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Valuing Money

A 10-unit RE programme helping children unpack the real value of money

Chris Hudson

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MONEY... MONEY... MONEY...

Valuing Money provides teaching material to help children explore moral and ethical issues around money and what it represents, and to think about what is truly valuable.

  • Includes ten story-led lesson plans with illustrations, Bible links and cross-curricular classroom activities and three assembly outlines suitable for Collective Worship
  • Fulfils and enhances the revised National Curriculum 2014 requirements, connecting Numeracy teaching to wider issues of personal and shared responsibility
  • Relates Bible stories to questions of financial value and their implications
  • Explores key Christian concepts for thinking theologically in RE

Chris Hudson is an experienced teacher, author and trainer, dedicated to promoting high-quality teaching and learning in primary schools. He provides regular INSET for schools on a variety of themes related to the Bible and Christianity, together with Barnabas RE Day storytelling, drama and music workshops for schoolchildren.

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Chris Hudson is an experienced teacher, author and trainer, dedicated to promoting high-quality teaching and learning in primary schools. He provides regular INSET for schools on a variety of themes related to the Bible and Christianity, together with Barnabas RE Day storytelling, drama and music workshops for schoolchildren.

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From the Church Times

Valuing Money tackles the subject of our attitudes to money head on. It is curious how the subject that dominates political debate, and much of our thinking at home, rarely features in schools. It is almost "the elephant in the room". Economics at A level exists as an academic study, but there is little in relation to the ethical questions relating to hard cash. Having a great deal of it is assumed to be the good life; being hard up is not so good. Hudson's volume, aimed at Key Stages in primary schools, will set the standard for years to come. Financial education is the name of the game here, with a subtle message that most maths money problems usually involve spending money, and only very rarely involve giving it away. It is almost as if there is something dangerous or slightly "iffy" about being generous with money. It is easier to talk about something else. As with the previous volume, each unit includes a story, a biblical context, an RE lesson, and pointers to how the same context can be used in both literacy and numeracy. The ten units in the book, therefore, will provide a year's financial education in an innovative and interesting way.

It won't be easy. From the time of Jesus onwards, we have been left in no doubt that meeting his standards on this one provides the biggest challenge of them all. Regular readers will have spot ted the endless search for good assembly material. As assemblies are not going to disappear any time soon, a good story is like gold dust.

Review by Dennis Richards

Book details

  • ISBN: 9780857461216
  • Published: 19 June 2015
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128