This lesson meets the standards of the new Higher RMPS exam (valid from August 2016) and of OCR’s A-level in Religious Studies (H573/02, valid from 2016) and it is designed to last 1-2 periods. ‘Sanctity of life’ is the starting point in a series of resources addressing the application of ethical theory to contemporary issues of importance. Teaching Medical Ethics has never been more exciting than nowadays when unprecedented advances are made in the area of biomedical technology and when, more and more, people face very difficult ethical questions as a result.Learning intentionsThe lesson was designed so that most pupils will be able:✶ to explain the key words: ‘ethics’, ‘sacred’, ‘sanctity’ and ‘quality of life’,✶ to identify the grounds of the sanctity of life from a Christian point of view ✶ to evaluate the moral implications of the sanctity of lifeThere is a mixture of engaging and attractive activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students: entrance and exit tickets; brainstorming; working out definitions; think, pair, share; watching video clips and discussing them. A flipchart with interactive activities complements the PowerPoint presentation. All activities are clearly linked to success criteria. This resource can be used in conjunction with ‘Sanctity of life’ mind map (available here) which help students to review information effectively and quickly.Pupils are also encouraged to debate, to express their own opinions and to think more deeply about this topic. This resource contains: ✶ Cover✶ Teacher notes✶ PowerPoint Presentation (fully editable and with animation)✶ Flipchart Interactive Activities✶ Worksheets✶ TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 41Please rate and leave comments if you use or like this resource. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! For a wider range of free and paid resources please visit my shop at ThinkAboutIt.