Us and Them: Buddhism & community: interactive resource: 12-16 years


A versatile web-based resource for 8-14 years

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Through the eyes of young Buddhists, these new resources explore Buddhist teachings on community-building and citizenship. Us and Them

Learning can be teacher- or pupil-directed; teachers can see pupils’ answers and make comments.

This is a versatile web-based resource. A site licence with no time limit costs just £49.

Why not have a look?

10 videos explore Buddhist teachings on community-building and the self

Topics include:

  • identity and belonging
  • volunteering and charities
  • speech and communication
  • democracy
  • karma and the environment

Five sections feature:

  • short videos including young Buddhists in Britain and Bhutan
  • thought-provoking questions to discuss or answer online
  • activities including webquests
  • additional information for keener pupils
  • detailed teacher’s notes. Here’s a sample

How to use Us and Them interactive on an iPad

Get the Puffin Academy browser app from iTunes to view this site


This product is completely intuitive. There is evidently lots of careful thought behind it. The tasks are carefully thought out and go way beyond the sort of factual recall you so often get on educational resources. This is a high quality resource
Rosemary Rivett, Director of Professional Services, RE Today, Executive Officer, NATRE

The Identity section is absolutely stunning. There is nothing like it anywhere that I have seen and the use of young voices is excellent
Deborah Weston, National Association of Teachers of RE

Read the review by Helen Harrison, published by Areiac in Summer 2010.

View syllabus correspondences for Citizenship at GCSE and KS3 & 4.