Class Clips is changing
We will be introducing the new Knowledge and Learning Beta website over the coming months. Clips for use in the classroom are now available on your phone, tablet or PC.


Alternatively, you can still browse or search by keyword or clip number on this site.

CLIP 2808

Creating a new world (pt 1/4)

Creating a new world (pt 1/4)
Play

Did you know?

All Class Clips content is available to watch on mobile, tablet and desktop devices on our new Knowledge & Learning BETA website.

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

       Topic:

    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

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.