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What if the world as we know it ended? Would the younger generation be able to construct a new world better than the one we have? Through a process of discussion and debate, 20 young people shape and create a new society. They thrash out the place of politics and government, the question of sharing resources fairly and questions about spiritual and religious life in society. They choose between anarchy, authority and democracy, debate enterprise and equality, then consider whether no religion, one religion or many religions are best for the human community. The 20 participants include Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Hindus, agnostics and atheists.
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KS4 Curriculum Bites
First broadcast:
19 September 2007

Classroom Ideas

Show students the clip and ask them to consider their personal response to the question "How would you create a better society?" Suggest the following prompts: "If I was creating a new world I would ..."; "One thing I would leave behind is ..." ; "One thing I wouldn't leave behind is ..."; "My religion has shown me ..."; "The kind of values that will make a better world might include ..."

Students could share their initial thoughts with the class, and then write a personal response (200 words max).