LT focus: Lesson 1
- Attempt to locate common values across the traditions
- Appreciate that Humanists believe in evidence-based investigation
- What is Humanism or what does it mean to be a Humanist?
- What are our senses? Why are they important?
- People use their senses to find out about their surroundings and themselves. Different senses give different information.
- Teacher explains that Humanists believe in what they can see, hear, touch, taste or smell.
- How do we know what we know?
- Children are split into groups of 4: Children must come up with 4 facts based on the evidence of their senses.
- Groups report back to the class.
- The children then (in groups) must design a symbol that would represent Humanism as the cross represents Christianity, or the Star of David represents Judaism.
- The children could use cameras and photographic software to incorporate ideas into their symbol.
- These designs could be completed on paper or an appropriate drawing app on a ipads.
- The children share their designs with the group and explain why they chose their design.
- What feelings/ senses have they included into their designs?
- Share the real symbol for Humanism and see which group have the closest resemblance
LT focus: Lesson 2
-Attempt to locate common values across the traditions
-Appreciate that Humanism relies upon evidence based investigation
The children could try and remember what the basis of Humanism was.
Today we will be learning about the 3 precepts of humanism.
Look at the slides below. Can the children remember which symbols match the religion
What is Humanism?
How do they apply to everyday life a political action?
Us the grid below (onto card) and cut them up.
Which values are religious? Which are not?
Use a Venn diagram to place the cards in small groups.
To conclude, can the children remember the 3 Humanist concepts?
In small groups, ask the children to check their Google Classroom assignment page where there will be a BBC clip on Humanism (presented by Sandi Toksvig)
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