SRSP 7-11 Unit 4 Many maps, same place


Sometimes science and religion are seen as giving opposing explanations for phenomena and events.

This unit explores what we do when we explain things, and how different kinds of explanations are suited to different kinds of questions. Logical argument is introduced and its uses and limitations considered.

Pupils are encouraged to interpret a Hindu analogy about pathways to knowledge, and relate it to their own lives.

This unit consists of four lessons and is suitable for pupils aged from 9-11 years.


Key Questions

  • Why did the Titanic sink?
  • Many maps, one place?
  • Are you a logical thinker?
  • Many paths, one peak?

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Unit Resources

Unit Proforma and links to RE and science curricula (Word)


Lesson 1

Lesson Plan (Word)

Teacher Resource Sheet 1: Why did the Titanic sink? (Word)

Why did the Titanic sink? Audio Click to listen, if you’d like to download this audio, right click on the link and select “Save link as”


Lesson 2

Lesson Plan (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 1: Many maps, same place (Word)


Teacher Resource Sheet 1: Introductory activity (Word)


Lesson 3

Lesson Plan (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 1: Pull the other one (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 2: Valid and invalid (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 3: Logic diagrams (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 4a: Find the difference I (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 4b: Find the difference II (Word)

Teacher Resource Sheet 1: Key words (Word)


Lesson 4

Lesson Plan (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 1: Four paths to knowledge (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 2: Many paths up the mountain (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet [G&T]: Knowledge and truth (Word)

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