Lesson Plans

The Our World Irish Aid Awards lesson activities are designed to support your pupils as they explore the sustainable development issues as part of this year’s Awards theme, ‘Leave No One Behind’.  The activities will raise pupils’ awareness about global problems such as hunger, poverty, injustice, inequality and climate change; and, help pupils to consider how everyone everywhere has a role to play in making sure that no one is left behind, and contributing to the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

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End of Unit literacy and reflection activities (all class) FINAL

The end of Unit literacy and reflection activities encourage pupils to: develop their oral literacy; reading, comprehension and writing skills; and, reflect on the content knowledge and skills learned as they progress through the Our World Irish Aid Awards Units.

3rd-4th class lesson activities

 

Unit 1 Sustainable Development & the Leave No One Behind pledge (3rd-4th class)

In Unit 1, pupils engage in individual, pair, small group and whole class activities.  They learn about: key words, phrases and concepts, such as sustainable development; and, the role of the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development in addressing global hunger, poverty, injustice, inequality and climate change and ensuring that no one is left behind.

Unit 1 curriculum links:

English: Oral language; Reading; Writing

Geography: Human environments; Environmental awareness and care

History: Continuity and change over time

Science: Environmental awareness and care

SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world

 

 

5th-6th class lesson activities

 

Unit 1 Sustainable Development & the Leave No One Behind pledge (5th-6th class)

In Unit 1, pupils engage in individual, pair, small group and whole class activities.  They learn about: key words, phrases and concepts, such as interdependence and sustainable development; and, the role of the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development in addressing global hunger, poverty, injustice, inequality and climate change and transforming our world for the better.

Unit 1 curriculum links:

English: Oral language; Reading; Writing

Geography: Human environments; Environmental awareness and care

History: Continuity and change over time

SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world

Unit 2 Irelands aid programme at work (3rd-4th class)

In Unit 2, pupils participate in a table quiz, engage with quantitative and qualitative case studies, and create jigsaw puzzles.  They learn about: the different ways that Irish Aid, Ireland’s official programme of overseas assistance, works to achieve the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development in Ireland’s 8 Key Partner Countries; and the impact that Irish Aid support has on some of the most vulnerable people in these countries.

Unit 2 curriculum links:

English: Oral language; Reading; Writing

Geography: Human environments

History: Continuity and change over time

Mathematics: Data

SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world

Visual Arts: Drawing

Unit 2 Irelands aid programme at work (5th-6th class)

In Unit 2, pupils participate in a table quiz, engage with quantitative and qualitative case studies, and design awareness raising posters.  They learn about: the different ways that Irish Aid, Ireland’s official programme of overseas assistance, works to achieve the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development in Ireland’s 8 Key Partner Countries; and the impact that Irish Aid support has on some of the most vulnerable people in these countries. 

Unit 2 curriculum links:

English: Oral language; Reading; Writing

Geography: Human environments

History: Politics, conflict and society

Mathematics: Data

SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world

Visual Arts: Drawing

Unit 3 Plastic – Problems and Solutions (3rd-4th)

In Unit 3, pupils work together to come to conclusions, to devise definitions, to make connections, and in design and craft activities. They learn about: an initiative in Tanzania, supported by Ireland’s aid programme, which is focused on solving the problem of plastic; and, contributes to the achievement of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and the Leave No One Behind pledge.

Unit 3 curriculum links:

English: Oral language; Reading; Writing

Geography: Human environments

History: Politics, conflict and society

SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world

Visual Arts: Construction; Fabric and Fibre

Unit 3 Plastic – Problems and Solutions (5th-6th)

In Unit 3, pupils work together to come to conclusions, to devise definitions, to make connections, and in design and craft activities. They learn about: an initiative in Tanzania, supported by Ireland’s aid programme, which is focused on solving the problem of plastic; and, contributes to the achievement of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and the Leave No One Behind pledge.

Unit 3 curriculum links:

English: Oral language; Reading; Writing

Geography: Human environments

History: Politics, conflict and society

SPHE: Myself; Myself and others; Myself and the wider world

Visual Arts: Construction; Fabric and Fibre

Unit 4 Getting started on our OWIAA project (3rd-4th class)

In Unit 4, pupils participate in peer-learning activities which question their own roles and responsibilities in achieving the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development and ensuring that no one is left behind.  Pupils generate project ideas and engage in a democratic process to decide on their Our World Irish Aid Awards project. 

Unit 4 curriculum links:

English: Oral language; Reading; Writing

Geography: Human environments; Environmental awareness and care

Science: Environmental awareness and care

SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world

Visual Arts: Drawing

Unit 4 Getting started on our OWIAA project (5th-6th)

In Unit 4, pupils participate in peer-learning activities which question their own roles and responsibilities in achieving the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development and ensuring that no one is left behind.  Pupils generate project ideas and engage in a democratic process to decide on their Our World Irish Aid Awards project. 

Unit 4 curriculum links:

English: Oral language, Reading, Writing

Geography: Human environments; Environmental awareness and care

Science: Environmental awareness and care

SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world

Visual Arts: Drawing