Pressure Groups and Lobbying

Pressure Groups and Lobbying

2 lessons designed for a year 9 group 'Skills for Life'. it gives an overview of what pressure groups are, lobbying, campaigning and why this method of political activism can be successful.
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Different ways to rule

Different ways to rule

Citizenship/Skills for Life lesson promoting discussion and learning about different ways to rule. This lesson would work well with current affairs issues.
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UK Government

UK Government

Citizenship/Skills for Life lesson on the different elements of our Government. The power point outlines the different parts and encourages pupils to discuss the pros and cons of having a three tier system of Government.
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Democratic Voting Systems

Democratic Voting Systems

Lesson designed to introduce different styles of democratic voting; first past the post, Congress/US and Proportional Representation. The lesson is a challenging (but very rewarding) lesson for Year 8s, but can be used with older years. The lesson is for a Citizenship lesson and centred around discussion.
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Democracy and Ruling

Democracy and Ruling

3 lessons looking at different ways to rule, different democratic systems and the UK government. Promotes discussion, critical thinking proven to be challenging as well as enjoyable. Currently being taught with yr8s but suitable for older pupils.
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The Hajj

The Hajj

PowerPoint lesson to accompany work/videos on the Hajj. The PP presentation includes details of the rituals, key words and final activity which can be used as an assessed piece of work. This PP is used in conjunction with a Chanel 4 programme: The Greatest Trip on Earth. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-hajj-the-greatest-trip-on-earth/on-demand/35584-012
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AQA RS Abuse of the World

AQA RS Abuse of the World

NEW SPEC AQA GCSE RS. Lesson on conservation and sustainability. discussion points on how we abuse our planet, as well as ways to help it in the future. Includes links to youtube videos on stewardship, the Wallasea Island Wild Coast Conservation project in Essex and environmental campaign to 'ban the beads'. This lesson could also be used with any subject looking at conservation and environmentalism.
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What Do We Mean By 'Truth'

What Do We Mean By 'Truth'

Activity lesson encouraging pupils to examine the concept of truth. What is it? why do people interpret it in different ways? is it easy to define what truth is? The activities are designed to be thought provoking and some are unanswerable. the pack includes a power point, activities and worksheet to collate ideas.
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Medical Ethics - Saviour Siblings

Medical Ethics - Saviour Siblings

Lesson that deals with the ethical arguments for and against fertility treatments, in particular, debating the ethics of saviour siblings. The lesson is usually accompanied by clips from My Sisters Keeper or other relevant documentaries on saviour siblings. it does include 3 real life profiles that could be investigated further.
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The Price of Beauty

The Price of Beauty

Medical Ethics lesson designed for a mixed ability KS4 class. Discussion around the ethics of cosmetic surgery; should it be illegal? should it be regulated? is it against religious belief?
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What is RE: The Island

What is RE: The Island

The Island incorporates philosophical thinking with the basics of RE. A 7 lesson KS£ SOW developed from the philosophical scenario where a group of strangers are shipwrecked on an island and must set up a new colony. The work encourages pupils to discuss ethical scenarios, reflect, imagine, question and empathise, and learn the importance of culture, ceremonies and festivals. pack includes a power point guide to each lesson, 2 variations of the same booklet and resources.
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Modern Miracles: Miracle at The Lane

Modern Miracles: Miracle at The Lane

A resource designed to encourage discussion around the topic of miracles. A powerpoint with comprehension and philosophical questions for pupils to debate. Resource on Fabrice Muamba - the story of the footballer who suffered a heartache on the pitch at White Hart Lane in 2012.
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Plato's The Cave (KS3)

Plato's The Cave (KS3)

Simplified lesson introducing Plato's concept of The Cave. This is a lesson that promotes questioning, reflection and group discussion and is a nice starter lesson to developing philosophical thinking.
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Guru Gobind Rai and the 1st Vaisakhi

Guru Gobind Rai and the 1st Vaisakhi

Story of Guru Gobind Rai and the creation of the Khalsa. A good starting point for work on religious clothing and sikhism. This lesson has worked well as a basis for discussion around honour and loyalty, presentations or group re-enactments are fun too!
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