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1 WALT: Reasons why some people think divorce may be right Reasons why others think divorce is a bad thing What is today's lesson about? Success criteria: To achieve a C grade: You need to be able to explain the meaning of conflict and reconciliation To achieve a B grade: You need to be able to categorise opinions To achieve an A grade: You need to be able to explain your own viewpoint and compare it to others

2 WALT: Reasons why some people think divorce may be right Reasons why others think divorce is a bad thing What is acceptable behaviour? Success criteria: To achieve a C grade: You need to be able to explain the meaning of conflict and reconciliation To achieve a B grade: You need to be able to categorise opinions To achieve an A grade: You need to be able to explain your own viewpoint and compare it to others These are all things that may annoy you or persuade you to ask for a divorce Rank the cards in order of least to most acceptable

3 WALT: Reasons why some people think divorce may be right Reasons why others think divorce is a bad thing Attitudes to divorce Success criteria: To achieve a C grade: You need to be able to explain the meaning of conflict and reconciliation To achieve a B grade: You need to be able to categorise opinions To achieve an A grade: You need to be able to explain your own viewpoint and compare it to others Giselle is a fairy-tale character who has been thrown out of her magical kingdom and has arrived in modern-day New York, where she fully expects her beloved Prince Edward will come to rescue her. She has befriended Robert a divorce lawyer, who is trying to find a way to get rid of her. In this scene, she is waiting at his office while he takes a meeting with a client. Pay particular attention to Giselle's reaction to the concept of divorce, and to the different views about relationships that Robert and Giselle reveal Why was Giselle so horrified at the idea that Phoebe and her husband Ethan were going to separate 'for ever and ever?

4 WALT: Reasons why some people think divorce may be right Reasons why others think divorce is a bad thing Attitudes to divorce Success criteria: To achieve a C grade: You need to be able to explain the meaning of conflict and reconciliation To achieve a B grade: You need to be able to categorise opinions To achieve an A grade: You need to be able to explain your own viewpoint and compare it to others In your groups summarise the attitudes of Robert and Giselle to divorce You need to be able to explain how they feel about the concept What are the merits and weaknesses of each argument? What makes a strong relationship?

5 WALT: Reasons why some people think divorce may be right Reasons why others think divorce is a bad thing How have attitudes to divorce changed? Success criteria: To achieve a C grade: You need to be able to explain the meaning of conflict and reconciliation To achieve a B grade: You need to be able to categorise opinions To achieve an A grade: You need to be able to explain your own viewpoint and compare it to others Use the graph to write two sentences about British divorce Add a third or fourth sentence suggesting reasons for recent changes

6 WALT: Reasons why some people think divorce may be right Reasons why others think divorce is a bad thing How have attitudes to divorce changed? Success criteria: To achieve a C grade: You need to be able to explain the meaning of conflict and reconciliation To achieve a B grade: You need to be able to categorise opinions To achieve an A grade: You need to be able to explain your own viewpoint and compare it to others Before Nowadays.... Divorce used to be difficult to obtain and so very few divorces took place People were looked down on if they were divorced It was impossible for them to re-marry in church Divorce is a normal part of life There has been a great increase in the number of divorces It is now estimated that more then two in five marriages will end in divorce!

7 WALT: Reasons why some people think divorce may be right Reasons why others think divorce is a bad thing Why have attitudes to divorce changed? Success criteria: To achieve a C grade: You need to be able to explain the meaning of conflict and reconciliation To achieve a B grade: You need to be able to categorise opinions To achieve an A grade: You need to be able to explain your own viewpoint and compare it to others The removal of legal and financial barriers – divorce became cheaper and more grounds for divorce were acceptable (before it was only for adultery or cruelty) Changing expectations of marriage – women wanted to be treated fairly and have as good as life as their husbands Independence – Women could afford to live independently after a divorce Demographic changes – Before many women died in childbirth so men would re-marry. Nowadays most divorces occur after 10 years which was the average length of marriage 100 years ago.

8 WALT: Reasons why some people think divorce may be right Reasons why others think divorce is a bad thing Reconciliation Success criteria: To achieve a C grade: You need to be able to explain the meaning of conflict and reconciliation To achieve a B grade: You need to be able to categorise opinions To achieve an A grade: You need to be able to explain your own viewpoint and compare it to others Watch the film clip The couple are considering whether they should give their marriage another chance Are Phoebe and Ethan being realistic in trying to make their marriage work, or hopelessly naïve (or somewhere between the two!) Do you think that problems in a relationship (married or otherwise) can be overcome? If so, how?

9 WALT: Reasons why some people think divorce may be right Reasons why others think divorce is a bad thing Conflict Pressures on marriage Success criteria: To achieve a C grade: You need to be able to explain the meaning of conflict and reconciliation To achieve a B grade: You need to be able to categorise opinions To achieve an A grade: You need to be able to explain your own viewpoint and compare it to others What can make a couple separate? What are the pressures on a marriage? Sort the pressures into order (Most testing to least testing)

10 WALT: Reasons why some people think divorce may be right Reasons why others think divorce is a bad thing Religious attitudes to divorce and remarriage Success criteria: To achieve a C grade: You need to be able to explain the meaning of conflict and reconciliation To achieve a B grade: You need to be able to categorise opinions To achieve an A grade: You need to be able to explain your own viewpoint and compare it to others Use the quotes to help you work out what Christians think about divorce and remarriage Explain what each quote means and from which religion it is

11 WALT: Reasons why some people think divorce may be right Reasons why others think divorce is a bad thing Religious attitudes to divorce and remarriage summary Success criteria: To achieve a C grade: You need to be able to explain the meaning of conflict and reconciliation To achieve a B grade: You need to be able to categorise opinions To achieve an A grade: You need to be able to explain your own viewpoint and compare it to others Use the information from the activity to summarise Christians and Muslims beliefs about divorce and remarriage in two tweets for each religion Each tweet can be a maximum of 140 characters (letters) long Christians believe that… Because… Muslims believe that… Because…


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