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Values, Identity

This pack is all about values: what they are, how we form them and how people live by their values. Pupils share, explain and defend their opinions and beliefs. They discuss a range of personal opinions and beliefs, and evaluate different views and beliefs alongside their own.

What resources are in this pack?

How long does it take to deliver this pack?

clock 60 minutes


Learning outcomes

Pupils will be able to:

  • identify who or what influences their beliefs or opinions
  • share and explain some of their views, opinions and beliefs
  • use their views and opinions to start to form and express their own values

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Film: Values

Our values underpin our decision making, but where do they come from? Daniel and Farrah explore the idea of personal values, and we hear from a variety of people about what their values mean to them.


Starter activity: Influences and values

This activity gets pupils thinking about their own views and opinions. They also start to consider where these views might originally have come from. This helps pupils understand the influences that help form both their values and other people's.


Starter activity: Why do we think that?

This discussion activity gets pupils thinking more about influences on their opinions. They generate a class list of who or what might influence their choices.


Starter activity: Circles of influence

This activity is about personal influences, so pupils do it alone and do not have to share it. 'Circles of influence' can be used as a baseline assessment; it can be revisited at the end of the lesson, so that pupils can reflect on any changes.


Main activity: Where do I stand?

This continuum activity uses pupils' responses to specific dilemmas to get them thinking about their opinions on and reactions to a range of statements. It helps them recognise ways that opinions can develop into values.


Main activity: Match report

In this short activity, pupils put together their own personal values match report. They reflect on three of their values or opinions, plus the influences that have helped produce them.


Values word bank

This word bank lists key vocabulary about values, and clarifies the meanings of the words and phrases that your pupils will meet.