A series of activities for any AS/A2 Religious Studies / Philosophy & Ethics specification on the Ontological argument. Includes key word match ups, making links, example introduction and conclusion, colour coding strengths/weakness to build evaluations and a pop quiz.
A template to assist summarising or condensing any piece of text or extract. Would be suitable for a range of theory/content heavy subjects. For each paragraph/section students write down two trigger words and expand upon their significance in the box beside it. Once completed they join with a learning partner and fold their worksheet so that only the two trigger words are visible. Students must then verbalise their learning to one another and then feedback what they have be taught by their partner.
A lesson I put together for an interview(which I got!) - very adaptable resource. Students really enjoyed planning a party for either a group of ten friends at a birthday / a class (of 30) party and some even tried it for their year group e.g. 100 people. If you want to make it more complex the students could also organise/budget for entertainment and equipment.
This lesson is part of the 'Peace and conflict' topic within GCSE Edexcel Religious Studies. Students really enjoy passing through the different tasks. Details and ideas for the activities are within the slide notes for you to adapt if required. The Edexcel 'Religion & Society' textbook is required or a suitable alternative that has an example of a conflict where the United Nations has tried to resolve. A couple of the activities can then be very easily adapted to fulfil your needs. Common examples are Kosovo and Darfur in textbooks. Students show very clear progress in this lesson.
A full lesson within a scheme of learning on Islam and specifically the 5 pillars. There are lots of active learning strategies and differentiated tasks in this lesson. I have made reference to a clip and images which I also used. Additionally, I have given suggestions of how to adapt/run activities in the slide notes clearly. I used this lesson at a job interview and was successful with the lesson described as outstanding.
This resources provides students with signpost words / key features of theories and arguments for the topics (Edexcel AS Religious Studies / Philosophy & Ethics)
- Teleological argument
- Problem of evil and suffering
- Situation ethics
Prepare for students as a card sort - each topic in a different colour. Project different past questions onto the board, students must select most relevant headings and order from the cards to address the question. Repeat this process and swap topics around between pairs. Follow-up activity could include mind mapping what students know about the key features/how they connect then pass the mind map on to another pair to add what they think has been missed.
Here are some revision sheets that can be copied up to A3 size and completed within revision lessons or for homework. These are based on Edexcel's Unit. 8 'Religious & Society&'. Please comment/rate the resource.
A series of active learning strategies to encourage memory skills and engagement with any revision guide you give to students for Unit 8 Religion & Society. Activities could be adapted for different specifications and topics and/or to the needs of the specific guide you may give to students. This lesson familiarises students with their guide and gives some useful tips to remember facts and encourage close reading skills. There are also some suggestions of further activities in the slide notes. If you would like a copy of the revision guide we use please comment below.
A series of short answer questions related to any A Level course studying Kant/Deontology. Students rate their own understanding out of 10, review any areas they need to review and then the teacher also rates their understanding for mark book purposes. This also allows for whole class intervention and to easily observe common areas of misunderstanding. These can be used to consolidate learning as homework questions.
Team based quiz for AS students studying the teleological argument. Activities could be slightly adapted depending upon exam board/quotes you would like students to memorise/learn. I created one of these for each AS topic prior to their mock exam.
A series of homeworks ready to use for Edexcel's Unit 8. Religion & Society based on Christianity & Islam. Perfect to hand out in class or to upload to platforms such as show my homework. In each homework students must correctly match up the answers with the corresponding question. There is also an answer sheet for teachers. In the lesson due in we then complete a 10 question class quiz (same homework Q's but without notes) and collect in the scores. We have found this has a big impact - lower ability students simply learn the facts., higher ability must match them up - differentiate the homework!
You can also view the class quiz leaderboard I have uploaded as this can be used alongside the homeworks/quizzes and add a competitive element to even homework/fact learning! L1 homework questions/answers are marked using the first ten and then second ten to fit in with how the scoreboard works however. I will be adding a few more questions from this topic - even if you get the resource you can get the additions.
You can use this resource with any subject and key stage. The excel document helps you to RAG students test/quiz scores, see cumulative scores and nominate a gold, silver and bronze winner after a topic/term/year. I often have students peer assess then call out results during the register. There is enough space for 30 students and 20 quizzes. The document automatically colours codes scores - red=1-3, yellow=4-6, green=7-10 to show understanding. Also helps to plan intervention with student flagged as 'red'. If students are absent the box remains blue.
A series of questions to consolidate learning on the teleological argument. Students rate their own understanding out of 10, comment upon areas they need to review and finally the teacher also assesses their understanding for mark book purposes. These AFL sheets could be used as homework tasks to consolidate learning. It allows you to easily identify common misunderstandings in the class quickly before moving on to new information.
A set of lesson resources for this ethical issue. Clips referenced are downloadable from youtube - Gattaca & The Island. Several of those from the #reteacher community on Twitter inspired some of the activities in this lesson. Please follow @Mr_Betts for other RS related activities in my photos and posts. \n\nPlease leave some feedback before or after use!
A lesson to support the teaching of the 'Believing in God&' unit from the edexcel specification. Please leave any comments or further adapations that could be made. You can always tweet any questions or perhaps share clips/other resources @Mr_Betts
A lesson I prepared for an Ofsted inspection 2014-15 for an A2 Philosophy & Ethics Class. The structure/style/activities could be adapted for any key stage and subject. Please do leave a comment here on to @Mr_Betts
A lesson I prepared for an Ofsted observation with a Year 10 class 2014-15. This was for the GCSE Religion & Life course (Edexcel) specifically but could be adaptable to any Religious Studies exam board. Please leave a comment or contact @Mr_Betts