Themes to Inspire 3

By Steve Clarke
April 2013
Hodder Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781444122114
94 pages, Illustrated
$42.50 Paper original

This innovative course gives you the flexibility to deliver Key Stage 3 Religious Education however you want - both thematically and/or by religion.

InspiRE comprises two parallel sets of books: Themes to InspiRE, three books (one for each year of Key Stage 3) that cover the non-statutory Programme of Study for Religious Education through an exploration of thematic issues and concepts. Religions to InspiRE, seven 'by religion' books that exemplify the themes and expand them from the points of view of the major religions of the UK. Each book is supported by an accompanying Teacher's Resource Book.

Each title:

  • Contains a series of lessons in three major themes - each with a 'big assignment' at the end which allows you to asses pupil's progress against the eight level scale
  • Engages all your pupils in their learning and enable them to progress with differentiated pupil centered activities and variety of stimulus material for each lesson
  • Helps  you teach, plan and assess learning whether you are a non-specialist or a time-strapped Religious Education teacher

    Themes to Inspire Book 3 
    This title explores concepts like: 'Are we free to choose?' 'Why do people say God exists?' 'What makes a good leader?' and 'Is it ever right to kill?'

  • Table of Contents: 
    Section 1
    Expressions of faith
    1.1 Why are some places special for religious people?
    1.2 Why is Israel/Palestine so important?
    1.3 What holy places are there in India?
    1.4 What makes a good leader?
    1.5 Who are religious leaders?
    1.6 Can women be religious leaders?
    1.7 How have religious people influenced the world?
    1.8 Why do some people live in religious communities?
    The big assignment
    Section 2
    Beliefs and teachings about meaning and purpose
    2.1 Where does our knowledge come from?
    2.2 Does God exist?
    2.3 Where do our ideas come from?
    2.4 Why do people say God exists?
    2.5 Why are people religious?
    2.6 Are we free to choose?
    2.7 Why do people suffer?
    2.8 When are the beginning and end of life?
    The big assignment
    Section 3
    Ethics and values
    3.1 Whose life is it?
    3.2 Can war ever be justified?
    3.3 What is pacifism?
    3.4 Is it ever right to kill?
    3.5 Why is there conflict in Israel/Palestine?
    3.6 Can terrorists be religious?
    3.7 How is religion portrayed in the media?
    3.8 What do the religions have in common?
    The big assignment



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