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CLIP 2808

Creating a new world (pt 1/4)

Creating a new world (pt 1/4)

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Key Info
  • Creating a new world (pt 1/4)
  • Duration: 00:03:55
  • 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, and consider whether no religion, one religion or many religions are best for the human community. The 20 participants include Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Hindus, as well as some agnostics and atheists.
  • Credits: British Movietone
  • Subject:

    Religious Education


    Ethics and Relationships

  • Keywords: brave new world, community, Hitler, idealism, religion, politics, government, judgement, Lord of the Flies, Pol Pot, society, Stalin
Ideas for use in class
  • Show students the clip and ask them to consider their personal response to the question 'what would make a good/better society?' Prompt them with suggestions such as the following: 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).
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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