Welcome back to the new term!
It’s great to see so many new readers and followers. In 2017 alone, we have had 10,000 views from nearly 60 countries! Pretty Impressive! But I need your help!
I set up this site as a place to share further ideas, information and easy to access to resources for all RMPS pupils. I am a fan of Google Classroom and Glow and all the other sites you can use to share resources with pupils. I did just feel that if they didn’t require to log in and could access the information straight away it was easier for them to revise! It also means that RMPS students across the country could also benefit, I’m a massive advocate of sharing is caring and there is no point in reinventing the wheel! Feel free to comment on pages you found useful and provide any further links to help with learning. Also if you have something you think would benefit the site, whether it be a summary of a topic, a great video linked to learning, a great revision aid or anything from your RME/RERC/RE/RMPS (delete as appropriate) classroom that you wouldn’t mind sharing to help the website grow please let me know! I don’t always get the chance to write up everything I wish I could!
What I am saying is feel free to comment on pages you found useful and provide any further links to help with learning. Also if you have something you think would benefit the site, whether it be a summary of a topic, a great video linked to learning, a great revision aid or anything from your RME/RERC/RE/RMPS (delete as appropriate) classroom that you wouldn’t mind sharing to help the website grow please let me know! I don’t always get the chance to write up everything I wish I could! I would love this website to be a community of RME teachers sharing their knowledge and helping others.
If you are interested in providing some content (it doesn’t have to be an immediate commitment or a commitment at all) I can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a Happy New School Term!
This is a list of some recommended websites and resources. It will be added to as we find more resources. If you know of any other good websites or resources please add them in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.
BBC Religion –
This is a good general website for ideas, resources and articles on many different topics. Use the search bar to help find information on your topic.
BBC Ethics –
These are guides on some main issues that you may be studying. It give a lot of information on different topics including religious and non religious views.
Some good information on human rights, torture, capital punishment. Although be careful of bias!
Great guides on different topics demonstrating the humanist approach to many moral issues.
Issues online is a great resource for articles, facts and statistics on a wide range of topics.
Ask your teacher for the username and password.
Lots of short videos about a range of topics.
Search by topic to find relevant news articles.
Stephen Fry on The Existence of God
Euthanasia/ Assisted Dying
This is a lesson idea, that was shared with me by another RMPS teacher. I felt my pupils needed to fully understand how to really answer exam questions and know the difference between describe and explain questions.
I firstly gave the pupils different sentence starters that our wonderful Principal Assessor created, with sentence starters that would help show KU, Analysis and Evaluation skills. I asked pupils to highlight sentences the thought they might use.
This lesson involved firstly pupils being asked to describe the Jaffa Cake. I encouraged pupils to “PEE” into their answers- Point Evidence Explain. e.g. The Jaffa Cake looks yummy. I can see the jaffa cake has chocolate on it. Chocolate tastes nice therefore I will probably like the taste of Jaffa Cakes.
The second part of the lesson was related to the question, “Is a Jaffa Cake a cake or a biscuit”. From this I got pupils to create “Fish Diagrams” I found the example on this powerpoint..Pupils listed each point at the end of the stems and then from these stems they added extra information they would include in their answer. The pupils then wrote their answer out in full and peer assessed each other.
The pupils said that this helped them understand how to answer exam questions, although some answers I did see in jotters were still a little bit on the “lets write everything I know down and hope I get a few points” type. But I hope we are getting there.
Thanks to Donnah for sharing this lesson idea. I know feel my pupils will be expecting some sort of food reward everytime we do study skills now.
Inspired by a post by @mrshumanities showing keyword cards and in a bit of a dilemma as to how best support my EAL pupils. Today I spent a double period, whilst expertly covering an Administration class creating these handy cards, with some of the keywords we use in humanities in S1.
I am hoping they will be there as an easier alternative to constantly looking up a dictionary although I am heavily relying on Google translate. I am looking for new other ways to help support these pupils and will try and test some other ways.
Tomorrow I am excited to use my new revision station resources, I’ve made. Will share a blog post on them.
Recently we watched a few documentaries on the Life of Mohammed in National 5 RMPS. These were packed full of information that we decided we would like to share our learning.
We started with one big piece of paper and gathered round a large desk.
We then each took a different coloured pen and started writing, we then moved around the room adding more ideas around the paper, commenting on others ideas, expanding on points and learning until the whole paper was a colourful rainbow of knowledge.
We used this information to summarise our learning on Mohammed (pbuh) and complete some source questions on it.