Religion At School

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 26, 2020 and last updated on February 4, 2023

Traditional religion has been a subject that has always been taught at school with the aim of not only teaching students about religion but also instilling the values that come with religion. Nowadays, in many western countries, particularly in big cities, it is very multicultural and with that comes different religious beliefs. Many people now believe that teaching just one religion at schools is neither appropriate nor fair to those who follow a different religion. Due to this, there seems to be increasing support to remove religion from the educational system completely or ensure that all religions are taught.



Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

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  • religion (noun)
  • teach (verb)
  • subject (noun)
  • learn (verb)
  • multicultural (adjective)
  • value (noun)
  • appropriate (adjective)
  • fair (adjective)

Conversation Questions

  • Should religion be taught in schools?
  • Did you learn about religion when you were at school?
  • What positives are there about teaching religion at school?
  • What negatives are there about teaching religion at school?
  • Overall do you think that religion should be something that is taught in schools? Why?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.