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Houses Learning Path

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Use this learning path with younger students when teaching pupils about houses. A good resource to use on World Homelessness Day.
10 resources in this Learning Path

1

Design a Shelter - Geography

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/18669/18350.pdf Added: 17 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Reference

Three task cards for designing a shelter in a jungle, mountain and desert. Task cards provide the materials pupils can use, the description of the location they will build their house and what they should consider.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People living and working in the local area

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of forms of transport and transport routes in the locality and in a contrasting part of Ireland
  • explore, investigate and come to appreciate the major features of the built environment in the locality and in a contrasting part of Ireland

Suggestions for use: Use the task cards to get pupils critically thinking about the area in which they need to build their house and aspects they need to consider when designing their house. Allow time for pupils to research the area - mountain/ desert/ jungle.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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2

Traditional Homes Around the World

http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org....lication.php?subject=pri_geog_homes Added: 17 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Simulation / Tool

Animation whereby pupils observe and describe the houses from all over the world. By clicking on the picture, pupils can learn what the house is made from and see where the house is in the world.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and places in other areas

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • acquire some awareness of different types of homes in places outside the locality

Suggestions for use: Project the pictures of houses from all over the world onto the whiteboard. Allow pupils to discuss and compare the houses.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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3

Pictures of Houses Around the World

http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org....ication.php?subject=pri_geog_design Added: 17 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Use the three pictures for pupils to compare their own houses to houses around the world - in jungles, mountains and deserts.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and places in other areas

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • acquire some awareness of different types of homes in places outside the locality

Suggestions for use: Project the pictures onto the board and ask the class how is the house on the board different to their own house.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

4

Match House Type to Name

http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org....n.php?subject=pri_des_housematching Added: 17 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Shelter Classroom Kit provide a nice interactive matching exercises whereby pupils need to match the house type to the name. The animation may help students describe their home or compare towns to cities.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Properties and characteristics of materials

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to explore how different materials may be used in the construction of homes suited to their environments

Suggestions for use: Use animation to identify house types by matching the houses to their names.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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5

Household Items Now and Long Ago

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resour...d-and-new-household-objects-6278981 Added: 16 Aug 2016 Contributor: Danielle Farrell Resource type: Presentation

Students can explore and compare household items used in the past and now.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE History

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Continuity and change in the local environment

Suggestions for use: Exploring thematic unit on houses and homes. Exploring artefacts, change and continuity.

Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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6

Street Furniture - Materials

http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org....hp?subject=pri_geog_streetfurniture Added: 17 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Images of traffic lights, garden chairs, signs, poles, lamps, shops, bins, post boxes and buildings. Using the images, pupils will need to name the street object and describe the features material.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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SESE Science

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Properties and characteristics of materials

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • describe and compare materials, noting the differences in the colour, shape and texture

Suggestions for use: Project the images onto the whiteboard and get the pupils to name the objects and describe the material used in the object.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

7

Materials and Descriptions

http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org....ubject=pri_science_namethismaterial Added: 17 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Pictures of various objects to do with building a house. Pupils need to look at the picture, name the material and describe its appearance.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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SESE Science

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Properties and characteristics of materials

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • describe and compare materials, noting the differences in the colour, shape and texture

Suggestions for use: Project the animation onto the whiteboard and allow pupils to discuss the answers. Ask for silence and collect pupils ideas and descriptions.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

8

Words Associated with Houses

http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org....on.php?subject=pri_science_namethis Added: 17 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Simulation

Pupils need to think about the pictures and answer the questions. This activity can be used to help pupils describe their house.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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SESE Science

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Properties and characteristics of materials

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • describe and compare materials, noting the differences in the colour, shape and texture
  • know about some everyday uses of common materials

Suggestions for use: Use the animation to encourage pupils to discuss a topic over a long period of time - so that pupils can describe their house in a few sentences.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

9

Catorgise the Types of Houses

http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org....n.php?subject=pri_des_housegrouping Added: 17 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Simulation

Students must categorising the house types by solving the questions and placing houses into the correct group. A good animation to help students describe their own houses.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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SESE Science

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Properties and characteristics of materials

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • group materials according to certain criteria

Suggestions for use: Allow pupils to tell you where to put the houses and which houses to choose for each question. After the activity, ask pupils to describe their own house.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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10

Active Learning - Houses & Homes

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/geography/houses_game.htm Added: 20 Aug 2016 Contributor: Lisa Geoghegan Resource type: Assessment / Game

A thoughtful activity to fine-tune pupils listening skills on instructions. How to carry out the activity is included in the link.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Physical Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Integrated with geography (houses and homes)

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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