Global Citizenship Educational Resources
Our Global Citizenship Education Resources use drama and participatory methodologies to allow students to explore complex concepts such as Poverty, Water access and the UN Global Goals in an accessible, inclusive way. Below you can find all of our classroom resources for both primary and secondary school, each helping to support Global Citizenship learning in the classroom.
Resources for Primary Schools
Junior and Senior Infants
Water, Come to Me
Currently 785 million people worldwide do not have access to clean water close to home. This resource will help children understand the issues faced by people worldwide through interpretive methods of dance and drama.
1st - 2nd class
This exciting curriculum-linked resource uses participatory methodologies and audio-visual materials to take children and teachers on a trip from the rivers of Ireland across the ocean to the mangroves of Honduras. Explore the importance of our healthy oceans and waterways through these interactive lesson plans and inspire your class to act in pursuit of a more fair and equal world.
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3rd – 6th class
Drought and Migration in Ethiopia
While extreme poverty is reducing there are still over 800 million hungry people in the world, most of whom live in rural areas? Were you aware that the current drought in the Horn of Africa is projected to become the worst in decades...
Drought and Migration in Ethiopia
Tá thart ar 820 milliún duine ocrach ar domhan faoi láthair.Cén tionchar atá ag an triomach ar dhaoine san Aetóip? Tar linn ar thuras go dtí an Aetóip chun fail amach…
Spotlight on South Sudan
This educational resource for primary schools uses Drama to explore life in South Sudan. It includes two schemes of work: one aimed at 3rd and 4th class on the topic of water, and the other aimed at 5th and 6th class on the topic of conflict. Detailed lesson plans and photocopiable resources included.
1st – 6th class
The Changemakers Programme
These creative, curriculum-linked lesson plans and audio-visuals, in both English and Irish, equip primary school teachers to explore Global Citizenship with their 1st - 6th class students, learn about the UN Global Goals and inspire action for a sustainable and fair world for all. Resources have been developed in line with the Department of Education and Skills Covid-19 response plan for safe reopening of schools and the NCCA recommendations for this year.
Register now to access our lesson plans and resources and the GOAL team will be in touch to support you on your Changemakers journey. Every class that takes part receives a beautiful World Map for their classroom and a certificate of recognition for taking part in the Changemakers journey.
Activities for Primary Schools
Check out our Global Sparks programme, which looks at different fun and creative activities for your pupils to take part in to take action for a more fair and sustainable world.
Resources for Secondary Schools
The Global Citizen’s Journey
This resource for Global Citizenship Education is designed by our Global Youth Programme for educators and leaders of 14–18-year-olds all over the world. Centring on the themes of interconnectedness, development, power and inequality this free, downloadable booklet of activities encourages critical thinking, reflection, and empower the pursuit of positive change.
To find out more, watch our introductory video here.
What sorts of challenges are faced by those in our world who are confronted with conflict? This resource aims to explore the theme of conflict, drawing on historical and current events, and GOAL’s experience in current conflict situations, providing students with a platform to discuss, debate and plan for action and change.