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What are British values - Join the debate
Transcript of What are British values - Join the debate
What are British values?
What can you learn from this look at British values?
Learning focus: Understand other people’s values, views and opinions
Do you think politicians are the best people to decide on what British values may be?
Politicians have many different opinions
Improve your focus by listening, making notes, asking questions and teaching others.
Literacy Numeracy Extension Activity
Complete the attached evidence sheet on the values and characteristics of being British
What other values or characteristics, not on this list, best describe Britishness?
With Scotland voting on Independence this autumn and Michael Gove wanting schools to promote British values, what does Britishness mean?
Is it even possible to agree what values and characteristics portray ‘Being British’?
What do you think about British values and characteristics?
Mo. Do you think it is right for British values to be taught in all schools? Who should decide what those values are?
So. Why might it not be possible to agree what is meant to be British?
Cu. How important is it to protect Britain’s heritage in the face of modern changes?
Sp. Do you think Britain is a religious country? How does this affect its values?
What images represent the Britain you live in ?
"A Britain that is: Urban, ambitious, sporty, fashion-conscious, multi-ethnic, brassy, self-confident and international.”
© Getty images/Tom Stoddard
Do any of these images represent the Britain you live in?
Union Jack by Flickr user bambi851 and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence.
Take a photo of the finished piece.
Make sure your school or college name is on it
Discuss, Display and Share your thoughts
Look carefully at this list.
Make a note of which values and characteristics you think best describe being British.
Patient & tolerant
Enjoy foreign travel
Not good at other languages
Like our traditions
The welfare state
Passionate about sport
Like a celebration and a party
Willing to take responsibility
Fish and Chips
National Health Service
Like to be different
Like to queue
Love the royal family
Not afraid of a challenge
Courageous when required
Believe in being Fair
Gardens and allotments
Live in the past
Able to laugh at ourselves
Sense of Humour
“Britishness is the countryside, individual liberty, unbroken tradition, and no revolutions.”
"Britain is the country of long shadows on county grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and pools fillers."
"Chicken Tikka Masala is now a true British national dish, not only because it is the most popular, but because it is a perfect illustration of the way Britain absorbs and adapts external influences"
"British ideas are about standing firm for the world in the name of liberty … The union flag should be a British symbol of unity around our values … and we should assert that the union flag is for tolerance and inclusion."
"freedom, tolerance, respect for the rule of law, belief in personal and social responsibility and respect for British institutions" should be part of the curriculum in schools in the UK
Prime Minister David Cameron believes that.......
Work as a group to either:
Design a group poster – use text, pictures, drawings, cartoons
create a learning wall using post - its
Post your image on Facebook or Instagram or share it via Twitter using #BritishValuesPics
Work as a group.
Try to agree a common set of British values and characteristics.
Make a list of no more than ten.
Click this link to download your own copy of this evidence sheet