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Integrated Values and Divinity Presentation: Divinity/Religious Instruction

LO's for Excellence: 
  • Distinguish between excellence and mediocrity.
  • Learn that excellence helps us create goals and standards for ourselves.
  • Understand being excellent can have PMI's.
LO's for Values:
  • That values help us to stand tall and strong when others fall over.
  • That values enable us to become people who can lead.
  • That we can see different points of views (POV) about values.
Meaning and Root Words
What can you discover about this word? 

Great Excellence Videos/Media
Health and Values Education Posters Banners and Resources

  • Why not create a short media item (picture or movie and upload to our Media Gallery Competition for this topic.)
  • Write in your blog about how you show or give loyalty at home and school, to teams, to your country. What could be your next step in excellence?
  • Why not write a guest blog for the "iNoticed" blog? Just spotting someone showing excellence and write about it. Send it to Mr Grieve for checking and publishing.
  • How does excellence connect with your school-wide year theme? Write a paragraph about this.
  • Take a Picture - Create a short 30sec video - a movie trailer. Upload these to our media gallery on the topic of excellence. A picture can say a thousand words apparently - maybe even one from your class activity.
  • Look at the Excellence Quotes below. Pick one for a poster. Can you add items that will illustrate this quote further?
  • Bring in articles from newspapers and magazines describing situations in which excellence or mediocrity are issues. Talk/write about who is demonstrating excellence.
  • Do a PMI on excellence.
  • Add to the Discussion. Go to the discussion area and add your own vote and great comments.
  • Music: Create a short piece of music telling a tale of excellence. Write or narrate an explanation.
  • Poster-Banner-Drawing-Presentation: Create a piece of artwork or presentation promoting the value. Check out good design principles here.
  • iPad Activity: Use Puppetpals, Toontastic, DoodleCast Pro, EduCreations etc to create a short play/story of characters showing the value. Scenes from school, at a birthday party, at sports etc.
  • iPad Activity: Create a poem exploring the value. Use an iPad app to record it for playback.
Excellence Quotes
Excellence Quotes

Poems to check out

Mediocrity - Senior Level
Each their Own Gift - Senior Level
  • Can you write an excellence poem with the letters of the word excellence, one each at the beginning of each line?
More Questions to Discuss
  • What others ways to be excellent can you think of?
  • What is excellent today may not be tomorrow? How true is this?
  • Does excellence require practice?
  • Why is excellence so important in relationships?
  • How is excellence a journey?
  • How did Jesus show excellence?
  • Excellence is always on, always growing, and always learning - true?
  • No one is born excellent - true?
  • Can animals show excellence?
  • What can you do to make this a more excellent world?
  • Do you consider yourself to be a person of excellence? Why, or why not? 
  • What does excellence have to do with the quality of your character?
  • Can excellence be fun?
  • Can excellence be collaborative? 
Media Questions/Activities
  • Use less than 30 words to retell the important message of your chosen video. 
  • Use 100 words to retell the message of the video.
  • Reflect on: How does the chosen video relate to excellence? What tries to stop excellence in the movie? What improves or enhances excellence?
Bible on Excellence
More stories from the bible in the Google presentation below (Page 15)