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What are British values - Join the debate

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Join the debate
What are British values?
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What can you learn from this look at British values?
Learning focus: Understand other people’s values, views and opinions
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Do you think politicians are the best people to decide on what British values may be?
Politicians have many different opinions
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Improve your focus by listening, making notes, asking questions and teaching others.
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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.”
William Hague
Conservative
Shirley Williams
Liberal Democrat
John Major
Conservative
Robin Cook
Labour
Gordon Brown
Labour
© 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.
Polite

Curries

Patient & tolerant

Love shopping

Enjoy foreign travel

Not good at other languages

Fashionable

Like our traditions

Weather obsessed

Calm

Inventive

Brave

Take Risks

The welfare state

Adventurous

Optimistic
Originality

Passionate about sport

Perseverance

Like a celebration and a party

Flexible

Love television

Willing to take responsibility

Fish and Chips

National Health Service

Confident

Tolerance

Sensitive

Like to be different

Freedom

Reserved

Determined

Like to queue

Love the royal family

Patriotic

Law abiding

Resilient

Creative

Respectful

Not afraid of a challenge

Courageous when required

Charitable

Believe in being Fair

Gardens and allotments

Caring

Live in the past

Able to laugh at ourselves

Sense of Humour

Multi-cultural
“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
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