This is a subject which teachers absolutely dread. Ten to one someone has just suffered the most terrible bereavement. There is always a danger of that smart little teenager saying something really silly and passions rising. Lots of people will want to give their valued opinion and very, very few will want to listen.
This addresses that challenge by giving all sorts of different points of view. The short course of about five lessons deals with ancient Rome, pre and post exilic Jewish ideas, Christian evidence of the resurrection, Muslim statements and Richard Dawkins. There is a lot of a chance for guided presentation and guided discussion.
At the end there are suggestions which lead into presentation to a wider audience.
Whenever possible, texts are presented so that the various beliefs are presented by people who firmly believe in them.
Death is, I regret, something which we all have to face and this makes the course both useful and interesting. It should also earn some Brownie points too, if handled correctly!
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This might make a really good basis for an Assembly.
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