Religions to Inspire: Islam
Dynamic Learning

By Steve Clarke
December 2011
Hodder Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781444122169
72 pages, Illustrated
$29.50 Paper original

InspiRE is the first Key Stage 3 course that lets you 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: Islam explores Islam today, looking at questions and issues such as: 'Why do Muslims go to Makkah? 'Are all Muslims the same?' and 'What is Islamophobia and extremism?'

Key features:
- Engaging pupil-centred activities incorporate assessment for learning (AFL) and personal learning and thinking skills (PLTS), providing complete and comprehensive coverage of the programme of study for religious education. 
- 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, providing teachers with formative assessment opportunities. 
- Guidance and support for teachers can be found in the Teacher's Resource Book to help you plan, teach and assess learning.

Table of Contents: 
Section 1
Expressions of faith
Who are Muslims?
What is the Qur'an?
How and why do Muslims worship?
How and why do Muslims pray?
Why do Muslims go to Makkah?
Why do Muslims fast?
What happens when Muslims are born?
The big assignment
Section 2
Beliefs and teachings about meaning and purpose
What do Muslims believe?
Who was Muhammad (pbuh)?
What are the Abrahamic faiths?
Are all Muslims the same?
What do Muslims believe about death?
The big assignment
Section 3
Ethics and values
What do Muslims believe about right and wrong?
How do Muslims treat the world around them?
What do Muslims believe about family life?
What do Muslims believe about money?
What do Muslims believe about war and peace?
What are Islamophobia and extremism?
The big assignment



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