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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

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

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Water Wishes

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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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

Third and fourth class students in Castleplunkett National School are named as joint winners of GOAL's Changemakers  Award for their campaign to reduce fossil fuels in their locality. The young students made a series of informative posters highlighting the excessive use of fossil fuels and asking their community to consider their consumption in a bid to reach Sustainable Development Goal 13: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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

Global Citizenship Global Sparks

Global Sparks

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

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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.



Exploring Conflict

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.