What is humanism? (age 14-16)

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.

What is humanism?: Other resources
Suitable for: 11-14, 14-16, 16-18, 5-7, 7-11

Activities

Quiz: How humanist are you?

A set of questions designed to get people thinking about what it means to be a humanist and whether any of their own beliefs or values could be described as ‘humanist’. Download
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Films

Introducing humanism

(Age 11+) Chief Executive of Humanists UK, Andrew Copson, presents an introduction to humanist beliefs about human nature, knowledge, meaning, morality, and society Watch

What does humanism mean to humanists?

(Age 11+) A vareity of humanists answer the question ‘What is humanism?’ Watch

When did you decide you were a humanist?

(Age 7+) Humanists explain how they came to describe themselves as humanists. Very often it was the discovery of a word that fitted their existing approach to life. Watch

Who are humanists?

(Age 7+) Several humanists explain what it means to be a humanist. Watch

An introduction to Humanism

(Age 11+) Several famous humanists offer their answers to some of life's biggest questions. Watch

Other Resources

What is Humanism?

Andrew Copson provides an excellent introduction to humanist beliefs and values (from the Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism)

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External Resources

A is for Atheism

A is for Atheism: A video introduction to atheism and humanism

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