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Will Power

Tell the story of ‘Cookies’ (from Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel) for young children or read ‘Bite’ from Thoughtings for older students. Run an enquiry around one of these stimuli. Possible TQs: TQ (Cookies): Did either Frog or Toad use any will power? TQ (Bite): What decides what your tongue likes? Or,...

Ages: All | All

Subjects: Ethics

Themes: Self-control, Free will, Choice, Behaviour

Windows

Developed in classrooms by Miriam Cohen Christofidis and Peter Worley from an original idea by Miriam. Starter 1 and 2 could be viewed as alternatives, in which case, choose which one you’d prefer to start your session with. Or, you could use one starter one week and the other the following week, as they are closely related but deal wit...

Ages: Ages 16-18 (KS5), Ages 14-16 (KS4), Ages 11-14 (KS3), Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: Ethics

Themes: Fairness, Decision-making

Winning

Say: A 100-metre race was run. Christina came first and Jemal came a very close second. Christina was the fastest runner in the school and did not practice for the race at all. Jemal, however, knew that Christina was the fastest in the school and last year he had come fourth, so he had practiced for one hour every night for a whole month befo...

Ages: Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: Ethics

X-Box 1 (Quest)

Stimulus Lara had an X-Box. Her favourite game was called Quest. In the game she was a wizard who had to fight evil enemies and help innocent people. She was a hero. Some of the levels were really tricky. You had to be clever and skilful and really use your brain. She loved the game. Lara didn’t love school. She didn’t like the...

Ages: Ages 14-16 (KS4), Ages 11-14 (KS3), Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: Ethics

Yellow hats and Blue hats

Resources X3 yellow hats made out of sugar paper X3 blue hats made out of sugar paper Ball to pass for speaker management Key controversies: Should differences be tolerated?  Should you change your beliefs? Should you stay with people who are similar to you? Should you do whatever you want? Can you choose who you are? ...

Ages: Ages 3-5 (EYFS)

Subjects: Ethics