How can this
resource help?

Subject area:
Debate and discussion, Extremism, Religion, Stereotyping
Teacher guidance
Pdf, Word document

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.

Religious Education Council of England and Wales logo
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.