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What did Jesus teach? RE resources

The Old Testament had many laws and the most famous collection of laws was the Ten Commandments. For hundreds of years the Jews thought that believing in God was only about obeying all those laws. Jesus came and seemed to take it even further:

“You have heard that it was said to those of old ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment…”

Matthew 5:21-22

What is going on? This lesson plan will explore this and look at the ‘Two Great Commandments’, and other teachings. Also we will learn about four gospels giving ‘good news’ about Jesus and how to find a reference in a Bible using chapters and verses.

Lesson plans and resources for: What did Jesus teach?

The RE lesson plans covering the “Two Great Commandments”, some parables, the Kingdom of God and the four gospels – Coming soon due to changes in the RE syllabus.

Updated March 2022. What did Jesus teach lesson plan.
Jesus said: things like: “I am the good Shepherd”, “I am the bread of life”, “I am the Resurrection” and “I am the Light of the world”.

I am the Resurrection sketch lesson plan

What did Jesus teach worksheet

How to fulfil the locally agreed syllabus for ‘What did Jesus teach?’

Hopefully you will be able to match your local agreed syllabus with what is here which satisfies eight councils:

These lesson plans are based on the Progression Documents of The Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education’ Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Rutland County Councils. This is in the light blue text.
The green text is from other Councils: Lewisham Borough, West Sussex, Hull and East Riding.
Here are the main aims for the lesson plan:

Know major aspects of teachings of Jesus; the “Two Great Commandments”, some parables and sayings, Kingdom of God.
Know that there are four gospels giving ‘good news’ about Jesus.

Know how to find a reference in a Bible using chapters and verses.
Investigate the nature and diversity of different religious practices, ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.
Express ideas about what is right or wrong and what is just and fair.
Offer some answers to challenging questions from different religious and non-religious perspectives.

Key vocabulary: Christ, Faith, God, Gospel, Holy, Jesus, New Testament, Prayer, Ten Commandments, Worship.