Why is happiness important to humanists? Suitable for:
Why is happiness important to humanists?
In this lesson students will investigate how humanists think we can find happiness in our lives, and why, because they believe life is finite, happiness is so important to humanists. Through evaluating and categorising different possible ingredients of happiness, they will investigate the different ways people can find happiness, ask whether happiness means the same thing to everybody. They will learn how humanists believe that it is important for everyone to find their own way to be happy and learn that humanists believe one of the best ways to be happy is to make other people so. Finally, they will use what they have learned to write their own recipe for happiness. Download
Can students order and evaluate these potential ingredients of happiness, and conclude whether everyone needs the same things to make them happy. Download
An example recipe for happiness to stimulate students to write their own. Download
Humanist responses: happiness
Can students fill in the speech bubbles with humanist responses to statements and questions about happiness? Download
The 'Why?' game
An activity to help students explore whether our own happiness is the motivation behind everything we do? Download
How can I be happy?
(Age 11+) A short animation about how humanists believe we need to find our own ways to make our lives meaningful, and that we should make the most of the one life we know we have. Watch
What is the Happy Human and what does it represent? How do humanists think we can all be happy? Download
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