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What is a conscience?

Topic: What is a conscience?

Learning Outcomes

  • To know what a conscience is.
  • To develop empathy.
  • To understand right from wrong.



  • Stimulus: YouTube Link (Conscience Alley video)
  • Higher and Lower order questioning about the video.
  • Prior Knowledge – relate questions to life experiences/situations .
  • Use of WALT and WILF to share the intended learning outcomes of today’s lesson.


  • Write a situation on the board – Your in the middle of reaching a high score on the video game. Your dad tells you to turn off the video game and do your homework. You pretend you don’t hear him. Would you listen to him or go against him?
  • Inform the students of the situation and discuss with the class – What do they think? For or against?
  • The class will be divided into groups of for and against.
  • The class teacher picks a student to walk down the formed alley in the classroom. The ‘for’ and ‘against’ groups stand directly across from each other .
  • The student walks down the conscience alley to listen to every student as they give their opinion.
  • The students listens to each opinion, as they arrive to the end of the alley, ‘he/she’ makes a decision on whether they are ‘for’ or ‘against’ the situation and explains why.
  • All the students go back to their seats to discuss the right from the wrong in that situation.
  • Write down what their ‘conscience’ or ‘thought’ was.


  • The teacher will ask what was learned in today’s lesson – New words, new thoughts, have they ever being in a situation of ‘choice’ like that before.
  • The teacher will ask two students to collect the written work.
  • Tidy for next lesson.


Other Resources for teaching this topic

  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • YouTube video