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"What if ... ?" Starting Points for Discussion KS3 and KS4

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3 KS4

A PSHE/Citizenship hat is used to examine consequences, outcomes and actions using issues taken from various NC subject areas. Worksheets are highly illustrated and text-light, giving the teacher maximum flexibility and scope, and making the pack particularly suitable for lower ability students.

Lessons may also be used to fulfil SCMS requirements.

Topics mirror NC guidelines for the following subjects: English, Geography, History, RE.

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Size: 64 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 392 8
Author(s): Eileen Osborne
Code: WISP
Popularity rank: 241

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Contents List



  • 6 DRUGS? Students think about the risks and possible consequences involved in taking drugs.
  • 8 HONESTY? Students consider what is meant by honesty and the implications of that.
  • 10 CARING? Students look at the nature of caring and the pressures placed upon young carers.
  • 12 EQUALITY? Students learn about the fight for 'Votes For Women' and explore the current issues raised by that fight.
  • 14 PERSECUTION? Students learn about and discuss the persecution of the Jews during The Second World War.
  • 16 DESTRUCTION? Students learn about the destruction of one group of people in the Amazon area - the Yanomamai - and consider the consequences that destruction will have for the planet.
  • 18 PLANNERS? Students explore the implications, for ordinary people, of planners' decisions.
  • 20 HOLIDAYS? Students consider both the positive and negative effects that tourism can have on countries and particular areas.
  • 22 PROTESTING? Students learn about the nature of peaceful protest and the consequences of racism.
  • 24 BELIEFS? Students consider how a strong belief can affect life and behaviour.
  • 26 DEATH? Students think about ideas relating to death and the afterlife.
  • 28 PARENTS? Students consider some of the pressures placed upon parents by young people.
  • 30 CRIME? Students consider the reasons for - and the consequences of - shoplifting.
  • 32 LYING? Students look at the issues involved in lying and whether or not it is ever OK to lie.


  • 34 ABUSE? Students consider the nature of abuse and learn who to tell.
  • 36 AIDS? Students look at the issue of AIDs and the emotions involved when a close family member contracts it.
  • 38 SEXUALITY? Students think about their own and other people's attitudes to gays and lesbians.
  • 40 DEALING? Students look at the issues raised and the possible consequences of drug dealing.
  • 42 RUNNING AWAY? Students consider the reasons why young people leave home and learn about the dangers for those young people who do so.
  • 44 PROSTITUTION? Students think about why young girls become prostitutes and gain an understanding of the dangers for them in that lifestyle.
  • 46 WORK? Students consider the workplace and the expectations that employers might have of their employees.
  • 48 RESPONSIBILITY? Students put some thought into what it means to be responsible.
  • 50 PREGNANCY? Students consider the problems a pregnant 15 year old might be faced with.
  • 52 DEMANDS? Students learn about and discuss the sexual demands that young adults can make on their partners.
  • 54 ALCOHOL? Students discuss the problems for those under 18 of alcohol abuse.
  • 56 DISCRIMINATION? Students consider the problems caused by discrimination due to colour or race.
  • 58 ABORTION? Students think about the traumas faced when abortion is considered - especially from the point of view of the father.
  • 60 TEENAGE PARENTS? Students look at the problems and benefits of being teenage parents.


  • 62 Appendix 1: Writing frame (for use with any of the pages, for writing letters to problem pages).
  • 63 Appendix 2: Writing frame (for use with any of the pages, for stories based on the 'What if... idea).
  • 64 Appendix 3: Useful addresses.