The Complete Multifaith Resource for Primary Religious Education Ages 4-7 is a definitive teaching and learning aid for cross-religious exploration in the classroom, offering stimulating and detailed ways in which to apply a concepts-based approach to the teaching of RE. It provides a model for learning which engages children and encourages the development of higher order thinking skills and which can be applied to other subject areas in a cross- curricular setting.
Comprising of a book and CD-ROM, The Complete Multifaith Resource features key concepts that underpin religious beliefs and practices and that are key to effective learning in RE for the target age level. Each concept chapter provides a wealth of material which will enable teachers to lead their pupils through the learning experience. Resources can be displayed on an interactive whiteboard for classroom viewing, or alternatively printed out for pupils to use during individual and group activities, requiring no further search for resources. This includes:
- stories, pictures and questions to prompt discussion
- writing frames, sort cards, matching pairs and other engaging activities
This indispensable tool provides a modern, innovative and refreshing approach to teaching RE that has already proved to be effective in a large number of schools and can be applied to the effective delivery of an agreed syllabus for RE. Each chapter is introduced by looking at the key concept from a Christian point of view, and is then examined from the perspectives of the other major world faiths, including Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism.
The Complete Multifaith Resource for Primary Religious Education Ages 4-7 will be of value not only to RE managers and leaders, but also to primary phase teachers who may have little confidence or expertise in teaching RE. Trainee teachers and those studying on education courses will also benefit from gaining a better understanding of the concepts-based approach to the teaching of RE as expounded by the Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton Agreed Syllabus.
Table of Contents
Ages 4-7: Belonging (Christianity + other faiths) Celebration (Christianity + other faiths) Remembering (Christianity + other faiths) Special (Christianity + other faiths) Authority (Christianity + other faiths) Storytelling (Christianity + other faiths)
Judith Lowndes is currently a general inspector for primary RE in Hampshire. She has extensive experience of teaching primary pupils and advising on Religious Education provision, and has lectured on Religious education provision to students and trainee teachers in higher education. She has contributed to a number of RE books and is co-author of Primary Religious Education - A New Approach, also published by Routledge.