Religions to Inspire

By Diane Kolka
April 2011
Hodder Education
ISBN: 9781444122145
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
63 pages, Illustrated
$29.50 Paper original

InspiRE is the first Key Stage 3 course that lets you to teach RE both thematically, and/or, by religion, giving you the flexibility to deliver lessons however you want.

InspiRE comprises two parallel sets of books: Religions to Inspire, seven 'by religion' books that exemplify the themes and expands them from the points of view of the major religions of Great Britain; and Themes to Inspire, three books, one for each year of KS3, that cover the National Curriculum programme of study through an exploration of thematic issues and concepts. The flexibility and customisation that this approach offers teachers and syllabus designers is unique.

Religions to Inspire: Christianity provides an in-depth and comprehensive exploration of Christianity today, looking at questions and issues such as: 'Who is Jesus?' 'How do Christians worship?' and 'What does Christianity say about life and death issues?'

Key features:
- Engaging pupil-centred activities incorporate assessment for learning (AFL) and personal learning and teaching skills (PLTS), providing complete and comprehensive coverage of the programme of study for religious education.
- Offering clear differentiation with levelled activities referenced against the eight-level scale. These allow pupils to work at their level and understand see what they have to do to progress, along with extension activities to challenge more able pupils.
- The 'Big Assignment' at the end of each section provides teachers with formative assessment opportunities.
- Provides guidance and support for teachers in the Teacher's Resource Book to help you plan, teach and assess learning.
- Features engaging and integrated ICT resources with lessons delivered through our digital platform, Dynamic Learning.

Table of Contents:
Expressions of faith
1.1 Who was Jesus?
1.2 What is the Bible?
1.3 Why are there different Churches?
1.4 How do Christians worship?
1.5 What is the ministry?
1.6 How are Christians initiated?
1.7 What festivals do Christians celebrate?
The big assignment
Beliefs and teachings about meaning and purpose
2.1 Who is God?
2.2 What is the Trinity?
2.3 What is the creed?
2.4 What do Christians believe about life after death?
2.5 What do Christians believe about science and creation?
2.6 What do Christians teach about evil and suffering?
The big assignment
Ethics and values
3.1 How do Christians make moral decisions?
3.2 What does Christianity teach about human rights?
3.3 What does Christianity teach about human relationships?
3.4 What does Christianity teach about global issues?
3.5 What does Christianity teach about life and death issues?
3.6 What does Christianity teach about other faiths?
The big assignment




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