Religions to Inspire: Judaism

By Lorraine Abbott
July 2012
Hodder Education
ISBN: 9781444122244
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
72 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: Judaism provides an in-depth and comprehensive exploration of Judaism today, looking at questions and issues such as: 'How did Judaism begin?', 'What is Shabbat?' and 'What was the Holocaust?'

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: 
Section 1 Expressions of faith
1.1 Who are the Jews?
1.2 What are the Jewish holy books?
1.3 How do Jews worship in the synagogue?
1.4 How do Jews keep the Shabbat Mitzvot?
1.5 Why do Jews keep kosher
1.6 What happens when Jews are born?
1.7 How do Jews celebrate Bar or Bat Mitzvah?
1.8 What festivals do Jews celebrate?
The big assignment
Section 2 Beliefs and teachings about meaning and purpose
2.1 What do Jews believe about God?
2.2 Who was Abraham?
2.3 How did Judaism begin?
2.4 Are all Jews the same?
2.5 What do Jews believe about life after death?
2.6 What do Jews believe about creation and science?
The big assignment
Section 3 Ethics and values
3.1 What guides Jewish morality?
3.2 How do Jews treat the world around them?
3.3 What do Jews believe about family life?
3.4 What was the Holocaust?
3.5 What do Jews believe about war and peace?
3.6 What do Jews believe about issues of life and death?
3.7 What do Jews believe about wealth and poverty?
The big assignment


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