Lesson Plans

3rd-4th Class Lesson Activities                                                      

Unit 1: Sustainable Development – The key to Transforming Our World

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
Science: Environmental awareness and care
SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world
Visual Arts: Drawing

Unit 2: Irish Aid at work

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 3: Global Goal 4 – Quality Education                 

In Unit 3, pupils work together to make connections, to devise definitions, and in design and evaluate activities. They learn about: an Irish Aid supported project in Mozambique which is contributing to the achievement of Global Goal 4 (Quality Education); and consider the role of a good education in transforming our world for the better.                       

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: Drawing; Paint and colour; Clay; Fabric and Fibre                                   

Unit 4: Getting started on Our Project

In Unit 4, pupils participate in peer-learning activities which question their own roles and responsibilities in transforming our world and achieving 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
Geography: Human environments; Environmental awareness and care
Science: Environmental awareness and care
SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world

End of Unit Literacy and Reflection Activities

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

5th-6th Class Lesson Activities

Unit 1: Sustainable Development – The key to Transforming Our World

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: Irish Aid at work

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: Global Goal 4 – Quality Education

In Unit 3, pupils set personal learning goals and work together in ranking, devising definitions, design and evaluation activities. They learn about: an Irish Aid supported project in Mozambique which is contributing to the achievement of Global Goal 4 (Quality Education); and consider the role of a good education in transforming our world for the better.

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: Drawing; Paint and colour; Construction                                                                

Unit 4: Getting started on Our Project

In Unit 4, pupils participate in peer-learning activities which question their own roles and responsibilities in transforming our world and achieving 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
Geography: Human environments; Environmental awareness and care
Science: Environmental awareness and care
SPHE: Myself and others; Myself and the wider world
Visual Arts: Drawing

End of Unit Literacy and Reflection Activities

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