Age range: 11-16
 free to download

This teaching resource is based on Article 27 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: the right to a decent standard of living, and explores global citizenship and economic well-being.

Topical issues relating to money will help young people make choices that are both financially and economically sound. Case studies bring a global perspective. 'Just Living' is relevant to many secondary-level curriculum areas, especially the Economic Well-being and Financial Capability strands of PSHE.

How can it be used?

'Just Living' has been written as a series of six flexible units of work which could be used as a scheme of work, as part of a tutorial programme, timetables lessons, or adapted to be used as workshops on ‘off timetable’ enrichment days. Just Living also supports key elements of UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award.

Offer feedback on Just Living

We would appreciate it if after using the resource you would download and complete this brief feedback form (right click, then "Save Target As...") and then email it to the author Jilly Hillier:

Just Living Resource files

Eight powerpoint presentations , guidance, individual resources (zip files) and six videos have been created for use with this resource. To save the files, right-click each link below and then choose 'Save Target As...'

Just Living Powerpoints (zip)

Just Living in practice: great ideas from teachers (pdf)

Just Living Individual Resources (zip)

Resource and Powerpoint list (pdf)

Unit 4 of the resource refers to the video files below. You can download video for use with either Microsoft's Windows Media Player or with Apple's Quicktime Player:

Just Living Video 01 (71 MB)
Windows MediaApple Quicktime

Just Living Video 02 (46 MB)
Windows MediaApple Quicktime 

Just Living Video 03 (36 MB)
Windows MediaApple Quicktime 

Just Living Video 04 (49 MB)
Windows MediaApple Quicktime 

Just Living Video 05 (25 MB)
Windows MediaApple Quicktime 

Just Living Video 06 (75 MB)
Windows MediaApple Quicktime

There are print copies of the Just Living publication available for only the cost of postage and packing. Please contact the RRSA team to order your copy today.

Just Living and Year 11 PSHE Scheme of Work 

Kern Wilkins from John Hanson Community School has kindly offered to share his PSHE Year 11 Scheme of Work in which he has used activities from Just Living to form the basis of the Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability strand of PSHE. 

To save the files, right-click each link below and then choose 'Save Target As...'

Lesson 1
Lesson 2&3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6
Lesson 7
Lesson 8
Lesson 9
Lesson 10

Just Living is part of a community investment partnership between Barclays and UNICEF called Building Young Futures. The partnership aims to empower thousands of young people across the world by providing them with the support and skills they need to achieve a brighter economic future.

Just Living © UNICEF UK Education

Publication details

Format: PDF

Filesize: 12667KB

Published: 14 January 2013