- Attitudes to War?
a) K&U of what is covered in the unit:
Religion, Peace & Justice including Key Words.
b) What are their attitudes towards War?
c) AO1: Describe, Explain
d) AO2: Express personal response
- a) GCSE Religious Studies: Philosophy
& Applied Ethics for OCR B by Jon Mayled and Jill Oliphant
(Hodder Education) pages 152-155
- b) OCR GCSE Religious Studies B Christian
Philosophy and Applied Ethics published by Heinemann pages 80
- c) Discovery: Jon Mayled and Libby Ahluwalia:
d) GCSE Philosophy & Ethics: Michael Keene: pages 276-77
e) Ethics through Christianity for OCR Religious Studies by
Lorraine Abbott. Hodder Education. Pages 80-81
f) BBC Active - Bitesize GCSE Religious Studies
g) Video Number 45: Christian Aid: Peace and War
- - Saving Private Ryan
- h) Worksheets:
- - A lesson to introduce the theme of Religion,
Peace and Justice
- i) Music:
- Two Tribes by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and
- The War Song by Culture Club
- Introduce to the pupoils what they will be
learning about in this unit. Page 138 of the Heinemann
textbook is good for this. They can write down what they willl
be addressing Christian teachings and beliefs about e.g.
- Attitudes people have to War
- Violence and Pacifism
- Crime and Punishment
- How ideas about social injustice are shaped
by belief and the consequences they have for behaviour.
- They could also be given a copy of the relevant
section from the GCSE syllabus for this unit.
- Then there are a variety of things they could
do concerning the Key Words. We could have a worksheet with the
Key Words and definitions and pupils have to match the correct
Key Word to the Correct definition.
- Or, if these have not been produced yet they
could either be given a copy of the definitions or copy them
out into their books.
- After that: Give out copies of the worksheet:
A lesson to introduce the theme of Religion, Peace and Justice
and get the pupils to do the activities: they have to put the
title Ideas about War. They could be played Frankie goes to
Hollywoods 'Two Tribes' and Culture Clubs 'The War Song'; Discuss the message of war in these
- Then using the ideas on the worksheet they
have to write down their own opinion of war. (There are good
hints on the sheet)
- They could be shown the first 15 mins
of 'Saving Private Ryan'. After that Pupils have to write a paragraph
or two on their feelings of war. How do they feel about what
they have seen? Have their views changed? Why? Why Not?
- When given the extended
writing exercise use the 'Literacy Assessment Grid' with students
which shows that we are looking at spellings, punctation, commas,
semi-colons and the use of paragraphs etc...)
- Hinchingbrooke School RE Department Website
- Angley School, Kent Rsources for students
- Samuel Whitbread Community School online resources
for Philosophy & Ethics
- Key Words: Capital Punishment, Conscientious Objector,
Judge, Just War Theory, Justice, Nuclear Pacifism, Pacifism,
Proportionality, Quaker, Revenge, Sin, Social Injustice, Violence
- Points to note:
- Assessment Opportunities:
- Formative assessment