A secondary school Easter assembly, appropriate to all key-stages, based on the movie The Matrix.

A secondary school Easter assembly, appropriate to all key-stages, based on the movie The Matrix.

This is an all-inclusive, ready-to-use Easter assembly with additional notes to guide in its adaptation/delivery. It has a Christian theme, but is presented sensitively and is therefore accessible to those of all religions or none. It presents the story of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection through the lens of the Hollywood blockbuster, The Matrix, making its message punchy, interesting and memorable. It provides opportunities for personal reflection and meets OFSTED's requirements for Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC) in your school through its focus on spiritual values and moral choices and consequences. (If you like it, please leave a positive review - thank you...)
thechangingman
Stand-Alone Christmas Assembly PowerPoint for use with KS3-KS5 Pupils (Religious or Secular).

Stand-Alone Christmas Assembly PowerPoint for use with KS3-KS5 Pupils (Religious or Secular).

This is a 14 slide Christmas assembly PowerPoint which can be easily adapted to suit your school's requirements. In other words, it looks at The True Value of Christmas, which can be edited to reflect either a simple message of the value of love, or one that also highlights traditional Christian beliefs. Due to its interactive and simple formula, it can be used with pupils aged from 11-18 with equal effectiveness. It includes a quiz for the pupils to engage with and clear teacher-notes to aid easy delivery in a sharp, visually-pleasing presentation. It was made by a teacher with a PhD in theology and over fifteen years experience teaching Religious Education, Philosophy and Ethics at secondary school and sixth form level and seven years producing and delivering pupil-friendly assemblies.
thechangingman
Stand-alone PowerPoint for whole lesson on Recording Angels in Islam for KS3/4 with teacher notes.

Stand-alone PowerPoint for whole lesson on Recording Angels in Islam for KS3/4 with teacher notes.

This is a clear, simple and easy-to-deliver seven-slide PowerPoint which can be used alone as a resource to deliver one whole lesson on Recording Angels in Islam. Further to this, the issue is raised of Muslim theology and interpretation and how Muslims respond to it in their daily lives. Pupils will have a chance to empathise with the issues raised, considering and reflecting upon their own perspectives so that by the end of the lesson they'll have both learnt about Islamic theology and how it impacts individual lives and communities (i.e. learning about/learning from). There are a number of interesting and thought-provoking tasks to do and the PowerPoint comes with an ice-breaker and a plenary. Pupils will have opportunities to discuss, reflect, write and feedback to the class. Each slide has teacher-notes to aid understanding and easy delivery making this a fully-inclusive PowerPoint that will stimulate and engage pupils, whilst demanding no extra resources. It has been produced by a teacher with a PhD in theology and over fifteen years experience teaching Religious Education, Philosophy and Ethics at secondary and sixth-form level.
thechangingman
A stand-alone PowerPoint introducing Spirituality to KS3/KS4 students (one/two lessons).

A stand-alone PowerPoint introducing Spirituality to KS3/KS4 students (one/two lessons).

This PowerPoint presentation contains thirteen slides and depending on the amount of discussion and engagement, can be delivered in either one or two lessons. Each slide has teacher-notes to facilitate easy access and provide ideas for further development and thought. It is a non-prescriptive and creative means of causing pupils to reflect on the concept of spirituality and how it can be a religious or secular human activity. Pupils will view various images to consider different means of expressing spirituality, before using their learning to create an image to promote spirituality amongst their classmates. Due to the highly visual nature of this resource, it can be used with either mixed-ability or set classes - each group being able to actively engage and differentiation is achieved through individual outcomes. It is appropriate for use in either a Religious Education lesson or for PSCHE. It has been produced by a teacher with over fifteen years experience of teaching Religious Education, Philosophy and Ethics; he also has a PhD in theology and has published a number of articles.
thechangingman
Whole-lesson PowerPoint on Eschatological Beliefs and Teachings for GCSE Religious Studies.

Whole-lesson PowerPoint on Eschatological Beliefs and Teachings for GCSE Religious Studies.

This is a resource that can either be shown to a class on its own or used to supplement their textbook work (i.e. pages 40-42 of OCR GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies - Hodder Education). It could also, however, be used with A-level students as a revision/introduction tool. It is an interesting and challenging resource, produced by a theology PhD, which provides an accessible means of engaging with this key topic. It addresses broad issues of eschatological teaching, in particular heaven and hell. It includes extra-curricular words and concepts to enhance pupil grades and understanding and teacher-aid comments to facilitate confident delivery. It also has appropriate tasks to incorporate pupil reflection and depth of engagement. (If you like it, please leave a positive review - thank you...)
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Whole Lesson GCSE Religious Studies/Philosophy & Ethics PowerPoint on Christianity and Divorce.

Whole Lesson GCSE Religious Studies/Philosophy & Ethics PowerPoint on Christianity and Divorce.

This is a comprehensive PowerPoint resource that can be either used as a stand-alone lesson or in conjunction with a textbook to provide an overview of Church of England and Roman Catholic responses to divorce. It is modern, easily accessible for pupils and includes various tasks, including pairs work, discussion, learning doctrine and Church teaching, exam practice and personal reflection. Depending on its delivery, it can cover either one or two lessons and includes teacher-aid comments in order to facilitate delivery. The incorporated exam practice is in line with the new 2016 OCR exam specification, but will still be useful for other exam boards, or can be adapted to specifically meet your requirements. It has been produced by a teacher with a doctorate in theology who has over 15 years' experience in successfully delivering the GCSE Religious Studies/Philosophy & Ethics course.
thechangingman
PSCHE/Religious Studies PowerPoint presentation, exploring human identity and purpose.

PSCHE/Religious Studies PowerPoint presentation, exploring human identity and purpose.

This is a stand-alone PowerPoint presentation that can be used in PSCHE/Religious Studies or Philosophy and Ethics lessons. It covers the themes of human identity and the difference between Being and Doing as well as enabling pupils to reflect deeply upon their own human identity and sense of purpose and meaning. Everything required for its delivery is incorporated into the PowerPoint, including pupil-tasks, video clips, discussion-starters and teacher-aid notes to facilitate easy delivery. It has been produced by a teacher with a doctorate in theology who has over 15 years' experience of delivering PSCHE, Religious Studies and Philosophy and Ethics lessons to GCSE and A-level students.
thechangingman
A stand-alone PowerPoint presentation on Rights & Responsibilities for use in assemblies.

A stand-alone PowerPoint presentation on Rights & Responsibilities for use in assemblies.

This is a eleven-slide PowerPoint presentation on rights and responsibilities that can be used at either Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4. It is professionally produced, easy to use and engage with and includes teacher-aid notes to facilitate delivery. The PowerPoint presents the key issues of rights and responsibilities to pupils in a focused manner, with some group-discussion/pupil-contribution slides to further enhance their understanding of the link between the two. The resource can be used as it is, or adapted to include other slides pertinent to your assembly theme. It was produced by a practitioner with a doctorate in theology and over 15 years' experience as a teacher and head of year, who has given countless year-assemblies.
thechangingman
A stand-alone Easter assembly PowerPoint on the theme of Life-Stories for secondary school use.

A stand-alone Easter assembly PowerPoint on the theme of Life-Stories for secondary school use.

This is a seventeen-slide PowerPoint to be used in an Easter assembly for secondary school pupils. It includes video clips, a quiz, a reflection on Jesus' crucifixion and a chance for pupils to apply the presentation to their own lives. It is a clear, easy-to-use PowerPoint, including some teacher-aid notes to facilitate problem-free delivery. It focuses on the concept of Jesus' death and compares this to other people's life stories and the importance, or not, of how they lived and died. It then enables the pupils to think about their own life stories and how these are being 'written' and expressed to those around them. This resource was produced by a teacher of fifteen years' experience who has a doctorate in theology; it is pithy, engaging and includes student-led tasks.
thechangingman
Intro to science & religion PowerPoint for GCSE/A-level philosophy & ethics/religious studies.

Intro to science & religion PowerPoint for GCSE/A-level philosophy & ethics/religious studies.

This is a whole-lesson PowerPoint that is appropriate for either GCSE or A-level students to be used as a broad introduction to some of the key themes of this topic, or as a revision tool prior to exams. It is a stand-alone resource that incorporates everything needed to teach a full lesson, including teacher-aid notes on each slide to facilitate confident delivery, interesting pupil-tasks to stimulate learning and extra-curricular terminology to stretch pupil-understanding and enhance exam-grades. The PowerPoint covers key issues pertaining to science and religion, exploring how the two differ in their knowledge-finding methologies as well as highlighting points of similarity. The concept of 'creation' is used to reflect upon the big bang theory and intelligent design, suggesting that each option requires a belief in the method used. Finally, the complimentary nature of science and religion is explored, preparing pupils to be able to objectively express both sides of the argument in their exams. The PowerPoint is visually pleasing, easy-to-use and will engage both low-level learners and those who are gifted and talented. It is produced by a teacher with a PhD in theology and a proven track-record in delivering interesting lessons and very high attainment. (If you like it, please leave a positive review - thank you...)
thechangingman