Intro to morals

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Intro to morals

  1. 1. MORALITY & ETHICS <ul><li>LO </li></ul><ul><li>To understand what ethics is and how people can have different views on moral issues. </li></ul><ul><li>To reflect on your own moral values and where they come from </li></ul>
  2. 2. Where do we get our ideas of right and wrong?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes we decide on whether something is right or wrong because of rules. </li></ul><ul><li>TASK </li></ul><ul><li>In pairs make up 5 rules for good living </li></ul>Radio 1 Poll Radio 1 carried out a poll asking young people their most important moral rules : Do not kill (87%) Do not steal Do not take drugs Be loyal to your friends
  4. 4. What are ethics and morals?
  5. 5. Key words: Ethics – is the study of morality Morality – is the study of right and wrong Moral issue – is a situation where you have to decide what is right or wrong
  6. 6. What are ethics and morals? Which ethical/moral issues arise in today’s society? TIP: You could consider moral dilemmas you’ve read about or seen on TV
  7. 7. <ul><li>Moral Dilemmas: where do you stand? </li></ul><ul><li>You will see a series of statements </li></ul><ul><li>Decide whether you agree, disagree or are unsure </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T HAVE A KNEE-JERK REACTION </li></ul><ul><li>THINK CAREFULLY… …Ensure you can justify your reasons </li></ul>I’m unsure I disagree with this statement I agree with this statement
  8. 8. Stealing from Tesco is okay, but mugging a person is not… <ul><li>= Yes </li></ul><ul><li>= Unsure </li></ul><ul><li>= No </li></ul>
  9. 9. Animals should have the same rights as humans… <ul><li>= Yes </li></ul><ul><li>= Unsure </li></ul><ul><li>= No </li></ul>
  10. 10. Abortion is murder and murder is illegal, therefore abortion should be illegal… <ul><li>= Yes </li></ul><ul><li>= Unsure </li></ul><ul><li>= No </li></ul>
  11. 11. It’s ok to have an affair if you’re no longer in love with your partner… <ul><li>= Yes </li></ul><ul><li>= Unsure </li></ul><ul><li>= No </li></ul>
  12. 12. Capital punishment is always wrong… <ul><li>= Yes </li></ul><ul><li>= Unsure </li></ul><ul><li>= No </li></ul>
  13. 13. Facts and Opinions <ul><li>What is a fact? </li></ul><ul><li>What is an opinion? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you think of any facts and opinions about capital punishment? </li></ul>
  14. 14. What point is this cartoon making?
  15. 15. The ultimate punishment... <ul><li>The ultimate punishment is capital punishment or as it also know the death penalty. </li></ul><ul><li>Although this form of punishment is no longer used in Britain, it is still carried out in many parts of the world including America. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Facts and figures... “ It costs £700 a week to keep a prisoner in a British jail. On average someone who is serving a life sentence will cost the tax payer £550,000.”
  17. 17. ‘ Capital Punishment is wrong and can never be justified’ <ul><li>PLENARY PAUSE </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree with the above statement? </li></ul><ul><li>Consider different sides of the arguments </li></ul>EXTENSION Is there anything that you think is always wrong to do? Explain your answer

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