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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Climate of the British Isles
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Climate of the British Isles

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This lesson focuses on the climate of the British Isles, including the difference between weather and climate. Weather, climate, British Isles.
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
What Is Inside A Church
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What Is Inside A Church

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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Is Religion Important
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Is Religion Important

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This contains a fully resourced lesson, differentiated lesson on whether religion is important in the 21st Century. It is done by considering the fictional scenario that it has been proven that God does not exist, and therefore neither does religion. They complete a group discussion and brainstorming exercise, compile notes and produce a newspaper report on their findings. Learning Objectives: To describe the positive and negative effects of religion. To explain the possible effects of a world without religion. To evaluate whether the world would be a better place without religion.
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.
Plato's Analogy of the Cave
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Plato's Analogy of the Cave

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This contains a fully resourced lesson on Plato's analogy of the cave. It contains a set of activities to meet the following objectives: To describe the story of Plato’s cave. To explain how the story questions our idea of reality. To understand the symbolism of Plato’s ideas in The Matrix. Has worked very well with my classes. It is ideally aimed at KS4, but can easily be adapted for KS3.
Meditation lesson
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Meditation lesson

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A fully resourced lesson on meditation in Buddhism. It includes a starter where they list their life worries and how they deal with them, in the main section a task on describing the story behind Siddhartha's enlightenment and a set of meditation exercises. In the plenary they then explain why meditation is important.
Bullying
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Bullying

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This contains a fully resourced set of activities that focus on the impact of bullying. This was used during form time, but could easily be adapted into say a Citizenship lesson as well. Learning Objectives: To understand what bullying is and its different forms. To explain the emotional impacts that bullying can have. To analyse the ways in which bullying can be tackled.
Christian attitudes to the role of women
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Christian attitudes to the role of women

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This contains a fully resourced lesson on the role of women. It begins by students developing an understanding of how women's rights have changed over time in the UK (since the 1950's), then explaining different Christian denominations views towards their role and status within the Church. The lesson then concludes with an evaluation exam question. Extension questions are included to provide stretch and challenge.