Structure: The textbook incorporates the three strands of Junior Cycle RE across easy-to-follow units coveringintroductory concepts, morality, each of the five major world religions, Humanism and religions in conversation.
Skills and Content: Anchors the key skills of enquiry, exploration, reflection and action in rich and relevant content. A variety of relevant materials gives teachers and students maximum choice and flexibility in meeting the Learning Outcomes.
Language: The book is written in clear and accessible language, suitable for students of varying levels of ability.
Key Concepts: Explains central ideas in their contexts and illustrates them through relevant examples.
Links: Students are encouraged to explore beyond the classroom with multiple website and video links in each section.
Assessment: Employs a wide range of assessment strategies including knowledge-check questions and tasks designed for the development of skills. Provides stimulating activities through which students debate, discuss, work in pairs and connect their learning to the world outside school.
Classroom-Based Assessments: Content throughout the textbook informs and suggests suitable topics for both CBA 1 and 2.
Faith Alive is also suitable for those classes doing non-exam RE, where the teacher wishes to teach according to the new JC Specification.
FAITH ALIVE SKILLS BOOK
Skills Book for students follows the units in the textbook enabling students to create a profile of each of the five, major world religions and Humanism. Students also develop and extend their skills in relation to morality, care for the Earth and inter-religious dialogue.