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Plan International

Plan International Ireland
want to help make Development Education a part of daily lessons. They have created a user-friendly teacher handbook and student-friendly resources. The lessons contain lots of games, pictures and videos to keep your class engaged.

Teacher Handbook            Student Resource

Primary School Resources

The interactive resource contains four modules, with five lessons in each, covering four different global issues aimed at different age groups ranging from 6 – 12 years old.

Gender: This module aims to familiarise 1st – 2nd class children with gender. The lessons will explore children’s likes and dislikes and whether boys and girls can like the same things, with the ultimate aim of challenging stereotypes based on gender and increasing the children’s understanding of the barriers faced by many girls in the world. Access lesson material for module one >

Global Inequality: This module aims to familiarise 3rd – 4th class children with the concept of inequality. The lessons will introduce inequality as linked to fairness between people and fairness between countries. The lessons will examine in-equality in broad terms which will be relatable to children, exploring living conditions such as water and sanitation, gender and childhood inequality and other barriers to ed-ucation. The module will conclude with what we can do to address inequality and the new Sustainable Development agenda. This is 17 Global Goals decided by countries all over the world as the new approach to reduce poverty, inequality and climate change. Access lesson material for module two>

Migration and Refugees: This module aims to familiarise 5th – 6th class children with the issues of migration and refugees. The lessons will introduce the concept of voluntary migration, where people choose to move to another part of the world and the push and pull factors involved in this decision. It will then examine the concept of involuntary migration, where people are forced to leave their home through conflict, persecution or natural disaster. The module will then explore the concepts of seeking asylum and being an asylum seeker in Ireland. The ultimate aim of the module is to give children an overview of the refugee situation in the world and challenge some of the perceptions about migration and refugees that they might have heard in the media. Access lesson material for module three>

Climate Change: Climate change is a global threat which is already having an impact on millions of people around the world. This module aims to familiarise students with the causes of climate change and the impact it is having on people and the planet. It also provides an opportunity for students to learn how to engage in an action against climate change. Access lesson material for module four>

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