The Most Amazing Puzzle Maker

The Most Amazing Puzzle Maker

Stop making resources from scratch! The Most Amazing Puzzle Maker creates them all for you, automatically. All you need to do is type in the questions and answers, choose a puzzle and hit print! (Is this the first resource you've bought or are you using a new account? Use code NOVEMBERNEWBIE at the checkout to receive this resource for FREE!) What can it make right now? Large 16 triangle tarsia puzzles Small 9 triangle tarsia puzzles Tarsia gem puzzles Square-up puzzles Vertical dominoes puzzles Horizontal dominoes puzzles Question relays Bingo! cards Pairing card sorts Split word card sorts How does it work? You simply type in your questions and answers into the template and the linked cells in the puzzles automatically match the information entered. See how your questions appear in the various different formats and choose a puzzle that best suits your needs. Superbly customisable for differentiation! You can add distractions to many of the puzzles - these are incorrect answers or answerless questions to up the challenge and really test the students' knowledge or problem solving skills. There are very clear instructions on how to create and print each of the different puzzles. The file is an Excel file so is compatible with the vast majority of school or home systems. It works with all versions of Office since 1997! Who is it for? Absolutely anyone, these tasks can be used in any subject area and across any phase. They are great for consolidation, revision, working with key terms, knowledge acquiring, competitive group work...the list goes on! Any new puzzles I create for the Most Amazing Puzzle Maker will be included as a free update. See changelog below. Changelog: v1.1 (12/11/17) - New Added Split Word card sort - great for primary and languages at secondary Added Dominoes2 horizontal card sort - better for simpler questions Added Bingo generator - creates unique bingo cards for each student! - Fixed Tweaked various cell formatting Tweaked language in some instructions to improve clarity Add new instructions to the front page
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The Most Amazing Puzzle Maker

The Most Amazing Puzzle Maker

Stop making resources from scratch! The Most Amazing Puzzle Maker creates them all for you, automatically. All you need to do is type in the questions and answers, choose a puzzle and hit print! (Is this the first resource you've bought or are you using a new account? Use code NOVEMBERNEWBIE at the checkout to receive this resource for FREE!) What can it make right now? Large 16 triangle tarsia puzzles Small 9 triangle tarsia puzzles Tarsia gem puzzles Square-up puzzles Vertical dominoes puzzles Horizontal dominoes puzzles Question relays Bingo! cards Pairing card sorts Split word card sorts How does it work? You simply type in your questions and answers into the template and the linked cells in the puzzles automatically match the information entered. See how your questions appear in the various different formats and choose a puzzle that best suits your needs. Superbly customisable for differentiation! You can add distractions to many of the puzzles - these are incorrect answers or answerless questions to up the challenge and really test the students' knowledge or problem solving skills. There are very clear instructions on how to create and print each of the different puzzles. The file is an Excel file so is compatible with the vast majority of school or home systems. It works with all versions of Office since 1997! Who is it for? Absolutely anyone, these tasks can be used in any subject area and across any phase. They are great for consolidation, revision, working with key terms, knowledge acquiring, competitive group work...the list goes on! Any new puzzles I create for the Most Amazing Puzzle Maker will be included as a free update. See changelog below. Changelog: v1.1 (12/11/17) - New Added Split Word card sort - great for primary and languages at secondary Added Dominoes2 horizontal card sort - better for simpler questions Added Bingo generator - creates unique bingo cards for each student! - Fixed Tweaked various cell formatting Tweaked language in some instructions to improve clarity Add new instructions to the front page
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Divorce and Remarriage (Christian) AQA 9-1 GCSE (Relationships and Families 3.5)

Divorce and Remarriage (Christian) AQA 9-1 GCSE (Relationships and Families 3.5)

This content-packed lesson will give students the tools to comprehensively answer any Q3, Q4 or Q5 on divorce and remarriage in Christianity. Students will consider why divorce is so prevalent today and the factors that affect our relationships. They will then go on to explore Christian teachings using Bibles and link these to different beliefs about divorce in different denominations of the Church. Finally, they will apply this new learning to a Q5 with guidance on how to make this an effective answer. In fact, there are a variety of Q5 titles if you'd like to give your students more choice and freedom. The lesson was designed for use with the new AQA Religious Studies A - 'Relationships and Families'. It will, however, work with any specification including Divorce and Remarriage. Target grade is 7-9. Ready to teach this lesson includes: - Full Lesson Plan - PowerPoint - Recap quiz - Worksheets
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Pluralism and Theology Introduction OCR NEW A Level (Religious Pluralism and Theology 3.1.1)

Pluralism and Theology Introduction OCR NEW A Level (Religious Pluralism and Theology 3.1.1)

This is the first lesson I teach in the Religious Pluralism and Theology unit. It is designed to give students freedom and tools to start to embrace the challenge of this complex and exciting unit. Students will open the discussion around pluralism, inclusivism and exclusivism by exploring their own thinking and preconceptions. They will learn and be assessed on key terms including concepts beyond those outlined in the spec to prepare them for better and clearer explanations. Finally, they will watch Richard Swinburne discuss religious exclusivism and compare his views to their own initial ideas. Ready to teach, lesson includes: Full lesson plan Resources Worksheets
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Holy War AQA 9-1 GCSE (Religion, Peace and Conflict 6.6)

Holy War AQA 9-1 GCSE (Religion, Peace and Conflict 6.6)

In this research lesson students will use IT facilities along with a highly structured lesson to explore real world examples of Holy War. They will examine teachings from both Christianity and Islam and identify religious justifications for war. They will also explore how Holy War might be a more complex issue when we take into account the non-religious causes of the war. They will be guided to create an outstanding Q5 answer to Holy War and analyse a model essay to help prepare them for writing their own. The lesson was designed for use with the new AQA Religious Studies A - 'Religion, Peace and Conflict'. It will, however, work with any specification including Holy War. Target grade is 7-9. Ready to teach this lesson includes: - Full Lesson Plan - PowerPoint - Worksheets (including teacher answer sheet) - Model Q5 answer
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Christian Teachings about Homosexuality AQA 9-1 GCSE (Relationships and Families 3.1)

Christian Teachings about Homosexuality AQA 9-1 GCSE (Relationships and Families 3.1)

In this lesson students will explore the various arguments around homosexuality including the thinking of Augustine, Aquinas and Fletcher. They will develop knowledge of the changes in attitude to homosexuality in Britain and be able to employ detailed knowledge of scripture to evaluate the heteronormative position held by some Christians. The lesson was designed for use with the new AQA Religious Studies A - 'Relationship and Families'. It will, however, work with any specification including homosexuality. Target grade is 7-9. Ready to teach this lesson includes: - Full Lesson Plan - PowerPoint - Worksheet - Completed worksheet with teacher information
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Religious Teachings about Marriage (Christian) AQA 9-1 GCSE (Relationships and Families 3.4)

Religious Teachings about Marriage (Christian) AQA 9-1 GCSE (Relationships and Families 3.4)

In this puzzling lesson students examine closely different elements, symbols and beliefs about marriage in Christianity. They will be able to explain in detail why marriage is important for Christians. They will also be able to suggest reasons why same-sex couples have fought for the legal right to marry, as well as identify objections that Christians might have for this. There is a numeracy element to the starter and the group work task really engages the students to figure out how the puzzle goes together. Lesson plan and all resources are included, it's ready to go out of the box. Please note that I don't use a powerpoint for this lesson - it just doesn't need one!
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Sin and Salvation AQA 9-1 GCSE (Beliefs and Teachings 1.11)

Sin and Salvation AQA 9-1 GCSE (Beliefs and Teachings 1.11)

In this challenging lesson students take on some A Level style discussion about the nature of salvation. Going beyond the GCSE course, students not only learn about sin, its nature and origin, but also discuss the Pelagian controversy and the long-standing debate between salvation through works or through God's grace. The lesson was designed for use with the new AQA Religious Studies A - 'Beliefs and Teachings'. It will, however, work with any specification including Sin. Target grade is 7-9. Ready to teach this lesson includes: - Full Lesson Plan - PowerPoint - Worksheets - Card sort
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Pacifism and Peacemaking AQA 9-1 GCSE (Religion, Peace and Conflict 6.7)

Pacifism and Peacemaking AQA 9-1 GCSE (Religion, Peace and Conflict 6.7)

In this very relevant and evaluative lesson students learn to explain pacifism and the broad spectrum of beliefs that this covers, as well as understanding the religious context in Christianity and Islam. They will go further, working in pairs and groups, to assess and form an opinion on the usefulness of pacifism as a means to address conflict through key pacifists and other thinkers. The lesson was designed for use with the new AQA Religious Studies A - 'Religion, peace and conflict'. It will, however, work with any specification including pacifism. Target grade is 7-9. Ready to teach this lesson includes: - Full Lesson Plan - PowerPoint - Worksheets - Homework research sheet
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Nature of God (Christianity)  AQA 9-1 GCSE (Beliefs and Teachings 1.2)

Nature of God (Christianity) AQA 9-1 GCSE (Beliefs and Teachings 1.2)

In this lesson students will start to explore key Christian ideas about God's nature. They will learn about key qualities: Immanent, Transcendent, Omnipotent, Omnibenevolent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, Eternal, Oneness. They will learn identify teachings which support these beliefs. You will need to print and cut the card sort for use in pairs or groups of three. The lesson was designed for use with the new AQA Religious Studies A. It is, however, a mainstay of all exam boards and will work across the new specifications.
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Are humans special compared to animals? Lesson 3 of 6 on Human Nature

Are humans special compared to animals? Lesson 3 of 6 on Human Nature

This lesson features as part of a complete scheme of work entitled 'Human Nature: What is a person?'. The SOW is designed to challenge KS3 students to explore challenging philosophical questions and apply key religious and non-religious perspectives to these questions. You can purchase the complete SOW at a discounted price here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/human-nature-what-is-a-person-complete-ks3-sow-and-resources-11068727 In this lesson students will consider what sets us apart from other creatures and address the question of our unique position and status. Included: - PowerPoint - Resources - Scheme of Work document containing lesson plan.
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How much is a person worth? Lesson 2 of 6 on Human Nature

How much is a person worth? Lesson 2 of 6 on Human Nature

This lesson features as part of a complete scheme of work entitled 'Human Nature: What is a person?'. The SOW is designed to challenge KS3 students to explore challenging philosophical questions and apply key religious and non-religious perspectives to these questions. You can purchase the complete SOW at a discounted price here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/human-nature-what-is-a-person-complete-ks3-sow-and-resources-11068727 In this lesson students will make some tough decisions and pin down what gives life value. Included: - PowerPoint - Resources - Scheme of Work document containing lesson plan.
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What is the purpose of human life? Lesson 4 of 6 on Human Nature

What is the purpose of human life? Lesson 4 of 6 on Human Nature

This lesson features as part of a complete scheme of work entitled 'Human Nature: What is a person?'. The SOW is designed to challenge KS3 students to explore challenging philosophical questions and apply key religious and non-religious perspectives to these questions. You can purchase the complete SOW at a discounted price here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/human-nature-what-is-a-person-complete-ks3-sow-and-resources-11068727 In this lesson students will reflect on their ideas of the 'good life' and what gives life meaning. They will compare these with others and consider the implications for us as people. Included: - PowerPoint - Resources - Scheme of Work document containing lesson plan.
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What makes you, you? Lesson 1 of 6 on Human Nature

What makes you, you? Lesson 1 of 6 on Human Nature

This lesson features as part of a complete scheme of work entitled 'Human Nature: What is a person?'. The SOW is designed to challenge KS3 students to explore challenging philosophical questions and apply key religious and non-religious perspectives to these questions. You can purchase the complete SOW at a discounted price here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/human-nature-what-is-a-person-complete-ks3-sow-and-resources-11068727 In this lesson students will explore ideas about the dualist and materialist ideas about body and soul. Included: - PowerPoint - Resources - Scheme of Work document containing lesson plan.
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How free are we? Lesson 5 of 6 on Human Nature

How free are we? Lesson 5 of 6 on Human Nature

This lesson features as part of a complete scheme of work entitled 'Human Nature: What is a person?'. The SOW is designed to challenge KS3 students to explore challenging philosophical questions and apply key religious and non-religious perspectives to these questions. You can purchase the complete SOW at a discounted price here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/human-nature-what-is-a-person-complete-ks3-sow-and-resources-11068727 In this lesson students will assess the idea of free will and outline some constraints on freedom. Included: - PowerPoint - Resources - Scheme of Work document containing lesson plan.
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What does the future hold for humanity? Lesson 6 of 6 on Human Nature

What does the future hold for humanity? Lesson 6 of 6 on Human Nature

This lesson features as part of a complete scheme of work entitled 'Human Nature: What is a person?'. The SOW is designed to challenge KS3 students to explore challenging philosophical questions and apply key religious and non-religious perspectives to these questions. You can purchase the complete SOW at a discounted price here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/human-nature-what-is-a-person-complete-ks3-sow-and-resources-11068727 In this lesson students will reflect on the modern world and our technological advancement and consider the ethics of memory manipulation, artificial intelligence and designer babies. Included: - PowerPoint - Resources - Scheme of Work document containing lesson plan.
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Reasons For Crime AQA 9-1 GCSE (Crime and Punishment 7.2)

Reasons For Crime AQA 9-1 GCSE (Crime and Punishment 7.2)

In this pair-working lesson students are challenged to understand the range and diversity of reasons for committing crime and how these can affect our the way we judge criminals. They also consider two contrasting teachings in Christianity and apply these to the same issue. The lesson was designed for use with the new AQA Religious Studies A - 'Reasons for Crime'. It will, however, work with any specification including Crime and Punishment. Target grade is 7-9. Ready to teach this lesson includes: - Full Lesson Plan - PowerPoint - Silent Debate Sheet
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Science and Religion AQA 9-1 GCSE (The Existence of God and Revelation 5.4)

Science and Religion AQA 9-1 GCSE (The Existence of God and Revelation 5.4)

In this active and group working lesson students explore examples of scientific challenges to religion and evaluate the claim that science has removed the need for religion. They will come to an understanding of the unique offering made my both science and religion to our understanding of the world and be able to employ quotes from a range of key thinkers. The lesson was designed for use with the new AQA Religious Studies A - 'Arguments against the existence of God'. It is, however, a mainstay of all exam boards and will work across the new specifications. Target grade is 7-9 though you can reduce the level of challenge my focussing on the easier sources. Included: - Lesson Plan - PowerPoint - Card sort - Scientific Discoveries - Quote cards for Science and Religion I have loved teaching this lesson and it has always led to very high level evaluative responses.
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Descartes Substance Dualism OCR 2017 A Level (Soul, Mind and Body)

Descartes Substance Dualism OCR 2017 A Level (Soul, Mind and Body)

A group work lesson with a puzzling task to understand Descartes' substance dualism. Designed for the NEW 2017 OCR Religious Studies A Level it will work with any course including mind body dualism. Students will understand Descartes' beliefs about mind and body. They will be able to present his arguments in favour of dualism and also evaluate his arguments. Ready to teach, lesson includes: Full lesson plan PowerPoint Resources Worksheet
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