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    10B Class Assembly

2. What is Morality?
Morality is the idea of right and wrong, using a system concerning values and principles. These views can vary between people as it is based on their beliefs, religion, culture and philosophy.
3. Importance of morality
"The most important human endeavour is the striving for morality in our actions.Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.
Charles Dickens
4. Case study - punishment
He could be given a prison sentence
He could be given a death sentence
5. Which is right?
Some may say that the death sentence is morally justifiable, as with the saying what goes around, comes around.
However, others may believe in an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind [Gandhi], which expresses how even when wrong is done, doing another wrong does not make it right.
6. Case study - ghandihism
Ghandi worked against violence in Britain, and in 1939 he sent a letter to Hitler to show his views of non-violence, which were rejected.
Consequently, World War II started later that year.
Therefore, violence is morally justifiable in some circumstances, as long as it is for the greater good, as the benefit will be better than the loss suffered
7. Ethics and morality are both closely related, and as a result are commonly used in the same context as one another. However, when we dig deeper we can see that while ethics refers to code of behaviour and rules, morals are more personalised in their definition.
Case study - ghandihism
8. Case study - ghandihism
Morality, however, is more of a personalized code of conduct. It pertains to one's individual conscience or beliefs of what is right and what is wrong.
Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.
9. Cheating is the act of breaking the rules when situated in a competitive situation.
Cheating is the wrong act to do because it is purposeful harm, where the person knows that they are doing wrong.
We will now show you a short role-play.
10. cheating
11. Stealing is the act of taking another persons possession either secretly or violently.
The act of stealing has increased dramatically in the last few years, is there a specific reason for this?
We will now show you a short role-play.
12. stealing
13. rights
Rights are legal, social, or ethical principals of freedom.
Many people do not receive some of the rights they are entitled to, for example, freedom of speech.
Martin Luther King tried to decrease the amount of racism towards black people between 1954-1968.
We will now show you a short role-play.
14. rights
15. conclusion
Morality distinguishes the difference between good and bad
However, it can force people to do something they do not want to do.
More people think about they actions, and as a result less people are harmed.
You can set an example for others through your views and beliefs.
16. Thanks for Listening