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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.
What Is Geography All About
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What Is Geography All About

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson which acts as an introduction to Geography at KS3, although it can be easily adapted for KS3. It primarily focuses on the different branches of Geography, in which students have to group different Geographical topics and then explain potential connections between them. Learning Objectives: To describe the different types of Geography. To explain connections between different Geographical topics.
How Convincing Is The Big Bang Theory
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How Convincing Is The Big Bang Theory

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on the Big Bang theory. The main part of the lesson involves students annotating a set of images, in the appropriate spaces, to describe how the theory works. It also involves an information gathering exercise on the arguments (religious and scientific) for and against the Big Bang theory, and an evaluation task where students give a score according to how convincing they find the theory based on the evidence and arguments presented. Learning Objectives: To describe the Big Bang theory. To explain the arguments for and against the Big Bang theory. To evaluate how convincing you find the theory.
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 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.
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
Rock Cycle
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Rock Cycle

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This is a fully resourced and differentiated lesson on the Rock Cycle for KS3. It is a combination of adapted resources and some of my own. In particular, it includes several back-up activities due to the difficulties that some students can have grasping the topic
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
Do Miracles Prove The Existence Of God
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Do Miracles Prove The Existence Of God

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on whether miracles prove the existence of God. In the main part of the lesson students use visual prompts to discuss the different types of miracles, then work in groups to discuss and make notes on the strengths and weaknesses of two miracle case studies (Biblical - Raising of Lazarus from the dead, Modern - Miracles at Lourdes), explain two philosophical views towards miracles (linking them back to the case studies), and then finally complete a 12-mark evaluation question. Learning Objectives: To describe the different types of miracles. To explain the arguments for and against miracles. To evaluate whether miracles provide convincing proof for the existence of God.
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.
Contour Island Practical Lesson
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Contour Island Practical Lesson

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on contours. This lesson, well situated after a lesson on the basics of contours, involves students creating their own 3D cardboard models to show how contours can show the height and shape of the land. It contains a full set of step-by-step instructions and supporting visuals to assist students with this. Learning Objectives: To identify how contours can be represented through 3D modelling. To describe the relief of your models using appropriate geographical terminology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does The Ontological Argument Work?
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Does The Ontological Argument Work?

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This contains a fully resourced, differentiated lesson on Descartes version of the ontological argument and its overall success. The main part of the lesson involves students using two colours to add addotations to a copy of Descartes ontological argument to show how it works and its strengths/weaknesses, followed by a comprehension exercise where students answer a series of questions on how Kant criticised the argument, which is concluded with students writing a model conclusion to an essay question relating to the success of the ontological argument. Learning Objectives: To outline Descartes version of the Ontological argument. To explain why Kant rejected the Ontological argument. To evaluate how successful the argument is in proving the existence of God.
Light And Darkness Scheme Of Work
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Light And Darkness Scheme Of Work

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This contains a scheme of work on the symbolism of light and darkness. It focuses on the emotions we can associate with them and the beliefs of world faiths . This theme is then explored further by studying the story of Brian Keenan, who was trapped in a cell of complete darkness for an extended period of time. Students also explore how the symbolism of light and darkness is demonstrated in the Diwali festival. An assessment task is also included. All lessons are fully resourced and differentiated, with a clear set of learning objectives and activities. Scheme of work in order: 1. Why is light important to people and faiths? 2. What it total darkness like? 3. How does light change things? 4. Brian Keenan assessment task 5. Why is the Diwali festival celebrated? 6. Light and darkness assessment
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.
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.