How can we make Wiltshire a more respectful

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Wiltshire RE Starter Stimulus
Starter ideas for the following key question from the 2011 Agreed Syllabus:
KS2 14 How can we make Wiltshire / my town a more
respectful place?
This resource aims to provide some stimulus images and ideas to help pupils
begin to address the above question.
It links to the following learning outcomes from p.62 of the syllabus:
Pupils can:
• iii. make links between how we treat each other and the idea of a respectful
community
• v. apply ideas like respect, tolerance and community cohesion to some issues
of diversity and living together
Many of the slides have notes to give suggestions for use. Look at the slide
show in Normal mode and look for the notes at the bottom of the page.
© Wiltshire Council
Image © NATRE. Permission given for its use in Wiltshire schools.
My Wiltshire…
Look at the map of Wiltshire.
Label the places you know.
Can you label some of the people you know
across the county too?
Talk about what words you would use to
describe your county.
Add these words to your map.
My
Wiltshire!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wiltshire_outline_map_with_UK.png
How would you like to be treated?
The “Golden Rule” of Christianity is to treat others how we
would like to be treated.
In groups of four, take a set of the cards from the next
slide. Put the cards face down in a pile next to one of the
outline maps of Wiltshire.
Instructions:
• In turns, take a card and read it to the group.
• Ask the pupil on your left whether you would like to be
treated like this or not. “I would / would not like to be
treated …. because…”
• Then decide what you think and explain your ideas.
• Place the card inside or outside the Wiltshire map,
according to whether you would like to be treated like
this or not.
I would like to be treated… I would not like to be treated…
rudely
violently
gently
thoughtfully
with
with a smile understanding
carelessly
angrily
in a friendly
way
with
hostility
arrogantly
respectfully
helpfully
lovingly
nastily
kindly
unfairly
aggressivel
y
impatiently
generously
with
enthusiasm
peacefully
calmly
as an equal
cheerfully
grumpily
as useless
with dignity
supportivel
y
by being
excluded
fiercely
in a tolerant
way
lazily
selfishly
as an
individual
as
trustworthy
Look at the maps of Wiltshire. What values have you
included and excluded? How do you want to be treated
and not treated in Wiltshire?
Clearly, given the Golden Rule, this indicates how we
should all treat others.
As a group, decide the most important six values and
turn them into your own 6 Guidelines for a Respectful
Wiltshire. Explain why they are important.
In Wiltshire we should all treat others … because …
On your own map, write the values you think are most
important inside the county. Write a few words to
explain your thinking.
Learning from religion and belief:
Look at the guidelines from five religions and a nonreligious viewpoint on the next slide.
Which statements are similar to your group’s
guidelines for respectful living? Which are different?
Why?
Do these ideas add anything helpful to your ideas?
i) A man once asked the Prophet
Muhammad what was the best thing is
Islam, and he replied, “It is to feed the
hungry and to give the greeting of
peace both to those you know and to
those you do not know.”
ii) Love the Lord your God with all
your heart, all your soul and all your
strength. Love your neighbour as you
love yourself.
Judaism and Christianity: Deuteronomy 6:5 and
Leviticus 19:18
Islam: Hadith of Bukhari
iii) Whenever you see someone else
hungry or thirsty or a stranger or
naked or sick or in prison and do not
look after them, you do not look after
me, said Jesus.
Christianity: Matthew 25:31-46
iv) Let your aims be common
and your hearts united,
and all of you be of one mind,
so you may live well together.
Hinduism: Rig Veda 10.191.4
v) The only possible basis for a sound
morality is mutual tolerance and
respect: tolerance of one another’s
customs and opinions; respect for one
another’s rights and feelings;
awareness of one another’s needs.
vi) There is no greater penance than
patience, no greater happiness than
contentment, no greater evil than
greed, no greater virtue than mercy,
and no more potent weapon than
forgiveness.
Non-religious: A J Ayer, The Humanist Outlook
Sikhism: Guru Amardas
A creative response
a) Design a logo for a respectful Wiltshire – remember
that there are many people from different religions and
nations in Wiltshire.
or
b) Create an artwork that expresses your idea of how
people should treat each other.
or
c) Create an artwork entitled:
“Changing the world one step at a time.”
Write a short piece of 100-150 words explaining your
artwork
The small red box in the
centre symbolises the love in
our world through every
religion and race. The circle,
which the hands and the box
are stuck onto, stands for the
sunshine beaming down,
making everybody happy and
peaceful. The hands in which
the symbols are held
symbolise united races and
religions. The religious
symbols show that every
religion in the world counts.
My work means: no matter
what colour or religion there
should still be happiness, love
and unity through the world.
We are all equals.
Jess, age 13

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