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Seeds of Unity Resources

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We have developed 18 new stimulating lesson plans for use in religious education.  The plans are suitable also for cross-curricular work such as religion and biology or religion and citizenship/PSHEand include references to projects worldwide.  We believe they can easily be adapted to other educational situations

The material is grouped into six thematic sections.  In each section there are two school-based lesson plans and one botanic garden lesson plan. There is no set programme of study; rather teachers are free to construct their own delivery, e.g. spreading each set of activities over several lessons. Each lesson plan is accompanied by teaching resources and there is a suggested assessment activity for each, with differentiated outcomes.  These are offered for the purposes of choice, as teachers wouldn’t be expected to complete an assessment for each lesson.  We hope you enjoy using these resources and we welcome your feedback.

 

The Awesome Seed

Explore how seeds can be symbols of spiritual and creative potential

 

Classroom lesson A    

Classroom lesson

Classroom resources - 1

Classroom resources - 2-7 

 

Classroom lesson B    

Classroom lesson

Classroom resources 

Seed Survival Game       

 

Botanic Garden lesson     

Botanic garden lesson

Botanic Garden resources 1-2

Botanic Garden resource 3

Botanic Garden resource 4       

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Food for Thought

Examine how food made from plants can be viewed in ordinary and sacred contexts and explore

the ethics of food choice and production

food for thought 

Classroom lesson A           

Classroom lesson   

Classroom resources - 1-4

Classroom resource - 5

Classroom lesson B  

Classroom lesson        

Classroom resources      

 

 

Botanic Garden lesson    

Botanic garden lesson

Botanic garden resource 1

PDFs for:

Botanic garden resource 2

Botanic garden resource 3

 

 

The Green Ark

Investigate ideas of stewardship and responsibility for the natural world

 The Green Ark

Classroom lesson A            

Classroom lesson 

Classroom resources

Classroom lesson B      

Classroom lesson

Classroom resource - 1

Classroom resources -

2-4

Botanic Garden lesson  

Botanic garden lesson

Botanic Garden resources

 

 

Cultivating Peace

Discover how gardens can reflect the concept of paradise, as well as help to foster

cooperation and inner tranquillity.

 cultivating peace

Classroom lesson A           

Classroom lesson

Classroom resource

 

 

 

Classroom lesson B    

Classroom lesson

Classroom resources  

 

 

 

Botanic Garden lesson

Botanic garden lesson

Botanic Garden resources 1-2

Botanic Garden resources 3

Botanic Garden resources 4-5

 

Healing Body and Soul

Investigate how plants can be used medicinally, to heal our bodies, and therapeutically to restore our souls.

 

 

healing body and mind  

Classroom lesson A     

Classroom lesson

Classroom resources 1-5

PDFs for resource 2:

Foxglove

Sage

White willow

Meadowsweet

South African Geranium

Cinchona

Classroom lesson B       

Classroom lesson

Classroom resources - 1- 4  

Classroom resource - 5

Classroom resource - 6

 

 

 

 

Botanic Garden lesson         

Botanic garden lesson

Botanic Garden resources 1&3

Botanic Garden resource 2 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

The Roots of Ritual

Explore how the human dependence on the plant world—in both literal and symbolic senses-

is reflected in ritual

 

root of ritual

Classroom lesson A                    

Classroom lesson

Classroom resources

RootsRitualResc2Pan1.pdf

RootsRitualResc2Pan2.pdf

RootsRitualResc2Pan3.pdf

Classroom lesson B                                     

Classroom lesson

Classroom resources

 

Botanic Garden lesson                                   

Botanic garden lesson

Botanic Garden resources

PDFs for: Table 1, Table 2, Table 3

PDFs for: Label 1, Label 2

 

 

BGCI would like to acknowledge the following people and organisations for their expertise and support in developing the Seeds of Unity resources:

 

Supported by

 

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