BRAND NEW scheme of work which runs over 9-10 lessons on the topic of human nature, for use with KS3. Addresses questions of human nature, value, purpose and free will. Builds critical thinking, analysis and independent learning. Student-led and with rigorous AfL throughout. All resources of a wide variety for all lessons are included. Games, card sorts, learning grids, reading and much more.
Complete SOW document included with lesson sequence, differentiation, key skills and suggested homework/continuation opportunities. Powerpoint for every lesson. This really is ready to go straight out of the box!
1. What makes you, you?
Explore ideas of body and soul with your students and introduce them to dualist and materialist views.
2. How much is a person worth?
Ask your students to make some tough decisions and pin down what gives life value. Compare and contrast these with philosophical and religious standpoints.
3. Are humans special?
Consider what sets us apart from other creatures and address the question of our unique position and status.
4. What is the purpose of human life?
Give your students an opportunity to reflect on their ideas of the good life and what gives life meaning. Compare these with others and consider the implications for us as people. Compare their views with philosophical and religious perspectives.
5. How free are human choices?
Assessing the idea of free will and outline some constraints on freedom.
6. What does the future hold for humanity?
Reflect on the modern world and our technological advancement and consider the ethics of memory manipulation, artificial intelligence and designer babies.
7. Creative assessment which runs over 3-4 lessons with planning and reflection.
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