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40 Creative Ideas for Teaching Secondary RE

 

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40 Creative Ideas for teaching Secondary RE provides teachers with ideas and suggestions that will enhance teaching and learning across the 11-14 age range.  An ideal resource for non specialist teachers!

 

01 - Triptychs

Use Triptychs to teach about stories, ceremonies and rituals, artefacts and symbols and exploring churches.

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02 - Colours, emotions and religious experience

For exploring responses to religious experiences and feelings at different points in a story.

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03 - Hot or cold

A way of entering the thoughts and feelings of characters in a story.

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04 - Actions and motives tree

How do religious beliefs affect the conditions of an individual or group?

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05 - Conscience alley

Exploring the thoughts and conscience of an individual and how these affect choices they make.

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06 - Dominoes

Encourages pupils to think about connections between beliefs, practices, and faith, by playing a game of dominoes.

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07 - Manifestos and speeches

Use with biblical or historical characters who have a strong desire to influence the world around them.

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08 - Moral mazes

Introduces pupils to different religious approaches to tackling common issues or problems, in the process helping them to develop their reflective, evaluative and analytical thinking skills.

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09 - Similes and metaphors

Recognising and understanding the use of similes in the Bible.

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10 - Picture this

An activity for learners to develop creative thinking skills in order to portray religious concepts and ideas pictorially.

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11 - Definition pyramid

This activity helps pupils to use more detail in their writing and thinking about objects, ideas or vocabulary.

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12 - Let's play 'why'

Helps pupils understand that there is so much we do not know or understand about religious topics, and aims to encourage continual questioning.

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13 - Musical styles

Exploring how different styles of music influence Christian worship.

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14 - Greetings cards

Using cards with festivals, ceremonies and themes.

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15 - Switch thinking

Using the 'switch' thinking technique to investigate key religious figures, events, activities, etc.

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16 - Thinking skills A

To encourage thinking skill in a range of stories, biblical texts, practices and beliefs.

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17 - Dialogues

Using conversations with biblical events to deepen pupils' understanding of the significance of the story.

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18 - Drumming for success

A fun musical activity to help learners identify key information in a topic and remember it.

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19 - Thinking skills B - Philosophy for Children (P4C)

Thinking skill activities for a range of stories, biblical texts, practices and beliefs, to encourage pupils to ask their own questions.

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20 - Stills from a movie

Ideas to use with dramatic stories where people are reacting in different ways to events.

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21 - Consequences

A game that helps learners find out about how beliefs influence teachings which in turn affect attitudes.

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22 - Same, similar and different

Challenge pupils to raise their levels of responses when making comparisons between subjects or topics.

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23 - Using a sliding scale

Draw out different reactions from characters in a story, or from pupils themselves.

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