RME for Scotland Level 4 provides full coverage of the Experiences and Outcomes detailed in Curriculum for Excellence, and encompasses all four capacities. The Development of Beliefs and Values permeates the book, which will act as an invaluable and inspirational resource to motivate students in the study of religious and moral education. In particular, the book offers - An emphasis on reflective learning - Active learning strategies throughout - An emphasis on Christianity, though widening Christianity to its role as world religion - Use of a number of world religions - An emphasis on non-religious belief systems - Wide opportunities to use belief systems which are not world religions (eg aboriginal belief systems) - An emphasis on Scottish life and culture widening out to global aspects - A significant element of focus on local community and personally relevant issues and topics A detailed mapping grid assures users that opportunities for interdisciplinary work are many and varied, as well as the fact that the mandatory aspects of literacy, numeracy and health & wellbeing are fully covered.
Accompanying Dynamic Learning materials offer Lesson Builder suggestions, interactive whiteboard activities, image support, weblinks, quizzes and teacher support.
Joe Walker is Principal Teacher of Religious Studies at Liberton High School in Edinburgh. He is also an experienced examiner and an extremely popular author of RME textbooks.
Contents mapping grid Introduction 1 Active belief 2 Marking life's stages 3 Big questions 4 Environmental issues 5 Exploring Islam 6 Science and religion 7 Spring celebrations 8 Christianity: A world religion