Activity lesson encouraging pupils to examine the concept of truth. What is it? why do people interpret it in different ways? is it easy to define what truth is?
The activities are designed to be thought provoking and some are unanswerable.
the pack includes a power point, activities and worksheet to collate ideas.
The Island incorporates philosophical thinking with the basics of RE.
A 7 lesson KS£ SOW developed from the philosophical scenario where a group of strangers are shipwrecked on an island and must set up a new colony. The work encourages pupils to discuss ethical scenarios, reflect, imagine, question and empathise, and learn the importance of culture, ceremonies and festivals.
pack includes a power point guide to each lesson, 2 variations of the same booklet and resources.
Simplified lesson introducing Plato's concept of The Cave. This is a lesson that promotes questioning, reflection and group discussion and is a nice starter lesson to developing philosophical thinking.
Ideally, watch the film Fantastic Mr Fox by Wes Anderson.
The powerpoint explores Anderson's use of technical codes and mise-en-scene to tell Mr Fox's story.
Questions for pupils to answer and analyse culminating in a review of the film.
Lesson that deals with the ethical arguments for and against fertility treatments, in particular, debating the ethics of saviour siblings.
The lesson is usually accompanied by clips from My Sisters Keeper or other relevant documentaries on saviour siblings. it does include 3 real life profiles that could be investigated further.
Story of Guru Gobind Rai and the creation of the Khalsa. A good starting point for work on religious clothing and sikhism.
This lesson has worked well as a basis for discussion around honour and loyalty, presentations or group re-enactments are fun too!
3 lessons looking at different ways to rule, different democratic systems and the UK government. Promotes discussion, critical thinking proven to be challenging as well as enjoyable. Currently being taught with yr8s but suitable for older pupils.
Lesson designed to introduce different styles of democratic voting; first past the post, Congress/US and Proportional Representation. The lesson is a challenging (but very rewarding) lesson for Year 8s, but can be used with older years. The lesson is for a Citizenship lesson and centred around discussion.
Citizenship/Skills for Life lesson on the different elements of our Government. The power point outlines the different parts and encourages pupils to discuss the pros and cons of having a three tier system of Government.
A resource designed to encourage discussion around the topic of miracles.
A powerpoint with comprehension and philosophical questions for pupils to debate.
Resource on Fabrice Muamba - the story of the footballer who suffered a heartache on the pitch at White Hart Lane in 2012.
PowerPoint lesson to accompany work/videos on the Hajj. The PP presentation includes details of the rituals, key words and final activity which can be used as an assessed piece of work. This PP is used in conjunction with a Chanel 4 programme: The Greatest Trip on Earth.
Exploration of The Shining - in particular how the opening scene builds suspense. Use of mise en scene, in particular the use of music. PowerPoint with discussion topics and story boarding task. Basic prior knowledge of technical codes advised.
The resource encourages independent enquiry into the beliefs in paradise/heaven from the perspective of the 3 Abrahamic faiths - Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Pupils use information to compare/contrast information, and analyse the similarities/differences between and within religions. The work is suited to KS3 but could be used to support KS4 learning as well.
Links to AQA GCSE AO1 question types.