This unit aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the conflict in Palestine and Israel, and to build your skills of critical analysis with a focus on human rights and values.

Why are we learning about this?

  • Britain is part of the history of Palestine and Israel.

  • This is a long-running conflict that is often in the news.

  • In this, as in other live issues, it is important to hear different views.

  • Learning to deal with controversial issues in the safe space of the classroom, helps prepare you to play an active part in your community.

Why are values important?

Our values help us decide how to speak and behave. The four values inscribed on the mace of the Scottish Parliament are the same values which underpin Curriculum for Excellence.

These values provide a sound basis for learning relating to global citizenship:

  • Wisdom

  • Justice

  • Compassion

  • Integrity