Religious Studies KS3: D is for Darwin

The protagonist of this fully animated, light-hearted educational film is none other than Charles Darwin, father of the modern Theory of Evolution.

Following extensive travels across the world, Darwin managed to make a lot of enemies by demonstrating that humans belong in the animal kingdom, and that all life on Earth descends from a common ancestor.

This short, fast-paced film examines how Darwin’s ideas contrast with the teachings of the Bible, and whether the two really are at odds.

This is from the series: A-Z of Religion and Beliefs

Teacher Notes

You could ask your pupils to compare Darwin’s evolutionary theory with the Christian genesis and discuss whether evolutionary theory is incompatible with religious teachings.

Pupils could investigate the historical role of religious Institutions in the pursuit of science.

Curriculum Notes

This short film will be relevant for teaching KS3 Religious Studies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 3rd and 4th Level Religious and Moral Education in Scotland.

C is for Creation Stories
E is for Extremism
F is for forgiveness