Homing In: A Practical Resource for Religious Education In Primary Schools

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This book presents a new British approach to religious education for children. Designed to help children explore the ways in which families express their faith, this is a hands-on approach to religion. The book includes simple instructions to making crafts that are modeled on genuine religious artifacts and can be used to extend and enliven topic work.

The approach outlined in Homing In also stimulates achievement of literacy and awareness of linguistic diversity. It supports a ...

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Overview

This book presents a new British approach to religious education for children. Designed to help children explore the ways in which families express their faith, this is a hands-on approach to religion. The book includes simple instructions to making crafts that are modeled on genuine religious artifacts and can be used to extend and enliven topic work.

The approach outlined in Homing In also stimulates achievement of literacy and awareness of linguistic diversity. It supports a wide range of language learning in the negotiation of home situations and the communication of deep levels of religious meaning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780948080876
  • Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 11.62 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Angela Gluck Wood is an experienced educational consultant and co-director of the Insted Consultancy, which specializes in equality and diversity. She has expertise in world religions and interfaith dialogue, and has published about forty books, several for Trentham.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Welcome Home!: the 'Homing In' approach 1
Ch. 2 Moving in: practical considerations for setting up religious 'homes' 3
Ch. 3 A Christian Home 7
1 Being in a Christian home: features and experiences within a Christian home 7
2 'Doorways' to a Christian home: two suggested topic webs for introducing a Christian home corner within an educational framework 14
3 'Furnishings': illustrations, instructions, templates and texts for creating artefacts to furnish a Christian home corner 16
4 Food: recipes for bread, a savoury meal and a sweet dish for Christian celebrations 34
5 Books: highlights of the Christian scriptures, in simple language, suitable for binding to form a replica of the form of the Scriptures 37
Ch. 4 A Hindu Home 39
1 Being in a Hindu home: features and experiences within a Hindu home 39
2 'Doorways' to a Hindu home: two suggested topic webs for introducing a Hindu home corner within an educational framework 46
3 'Furnishings': illustrations, instructions, templates and texts for creating artefacts to furnish a Hindu home corner 48
4 Food: recipes for bread, a savoury meal and a sweet dish for Hindu celebrations 59
5 Books: highlights of the Hindu scriptures, in simple language, suitable for binding to form a replica of the form of the Scriptures 61
Ch. 5 A Jewish Home 63
1 Being in a Jewish home: features and experiences within a Jewish home 63
2 'Doorways' to a Jewish home: two suggested topic webs for introducing a Jewish home corner within an educational framework 70
3 'Furnishings': illustrations, instructions, templates and texts for creating artefacts to furnish a Jewish home corner 72
4 Food: recipes for bread, a savoury meal and a sweet dish for Jewish celebrations 85
5 Books: highlights of the Jewish scriptures, in a simple language, suitable for binding to form a replica of the form of the Scriptures 88
Ch. 6 A Muslim Home 95
1 Being in a Muslim home: features and experiences within a Muslim home 95
2 'Doorways' to a Muslim home: two suggested topic webs for introducing a Muslim home corner within an educational framework 102
3 'Furnishings': illustrations, introductions, templates and texts for creating artefacts to furnish a Muslim home corner 104
4 Food: recipes for bread, a savoury meal and a sweet dish for Muslim celebrations 120
5 Books: highlights of the Muslim scriptures, in simple language, suitable for binding to form a replica of the form of the Scriptures 122
Ch. 7 A Sikh Home 125
1 Being in a Sikh home: features and experiences within a Sikh home 125
2 'Doorways' to a Sikh home: two suggested topic webs for introducing a Sikh home corner within an educational framework 132
3 'Furnishings': illustrations, instructions, templates and texts for creating artefacts to furnish a Sikh home corner 134
4 Food: recipes for bread, a savoury meal and a sweet dish for Sikh celebrations 146
5 Books: highlights of the Sikh scriptures, in simple language, suitable for binding to form a replica of the form of the Scriptures 148
Bibliography 149
Useful Addresses 151
Index of Artefacts 153
Appendix 1 155
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