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Characteristics of the 4 Gospels in the Catholic Bible

  • 25 May 2018
  • Posted by: Luis Coronado Vielman
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Characteristics of the 4 Gospels in the Catholic Bible
Students’ age range: 14-16
Main subject: Religious education
Topic: The evangelists
Description: By completing the cycle of six five-minute interventions, which will have been done circulate all the sheets, orderly and once for each of the participants, eighteen ideas will be available on each sheet, which can mean one hundred and eight ideas in only half an hour.

Biblical Messages

  • 25 May 2018
  • Posted by: Sandy Edwards
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Biblical Messages
Students’ age range: 18+
Main subject: Religious education
Topic: John's Witness of Jesus
Description: The scripture selected for this lesson was 1 John 1:1-4 (NIV). 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our joy complete
This passage tells about the witness of Jesus’ manifestation to his followers and the early church. We know that everywhere Jesus went there were crowds that followed Him. There may have been some differences of opinion as to what occurred as he healed, taught or performed miracles. But for John and the apostles, this manifestation was unmistakable because they walked with Him; they ate with Him and watched Him suffer.

To help the audience understand, I projected a video on background information on the author and the culture in that day. After that we read the passage of scripture-1 John 1:1-4 (NIV). From that passage the topic and an outline were given- MAIN IDEA: The Witness of Jesus’ Manifestation to his followers and to the early church-Topic: John’s Witness of Jesus- Outline-The Revelation of Jesus, Declaration of Jesus and Purpose and conclusion.

Christian Worship

  • 25 May 2018
  • Posted by: Opal Smith-Alexander
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Christian Worship
Students’ age range: 10-12
Main subject: Religious education
Topic: How when and where do people of different world religions hold public worship?
Description: Step One:
Play a game of Wheel of Fortune to arrive at the topic to be discussed in the lesson.

Step Two:
Students and teacher will watch a video of public worship being done by Christians.

Step Three:
Using the Fish Bowl method, the students in the center of the class will discuss ways in which Christians worship. They will also identify instruments used in worship sessions by Christians.

Step Four:
Another set of students will sit in the fish bowl to discuss why worship is important for believers of Christianity

Rites of Passage in the four major religions

  • 25 May 2018
  • Posted by: Cleopatro Facey
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Rites of Passage in the four major religions
Students’ age range: 12-14
Main subject: Religious education
Topic: Rites of Passage associated with birth in the four major religion
Description: (Engage) Introduction:
Students will be asked if they know the song “when mothers of Salem”. Students who are familiar with the song will be asked to sing it aloud. After song is complete students will be asked to state the event the song is associated with. Students will also be asked to explain what takes place at this event and the importance of it. Students will be informed that a similar ceremony is done in the other three major religions.
(Explain) Step 1: Definition of key terms.
Students were given the key words in objective one to define from the previous session. Selected students will stand and share their definition with the rest of the class. Discussion will be held after each definition is given.

(Explore) Step 2: Birth Ceremonies in the four-major religion.
The class will be divided into eight groups. Each group will be given a birth rite of passage to look at. Groups will be given a section from their text " Religious Education for Jamaica" pages 82 – 85 to read and discuss in their groups. Students will be permitted to use internet to do further research on the rites of passage they were given. The teacher will walk around the class and assist students where needed.
(Extend) 3: Group presentation
After group discussion and research, each group will present what they have learnt to the rest of the class. Students will be asked to give a brief demonstration of the rites of passage their group looked at. A guided discussion will take place after each presentation.
Students will be asked to used the information they have gathered to create their own notes for the topic.

The Christian and Muslim Leaders

  • 25 April 2018
  • Posted by: Kisha Palmer
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The Christian and Muslim Leaders
Students’ age range: 12-14
Main subject: Religious education
Topic: The Christian and Muslim Leaders
Description: Lesson #1
Engagement (5 minutes)
Teacher will ask students to make a list of various church leaders.
Possible answers; Vicar, Priest, Monk, Bishop etc. Teacher will record answers on board.
Exploration (15 minutes)
The teacher will highlight four Christian leaders and their roles, titled “Church Leaders and their Roles”. (see below lesson)
Explanation (5 minutes)
The meaning of the terms; convent and monastery will be given here.
Extension (15 minutes)
Vows kept by monks and nuns:
• To live their life in total poverty.
• To abstain from all sexual relationships. This is called chastity.
• To live in religious obedience to the will of God and the will of their religious community. This is expressed by the Mother Superior of the convent.
Evaluation (15 minutes)
How much have I remembered?
-Students will be given questions to match the name of the religious leader beside them.

1) I write sermons and articles?
2) I lead two or three services in my church?
3) I belong to a Roman Catholic Church?
4) I live in a monastery?
5) I arrange prayer meetings?
6) I lead the school assembly?
7) I organise trips for the local youth group?
8) I go to the Parish every day to say Mass?

Lesson #2

Engagement (10 minutes)
-My learning line #1 will be introduced (see end of lesson)
Starter: Students will write down the important words and their meanings; Imam, Adhan, Rak’ah, Khatib and Hadith.
Exploration (5 minutes)
The Imam will be highlighted in detail.
Explanation (20 minutes)
Students will be asked to draw the table seen at end of plan in their books.
Then the strips of information seen below the table will be written at one side of the board.
Group Task: Students will be asked to join a group of two to four students and sort the information strips, placing them into the correct categories…they must all agree.
Extension (10 minutes)
• Why is it important for the imam and his family to be known as good Muslims?
• Why do Muslims place authority in the Imam?
Evaluation (20 minutes)
Write a job advertisement for the local Imam in Mandeville.
Writing frame:
We at Mandeville Mosque are looking for a new Imam….
He must be…..
His roles and responsibilities will be…..
The position is…..