Religious Studies KS3: X is for Xenophobia
Xenophobia is the fear of anything that is different.
This animated summary introduces the historical role that religious ideas have played in the establishment and justification of racist policies and ideas.
Drawing on examples such as apartheid and Nazism; Xenophobia is investigated as an issue that sadly remains extremely relevant to this day; despite all religions in the world preaching tolerance and peace.
This is from the series: A-Z of Religion and Beliefs
You could ask your pupils to identify some examples of xenophobia in everyday life, and then look at these in context of how different religions teach us to treat people.
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.