Religious Studies for Common Entrance, 2nd edition
By Susan Grenfell
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
164 pages, Illustrated
$42.50 Paper original
The second edition of the best-selling Religious Studies for Common Entrance is the authoritative textbook to prepare pupils for the compulsory sections of the Independent Schools Examination Board's (ISEB) Common Entrance Religious Studies examination.
Updated and revised to reflect the new syllabus, this book covers all the nominated Old Testament and New Testament texts through an investigative approach, providing active learning for the classroom as well as tasks for independent study and revision.
For both the Old and New Testament texts, Religious Studies for Common Entrance provides three components:
Encounter: dynamic encounter with the Bible text itself, using a range of techniques including dramatic readings, story strips, and re-tellings.
Understand: clear explanation of the background to the text and the key ideas and concepts underlying it, leading to engaging tasks to deepen understanding.
Apply: connecting these ideas to contemporary moral and social issues. These range from the personal, such as how to deal with anger or resentment, to the global, such as the imperative to care for the environment.
Digging Deeper tasks are more challenging. Section 3 of the book, 'People and issues', profiles significant individual Christians such as Jackie Pullinger, Mother Teresa, and newly added, the work of A Rocha and Help for Heroes
This Pupil's Book is fully supported by a comprehensive Teacher's Resource Book, which helps pupils to develop revision, examination and transferable study skills and includes additional tasks specific to Scholarship candidates.
The definitive textbook for Religious Studies for Common Entrance
- Endorsed by ISEB and edited by the Chief Setter for Common Entrance Religious Studies
- A range of tasks to promote active learning in the classroom
- Tips on exam preparation and how to answer each type of Common Entrance question
- A unique study skills feature - supplying 20 different strategies for pupils to use to help them improve their own performance - by using memory maps, flow charts, and similar techniques
Table of Contents:
SECTION 1 The Old Testament
Introduction to the Bible
Unit 1 The Creation
Unit 2 The nature of humanity and the Fall
Unit 3 Cain and Abel
Unit 4 The near sacrifice of Isaac
Unit 5 Moses and the burning bush
Unit 6 Exodus and the Passover
Unit 7 Moses and the Ten Commandments
Unit 8 David and Bathsheba
Unit 9 Solomon's wisdom
Unit 10 Elijah and the prophets of Baal
Unit 11 Isaiah the prophet
SECTION 2 The New Testament
Introduction to the New Testament
Unit 12 The birth of Jesus
Unit 13 The temptations of Jesus
Unit 14 Jesus and the outcasts
Unit 15 Being a follower of Jesus
Unit 16 Miracles
Unit 17 Who was Jesus?
Unit 18 The parables of Jesus
Unit 19 The sentence, crucifixion and burial of Jesus
Unit 20 The Resurrection
SECTION 3 People and issues
Unit 21 Mother Teresa: serving the poor in Calcutta
Unit 22 Jackie Pullinger's work among the outcasts in Hong Kong
Unit 23 Dame Cicely Saunders and the hospice movement
Unit 24 Meg Guillebaud: towards reconciliation in Rwanda
Unit 25 The work of A Rocha
Unit 26 Pacifism and non-violent protest
Unit 27 Help for Heroes
Answering a Common Entrance paper
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