Learning for a more just
and sustainable world

Religious and Moral Education (RME) provides the opportunity to ask the big questions in life – questions around Global Citizenship themes such as wealth and poverty; peace and conflict; justice and inequity, and to ask, WHY? How do values and beliefs influence our actions and our views of the world?

What are the similarities and differences among people of all faiths and none? RME allows young people a safe space to explore universal human values, and develop their own opinions on a range of moral issues in both a local and global context.

Teacher Unit: Gender Equality

This unit was developed by four teachers from Dundee with RME and social subjects backgrounds. All taught the introductory unit, which aims at giving pupils a broad overview of gender issues – examining historic, religious, social and political aspects.  Each teacher then specialised in particular topics.The activities are all designed to get pupils to critically analyse gender inequality and begin to think about ways this could be combated.

Behind the Veil – an exploration of women in Islam

Developed by Lyndsey Lauder, Grove Academy, Dundee

Gender and Education

Developed by Katie Turner, Craigie High School, Dundee

Make poverty history?

Developed by Katie Turner, Craigie High School, Dundee

This unit gives young people an insight into how poverty effects people both in Scotland and around the world. It aims to empower them to make a positive change in their attitude and behaviour to help tackle this global issue.  This unit of work require pupils to engage in group tasks, problem solving and critical thinking, as well as controversial discussions and the need to justify their stand points.

In Your Shoes

Developed by Shameen Syed, Lockerbie Academy, Lockerbie

How are we connected to others around the world? What are the assumptions we make about the relationships between poverty, education and inequality? This unit explores these big questions and encourages young people to think about what they can do to challenge inequality.

RME resources

The Poverty Challenge – this is a simulation about poverty is an interconnected, global phenomenon, and that sustainable development is just as important for developed nations as it is for developing ones.

RE:quest Website - This website seeks to equip, educate and enable teachers and pupils of all ages and abilities to ask and answer the big questions surrounding the beliefs and practices that are most important to Christians.

The Importance of Education - This resource allows you to explore the importance of education with your class. It does this by looking at quotes about education from famous figures throughout human history, and asks students to consider their meaning and importance. It also engages students with the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban and defended her right to an education.

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