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1 What is RE? Why is RE taught? What place of importance does it hold in 21 st century

2 Define keywords: Religious Education Collective Worship Faith School Identify reasons why RE might be taught in school Dissect complex issues that can arise regarding religion, beliefs and traditions Speculate on the concept of faith schools and their place in society Apply your understanding of RE being taught in schools when composing a part ‘5’ GCSE answer Title: Religious Education and Faith Schools

3 Score 9,10 or 11 Score 12 or 13 Score 14,15 or 16 Score 17 or 18 You to meet or beat your EoY target. Assess your Personal Leaning Score (PLS) against your EoY target C B A A*

4 Match the keywords to their correct definition – do a quick sketch and label it in your book A school teaching a general curriculum, but which has a particular religious links with a religious organisation. A group of people showing worth to something – usually in the form of an ‘assembly’ or speaker announcement (i.e. thought of the day). A school subject that specialises in educating people about the various beliefs and cultures in the world around them.

5 Can you define WITHOUT LOOKING…… Religious Education? Collective Worship Faith School? SCORE 0 POINTS SCORE 1 POINT SCORE 2 POINTS 1 or less 2 All 3

6 Prior Learning On your post-it note, write down one reason why you think RE is taught.

7 How important do you think RE is on the National Curriculum? VERY NOT AT ALL Place yourself on the line Justify why you have placed yourself where you have

8 Task 1.Cut out the reasons for studying RE. 2.Discuss the importance of each with your partner. 3.Arrange them into a diamond 9 with the most important at the top down to the least important at the bottom. 4.Stick them into your book in order of importance. 5.Explain in your exercise book: a.Why you have chosen your top reason. b.Why you have chosen your bottom reason.

9 How many detailed reasons can you suggest for studying RE in school? SCORE 1 POINTS SCORE 2 POINTS SCORE 4 POINTS 3 or less 4 5 or more

10 Role Play In pairs, you will be given a situation and you will act out how the individuals in the situation would react/respond based ONLY on the information you have been given.

11 The study of RE equips us when many skills that help us deal with difficult situations and complex issues Have REspect for other people’s beliefs REsearch – find out what people believe and why REspond to religion in your own way CompaRE religions – they are not all the same ExpREss your opinions and beliefs Decide if the teachings of religious leaders from the past are RElevant today

12 Digging Deeper You are now going to read the newspaper article that supports your role play. In your exercise books answer the following: –Which religious group is your article connected to? –What is your initial reaction to what you have just read? –What are the real concerns for society in this article? –In what way does this article highlight the necessity for RE being taught in school?

13 Share your findings

14 How confident are you at identifying and dissecting complex issues about religion, beliefs and traditions? SCORE 1 POINTS SCORE 2 POINTS SCORE 4 POINTS Not very So,so Could do a full presentation on it!!

15 Religious Education is not just learning about religion, we can also learn a lot from religion too. Make a list/spidergram of important qualities/skills youngsters can learn from studying religion. EMPATHY

16 So then, what might a faith school be? FAITH is the belief in God and a SCHOOL is a place for learning

17 Make a list of the similarities and differences between faith schools and state schools once you have read Salma and Theresa’s school experiences…

18 “Religious Studies should only be taught in faith schools” How far do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view.

19 “Religious Studies should only be taught in faith schools”

20 SCORE 1 or 2 POINTS SCORE 3 or 4 POINTS SCORE 5 or 6 POINTS Level 0 - 2Level 3 - 4Level 5 - 6

21 Score 9,10 or 11 Score 12 or 13 Score 14,15 or 16 Score 17 or 18 Assess your Personal Leaning Score (PLS) against your EoY target C B A A*

22 How have you done against of EoY target ?  Not met my EoY target  Not quite met my EoY target Met or beat my EoY target!

23 HOMEWORK Research what the law of ‘collective worship’ is in schools. –What is it? –How should it be done/delivered? –What assembly themes (examples) would make a good school assembly and why?

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25 A school without RE In America it is illegal for schools to teach about religion. What reasons do you think there might be for this policy? Imagine that you live in a country where RE is not taught in schools and you wish to persuade people that the subject should be introduced.

26 Article 1

27 Article 2

28 Article 3

29 Does religion have a place in schools? What do you think?

30 Finish the sentence RE is important because… Write your answer on the post-it note.


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