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

Robert Florence and Iain Connell star in a future set comedy sketch about philosophy. Based on David Hume's questions on identity.

Written and performed by the Burnistoun team of Robert Florence and Iain Connell.

This short film is from the BBC series, Enlighten Up!

Teacher Notes

To highlight the points made within this short film, 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 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, you could lead discussion on the following questions:

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 short film will be useful for teaching secondary PSHE and religious studies.

More from Enlighten Up!

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How can we know the world exists?
What is a good life?
What should I do?
Why should I believe you?
Why should I care about you?