topic two: individual purpose (continued)
to the teacher
Human beings need motivation if they are to achieve anything. Throughout
history there have been individuals whose lives have been driven
by forces such as hate,
greed, fear, lust for power, personal ambition. There have also
been those who have chosen to be motivated by the equally powerful
forces of disinterested love and compassion. This topic identifies
and examines these motivating forces and their consequences.
Drama activity page 13 part 1:
Motivation can be used as an introduction to this topic.
Give out worksheet 2 (pages 9/10) The
driving force and ask pupils to complete the tasks set
Discuss with them what they have discovered about what motivates
Can the class think of people they have heard about who have love
as their motivation? e.g.
• people helping to feed and give medical help to those who
• a person who has decided to forgive someone they have every
reason to hate.
• parents looking after a seriously disabled child
Read resource sheet 2 (page 11) For
the love of her baby.
• What would have happened if Mithu had remained angry and
blamed others for her situation?
• What was Mithu’s motivation?
• What do you think were her greatest achievements?
Can they think of people in history who have had hate, revenge
or lust for power as their motivation?