Religious Studies KS3 & KS4/GCSE: How can I know the Sun will rise tomorrow?

Can we know anything for certain? Will the sun always rise in the morning?

Thomas and Johnny can't agree.

This based around David Hume's theory of scepticism.

This clip is from the series Enlighten Up!

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to introduce the philosophical question: 'can we know anything for certain?'

Before playing the clip, ask students what their thoughts are on this question.

They could answer this question anonymously on pieces of card, and a nominated person could display the class results, possibly in a graphical form.

This could lead on to further investigation and debate on Hume’s theory of scepticism and response to miracles.

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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