Big Questions

Humans have been asking ‘big’ questions for millennia:How did the world come to be?’, ‘What happens after we die?’ andIs there a meaning to life and, if so, what is it?’, to name just three. Many such questions are central to religions and worldviews, meaning that RE is a natural place to explore big questions and responses to them with pupils.

Primary-aged pupils can be encouraged to be excellent young philosophers: this book covers a number of topics from personal identity to the concept of peace, and provides strategies to embark on and develop philosophical enquiries, which are popular in many primary classrooms.

Activities within this book allow pupils aged from 411 to explore various big questions in a range of ways.

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