Just Living? GCSE Resource

KS4: ages 14-16WebsiteFilmImageAvailable in Welsh

This is a free, online Christian Aid GCSE Religious Studies resource, supporting elements of the syllabus relating to morality, ethics, community and Christian teaching on responding to others’ needs. It helps students to:

  • Undertake an in-depth study of Christian values in response to global poverty and justice
  • Look at the work of a Christian charity
  • Think critically about the meaning of poverty and its causes
  • Examine emergency and long-term aid.

The resource is divided into the following four units to support the relevant elements of GCSE Religious Studies:

  1. Unit 1: Why should Christians help the poor?
    An examination of teachings in the Bible that inspire believers to help the disadvantaged.
  2. Unit 2: What is Christian Aid?
    The work of a Christian organisation.
  3. Unit 3: What is poverty?
    Examining what poverty is and what causes it.
  4. Unit 4: Emergency and long-term aid
    Examples of aid that Christian Aid is involved in, including disaster preparedness and sustainable development.

Each unit comprises teachers’ notes and lesson plans, film clips, resource sheets, photos to download (for pupils’ own projects) and some units include slide presentations.

Download from the Christian Aid website:

Also available in a Welsh language version.


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