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With 40 Creative Ideas for Secondary RE we are bringing our well-received 40 Creative Ideas series to secondary schools. Excellent methods and ideas which will enrich your RE teaching.

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02 - A place in your heart - 40 Creative Ideas for Reflective Spaces

40 Creative Ideas for Reflective Spaces

Explore topics of transformation through love and the need of each of us for love and companionship.


40 Creative Ideas for secondary RE

40 Creative Ideas for Secondary RE

Raise the bar of your secondary RE teaching as you implement these excellent methods and ideas.

All our 40 Creative Ideas series have received superb feedback from teachers who find them to be high quality, useful resources. With 40 Creative Ideas for teaching secondary RE we are striving to bring this excellence to the secondary RE space.


'40 Creative Ideas for teaching secondary RE' that are currently available for free

23 - Using a sliding scale

Monday, 16th April 2012

'Using a sliding scale' - Draw out different reactions from characters in a story, or from pupils themselves.

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Using a sliding scale

22 - Same, similar and different

Monday, 26th March 2012

'Same, similar and different' - Challenge pupils to raise their levels of responses when making comparisons between subjects or topics.

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Same, similar and different

21 - Consequences

Monday, 5th March 2012

'Consequences' - A game that helps learners find out about how beliefs influence teachings which in turn affect attitudes.

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20 - Stills from a movie

Monday, 27th February 2012

'Stills from a movie' - Ideas to use with dramatic stories where people are reacting in different ways to events.

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Stills from a movie

19 - Thinking Skills B - Philosophy for Children (P4C)

Monday, 20th February 2012

'Thinking Skills B - Philosophy for Children (P4C)' - Thinking skill activities for a range of stories, biblical texts, practices and beliefs, to encourage pupils to ask their own questions.

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Thinking Skills B - Philosophy for Children (P4C)

'40 Creative Ideas for teaching Secondary RE' that are currently available in the Bookshop

18 - Drumming for success

Monday, 13th February 2012

'Drumming for success' - A fun musical activity to help learners identify key information in a topic and remember it.

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Drumming for success

17 - Dialogues

Monday, 6th February 2012

'Dialogues' - Using conversations with biblical events to deepen pupils' understanding of the significance of the story.

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16 - Thinking skills A

Monday, 23rd January 2012

'Thinking skills A' - To encourage thinking skill in a range of stories, biblical texts, practices and beliefs.

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Thinking skills A

15 - Switch thinking

Monday, 16th January 2012

'Switch thinking' - Using the 'switch' thinking technique to investigate key religious figures, events, activities, etc.

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Switch thinking

14 - Greetings cards

Monday, 9th January 2012

'Greetings cards' - Using cards with festivals, ceremonies and themes.

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Greetings cards

13 - Musical styles

Monday, 5th December 2011

'Musical styles' - Exploring how different styles of music influence Christian worship.

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Musical styles

12 - Let's play 'why'

Monday, 28th November 2011

'Let's play "why"' - Helps pupils understand that there is so much we do not know or understand about religious topics, and aims to encourage continual questioning.

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Let's play 'why?'

11 - Definition pyramid

Monday, 21st November 2011

'Definition pyramid' - This activity helps pupils to use more detail in their writing and thinking about objects, ideas or vocabulary.

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Definition pyramid

10 - Picture this

Monday, 14th November 2011

'Picture this' - An activity for learners to develop creative thinking skills in order to portray religious concepts and ideas pictorially.

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Picture this

09 - Similes and metaphors

Monday, 7th November 2011

'Similes and metaphors' - Recognising and understanding the use of similes in the Bible.

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Similes and metaphors

08 - Moral mazes

Monday, 31st October 2011

'Moral mazes' - Introduces pupils to different religious approaches to tackling common issues or problems, in the process helping them to develop their reflective, evaluative and analytical thinking skills.

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Moral mazes

07 - Manifestos and speeches

Monday, 24th October 2011

'Manifestos and speeches' - Use with biblical or historical characters who have a strong desire to influence the world around them.

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Manifestos and speeches

06 - Dominoes

Monday, 17th October 2011

'Dominoes' - Encourages pupils to think about connections between beliefs, practices, and faith, by playing a game of dominoes.

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05 - Conscience alley

Monday, 10th October 2011

'Conscience alley' - Exploring the thoughts and conscience of an individual and how these affect choices they make.

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Conscience alley

04 - Actions and motives tree

Monday, 3rd October 2011

'Actions and motives tree' - How do religious beliefs affect the conditions of an individual or group?

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Actions and motives tree

03 - Hot or cold

Monday, 26th September 2011

'Hot or cold' - A way of entering the thoughts and feelings of characters in a story.

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Hot or cold

02 - Colours, emotions and religious experience

Monday, 19th September 2011

'Colours, emotions and religious experience' - For exploring responses to religious experiences and feelings at different points in a story.

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Colours, emotions and religious experience

01 - Triptychs

Monday, 12th September 2011

'Triptychs' - Use Triptychs to teach about stories, ceremonies and rituals, artefacts and symbols and exploring churches.

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