Citizenship

5th May 2006 at 01:00
KS3

Should we value all views equally or are there some views that society, and schools in particular, should not tolerate? Carry out a class andor year group survey of students' attitudes towards some of the issues raised in this article. Questions could include: do you believe in God?; do you believe in evolution as an explanation for the development of life?; should ID be taught as part of the science curriculum?

KS4

Working in groups of four or five, look at the articles on these websites by critics of creationism and ID (look at one article per group):

* www.guardian.co.ukColumnistsColumn0,5673,1549878,00.html

* www.timesonline.co.ukarticle0,,3284-1731566,00.html

* news.bbc.co.uk1himagazine4152374.stm List the arguments on paper and share them with the other groups. Repeat the exercise using these websites, which support creationism and ID:

* www.creationists.orgmedia.html

* www.csm.org.ukwhoweare.php

* www.creationism.org

Do you agree that the British media demonstrates "bias and errors"?

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