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Subject area:
Debate and discussion, Extremism, Religion, Stereotyping
Age group:
KS 3, KS 4
Teacher guidance
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Detailed guidance for secondary school RE teachers to help tackle controversial issues that may arise in RE lessons, plus sample lesson plans. Belief-based extremism raises contentious and highly sensitive issues and is a topical area of public interest. Most young people are aware that throughout history some extremists have used belief-based arguments to justify violence against people with whom they disagree. Whether young people are equally well-informed about the motivation for such attacks, or about the attitude of mainstream believers, is less certain. These resources help teachers to put belief-based extremism into useful context and to facilitate sensitive discussions.

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REsilience: Teaching Controversial Topics

A portfolio of resources including lesson ideas, reviews and Gateways specially developed for use by teachers to boost their own knowledge and confidence.