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Edexcel GCSE RelIgious Studies
Unit 10 Section 1 Beliefs and Values
Edexcel scheme of work Students will be assessed on their Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) in this Section. For more information please see the SPaG Guide.
The meaning and importance of loving God and how love of God affects Christians’ lives.
To identify the meaning of loving God.
To understand the reasons why loving God is important for Christians.
To understand how love of God can affect Christians’ lives.
Students discuss what loving God means and how we can love a God we cannot see.
Students make a list of reasons why loving God is important.
Teacher gives students a sheet with the hours of the day written down the side. They write onto the sheet how at each hour loving God might affect someone's life, e.g. prayer, helping others, going to church, wearing a cross.
The Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies 10C Student Book, Section 1.8 could be used.
The meaning and importance of Christian teachings on the love of others (Mark 12:29–31, Luke 10:25–37, Matthew 25:31–46).
To identify the meaning of Christian teachings on the love of others as shown in The Most Important Commandment, The Good Samaritan and The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats.
To understand the reasons why these Christian teachings are important.
Students divide students into groups. One group designs a poster based on The Most Important Commandment, one on the Good Samaritan and one on the Parable of the Sheep and Goats. The posters should include the whole of the reference and an explanation of the teachings.
Students give a presentation to the rest of the class using the poster to help explain what the teachings are and why they are important.
The Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies 10C Student Book, Section 1.9 could be used.
How love of God is expressed in the life of a religious community.
To identify how love of God is shown in the life of a religious community.
Students research a religious community, using computers if possible. They then produce a booklet advertising for people to join this religious community so that they can show love of God.
Booklets are available from religious communities.
How love of others is expressed in the life of a religious community.
To identify how love of others is shown in the life of a religious community.
Students discuss how the religious community chosen shows love of others as well as love of God.
Students draw a table to record four reasons why it is important for religious communities to show love of God and others, and four reasons others might give that it is not important that religious communities show love of God and love of others.
The Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies 10C Student Book, Section 1.11 could be used.
How a Christian church shows love of God and love of others in the local area.
To identify how a Christian church shows love of God in the local area.
To identify how a Christian church shows love of others in the local area.
Students visit a local church and interview the priest, and possibly a couple of parishioners. They collect a newsletter/ bulletin. Their aim is to find out what happens within the parish that shows love of God and love of others.
Students draw the outline of a church and write inside ways in which love is shown towards God and others. In pairs or groups they share ideas and add more to their own drawing.
The Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies 10C Student Book, Section 1.12 could be used.