggestions as to what it might symbolise, after which they use information sheets from around the room to annotate their actual meaning to their earlier drawings, and finally complete a written reflection on how useful they believe puja trays are for Hindus in helping them worship. Learning Objectives: To describe the items used on a Puja tray. To explain their symbolism. To examine how useful they are in helping Hindus to worship.
Volcano Worksheet
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Volcano Worksheet

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This worksheet covers the basics behind a volcano, namely covering its main components and key definitions. Volcano, Components, Magma Chamber, Lava, Magma
How Can The Impacts Of Earthquakes Be Mitigated
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How Can The Impacts Of Earthquakes Be Mitigated

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on how the impacts of earthquakes can be mitigated. Focused on the 3Ps, the main part of the lesson involves a discussion task on the difference between the three approaches and the techniques it might involve, leading up to an extended note taking task on how the different techniques can help to mitigate the impacts of an earthquake. Learning Objectives: To describe the different approaches to mitigating the impacts of earthquakes. To explain how these approaches work in practice. To evaluate the effectiveness of these approaches.
The Simpsons Grid References Worksheet
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The Simpsons Grid References Worksheet

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This worksheet requires pupils to give four-figure and six-figure grid references on various locations featured in the Simpsons. It also includes a section on describing routes between places. Feedback is always appreciated.
How Is A Newborn Welcomed In Islam?
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How Is A Newborn Welcomed In Islam?

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on how babies are welcomed into the Islamic faith, otherwise known as the Aqiqah Ceremony. The main part of the lesson contains an information hunt on the different practices followed by pair-work where students have to compare the similarities and differences with Christian Baptism. Learning Objectives: To describe how Muslims welcome newborns into the Islam. To explain why these practices are important to Muslims. To compare this ceremony with the Christian tradition.
Climate of the UK
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Climate of the UK

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This contains a fully resourced lesson on how the climate of the UK varies. The main component of the lesson involves choropleth mapping to show how temperature and rainfall varies between winter and summer. Extension tasks are included throughout. Learning Objectives: To describe what the climate of the UK is like. To explain the reasons for these differences.
School Microclimate Survey
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School Microclimate Survey

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated set of lessons in order to carry out a microclimate survey around a school environment, although it could be adapted to suited others. The first lesson helps students to prepare for their microclimate survey, paying particular attention to how two major pieces of equipment work and to construct hypotheses for their survey. The second lesson involves students going around a school environment, in groups, collecting their microclimate data. Differentiated recording sheets are provided for students. The third lesson involves students writing up their report to show the results of their survey. I hope you find these resources helpful.
The Design Argument
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The Design Argument

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the Design argument aimed at KS3 students. It could very easily be adapted to suit KS4. The main activities include: * A discussion task on how the natural world and universe itself can show evidence of design (facts are provided as a stimulus and focus) * Reading through Paley's watch story (analogy) as a class and completing an ordering task (could easily be adapted to a card sort!?) * Writing their own modern story of the argument to demonstrate understanding. * Assessing the potential problems with the argument, using visual clues to assist them. Lesson Objectives: To describe how the world around us can show evidence of design. To explain the key features of the design argument. To assess potential problems with the argument.
Hindu Funerals
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Hindu Funerals

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on Hindu funerals. In the starter students have to use two images to draw out initial observations about Hindu funerals. In the main this leads to an information gathering task and a symbolism task, with a GCSE style question included to assess understanding of the material. Plenary is also included. Learning Objectives are: To describe the key features of a Hindu funeral service. To explain how these features reflect their beliefs about life after death.
What Is The Cosmological Argument
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What Is The Cosmological Argument

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the cosmological argument. The main part of the lesson involves students working in groups to develop a mini-presentation that can be used to teach the rest of the class one of Aquinas’s 3 ways, then some quick note-taking followed by questions that students answer to consider the strength of Leibniz’s cosmological argument, followed by students producing a factfile on how David Hume criticised the argument, then an information hunt on how other philosophers (such as Bertrand Russell an Richard Dawkins) criticised the argument (within this task students have to mark on their dartboard how strong they believe that criticism is). Learning Objectives: To outline the Cosmological Argument as a case for the existence of God. To explain Leibniz’s contribution to the argument. To assess the validity of its philosophical criticisms. (The starter activity is based upon an advert for Guinness which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn8vcaLfMsE)
What Is The Meaning To Life
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What Is The Meaning To Life

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson towards one ultimate question: What is the meaning of life? In the main part of the lesson students have to use information cards to describe a range of philosophical views (e.g. Nihilism, Materialism, Religious...) towards the meaning of life and explain how it might affect the way they live their lives, and then conclude the lesson by completing a written task evaluating which viewpoint they agree and disagree with the most and why. Learning Objectives: To describe different philosophical views about the meaning of life. To explain how these philosophies can shape a persons’ life. To evaluate your personal viewpoint towards them.
How Is The Christian Creation Story Best Understood
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How Is The Christian Creation Story Best Understood

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the Christian Creation Story from Genesis. The main part of the lesson involves drawing a storyboard to show the key parts of the story, a pair discussion task on how Fundamentalist and Liberal Christians might view the story (leading to a card sorting task of the reasons behind the views), and finally a written reflection evaluating how they believe the story is best understood. Learning Objectives: To describe the Christian Creation Story. To explain how this story is viewed by different Christians. To evaluate how you personally believe it is best understood.
Push and Pull Factors
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Push and Pull Factors

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This contains a fully resourced lesson on push and pull factors.In the starter students analyse a cartoon, then work in pairs to work out push and pull factors and test that knowledge with a kinaesthetic activity. Next students look at a case study of rural-urban migration in cities (China) and apply their knowledge by creating their own immigration story.