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Guidance

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This is a fun starter activity or illustration to introduce students to why Christians trust God to guide them.   Preparation: Find a big, simple poster of something appealing, e.g. a popular cartoon or band. Mount this onto card and then cut it up to make […]

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Prayer

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Read about the remarkable tale of a cashier and an armed robber kneeling to pray together in the midst of a robbery. You can watch CCTV footage of the incident here. Some questions for discussion – What is your reaction to this story? Was it […]

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Suffering – God’s fault?

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“A US judge has thrown out a case against God, ruling that because the defendant has no address, legal papers cannot be served. The suit was launched by Nebraska state senator Ernie Chambers, who said he might appeal against the ruling. He sought a permanent […]

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exploRE: the life of Jesus

A complete programme of study for 11-14 year olds

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This multi-media resource comprises 14 packed lesson plans and has been devised for use with 11 to 14 year olds as part of their Religious (and Moral) Education lessons. Each lesson encourages students to discover the person of Jesus Christ as recorded in the gospels and […]

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Lesson plan – The Last Supper

Explore the events of Jesus' last meal with his disciples

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  This lesson plan looks in detail at the events known as ‘The Last Supper’. It considers the concept of sacrifice: Jesus’ sacrifice, celebrated on Good Friday and at other times in the year during communion services. It also invites students to consider the importance […]

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World War 1 – Teaching Resource

Use this material to explore some of the main questions surrounding WW1!

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How and why did World War start? Who are the unsung heroes of the war? What was the true cost of the war? Who made the biggest sacrifice? What does it mean to really remember? This material encourages you to tackle these and other big […]

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World War 1 – 1914 Timeline

What were the key events of 1914?

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Welcome to RE:quest

Start here to find out about RE:Quest

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RE:quest is one of the largest online resources for teaching about Christianity for UK Schools. In the Summer of 2013, the web site was relaunched with a new design and new material. Watch this film to find out about some of the exciting changes that […]

Navigating the Web Site

Using the RE:Quest Web Site

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Learn how to find relevant resources quickly and easily on RE:quest, and how information is organised on the main RE:quest site and the Teacher’s Toolbox.

Contact Us

Get in touch with the RE:quest team

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We would love to hear your feedback on the site, recommendations and ideas so please get in touch.  It would also be great to see any examples of how RE:quest is being used in your school.  Please do not hesitate to contact us in one […]

Why did Jesus die?

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Why did Jesus die?

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This is an illustration to help students understand a central Christian belief. In this trick, a crushed coke can is restored to its former shape and made ‘new’ again. It’s very easy to learn and provides an object lesson in what Christians believe about the significance […]

Who was Jesus?

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Who was Jesus?

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This is a news clip of the King of Rwenzururu in Uganda. For many years, Charles Wesley Mumbere had been living in the States and working in a care home – with not a single person realising he was actually a king! Some questions for […]

Money and giving

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Money and giving

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This article introduces an Oxford academic who has worked out how much money he needs to live comfortably and has pledged to give the rest away to charity to fight poverty. He estimates that he will be able to give over £1 million in his […]

Miracles

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Miracles

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This news story from the BBC contains dramatic CCTV footage of a man hit by a truck. Apparently against the odds, he survives, and finds a new appreciation of his life. Read this article, where footballer Patrice Muamba describes his ‘micaculous’ recovery after he effectively ‘died’ […]

Good Samaritans

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Good Samaritans

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These stories appeared on the BBC news website following an account of a ‘Good Samaritan’. Many people were inspired to tell of their own encounters with people offering random acts of kindness with no need of reward. Questions for discussion – Which stories stand out […]

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How do Christians interpret the Bible?

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This is the last in a series of five lesson plans exploring the Bible. This lesson looks at the issue of interpretation, and explores the different ways Christians can view the words found in this special book. Click here to view and download the lesson […]

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Is the Bible reliable?

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This is the fourth in a series of five lesson plans exploring the Bible. In this lesson, students ask the important question, can the Bible be trusted? Click here to download the lesson plan. Click here to download the additional resources for this lesson.