With children growing up in such a complex and confusing world, this book could not be more timely. The complexity and confusion which derive partly from conflict connected to religious beliefs, political ideologies and philosophical life stances are not easily explained. Angela Gluck Wood essays the impossible - and pulls it off. "What do we tell the children?" helps teachers - who may themselves be uncomfortable and confused - to talk with children about the pressing questions they have about conflict and other sensitive and complex issues. It suggests ways for teachers to respond, and the words to use. It explains terms such as cohesion and chaos, Islamophobia and antisemitism. And it provides carefully thought out and detailed preparation for teaching about issues of conflict and a wealth of resources and activities to use in primary or secondary classrooms.
Angela Gluck Wood
"The insightful reflection on the issues, the expert guidance for finding a way through RE minefields and the practical classroom strategies and resources all go to make up a very empowering text. This publication has a cutting edge that makes it stand out from other teachers' handbooks."