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Our resources are organised by theme. Under each theme, you will find…
  • Lesson plans: These are designed to provide a model with which to introduce students to key humanist beliefs and values. If you prefer to plan differently, many of the activities contained within the plans are also available as stand-alone resources to drop into your own lessons. Each lesson plan also contains teachers' notes.
  • Classroom activities: These are the resources referred to in the lesson plans. They can also be used more flexibly as stand-alone activities.
  • Humanist perspectives: These are designed to give you the humanist view on a theme (e.g. ethics, death, ceremonies) or a contemporary ethical discussion (e.g. euthanasia, abortion, prejudice and discrimination). Some are designed for teachers, to help with subject knowledge, and might also be useful for older students; others are handouts for younger students. The corresponding presentations often contain suggestions for questions and activities that could be included in a lesson on such a topic.
  • Presentations: These correspond to the lesson plan or humanist perspective of the same name.
  • Films: These are referred to in the lesson plans or can be used as stand-alone stimuli.
  • We have also provided links to useful external resources.
If teaching thematically, these resources may be usefully combined with responses to the question from other religions and beliefs to allow students the opportunity to compare and contrast. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in a specific age range, you may find that resources in a different age range will be adaptable to your needs.

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Free book for UK schools!

What is Humanism? How do you live a good life without god? And other Big Questions for Kids by Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young offers young people an excellent introduction to Humanism. A fantastic resource to support teachers with planning lessons on Humanism.

Planning Guidelines

Looking for support to plan a scheme of work on Humanism? Our planning guidelines for Key Stages 1 to 3 contain key content, questions, activities, and links to resources.

What is humanism?

A selection of resources offering students an introduction to humanist beliefs and values, including presentations, videos, multiple-choice questions for assessment, and a 'How humanist are you?' quiz.

Atheism and agnosticism

Why don't humanists believe in a god or gods? What is the difference between atheism, agnosticism, and Humanism? Find out why humanists don't see any good evidence to believe in anything supernatural and how humanists live their lives without the belief in a god or gods.

Secularism and society

What is the humanist vision for a better world? What kind of society do humanists strive for? What is secularism and why is it important to humanists? Find out what humanists work for and what lies behind their motivations.

Humanist Perspectives

Get a humanist view on a life's fundamental questions or on a contemporary ethical debate. Many of our perspectives also contain presentations, questions, ideas for activities, and links to further resources and information.

Resources for Scotland

Looking for resources in Scotland? We've matched all our resources to relevant areas of the Curriculum for Excellence and Scotland's National Qualifications.

Resources for Wales

Looking for resources in Wales? We've created a guide that links all our resources to relevant parts of the WJEC Religious Studies GCSE specification.


A list of recommended texts on humanism to support and deepen your subject knowledge. Also includes our recommended books for children and young adults.

Humanist Quotes

Photos of famous contemporary and historical humanists with quotes. Great for starters as a stimulus for discussion.

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