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Resource of the Week

Resource
of the Week
25 May - 31 May 2019

UNHCR Teaching About Refugees

In this UNHCR Teachers’ Toolkit you can find free-of-charge and adaptable UNHCR teaching materials on refugees, asylum, migration and statelessness, and a section dedicated to professional development and guidance for primary and secondary school teachers on including refugee children in their classes.

How it maps to the curriculum

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:

  • 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

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
  • become aware of his/her own culture and recognise traditions, festivals and celebrations that are unique to the locality, region or country
  • begin to develop an awareness of the lives and culture of some people in the European Union

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
JC
CSPE

Strand: Development

Strand unit: Development Agencies - Ireland

JC
Geography

Strand: 3. Exploring People, Place and Change

Strand unit: 2. Causes & Consequences of Migration

TY
TY Modules

Strand: Global Issues

Strand unit: Social Issues

SC
Geography

Strand: O8: Culture & Identity

SC
Politics & Society

Strand: 6. Human Rights+Responsibilities: Wider World

Strand unit: Topic 6: General Resources

UNHCR Teaching About Refugees image

Why is it Resource of the Week?

  • Freely available resources from UNHCR.
  • Includes a range of methodologies on the topic of refugees.
  • Gives pupils facts on the topic of forced migration.
  • Can be integrated across a range of subjects such as Maths, Geography and History.
  • Contains lesson plans, videos, charts and info graphs.
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