Global Poverty

Global Poverty

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.
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Hindu Funerals

Hindu Funerals

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.
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What Are Moral Decisions

What Are Moral Decisions

This is a fully resourced, introductory lesson on how people go about making moral decisions. The main part of the lesson mostly focuses on a case study to consider the effects of our moral actions, namely that the minerals from our mobile phones can be sourced (on occasion) to war zones. It contains a written task, peer discussion task and evaluation task. To describe what moral decisions are. To explain the effects of our moral decisions. To evaluate the morality of our moral decisions.
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How Is A Newborn Welcomed In Islam?

How Is A Newborn Welcomed In Islam?

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.
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What On Earth Is A Human Being

What On Earth Is A Human Being

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on what makes us truly human. The main part of the lesson involves students working in pairs to describe characteristics that make us human (table outline provided), using a clip to add further ideas, then finally completing a piece of writing on what they believe is the most important thing that makes us human. Learning Objectives: To describe the different characteristics that makes us human. To explain your viewpoint on what makes us human.
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What Is Inside A Church

What Is Inside A Church

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the features of a church. The main part of the lesson involves using a clip to describe the key features of a church, then ranking them from most to least important and justifying their choices. Learning Objectives: To describe the key features found inside a Church and their purpose. To explain why they are important for a Christian. To investigate why a Church is of value to a Christian.
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Should People Have The Right To Die

Should People Have The Right To Die

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson which acts as an introduction to euthanasia. The main part of the lesson involves a match-up task on the different types of euthanasia, a colour coding exercise on the secular arguments for and against euthanasia, then finally a group exercise where students have to produce a short newspaper article where they use the arguments to try to convince the other half of the class (the public) that Frankie Dunn was right/wrong in helping Maggie to die (scenario based on the movie 'Million Dollar Baby'. Learning Objectives: To describe the different types of euthanasia. To explain non-religious arguments for and against the morality of euthanasia. To analyse which side you believe presents the strongest argument.
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Where Are Our Moral Values From

Where Are Our Moral Values From

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the origin of our moral values. The main part of the lesson involves a discussion task on what moral values are and different examples, and a class mindmap task on the sources of our morality. Learning Objectives: To describe the importance of moral values. To explain where we get our moral values from. To analyse how these can affect the way you act in life.
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What Are Christian Attitudes Towards Abortion

What Are Christian Attitudes Towards Abortion

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on Christian attitudes to abortion. The main part of the lesson involves students producing a fact file on either the Anglican or Catholic viewpoint, which is then peer taught, followed with a set of Biblical quotes from which students have to explain which denomination they believe it best supports, and finally complete a piece of extended writing where they express their personal viewpoint towards abortion (linking it to religious and secular arguments). Learning Objectives: To explain varying Christian attitudes towards abortion. To explore how Biblical evidence can support their views. To evaluate the morality of abortions.
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Should People Have The Right To Abort A Foetus

Should People Have The Right To Abort A Foetus

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson which acts as an introduction to abortion. The main part of the lesson involves a true or false worksheet on the UK law on abortion, a card sort on the stages of foetal development and video from which they mark on where they believe life begins, and use a set of adverts to help them explain in spider diagram format pro-life and pro-choice arguments. Learning Objectives: To outline the UK law regarding abortion. To explain different views as to when life begins. To explore reasons behind Pro-Choice and Pro-Life beliefs.
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What Are Christian Attitudes To Euthanasia

What Are Christian Attitudes To Euthanasia

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.
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What Miracles Can Be Found In The Old Testament

What Miracles Can Be Found In The Old Testament

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on miracles from the Old Testament. The main part of the lesson focuses on the '10 Plagues' miracle, where students watch a clip and record the plagues in their exercise book, discuss and make notes as a class why it is important for Christians (and the potential problems), then finally create a survival kit for the '10 Plagues' if it were to happen in the modern day. To describe one example of a miracle from the Bible. To explain why Christians see it as important. To investigate its use as proof of the existence of God.
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Why Is Life Seen As A Journey

Why Is Life Seen As A Journey

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the milestones the average person in the UK may experience in their life. The main part of the lesson involves students creating an annotated timeline of all the key milestones, explaining how and why they are celebrated. This can form part of a piece of display work if you wish to do so. To identify a list of milestones. To describe how milestones are celebrated. To understand why milestones are celebrated.
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Why Are Bar Mitzvah's Important For Jews

Why Are Bar Mitzvah's Important For Jews

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on Bar Mitzvah's. The main part of the lesson involves using resource sheets to complete a set of differentiated questions on the activities building up to a Bar Mitzvah and the ceremony itself, and then consider in a consolidation task why they are important for individual Jews and their communities. To describe the key features of a Bar Mitzvah. To explain why these features are important. To analyse the importance of the ceremony for young Jews and their community as a whole.
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Why Is Baptism Important For Christians

Why Is Baptism Important For Christians

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on Christian baptism. The main part of the lesson involves students using a resource sheet to describe what happens during a baptism, a ranking task where students consider the importance of reasons why baptism is important for Christians, and a scenario-based discussion task where they finally consider difficulties the ceremony may create for young people. Learning Objectives: To describe what happens during a typical baptism. To explain why baptism is important for Christians. To assess the difficulties this ceremony can bring for young people.
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What's The Age?

What's The Age?

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the legal age limits in the UK. The main part of the lesson involves students completing a worksheet detailing the age limits for different activities in the UK and them explaining whether they believe they are appropriate or not, and why. To outline the legal age limits for activities in the UK. To explain your opinion towards the appropriateness of these limits. To explore what you consider to be age appropriate limits.
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Map Skills Assessment

Map Skills Assessment

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated assessment on Map Skills. This resource involves students creating a guide book for visiting Geography students to the town of Framlingham. The activities are included below, although this can easily be adapted for other towns/cities in the UK: • Map(s) to locate Framlingham in Suffolk and the UK • Description of Framlingham’s location in Suffolk and the UK • A sketch map of Framlingham, using symbols and a grid • Planned route around the town, using 4 or 6 figure grid references and compass directions
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What Miracles Can Be Found In The New Testament

What Miracles Can Be Found In The New Testament

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the miracles in the New Testament, in particular the 'Feeding of the 5000'. The main part of the lesson involves discussing in detail the different views people may hold towards miracles, after which students create a newspaper article explaining different viewpoints (as if they were there) towards the miracle. Learning Objectives: To describe different viewpoints towards Biblical miracles. To explain how these viewpoints could link to one New Testament miracle. To assess how credible you believe the miracle to be.
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What Are The Problems With Miracles

What Are The Problems With Miracles

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the problems associated with miracles, focusing on those from David Hume. The main part of the lesson involves students summarising them into their notes and using those as a basis, linked to a case study, to produce an advertising campaign designed to convince people that miracles simply do not happen. Learning Objectives: To explain why David Hume argues miracles are impossible. To apply his arguments to a real world case study. To express your personal view towards his criticisms.
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Miracle Lesson Series

Miracle Lesson Series

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated set of lessons that are used to teach students the different understandings people can have when they use the term 'miracle', assess different points of view towards them using the 'Miracle of the Sun' as a case study, consider the importance of miracles for Christians in the context of both the Old Testament and New Testament, and finally the problems associated with them using the 17th Century philosopher David Hume. It should be taught in the following order: 1. What is a miracle? 2. Was the 'Miracle of the Sun' actually a miracle? 3. What miracles can be found in the Old Testament? 4. What miracles can be found in the New Testament? 5. What are the problems with miracles?
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What Processes Occur In And At The Surface Of The Earth

What Processes Occur In And At The Surface Of The Earth

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the processes that occur in the interior of the earth and at plate boundaries. The main part of the lesson involves annoating a diagram with the key properties of each interior layer of the earth, working in pairs to produce a revision tool on one of the plate boundaries and then peer teaching to produce a set of notes on all four types of plate boundary. Learning Objectives: To describe the structure of the earth. To explain the processes that operate at tectonic plate boundaries.
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Why Do Tectonic Plates Move

Why Do Tectonic Plates Move

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on why tectonic plates move. The main part of the lesson involves a mapping task where students plot the main tectonic and earthquake plate boundaries and describe its distribution, then use a clip to order statements in order to explain the process of continental drift, followed by image analysis to deduce forms of evidence for this movement. Learning Objectives: To describe the global distribution of earthquake and volcanic activity. To explain how the process of continental drift causes tectonic plate movement. To investigate the evidence for this movement.
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Why Is The World Increasingly Urban

Why Is The World Increasingly Urban

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on why the world is increasingly urban. The main part of the lesson involves a Quiz-Quiz trade task to define the key terms linked to the 'Urban Futures' unit, followed by a task where they plot a line graph to describe the overall trends in urbanisation between richer and poorer countries, and lastly a task where students have to develop explanations as to why urbanisation is faster in poorer countries than richer countries. Learning Objectives: To identify key terms linked to the ‘Urban Futures’ unit. To describe how the rates of urbanisation vary globally. To explain reasons for these trends.
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Why Did The Haiti Earthquake Cause So Much Devastation

Why Did The Haiti Earthquake Cause So Much Devastation

This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the impacts of the Haiti earthquake, 2010. The main part of the lesson involves students using a map to describe the cause of the earthquake, colour code the impacts of the earthquake and explain the effect they would have, then working in pairs to justify the importance of certain factors in contributing to the devastating nature of the Haiti earthquake. Learning Objectives: To describe the cause of the Haiti earthquake. To explain the effects of the Haiti earthquake. To assess why the earthquake caused so much devastation.
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