Religious Studies KS3 & KS4/GCSE: What makes you, you?

Robert Florence and Iain Connell star in a comedy sketch and animation about philosophy.

Based on David Hume's questions on identity.

This clip is from the series Enlighten Up!

Teacher Notes

To highlight the points made within the clip, students could take part in the game 'I am unique.'

Choose one student to sit at the front of the class.

This student is asked to complete the sentence aloud to the class "I am unique because." and come up with a characteristic, experience or interest which makes them different from everyone else (For example, 'I am unique because I have travelled to Australia twice.')

They should continue to complete this sentence until someone else in the class shares this characteristic, experience or interest.

Then they would swap seats and this person would then be the person to complete the sentence "I am unique because."

The object of the game is for the person on the seat to keep their space with so many unique qualities.

Following the game, teacher could lead discussion on the following points:

What do we consider our identity to be?

Is everyone truly unique?

Are we always changing? In what ways do we stay the same? What have been times in our lives which have made us change?

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant to teaching Religious Studies at KS3 and KS4/GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 in Scotland.

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