School level

Education for Sustainable Development

Education for Sustainable Development means including key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning. It aims to motivate and empower learners to change their behaviour and take action for sustainable development.

UNESCO is the lead agency for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. More information can be found here.


Development Education
War and Conflict
Human Rights
Sea and Seaside
Water
Climate Change
Gardening and Birds
Peatlands and Boglands
Gaeilge
Helping the Environment

Human Rights Stories - Tales of Human Rights Defenders

http://www.developmenteducation.ie/...ents/HumanRightsStories_Amnesty.pdf Added: 22 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan / Reference

This primary school resource provides five inspirational tales of human rights defenders - Fela, Maria, Bobo, Ishmael and Farai. Based on true stories, the tales chronicle the social challenges, lifestories and how each of them defended human rights in their own countries. Each story is written in a version for older and younger learners in an accessible manner and can be used from infants up until 6th class.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Local Community

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop some awareness of people living in other areas and of the links between them and the local community

Suggestions for use: The stories and activities in this pack can be linked to many subjects and strands in the Primary School
Curriculum, including the following: English, Drama, SPHE, History, Geography, Visual Arts and Music. There is a detailed breakdown of the relevant strands and strand units for each class level included in the resource.

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to develop a sense of belonging to local, county, national, European and global communities
  • develop an awareness of the interdependence of these people and people in Ireland
  • study some aspects of the environments and lives of people in one location in Europe and one location in another part of the world

Suggestions for use: The stories and activities in this pack can be linked to many subjects and strands in the Primary School
Curriculum, including the following: English, Drama, SPHE, History, Geography, Visual Arts and Music. There is a detailed breakdown of the relevant strands and strand units for each class level included in the resource.

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Trade & Development

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate the inequalities between the developed and the developing world

Suggestions for use: The stories and activities in this pack can be linked to many subjects and strands in the Primary School
Curriculum, including the following: English, Drama, SPHE, History, Geography, Visual Arts and Music. There is a detailed breakdown of the relevant strands and strand units for each class level included in the resource.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

One World, Our World storybook

http://www.developmenteducation.ie/...a/documents/One_World_Our_World.pdf Added: 22 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Reference

One World Our World is a storybook for 10-12 year olds on five of Irish Aid’s partner countries - Ethiopia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania and Vietnam. The illustrated book contains five stories, one from each of these countries. As well as case studies this storybook includes maps, fact files, general country information and a ‘what we do’ feature about Irish Aid’s work.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Trade & Development

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • acquire some knowledge of the origins, work and Irish involvement in some major international organisations
  • come to appreciate the inequalities between the developed and the developing world
  • examine the work of relief agencies and become aware of Irish involvement in them

Suggestions for use: This book could be used as a reference for project work in class. Children could be split into groups with each group given the task of completing a project on one of the countries in the book - Ethiopia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania or Vietnam.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Cocoa Farmers in Africa Taste Chocolate for the First Time

http://www.developmenteducation.ie/...te-of-chocolate-in-ivory-coast.html Added: 22 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Audio / Video

This short video report (approx 5 mins) from the Ivory Coast looks at the life of small-famers who grow and harvest cocoa but who have never tasted chocolate. The video shows cocoa farmers and workers getting their first taste of chocolate which is made from the cocoa they produce. It is in Dutch with English subtitles.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Trade & Development

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate the inequalities between the developed and the developing world
  • explore, through the study of some major world commodities, trade issues

Suggestions for use: This video could be used as a lesson starter for a unit of work on FairTrade.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Spotlight on South Sudan - A Drama Programme for Primary School

https://www.goalglobal.org/files/Primary-Spotlight-on-South-Sudan.pdf Added: 22 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

‘Spotlight on South Sudan’ is an educational resource which uses drama to enable children to learn, through imagined experience, about life in South Sudan. The resource is broken into two separate schemes aimed at different class levels. It includes detailed notes for teachers as well as photocopiable resources for students and additional lesson plans to further extend the learning.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Drama

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: 'Water snake', the scheme of lessons for 3rd and 4th class, is set in a village in rural South Sudan. It explores the lives of villagers before the availability of clean water in their area and charts their journey to a better quality of life. However, the arrival of internally displaced persons (IDPs) into the area brings challenges for the villagers.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: 'Conflict lines', the scheme aimed at 5th and 6th class, is set in various locations in South Sudan and neighbouring Ethiopia. It explores how a family’s situation changes when conflict begins to tear South Sudan apart.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Bóthar na Gabhar Resources

https://www.bothar.ie/index.jsp?p=124&n=131&a=123 Added: 09 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Case Study / Worksheet

Bóthar na Gabhar is Bóthar's primary schools programme. It aims to educate children on the lives of people in developing countries and encourages schools to fundraise to send a goat to Africa. There are resources for all class levels, including word searches, quizzes and case studies.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • suggest ways of helping other people at home, in school and in the local community

Suggestions for use: Use these resources to support school fundraising activities to send a goat to Africa.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to appreciate how people depend on each other in many aspects of life
  • develop an awareness of people in other places

Suggestions for use: Use these resources to support school fundraising activities to send a goat to Africa.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • examine how justice, fairness and equality may or may not be exemplified in a community
  • explore some of the issues and concerns in the local or national community
  • recognise how each person has both an individual and a communal responsibility to the community

Suggestions for use: Use these resources to support school fundraising activities to send a goat to Africa.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • realise and begin to understand the unequal distribution of the world’s resources

Suggestions for use: Use these resources to support school fundraising activities to send a goat to Africa.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Bóthar - Give the gift of a goat

https://www.bothar.ie/index.jsp?p=124&n=131&a=142 Added: 09 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Project

A link to the Bóthar na nGabhar primary schools programme which aims to to educate children in Ireland about the very different lives that children in the developing world lead and to raise funds to send Irish Dairy Goats to individual families in the developing world. Includes teachers pack, posters and other resources. It costs €300 to send one goat to Africa.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to appreciate how people depend on each other in many aspects of life
  • develop an awareness of people in other places

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the diversity of people or groups within communities and the importance of mutual respect, empathy and understanding for living together in peace and harmony
  • examine how justice, fairness and equality may or may not be exemplified in a community
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Beatrice's Goat - questions and worksheets

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/20498/20221.pdf Added: 09 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Assessment / Guide/notes

Comprehension questions for the story Beatrice's Goat. Also included are two differentiated worksheets to complete following reading of the story which ask children to write and draw about how the gift of a goat helped Beatrice's family.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
English

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • listen to the experiences of others and express reactions to them in writing

Suggestions for use: Use these comprehension questions and activities following a reading of the story Beatrice's Goat (video version of the story is available on Scoilnet or YouTube).

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • express in writing his/her reactions to personal reading

Suggestions for use: Use these comprehension questions and activities following a reading of the story Beatrice's Goat (video version of the story is available on Scoilnet or YouTube).

1-2
3-4
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to appreciate how people depend on each other in many aspects of life
  • develop an awareness of people in other places

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • examine how justice, fairness and equality may or may not be exemplified in a community
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Beatrice's Goat (Story)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfByilQFAys Added: 09 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Audio / Video

Beatrice's Goat tells the story of how the lives of one poor family in Africa were dramatically improved by the simple gift of a goat from a charitable organization. Beatrice desperately wants to go to school, but her family cannot afford it. Instead, she spends her days caring for her younger siblings and helping in the fields on their small plot of land in a rural African village. Then one day, Beatrice's family receives a precious gift--a goat! In time, the goat provides milk to sell as well as baby goats, and soon the family has earned enough money so Beatrice can go to school.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
English

Strand: Reading

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • continue to listen to and enjoy stories and poems being read aloud
  • engage frequently in informal discussion of books with teacher and others
  • engage with a wide variety of text
  • listen to entire stories read aloud in instalments
  • respond to characters and events in a story

Suggestions for use: Play the story for the class in sections, pausing for comprehension questions as you move through the story. Would be a good introduction to a school fundraising project for a charity such as Bóthar which sends animals to developing countries.

Strand: Reading

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • engage in talk about books
  • share responses with other children and with adults to cultivate a community of readers

Suggestions for use: Play the story for the class in sections, pausing for comprehension questions as you move through the story. Would be a good introduction to a school fundraising project for a charity such as Bóthar which sends animals to developing countries.

1-2
3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and places in other areas

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate ways in which people in different areas depend on one another and on people living in other parts of the world
  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of people and especially of children in Ireland, Europe and other areas

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to develop a sense of belonging to local, county, national, European and global communities
  • develop an awareness of the interdependence of these people and people in Ireland
  • study some aspects of the environments and lives of people in one location in Europe and one location in another part of the world
Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Fairtrade Logo Game

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0RweH-3RyI0S0w4RFRIQWVDWHM/edit Added: 23 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Game

This simple game introduces the Fairtrade logo. In pairs/groups children take turns to roll a dice. If they throw a 2 they colour in a section with the number two. The first to colour in all sections of the logo is the winner. Note: display a colour fairtrade logo on the board for children to copy the correct colours.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Analysis of Number: Combining

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • read, write and order numerals, 0-10

Suggestions for use: This game could be used as a follow up to a lesson Fairtrade to familiarise the children with the Fairtrade logo.

in
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • recognise that each person has an important contribution to make to the life of the community
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Fairtrade Banana Story

http://cafod.org.uk/Education/Prima...ols/Fairtrade/Banana-Fairtrade-game Added: 23 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Game / Audio / Video

A video and game aimed at Junior Primary which explains the journey of a banana from farming in Columbia, transport by boat to our shop shelves. The game revises the video content by sequencing the journey in pictures and sentences.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • recognise that each person has an important contribution to make to the life of the community
  • suggest ways of helping other people at home, in school and in the local community

Suggestions for use: Show the video to the class to simply explain where bananas come from. Have children colour the Fairtrade logo or pictures of fairtrade foods like chocolate and tea/coffee. Children could collect or look out for the Fairtrade logo on items in shops.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to appreciate how people depend on each other in many aspects of life
  • develop an awareness of people in other places

Suggestions for use: Show the video to the class to simply explain where bananas come from. Follow up with the sequencing game on the website. Have children colour the Fairtrade logo and collect or look out for the Fairtrade logo on items in shops.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Sweatshop

http://www.playsweatshop.com/ Added: 12 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Game

This online game allows students to work in a virtual sweatshop. It includes facts after each level which introduce concepts such as poor working conditions and child labour in an engaging and accessible way.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop an awareness of the interdependence of these people and people in Ireland

Suggestions for use: Students could play this game on iPads or tablets in class, or give the website link as an activity to do at home following a lesson or class discussion on the issue of child labour.

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Trade & Development

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate the inequalities between the developed and the developing world
  • explore, through the study of some major world commodities, trade issues

Suggestions for use: Students could play this game on iPads or tablets in class, or give the website link as an activity to do at home following a lesson or class discussion on the issue of child labour.

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

Fairtrade Schools

http://www.fairtrade.ie/get-involve...de-schools/become-fairtrade-school/ Added: 12 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Project

Make your school a Fairtrade certified school in five easy steps. Details and application form from Fairtrade Ireland can be found here.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • suggest ways of helping other people at home, in school and in the local community

Suggestions for use: Teach Fairtrade lessons as part of Fairtrade fortnight which runs in late February/early March each year.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to appreciate how people depend on each other in many aspects of life
  • develop an awareness of people in other places

Suggestions for use: Teach Fairtrade lessons as part of Fairtrade fortnight which runs in late February/early March each year.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • examine how justice, fairness and equality may or may not be exemplified in a community
  • explore some of the issues and concerns in the local or national community
  • recognise how each person has both an individual and a communal responsibility to the community

Suggestions for use: Teach Fairtrade lessons as part of Fairtrade fortnight which runs in late February/early March each year.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • identify some local issues of concern and explore possible action that could be taken to address these issues
  • realise and begin to understand the unequal distribution of the world’s resources
  • recognise and understand the role of the individual and various groups in the community

Suggestions for use: Teach Fairtrade lessons as part of Fairtrade fortnight which runs in late February/early March each year.

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Trade & Development

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate the inequalities between the developed and the developing world
  • explore, through the study of some major world commodities, trade issues
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

World Hunger Map

https://www.wfp.org/content/hunger-map-2015 Added: 12 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Reference / Other

World Food Programme Hunger Map (2015) which can be downloaded and displayed on the whiteboard or printed. There are 795 million people around the world who do not have enough food to eat - this map gives a clear picture of the countries most affected by hunger worldwide.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Suitable for use as part of a unit of work on Global Hunger. Suggested activity: Choose a country that is red and research what contributes to hunger in that country (eg. drought, natural disasters, political issues, war, famine, etc)


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to develop a sense of belonging to local, county, national, European and global communities

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Suitable for use as part of a unit of work on Global Hunger. Suggested activity: Choose a country that is red and research what contributes to hunger in that country (eg. drought, natural disasters, political issues, war, famine, etc)


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop a sense of belonging to local, county, national, European and international communities

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Trade & Development

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate the inequalities between the developed and the developing world
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • realise and begin to understand the unequal distribution of the world’s resources
Asset type: Document
Language: English , French , Spanish
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Human Rights Stories - Tales of Human Rights Defenders

http://www.developmenteducation.ie/...ents/HumanRightsStories_Amnesty.pdf Added: 22 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan / Reference

This primary school resource provides five inspirational tales of human rights defenders - Fela, Maria, Bobo, Ishmael and Farai. Based on true stories, the tales chronicle the social challenges, lifestories and how each of them defended human rights in their own countries. Each story is written in a version for older and younger learners in an accessible manner and can be used from infants up until 6th class.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Local Community

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop some awareness of people living in other areas and of the links between them and the local community

Suggestions for use: The stories and activities in this pack can be linked to many subjects and strands in the Primary School
Curriculum, including the following: English, Drama, SPHE, History, Geography, Visual Arts and Music. There is a detailed breakdown of the relevant strands and strand units for each class level included in the resource.

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to develop a sense of belonging to local, county, national, European and global communities
  • develop an awareness of the interdependence of these people and people in Ireland
  • study some aspects of the environments and lives of people in one location in Europe and one location in another part of the world

Suggestions for use: The stories and activities in this pack can be linked to many subjects and strands in the Primary School
Curriculum, including the following: English, Drama, SPHE, History, Geography, Visual Arts and Music. There is a detailed breakdown of the relevant strands and strand units for each class level included in the resource.

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Trade & Development

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate the inequalities between the developed and the developing world

Suggestions for use: The stories and activities in this pack can be linked to many subjects and strands in the Primary School
Curriculum, including the following: English, Drama, SPHE, History, Geography, Visual Arts and Music. There is a detailed breakdown of the relevant strands and strand units for each class level included in the resource.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Spotlight on South Sudan - A Drama Programme for Primary School

https://www.goalglobal.org/files/Primary-Spotlight-on-South-Sudan.pdf Added: 22 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

‘Spotlight on South Sudan’ is an educational resource which uses drama to enable children to learn, through imagined experience, about life in South Sudan. The resource is broken into two separate schemes aimed at different class levels. It includes detailed notes for teachers as well as photocopiable resources for students and additional lesson plans to further extend the learning.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Drama

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: 'Water snake', the scheme of lessons for 3rd and 4th class, is set in a village in rural South Sudan. It explores the lives of villagers before the availability of clean water in their area and charts their journey to a better quality of life. However, the arrival of internally displaced persons (IDPs) into the area brings challenges for the villagers.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: 'Conflict lines', the scheme aimed at 5th and 6th class, is set in various locations in South Sudan and neighbouring Ethiopia. It explores how a family’s situation changes when conflict begins to tear South Sudan apart.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Homes Around the World

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/20488/20211.pdf Added: 08 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

This lesson plan aims to enable children to consider what you need in a home in different environments and to consider how different environments determine different living conditions. It explores homes in desert, mountain and jungle environments and asks children to design suitable shelters for each. Additional lesson resources can be found at http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • study some aspects of the environments and lives of people in one location in Europe and one location in another part of the world

Suggestions for use: Use as part of a unit of work on homes/homelessness. Additional resource material for this lesson plan can be found at http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk/

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • study some aspects of the environments and lives of people in one location in Europe and one location in another part of the world

Suggestions for use: Use as part of a unit of work on homes/homelessness. Additional resource material for this lesson plan can be found at http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk/

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Home is... Poetry Writing Activity

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/20487/20210.pdf Added: 08 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

This lesson plan enables children to construct a poem about what home is and to consider what it means to different people. Additional resources for this lesson plan can be found at http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk/

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • create stories and poems
  • express his/her reactions to particular experiences in writing

Suggestions for use: Have the children write, decorate and display their poems in the classroom as part of a unit of work on homes/homelessness. The children could do shape poems in the shape of a house.

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • express in writing reactions to the experiences of others
  • write stories and poems

Suggestions for use: Have the children write, decorate and display their poems in the classroom as part of a unit of work on homes/homelessness. The children could do shape poems in the shape of a house.

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People living and working in the local area

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

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

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People living and working in the local area

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore, investigate and come to appreciate the major features of the built environment in the locality and in a contrasting part of Ireland
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Housing: Needs and Wants

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/20486/20209.pdf Added: 08 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

A detailed lesson plan which aims to get a class debate going around what ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ are in housing and to help pupils develop empathy with the housing situations of others. Includes an interactive whiteboard activity and two short films made by children who have been homeless. Resources to support the lesson plan can be found at http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk/

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • examine how justice, fairness and equality may or may not be exemplified in a community
  • explore some of the issues and concerns in the local or national community

Suggestions for use: This is a simple but effective lesson plan which could be completed in one 30-40 minute session. Visit the website http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk/ to get the additional resource material for this lesson.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore how inequality might exist in the local community and suggest ways in which this might be addressed
  • realise and begin to understand the unequal distribution of the world’s resources

Suggestions for use: This is a simple but effective lesson plan which could be completed in one 30-40 minute session. Visit the website http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk/ to get the additional resource material for this lesson.

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Living in Local Community

Suggestions for use: Meets the strand unit objective of enabling the child to "explore, investigate and come to appreciate the major features of the built environment in the locality and in a contrasting part of Ireland (including homelessness)."

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Living in Local Community

Suggestions for use: Meets the strand unit objective of enabling the child to "explore, investigate and come to appreciate the major features of the built environment in the locality and in a contrasting part of Ireland (including causes and effects of homelessness)."

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Language: English
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They Came Because They Had To - Refugee Crisis

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/resource...-came-because-they-had#.WDV86vmLTIW Added: 23 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Case Study / Lesson Plan / Presentation / Worksheet

A simple but effective activity to encourage children to learn about and understand the situation of refugees and the right to seek asylum through a quiz, story and role-play.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of some of the cultures, lifestyles and languages of some countries in the European Union and the wider world
  • begin to explore the concept of democracy
  • explore how justice and peace can be promoted between people and groups, both nationally and internationally
  • identify some local issues of concern and explore possible action that could be taken to address these issues
  • recognise and acknowledge the various cultural, religious, ethnic or other groups that exist in a community or society and explore ways in which these differences can be respected
  • recognise and explore the positive contributions made to the local community by various organisations, ethnic, social or community groups and individuals

Suggestions for use: Use this resource to help children explore, examine and discuss the plight of refugees.

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Language: English
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Ali's Journey from Afghanistan

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00vc149 Added: 13 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Audio / Video

This short animation tells the story of 10 year old Ali from Afghanistan who fled the country with his grandmother. As the war in Afghanistan escalated, Ali fled with his grandmother to Britain and was separated from his parents who were unable to leave. This film explores the pain of his separation, as well as what it was like to live in a foreign country where he did not speak the language and without knowing whether his parents were still alive.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the diversity of people or groups within communities and the importance of mutual respect, empathy and understanding for living together in peace and harmony
  • be aware of the importance of mutual respect and sensitivity to the different values and attitudes held by others
  • examine how justice, fairness and equality may or may not be exemplified in a community
  • explore some of the issues and concerns in the local or national community
  • identify the people who constitute the school community and the role of individuals in contributing to the life of the school

Suggestions for use: This animation could be used to prompt a discussion about refugees and asylum seekers and help to build empathy and understanding.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of some of the cultures, lifestyles and languages of some countries in the European Union and the wider world
  • explore how inequality might exist in the local community and suggest ways in which this might be addressed
  • explore how justice and peace can be promoted between people and groups, both nationally and internationally
  • identify some local issues of concern and explore possible action that could be taken to address these issues
  • recognise and acknowledge the various cultural, religious, ethnic or other groups that exist in a community or society and explore ways in which these differences can be respected
  • recognise and explore the positive contributions made to the local community by various organisations, ethnic, social or community groups and individuals

Suggestions for use: This animation could be used to prompt a discussion about refugees and asylum seekers and help to build empathy and understanding.

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Language: English
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The Balloon Game

http://www.unhcr.org/46a07f8c4.pdf Added: 13 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Game

A simple and fun game which introduces children to some of the challenges faced by refugees and asylum seekers. Helps children to begin to understand the many challenges faced by refugees when they arrive in a new country including: language, finding accommodation and getting an education.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore how inequality might exist in the local community and suggest ways in which this might be addressed
  • identify some local issues of concern and explore possible action that could be taken to address these issues
  • recognise and acknowledge the various cultural, religious, ethnic or other groups that exist in a community or society and explore ways in which these differences can be respected

Suggestions for use: Could be used as part of a unit of work on the Syria crisis. It is an active lesson which integrates with the games strand of PE.

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Language: English
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Syrian Refugee Boy Dreams of Football Fame

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-jzxLi9wak Added: 13 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Audio / Video

An inspiring story of a 7 year old Syrian refugee living in Germany who aspires to be a footballer. The video is 3 minutes long and the story is told by the little boy and his father. The language is Arabic and subtitled in English.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the diversity of people or groups within communities and the importance of mutual respect, empathy and understanding for living together in peace and harmony
  • be aware of the importance of mutual respect and sensitivity to the different values and attitudes held by others
  • explore some of the issues and concerns in the local or national community

Suggestions for use: Could be used as a lesson starter/prompt for a group discussion on Syrian refugees in Ireland. Ideal for building empathy and showing children that refugees and asylum seekers are people just like them.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of some of the cultures, lifestyles and languages of some countries in the European Union and the wider world
  • explore how justice and peace can be promoted between people and groups, both nationally and internationally
  • recognise and acknowledge the various cultural, religious, ethnic or other groups that exist in a community or society and explore ways in which these differences can be respected
  • recognise and explore the positive contributions made to the local community by various organisations, ethnic, social or community groups and individuals

Suggestions for use: Could be used as a lesson starter/prompt for a group discussion on Syrian refugees in Ireland. Ideal for building empathy and showing children that refugees and asylum seekers are people just like them.

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Language: English
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Our World Irish Aid Awards

http://ourworldirishaidawards.ie/ Added: 12 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Project

The Our World Irish Aid Awards is an annual campaign which aims to educate children about the lives of people in developing countries through project work in school. Teachers are provided with lesson plans, student magazines and support throughout the programme. The top 12 schools attend the national final in Dublin Castle.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and realise that each individual has a community and individual responsibility for protecting and caring for the environment
  • explore and respect the diversity of children in the class and school
  • recognise that each person has an important contribution to make to the life of the community

Suggestions for use: Take part in the awards by creating your own school, group or class project using writing, photography, video, music, art, etc.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and realise that there is a community and individual responsibility in caring for and protecting the environment
  • be aware of and appreciate the diversity of cultures and people in the local community, recognise their contributions and be aware of how differences can enrich his/her experiences
  • begin to appreciate how people depend on each other in many aspects of life
  • develop an awareness of people in other places

Suggestions for use: Take part in the awards by creating your own school, group or class project using writing, photography, video, music, art, etc.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate and respect the environment and learn that there is an individual and community responsibility in caring for the environment and protecting it for future generations
  • appreciate the diversity of people or groups within communities and the importance of mutual respect, empathy and understanding for living together in peace and harmony
  • be aware of the importance of mutual respect and sensitivity to the different values and attitudes held by others
  • examine how justice, fairness and equality may or may not be exemplified in a community
  • explore some of the issues and concerns in the local or national community
  • recognise how each person has both an individual and a communal responsibility to the community

Suggestions for use: Take part in the awards by creating your own school, group or class project using writing, photography, video, music, art, etc.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and develop a sense of individual and community responsibility for caring for the environment and being custodians of the Earth for future generations
  • become aware of some of the cultures, lifestyles and languages of some countries in the European Union and the wider world
  • explore how justice and peace can be promoted between people and groups, both nationally and internationally
  • realise and begin to understand the unequal distribution of the world’s resources
  • recognise and acknowledge the various cultural, religious, ethnic or other groups that exist in a community or society and explore ways in which these differences can be respected
  • recognise and explore the positive contributions made to the local community by various organisations, ethnic, social or community groups and individuals

Suggestions for use: Take part in the awards by creating your own school, group or class project using writing, photography, video, music, art, etc.

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Language: English
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World Hunger Map

https://www.wfp.org/content/hunger-map-2015 Added: 12 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Reference / Other

World Food Programme Hunger Map (2015) which can be downloaded and displayed on the whiteboard or printed. There are 795 million people around the world who do not have enough food to eat - this map gives a clear picture of the countries most affected by hunger worldwide.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Suitable for use as part of a unit of work on Global Hunger. Suggested activity: Choose a country that is red and research what contributes to hunger in that country (eg. drought, natural disasters, political issues, war, famine, etc)


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to develop a sense of belonging to local, county, national, European and global communities

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Suitable for use as part of a unit of work on Global Hunger. Suggested activity: Choose a country that is red and research what contributes to hunger in that country (eg. drought, natural disasters, political issues, war, famine, etc)


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop a sense of belonging to local, county, national, European and international communities

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Trade & Development

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate the inequalities between the developed and the developing world
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • realise and begin to understand the unequal distribution of the world’s resources
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Language: English , French , Spanish
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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_2nA49p3yw Added: 12 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Audio / Video

Short animation by the Children's Rights Alliance (www.childrensrights.ie) on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It simply explains the UNCRC as a way of making sure that children are looked after. It is described as a list of things which children need including homes, places to play, schools and healthcare.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • be aware of and appreciate the diversity of cultures and people in the local community, recognise their contributions and be aware of how differences can enrich his/her experiences
  • explore what it means to belong and recognise some of the different groups to which he/she can belong
  • identify those who have special responsibilities for looking after people in the community and the importance of the contribution of each individual to community life

Suggestions for use: Could be used as an introduction to a lesson on Children's Rights.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the diversity of people or groups within communities and the importance of mutual respect, empathy and understanding for living together in peace and harmony
  • be aware of the importance of mutual respect and sensitivity to the different values and attitudes held by others
  • examine how justice, fairness and equality may or may not be exemplified in a community
  • explore and recognise the rights and responsibilities of both adults and children in the school community
  • explore some of the issues and concerns in the local or national community

Suggestions for use: Could be used as an introduction to a lesson on Children's Rights.

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Language: English
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Human Rights Stories - Tales of Human Rights Defenders

http://www.developmenteducation.ie/...ents/HumanRightsStories_Amnesty.pdf Added: 22 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan / Reference

This primary school resource provides five inspirational tales of human rights defenders - Fela, Maria, Bobo, Ishmael and Farai. Based on true stories, the tales chronicle the social challenges, lifestories and how each of them defended human rights in their own countries. Each story is written in a version for older and younger learners in an accessible manner and can be used from infants up until 6th class.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Local Community

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop some awareness of people living in other areas and of the links between them and the local community

Suggestions for use: The stories and activities in this pack can be linked to many subjects and strands in the Primary School
Curriculum, including the following: English, Drama, SPHE, History, Geography, Visual Arts and Music. There is a detailed breakdown of the relevant strands and strand units for each class level included in the resource.

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to develop a sense of belonging to local, county, national, European and global communities
  • develop an awareness of the interdependence of these people and people in Ireland
  • study some aspects of the environments and lives of people in one location in Europe and one location in another part of the world

Suggestions for use: The stories and activities in this pack can be linked to many subjects and strands in the Primary School
Curriculum, including the following: English, Drama, SPHE, History, Geography, Visual Arts and Music. There is a detailed breakdown of the relevant strands and strand units for each class level included in the resource.

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Trade & Development

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate the inequalities between the developed and the developing world

Suggestions for use: The stories and activities in this pack can be linked to many subjects and strands in the Primary School
Curriculum, including the following: English, Drama, SPHE, History, Geography, Visual Arts and Music. There is a detailed breakdown of the relevant strands and strand units for each class level included in the resource.

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Language: English
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One World, Our World storybook

http://www.developmenteducation.ie/...a/documents/One_World_Our_World.pdf Added: 22 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Reference

One World Our World is a storybook for 10-12 year olds on five of Irish Aid’s partner countries - Ethiopia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania and Vietnam. The illustrated book contains five stories, one from each of these countries. As well as case studies this storybook includes maps, fact files, general country information and a ‘what we do’ feature about Irish Aid’s work.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Trade & Development

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • acquire some knowledge of the origins, work and Irish involvement in some major international organisations
  • come to appreciate the inequalities between the developed and the developing world
  • examine the work of relief agencies and become aware of Irish involvement in them

Suggestions for use: This book could be used as a reference for project work in class. Children could be split into groups with each group given the task of completing a project on one of the countries in the book - Ethiopia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania or Vietnam.

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Language: English
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Spotlight on South Sudan - A Drama Programme for Primary School

https://www.goalglobal.org/files/Primary-Spotlight-on-South-Sudan.pdf Added: 22 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

‘Spotlight on South Sudan’ is an educational resource which uses drama to enable children to learn, through imagined experience, about life in South Sudan. The resource is broken into two separate schemes aimed at different class levels. It includes detailed notes for teachers as well as photocopiable resources for students and additional lesson plans to further extend the learning.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Drama

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: 'Water snake', the scheme of lessons for 3rd and 4th class, is set in a village in rural South Sudan. It explores the lives of villagers before the availability of clean water in their area and charts their journey to a better quality of life. However, the arrival of internally displaced persons (IDPs) into the area brings challenges for the villagers.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: 'Conflict lines', the scheme aimed at 5th and 6th class, is set in various locations in South Sudan and neighbouring Ethiopia. It explores how a family’s situation changes when conflict begins to tear South Sudan apart.

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Language: English
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When I Think of Home... Poetry Writing Lesson

http://www.tolerance.org/supplement...etry-home-homelessness-early-grades Added: 08 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

This lesson aims to enable children to write a poem based on their feelings about their home, identify some reasons why families can become homeless and empathize with homeless people. It includes a model poem and a simple poetry template which should enable all children to compose their own poem about their home.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore some of the issues and concerns in the local or national community

Suggestions for use: This could be a standalone lesson (around 40 mins) or used as part of a unit of work on homelessness.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • identify some local issues of concern and explore possible action that could be taken to address these issues

Suggestions for use: This could be a standalone lesson (around 40 mins) or used as part of a unit of work on homelessness.

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • create stories and poems

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • write stories and poems
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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Homes Around the World

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/20488/20211.pdf Added: 08 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

This lesson plan aims to enable children to consider what you need in a home in different environments and to consider how different environments determine different living conditions. It explores homes in desert, mountain and jungle environments and asks children to design suitable shelters for each. Additional lesson resources can be found at http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • study some aspects of the environments and lives of people in one location in Europe and one location in another part of the world

Suggestions for use: Use as part of a unit of work on homes/homelessness. Additional resource material for this lesson plan can be found at http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk/

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • study some aspects of the environments and lives of people in one location in Europe and one location in another part of the world

Suggestions for use: Use as part of a unit of work on homes/homelessness. Additional resource material for this lesson plan can be found at http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk/

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Language: English
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Home is... Poetry Writing Activity

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/20487/20210.pdf Added: 08 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

This lesson plan enables children to construct a poem about what home is and to consider what it means to different people. Additional resources for this lesson plan can be found at http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk/

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • create stories and poems
  • express his/her reactions to particular experiences in writing

Suggestions for use: Have the children write, decorate and display their poems in the classroom as part of a unit of work on homes/homelessness. The children could do shape poems in the shape of a house.

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • express in writing reactions to the experiences of others
  • write stories and poems

Suggestions for use: Have the children write, decorate and display their poems in the classroom as part of a unit of work on homes/homelessness. The children could do shape poems in the shape of a house.

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People living and working in the local area

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

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

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People living and working in the local area

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore, investigate and come to appreciate the major features of the built environment in the locality and in a contrasting part of Ireland
Asset type: Document
Language: English
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Housing: Needs and Wants

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/20486/20209.pdf Added: 08 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

A detailed lesson plan which aims to get a class debate going around what ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ are in housing and to help pupils develop empathy with the housing situations of others. Includes an interactive whiteboard activity and two short films made by children who have been homeless. Resources to support the lesson plan can be found at http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk/

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • examine how justice, fairness and equality may or may not be exemplified in a community
  • explore some of the issues and concerns in the local or national community

Suggestions for use: This is a simple but effective lesson plan which could be completed in one 30-40 minute session. Visit the website http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk/ to get the additional resource material for this lesson.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore how inequality might exist in the local community and suggest ways in which this might be addressed
  • realise and begin to understand the unequal distribution of the world’s resources

Suggestions for use: This is a simple but effective lesson plan which could be completed in one 30-40 minute session. Visit the website http://www.shelterclassroomkit.org.uk/ to get the additional resource material for this lesson.

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Living in Local Community

Suggestions for use: Meets the strand unit objective of enabling the child to "explore, investigate and come to appreciate the major features of the built environment in the locality and in a contrasting part of Ireland (including homelessness)."

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Living in Local Community

Suggestions for use: Meets the strand unit objective of enabling the child to "explore, investigate and come to appreciate the major features of the built environment in the locality and in a contrasting part of Ireland (including causes and effects of homelessness)."

Asset type: Document
Language: English
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Sweatshop

http://www.playsweatshop.com/ Added: 12 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Game

This online game allows students to work in a virtual sweatshop. It includes facts after each level which introduce concepts such as poor working conditions and child labour in an engaging and accessible way.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop an awareness of the interdependence of these people and people in Ireland

Suggestions for use: Students could play this game on iPads or tablets in class, or give the website link as an activity to do at home following a lesson or class discussion on the issue of child labour.

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Trade & Development

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate the inequalities between the developed and the developing world
  • explore, through the study of some major world commodities, trade issues

Suggestions for use: Students could play this game on iPads or tablets in class, or give the website link as an activity to do at home following a lesson or class discussion on the issue of child labour.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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World Hunger Map

https://www.wfp.org/content/hunger-map-2015 Added: 12 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Reference / Other

World Food Programme Hunger Map (2015) which can be downloaded and displayed on the whiteboard or printed. There are 795 million people around the world who do not have enough food to eat - this map gives a clear picture of the countries most affected by hunger worldwide.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Suitable for use as part of a unit of work on Global Hunger. Suggested activity: Choose a country that is red and research what contributes to hunger in that country (eg. drought, natural disasters, political issues, war, famine, etc)


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to develop a sense of belonging to local, county, national, European and global communities

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Suitable for use as part of a unit of work on Global Hunger. Suggested activity: Choose a country that is red and research what contributes to hunger in that country (eg. drought, natural disasters, political issues, war, famine, etc)


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop a sense of belonging to local, county, national, European and international communities

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Trade & Development

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate the inequalities between the developed and the developing world
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • realise and begin to understand the unequal distribution of the world’s resources
Asset type: Document
Language: English , French , Spanish
Rights: All rights reserved
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One in Eight - A Senior Primary Resource about Hunger, Food and Our Role in the World.

https://www.concern.net/sites/defau...ia/page/1_in_8_resource_final_0.pdf Added: 12 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

A comprehensive resource to teach children about nutrition, food waste and global hunger. Comprises 11 lessons which can be taught as a full unit of work, or pick and choose lessons to suit you. Developed in consultation with teachers it includes detailed lesson plans and resources. Topics including Nutrition, Reading Food Labels, Food Waste and Hunger in our World.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • realise and begin to understand the unequal distribution of the world’s resources

Suggestions for use: Each section focuses on a different topic. Section one focuses on nutrition, the ‘food pyramid and food waste. Section two explores the impact of hunger worldwide – the who, where and why of hunger. Section three examines how we can contribute to ending hunger.


Strand: Myself

Strand unit: Taking care of my body

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the importance of good nutrition for growing and developing and staying healthy

Strand: Myself

Strand unit: Making decisions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • acquire a growing sense of the importance of making informed decisions at many levels and identify some of the decisions he/she has to make
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Trade & Development

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the causes and effects of famine
  • come to appreciate the inequalities between the developed and the developing world
  • discuss possible short and long-term solutions to famine
  • examine the work of relief agencies and become aware of Irish involvement in them
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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Explorer Lesson Plans from the Irish Marine Institute

http://www.marine.ie/Home/site-area...h/explorer-lesson-plans?language=en Added: 21 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan / Reference

The Irish Marine Institute website includes a wide range of teaching resources and lesson plans for all class levels which cover all areas of the curriculum. The Explorer lesson plans and activities which can be found here aim to integrate marine themes into strands taught in primary schools. The lesson plans are easy to follow, engaging, interesting and ready for use in the classroom.

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in 1-2 3-4 5-6 SESE Science
in 1-2 3-4 5-6 SESE Geography
5-6 SESE History
in 1-2 3-4 5-6 Mathematics
in 1-2 3-4 5-6 English
5-6 Gaeilge
in 1-2 3-4 5-6 Visual Arts

How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change


Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity


Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plant and animal life


Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Sound


Strand: Energy & Forces


Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Heat


Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Properties and characteristics of materials


Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Science and the environment

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Living in Local Community

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: The Local Natural Environment


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Living in Local Community

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: The Local Natural Environment


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People living & working in Ireland


Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People living and working in the local area

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People living and working in the local area


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: The Local Natural Environment


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Rocks & Soils


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Land, Rivers, Seas of My County


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Physical Features


Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Planet Earth in Space


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories from the lives of people in the past


Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Food & Farming

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying


Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Comparing


Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Counting


Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Matching


Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Ordering


Strand: Algebra

Strand unit: 2. Patterns & Sequences


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 2-D Shapes


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: 3-D Shapes


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Spatial Awareness


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Counting & Numeration


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Comparing & Ordering


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Place Value


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions


Strand: Algebra

Strand unit: 2. Patterns & Sequences


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Angles


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Spatial Awareness


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Symmetry


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Weight


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Area


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Capacity


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Place Value


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Decimals


Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions


Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Symmetry


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Length


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time


Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data


Strand: Algebra


Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Money - Euro

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Oral Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Reading


Strand: Reading


Strand: Writing


Strand: Writing

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language


Strand: Writing


Strand: Writing

5-6
Gaeilge

Strand: Éisteacht

Strand unit: Ag cothú spéise


Strand: Éisteacht

Strand unit: Ag tuiscint teanga


Strand: Labhairt

Strand unit: Ag cothú spéise


Strand: Labhairt

Strand unit: Ag úsáid teanga


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothú fonn léitheoireachta


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothú spéise


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag tuiscint teanga


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag tuiscint teanga


Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: Ag úsáid teanga


Strand: Scríobhneoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothú fonn scríbhneoireachta


Strand: Scríobhneoireacht

Strand unit: Ag cothú spéise


Strand: Scríobhneoireacht

Strand unit: Ag úsáid teanga

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Print

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Print

Strand unit: Making Prints


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Creating in Fabric and Fibre


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Looking and Responding

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions


Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Creating in Fabric and Fibre


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Drawing

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Drawing

Strand unit: Making Drawings

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting


Strand: Clay

Strand unit: Developing Form in Clay


Strand: Clay

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Looking and Responding


Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Creating in Fabric and Fibre


Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Strand unit: Looking and Responding

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

Biodegradation Quiz and Beach Activities

http://oar.marine.ie/handle/10793/1101 Added: 21 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

The children will learn about the biodegradation of items typically found on the seashore. This activity can be done in class or on the seashore. They will identify and distinguish between natural and manufactured objects found at the seashore, identify and explain what biodegradation is and identify and communicate how long different compounds will take to biodegrade. This lesson could also be adapted to examine types of litter which may be found in your local community.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care

Suggestions for use: While this lesson focuses on a seashore environment it could be adapted to examine biodegradation of litter found in your local community.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Seashore Safety, Conservation Code and Quiz

http://oar.marine.ie/handle/10793/1109 Added: 21 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

This lesson is designed for use prior to going on a visit to the seashore but could be adapted for any other natural environment (eg. woodlands, mountains, etc). The children create a poster focusing on safety on the seashore and learn about the conservation code which outlines how they can protect the environment or habitat they are visiting. Through this they will learn to care for their local environment as well as becoming environmentally aware and active.The children will also develop a sense of place and space learning about their local seashore.

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5-6 SESE Geography
5-6 Physical Education
5-6 SESE Science
5-6 Visual Arts

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care

Suggestions for use: While this lesson plan focuses on preparation for a visit to the seashore, it could easily be adapted to suit a visit to another local environment such as woodlands or mountains.

5-6
Physical Education

Strand: Outdoor / Adventure Activities

Strand unit: Understanding and appreciation of outdoor and adventure activities

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop positive attitudes towards caring for the environment
  • discuss the safety aspects of activities undertaken
  • plan, observe, describe and discuss activities outdoors
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care
5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore colour with a variety of colour drawing instruments, media and techniques
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Organising a Beach Clean and Beach Clean Survey Template

http://oar.marine.ie/handle/10793/1108 Added: 21 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

The aim of this lesson is for children to conduct a beach clean to show the benefits of caring for their local environment and ocean, as well as becoming environmentally aware and active. The children will develop a sense of place and space learning about their local seashore. The lesson and survey could easily be adapted to suit a clean up or litter pick in your local community.

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5-6 SESE Geography
5-6 SESE Science
5-6 Mathematics

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care
  • examine a number of ways in which local and other environments could be improved or enhanced
  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue

Suggestions for use: This lesson plan focuses on a beach clean up but could easily be adapted for a litter pick in any type of community. It also links with the maths curriculum through the collection of data which could be used to compile charts and graphs.

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care
  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue
  • participate in activities that contribute to the enhancement of the environment
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • collect, organise and represent data using pictograms, single and multiple bar charts and simple pie charts
  • collect, organise and represent data using pie charts and trend graphs
  • compile and use simple data sets
  • read and interpret pictograms, single and multiple bar charts, and pie charts
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

What I would do with my Local Seashore

http://oar.marine.ie/handle/10793/1051 Added: 21 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

The aim of the lesson plan is for children to identify the beach as a place where people can enjoy. Through project work students will create a postcard campaign to raise awareness and suggest ways that the beach could be kept clean and safe.

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5-6 SESE Geography
5-6 SPHE
5-6 SESE Science

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care
  • examine a number of ways in which local and other environments could be improved or enhanced
  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue

Suggestions for use: Activities include designing and writing a postcard about how to help keep the seashore safe and clean and/or writing an article or a story for the school newsletter or your local newspaper about what they would like the community to do with the local seashore. The activities included in this lesson plan can be conducted over a course of study.

5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and develop a sense of individual and community responsibility for caring for the environment and being custodians of the Earth for future generations
  • identify some local issues of concern and explore possible action that could be taken to address these issues
  • recognise and understand the role of the individual and various groups in the community
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care
  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue
  • participate in activities that contribute to the enhancement of the environment
Asset type: Document
Language: English , Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Visualising the Seashore Habitat

http://oar.marine.ie/handle/10793/1006 Added: 20 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

The aim of the lesson plan is for children to observe and explore ways in which features of the natural environment affect the lives of plants, animals and humans and to study the beach as a habitat for plants and animals. Following a discussion and story about the seashore and ocean habitats the children are enabled to create an ocean habitat diorama using recycled materials.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: The Local Natural Environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • investigate and become familiar with some natural features in the local environment
  • observe and explore ways in which these features have affected the lives of plants, animals and humans

Suggestions for use: Create ocean habitat dioramas using recycled/found materials as part of the Green Schools Programme (Water Flag).

3-4
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore and experiment with the properties and characteristics of materials in making structures
  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Use recycled or found materials to create the ocean habitat dioramas.

Asset type: Document
Language: English , Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Observing Features of the Beach

http://oar.marine.ie/handle/10793/1003 Added: 20 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

The aim of the lesson plan is for children to become aware of, explore and discuss some aspects of natural environments, focusing on the seashore. The children are enabled to identify items associated with the seashore (eg. shells, bucket and spade, suncream, driftwood) then sort and classify these items as natural or man-made.

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in SESE Geography
in Mathematics
in SPHE

How it maps to the curriculum

in
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: The Local Natural Environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of, explore and discuss some aspects of natural environments in the immediate locality of the school
  • observe, collect and investigate a variety of natural materials in the local environment

Suggestions for use: Teach as a whole class lesson or take elements of the lesson for Aistear activities (eg. sorting seashore related items into natural and manmade). If using this as an Aistear station it could be extended by having the children draw the items on the sorting sheet once classified. Add collected items to a beach themed classroom display.

in
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Classifying

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • classify objects on the basis of one attribute, such as colour, shape, texture or size
in
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and realise that each individual has a community and individual responsibility for protecting and caring for the environment
Asset type: Document
Language: English , Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Keeping our Beaches Clean from Litter

http://oar.marine.ie/handle/10793/1002 Added: 20 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

The aim of this lesson plan from the Irish Marine Institute is for children to identify the beach as a place where people can play and suggest ways that the beach could be kept clean and safe. The full lesson plan with supporting images can be downloaded as a Word file in English or Irish from the link.

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in SESE Geography
in Drama
in SPHE
in SESE Science

How it maps to the curriculum

in
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: Living in Local Community

Suggestions for use: This can be taught as a whole class lesson, or take aspects of it to include for Aistear stations on a seaside or beach topic (eg. use role play scenarios for a drama station)

in
Drama

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Reflecting on drama

in
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and realise that each individual has a community and individual responsibility for protecting and caring for the environment
in
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for my locality

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop a sense of responsibility for taking care of and improving the environment
Asset type: Document
Language: English , Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Save Water to Help the Earth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl0YiZjTqpw Added: 28 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Audio / Video

A short animation (under 3 mins) highlighting ways to save water around the home which would be suitable for use in junior primary classes. Suggestions include turning off taps when brushing teeth, taking shorter showers and washing cars with a bucket instead of a hose.

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in 1-2 SESE Science
in 1-2 SESE Geography
in 1-2 SPHE

How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for my locality

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop a sense of responsibility for taking care of and improving the environment
  • identify, discuss and implement simple strategies for improving and caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: This resource would be ideal for use as part of teaching/work towards the Water Flag in the Green Schools Programme.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for my locality

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop an awareness that air, water, soil, living and non-living things are essential to the environment
  • identify and help to implement simple strategies for protecting, conserving and enhancing the environment

Suggestions for use: This resource would be ideal for use as part of teaching/work towards the Water Flag in the Green Schools Programme.

in
1-2
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for my locality

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop a sense of responsibility for taking care of and enhancing the environment
  • identify, discuss and implement simple strategies for improving and caring for the environment

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for my locality

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • identify and help to implement simple strategies for protecting, conserving and enchancing the environment
  • identify, discuss and implement simple strategies for improving and caring for the environment
in
1-2
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and realise that each individual has a community and individual responsibility for protecting and caring for the environment

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and realise that there is a community and individual responsibility in caring for and protecting the environment
  • discuss and appreciate how the positive contributions of each person can make the class or school a better place for everyone
Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

The Importance of Water

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/site...default/files/importanceofwater.pdf Added: 28 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Reference / Article

A set of notes which give information about water, how it is used and how we sometimes waste it. Includes ideas to promote discussion about how we use our water, how much water we use, how it is sometimes wasted and how we can cut down on our water consumption.

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3-4 5-6 SESE Science
3-4 5-6 SESE Geography
3-4 5-6 SPHE

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • examine a number of ways in which the local environment could be improved or enhanced
  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue
  • realise that there is a personal and community responsibility for taking care of the environment

Suggestions for use: This information sheet could be used to prompt discussion around water use and how to reduce water wastage in school and at home. Ideal for use as part of the Water Flag in the Green Schools Programme.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care
  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue
  • participate in activities that contribute to the enhancement of the environment

Suggestions for use: This information sheet could be used to prompt discussion around water use and how to reduce water wastage in school and at home. Ideal for use as part of the Water Flag in the Green Schools Programme.

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue
  • realise that there is a personal and community responsibility for taking care of and conserving environments

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care
  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue
3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate and respect the environment and learn that there is an individual and community responsibility in caring for the environment and protecting it for future generations
  • explore some of the issues and concerns in the local or national community

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and develop a sense of individual and community responsibility for caring for the environment and being custodians of the Earth for future generations
  • identify some local issues of concern and explore possible action that could be taken to address these issues
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Ollie Saves the Planet - Rap Song

http://www.olliesworld.com/planet/usa/rapsong.htm Added: 24 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Audio / Video

A catchy rap song and words which focuses on ways to protect our planet. The song introduces the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and the need to care about air, water, energy and waste. A great way to integrate a topic on care for the environment into the music and PE curriculum (dance strand).

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5-6 SESE Geography
5-6 SESE Science
5-6 SPHE
5-6 Music
5-6 Physical Education

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care
  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue

Suggestions for use: Teach the rap as part of an integrated topic on caring for the environment. A dance routine could be learned to go with the rap as part of PE.

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care
  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and develop a sense of individual and community responsibility for caring for the environment and being custodians of the Earth for future generations
5-6
Music

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • recognise and sing from memory a more demanding repertoire of songs with an awareness of the music's social, historical and cultural contexts
5-6
Physical Education

Strand: Dance

Strand unit: Exploration, creation and performance of dance

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • create, practise and perform longer and more complex dances with clear dance forms
Asset type: Audio
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Making Every Drop Count

https://www.concern.net/sites/defau...aking_every_drop_count_may_2013.pdf Added: 12 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Lesson Plan

This resource looks at local and global water issues and how we can protect the world's water sources. It covers several aspects of the SESE and SPHE curriculum and includes activities integrated across the curriculum from English to Drama and PE. Topics include: Where water comes from, Global water issues, Climate change and water, Drought and Flooding.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • foster an appreciation of the ways in which people use the Earth's resources
  • recognise and investigate aspects of human activities which may have positive or adverse effects on environments

Suggestions for use: This series of lessons would be ideal for use in conjunction with the Green Schools Programme third theme of Water. Topics can be chosen as stand alone lessons or choose several to teach as a unit of work.

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve resources
  • foster an appreciation of the ways in which people use the Earth's resources
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Water Pollution (Lesson Plan and Experiment)

http://oar.marine.ie/handle/10793/941 Added: 21 Dec 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Experiment / Lesson Plan

Students will learn about what causes water pollution and how to be environmentally aware. This lesson aims to teach children about the causes of water pollution, different contaminants (eg. dirt, leaves, litter, detergents, chemicals, pesticides and human waste) and how to control water pollution. It also includes an experiment to examine and discuss water pollution and filtration to clean water.

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5-6 SESE Science
5-6 SESE Geography
5-6 SPHE

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care
  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue

Suggestions for use: This hands on lesson and experiment would be suitable for use as part of the Green Schools Programme (Water Flag).

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care
  • identify and discuss a local, national or global environmental issue
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the environment and develop a sense of individual and community responsibility for caring for the environment and being custodians of the Earth for future generations
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Water Wordsearch

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/20178/19901.pdf Added: 29 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Worksheet

Wordsearch and short written assessment activity based on the theme of saving water.

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3-4 SESE Science
3-4 SESE Geography
3-4 SPHE

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve resources

Suggestions for use: Suitable for use as a written activity following a lesson on saving water, as an early finisher activity or as a homework activity.

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise how the actions of people may have an impact on environments
3-4
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate and respect the environment and learn that there is an individual and community responsibility in caring for the environment and protecting it for future generations
  • recognise how each person has both an individual and a communal responsibility to the community
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons
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WaterSense - Let's Learn About Water

https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/kids/simpleways.html Added: 29 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Game / Reference

Website exploring the topic of water use and ways to save water. Includes a Pacman style game with multiple choice questions for self-assessment.

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3-4 SESE Science
3-4 SESE Geography
3-4 SPHE

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve resources
  • recognise how the actions of people may impact upon environments

Suggestions for use: Ideal for use with the Green Schools Programme (Water flag). Could be used as a website for project research or for a whole class lesson. The game is suitable for use on the iPad.

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise how the actions of people may have an impact on environments
3-4
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate and respect the environment and learn that there is an individual and community responsibility in caring for the environment and protecting it for future generations
  • recognise how each person has both an individual and a communal responsibility to the community
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Discover Water - The Role of Water in Our Lives

http://www.discoverwater.org/ Added: 29 Nov 2016 Contributor: Clare Quigley Resource type: Assessment / Game / Audio / Video / Reference / Other

An excellent, interactive website which covers various areas on the topic of water. Each section includes information (written and audio), an interactive game and an assessment in the form of multiple choice questions. There are eight sections which include sub topics such as The Water Cycle, Discovering our Oceans and Saving Water.

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3-4 5-6 SESE Science
3-4 5-6 SESE Geography
3-4 5-6 SPHE

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve resources
  • identify the interrelationship of the living and non-living elements of local and other environments
  • recognise how the actions of people may impact upon environments

Suggestions for use: Covers a broad range of topics to do with the theme of Water. Ideal for use in conjunction with the Green Schools Programme (Water Flag). Suitable for independent work on the iPad.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve resources
  • foster an appreciation of the ways in which people use the Earth's resources

Suggestions for use: Covers a broad range of topics to do with the theme of Water. Ideal for use in conjunction with the Green Schools Programme (Water Flag). Suitable for independent work on the iPad.

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • develop some awareness of the types of environment which exist in Ireland and other parts of the world