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Remembrance Assembly Special: Is it Ever Right to Force Someone to Fight?

This week, a Powerpoint and accompanying script that can be used as a class session or assembly in the approach to the 100th anniversary of World War I. I’ve referred to it as “The Great War”, as I always find it rather poignant that those involved thought of it in such a definitive way.
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It’s about conscientious objection, which is one of the more philosophically challenging aspects of the conflict. There is something remarkable about the respect given to the wish not kill, even when the wish not to risk death is ignored. There are questions for the children to ponder as people of the time, and as their present-day selves.
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There are some data-hungry photos in it, so you can download it below:
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And the script is here.
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Best wishes,
Jason
PS If you couldn’t open some of the files from last week’s bulletin, just rename them without the “?” at the end. Lots of people said they love the idea of a year-long series of stickers, so I will put it on my to-do list.

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