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Investigating Christianity: The Jesus of the Gospels

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

Christianity is a major component of the Programmes of Study for RE. This pack is text-light but heavy on ideas to stimulate thought and discussion. A variety of activities of an investigative nature provide scope for discovery and development. Students explore the ideas of Jesus from the four gospels.

Topics include: Miracles; Parables; Attitudes to Jesus; The role of the disciples; The teachings of Jesus; Birth, death and resurrection narratives.

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Size: 61 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 241 9
Author(s): John Gregory
Code: ICTJ
Popularity rank: 387

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Contents List

LESSONS

  • 7 IT'S GOOD NEWS Students use roleplay to explore why the Gospels are good news for Christians.
  • 9 AND HE SHALL BE CALLED... Students complete a table to investigate the many names given to Jesus.
  • 11 SPECIAL FROM BIRTH Creating a poster showing the events which marked Jesus' birth.
  • 13 I WAS THERE! Students script a radio interview with characters from the birth narratives.
  • 15 CALLING ALL SINNERS How Matthew became a disciple and what this says about Jesus and his mission to save sinners.
  • 17 A FULL ACCOUNT Explores the range and variety of writing in the Gospels.
  • 19 WHAT IS CAESAR'S? Students reply to a letter explaining why Jesus would not lead a rebellion against the Romans.
  • 21 THE EARLIEST GOSPEL Students find out about the origin of Mark's Gospel and write a diary entry for an early Christian.
  • 23 IN THE TEMPLE Students compare the various accounts of Jesus in the Temple.
  • 25 THE FOURTH GOSPEL Students create poems based on the metaphors for Jesus in the Gospel of John.
  • 27 THE END Students mime the crucifixion, in order to explore the differences between the accounts.
  • 29 SEEING IS BELIEVING Students create a scrapbook about the Resurrection.
  • 31 MAKING SENSE OF IT Students produce leaflets about the meaning of the Resurrection.
  • 33 THE ASCENSION Students write a film script exploring the ascension.
  • 35 HEALED BY FAITH Students think about the reaction to, and importance of, the miracles.
  • 37 CALMING THE STORM Students write a conversation between a Christian and a non-Christian, to explore different interpretations of Jesus calming the storm.
  • 39 WHY THE MIRACLES? Students think about the reasons for the miracles, from a Christian viewpoint.
  • 41 WINDOW TO GOD Students explore a parable by designing a stained glass window.
  • 43 MORE OR LESS? Students explore a parable by designing a board game.
  • 45 STICKS AND STONES Students design posters showing different reactions to Jesus.
  • 47 CRUCIFY HIM! Students investigate the reasons why Jesus was put to death.
  • 49 THE MESSIAH Students compare the Jewish expectations of a Messiah with Jesus and his teaching.
  • 51 KEEP IT SIMPLE Students explore the Lord's Prayer and produce leaflets of advice on how to pray.
  • 53 CLOSE TO THE HEART Students find out about oral traditions and learn to retell one of the stories about Jesus.
  • 55 PETER'S VIEW Students look at evidence before describing Jesus from Peter's point of view.
  • 57 WEIGHING THE EVIDENCE Students write court statements arguing for and against the idea that Jesus is the Son of God.
  • 59 IN THE BALANCE Students use statements to investigate their own beliefs about Jesus.
  • 61 LIVE YOUR FAITH Students produce a jigsaw showing how people put their beliefs into practice.

Reviews

30/09/99

Emma Dimarco at Digest

They would work well as an individual topic ... but they are all perfectly suitable for any pre-written project on the life of Jesus.
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30/09/99

Emma Dimarco at Digest

Highly recommended
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