Lesson Plans

The Our World Irish Aid Awards lesson activities have been designed for 3rd-6th class pupils.  There are four units for each stage (3rd-4th | 5th-6th).  These lessons will support your pupils as they explore sustainable development issues as part of this year’s Awards theme, ‘A Better World’.  Through lesson activities, pupils will become increasingly aware of global challenges such as hunger, poverty, injustice, inequality and climate change; and, will consider how everyone everywhere has a role to play in creating a better world, and contributing to the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

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3rd-4th Class Lesson Plans

English-language unit contains: 
  • Learning curriculum linked learning intentions, 
  • Step-by-step instructions for teachers, 
  • Teacher resource sheets and pupil worksheets.  
Additionally, all pupil worksheets are available in Gaeilge in a separate download. Full Gaeilge versions to come in future years.
 
Literacy and Reflection Activity
 
These 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.

Download Literacy and reflection activities (all classes)

Download Literacy and reflection activities (all classes) as Gaeilge

Unit 1

Download Unit 1 Sustainable Development for a better world (3rd – 4th Class)

Download Unit 1 Sustainable Development for a better world (3rd – 4th class) pupil worksheets as Gaeilge

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 in transforming our world for the better.

Unit 1 curriculum links:

English: Oral language; Reading; Writing
Gaeilge (T1/T2): Teanga ó Bhéal; Léitheoireacht; Scríbhneoireacht
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
Follow Me: Personal search
Goodness Me, Goodness You!: We are a community national school; Thinking time
Grow in Love: Christian morality
Learn Together Ethical Education: Equality and Justice; Ethics and the Environment

Unit 2 curriculum links:

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

Download Unit 2 Irelands aid programme at work (3rd-4th class) pupil worksheets as Gaeilge

In Unit 2, pupils participate in a table quiz, engage with quantitative and qualitative case studies, and create a radio advertisement for Irish Aid.  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 8 focus 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
Gaeilge (T1/T2): Teanga ó Bhéal; Léitheoireacht; Scríbhneoireacht
Geography: Human environments
History: Continuity and change over time
Mathematics: Data
SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world
Visual Arts: Drawing
Follow Me: Personal search
Goodness Me, Goodness You!: We are a community national school; Thinking time
Grow in Love: Christian morality
Learn Together Ethical Education: Equality and Justice; Ethics and the Environment

Unit 3

Download Unit 3 Project Renew Vietnam (3rd – 4th Class)

Download Unit 3 Project Renew Vietnam (3rd-4th class) pupil worksheets as Gaeilge

In Unit 3, pupils work together to come to edit and summarise information, and to make connections. They learn about an initiative in Vietnam, supported by Ireland’s aid programme, which focuses on dealing with unexploded ordnance left over from the Vietnam War; and, contributes to the achievement of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Unit 3 curriculum links:
English: Oral language; Reading; Writing
Gaeilge (T1/T2): Teanga ó Bhéal; Léitheoireacht; Scríbhneoireacht
Geography: Human environments
History: Politics, conflict and society
SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world
Follow Me: Personal search
Goodness Me, Goodness You!: We are a community national school; Thinking time
Grow in Love: Christian morality
Learn Together Ethical Education: Equality and Justice; Ethics and the Environment

Unit 4

Download Unit 4 Getting started on our OWIAA project (3rd – 4th Class)

Download Unit 4 Getting started on our OWIAA project (3rd-4th class) pupil worksheets as Gaeilge

In Unit 4, pupils participate in peer-learning activities related to the universality of the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.  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
Gaeilge (T1/T2): Teanga ó Bhéal; Léitheoireacht; Scríbhneoireacht
Geography: Human environments; Environmental awareness and care
Science: Environmental awareness and care
SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world
Visual Arts: Drawing
Follow Me: Personal search
Goodness Me, Goodness You!: We are a community national school; Thinking time
Grow in Love: Christian morality
Learn Together Ethical Education: Equality and Justice; Ethics and the Environment

5th-6th Class Lesson Plans

English-language unit contains: 
  • Learning curriculum linked learning intentions, 
  • Step-by-step instructions for teachers, 
  • Teacher resource sheets and pupil worksheets.  
Additionally, all pupil worksheets are available in Gaeilge in a separate download. Full Gaeilge versions to come in future years.
 
Literacy and Reflection Activity
 

These 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.

Download Literacy and reflection activities (all classes)

Download Literacy and reflection activities (all classes) as Gaeilge

Unit 1

Download Unit 1 Sustainable Development for a better world (5th-6th Class)

Download Unit 1 Sustainable Development for a better world (5th-6th class) pupil worksheets as Gaeilge

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
Gaeilge (T1/T2): Teanga ó Bhéal; Léitheoireacht; Scríbhneoireacht
Geography: Human environments; Environmental awareness and care
History: Continuity and change over time
SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world
Follow Me: Personal search
Goodness Me, Goodness You!: We are a community national school; Thinking time
Grow in Love: Christian morality
Learn Together Ethical Education: Equality and Justice; Ethics and the Environment

Unit 2

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

Download Unit 2 Irelands aid programme at work (5th-6th class) pupil worksheets as Gaeilge

In Unit 2, pupils participate in a table quiz, engage with quantitative and qualitative case studies, and design the cover for a child-friendly version of Ireland’s strategy for international development.  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 8 focus 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
Gaeilge (T1/T2): Teanga ó Bhéal; Léitheoireacht; Scríbhneoireacht
Geography: Human environments
History: Politics, conflict and society
Mathematics: Data
SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world
Visual Arts: Drawing
Follow Me: Personal search
Goodness Me, Goodness You!: We are a community national school; Thinking time
Grow in Love: Christian morality
Learn Together Ethical Education: Equality and Justice; Ethics and the Environment

Unit 3

Download Unit 3 Project Renew Vietnam (5th-6th Class)

Download Unit 3 Project Renew Vietnam (5th-6th class) pupil worksheets as Gaeilge

In Unit 3, pupils work together to come to edit and summarise information, and to create wordsearches and make connections. They learn about an initiative in Vietnam, supported by Ireland’s aid programme, which focuses on dealing with unexploded ordnance left over from the Vietnam War; and, contributes to the achievement of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Unit 3 curriculum links:

English: Oral language (Communicating; Understanding; Exploring and using); Reading (Communicating; Exploring and using); Writing (Communicating; Exploring and using)
Geography: Human environments
History: Politics, conflict and society
SPHE: Myself; Myself and others; Myself and the wider world
Visual Arts: Drawing
Follow Me: Personal search
Goodness Me, Goodness You!: We are a community national school; Thinking time
Grow in Love: Christian morality
Learn Together Ethical Education: Equality and Justice; Ethics and the Environment

Unit 4

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

Download Unit 4 Getting started on our OWIAA project (5th-6th class) pupil worksheets as Gaeilge

In Unit 4, pupils participate in peer-learning activities related to the universality of the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.  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
Gaeilge (T1/T2): Teanga ó Bhéal; Léitheoireacht; Scríbhneoireacht
Geography: Human environments; Environmental awareness and care
Science: Environmental awareness and care
SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world
Visual Arts: Drawing
Follow Me: Personal search
Goodness Me, Goodness You!: We are a community national school; Thinking time
Grow in Love: Christian morality
Learn Together Ethical Education: Equality and Justice; Ethics and the Environment