Your learning goal for today is:
To show your understanding of morality and its values
Can you remember some or all of the Ten Commandments which are written in Christian writings?
Do you think that the Ten Commandments are just useful for Christians or do you think they can help all of us think morally and make moral choices?
There are positive and negative values. For example, honesty is a positive value because it is moral and encourages people to live peacefully. However, some people may value hatred – this would be a negative value because this is unkind, is immoral and doesn’t help lead people to a happy, fulfilled life.
Although all of us have values, this does not necessarily mean that all of our values are positive values. People can value different things in life, and everyone has their own view of what is right and wrong. For example, you might value honesty however, your friend might think it is better to be dishonest (because they might think it better to protect people from the truth). Both of you have your own opinions, and reasons for valuing honesty/dishonesty and each of you might view the other’s values as positive/negative.
Create a poster showing all your wonderful knowledge about morality, and demonstrating your own positive/negative values.
Your poster should include:
- What Morality is?
- What a good choice is and how to make a good choice?
- What a value is and why values are important?
- What are your own personal values?
- Who has influenced your personal values?
- Ho do your values help you make moral choices each day?
Make your poster bright and colourful, if you can, with some bold text to make it stand out.
Scenario: You have a close friend who you see is treating people unequally each day. You don’t like this because you see that it is making people feel upset and nervous to play in the playground.
Write a letter to your friend explaining to them that they are acting immorally and why they are acting immorally. Explain to them what morality is and why it is important for themselves and others.
Send us your fantastic posters, we can’t wait to see all that you now know!
The Year 4 Team x