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Extreme Dialogue - Chris and Damian's story

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Extreme Dialogue

A counter-extremism educational resource that aims to reduce the appeal of extremism and offer a positive alternative to the increasing amounts of extremist material and propaganda available online. A series of short documentary films tell the stories of those profoundly affected by violent extremism; a former member of the extreme far-right and a mother whose son was killed fighting for ISIS in Syria. The films are accompanied by a set of open access educational resources (online Prezi presentations and resource packs), all of which can be found at The resources can be used with young people aged 14-18 in classrooms or community settings and are intended to build resilience to extremism and radicalisation through active discussion and enhanced critical thinking. The educational resources contain over 7 hours of films, structured classroom exercises and group activities and provide opportunities for exploration and learning around extremism. They can be used over the course of a term with an hour long lesson a week, or as a half day workshop. These resources enable robust conversations to take place around what can be a difficult and sensitive topic, aiming to develop young people's understanding of extremism. Moreover, Extreme Dialogue seeks to increase teacher confidence in tackling this subject, providing a way to develop a basic understanding of how to teach about extremism.

Resource contents


Arts, Culture and Religion, Child Rights, Compassionate Values, Equality, Globalisation and Interdependence, Peace, Conflict and Justice, Politics and Government

Age Ranges

KS4: ages 14-16, KS5: ages 16+


Citizenship, Philosophy / P4C / Critical thinking, PSHE / PSE / PSED

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