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Notes for teachers
Contents and use of resources
The investigation makes exclusive use of historical sources. This can be a challenge. As with most historical source, they were written by adults for adults and, consequently, the language may be considered to be advanced. To help overcome this problem, a simplified transcript has been provided for every source. Background and other contextual information, mainly relating to the history of the Cremation Society, can be accessed via the 'More info' button which appears on very source page. A Links button, which directs students to other sources of useful information, also appears on every page.
It also supports various aspects of the Non-Statutory Framework. Its focus is on cremation and resurrection thus allowing it to be used in a consideration of Christianity and the question of life after death. It could also be used as part of a broader programme considering the impact of religious beliefs and how religious beliefs and teachings inform answers to ultimate questions.
The resource also supports the development of key skills such as organisation, communication and the use of ICT.
Ideas and Activities
(b) Ask students to reflect on any funeral ceremonies they have attended. Which aspects did they find most moving? Why? How did the service fit in with Christian ideas about life and death? How did it fit with other religion's views about life and death?
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