For People and Planet: Our World Irish Aid Awards Lesson Plans


The One World Irish Aid Awards were created in order to increase students understanding of the United Nations Global Goals and the work of Irish Aid, and to assist pupils to explore the links between their lives and the lives of children in developing countries.

This year the OWIAA theme ‘For People and Planet’ is geared towards helping primary-aged children to gain some understanding of the need to bring about good and lasting changes (sustainable development) in our world, so that the lives of people everywhere can be improved for the better, now and in the future.



Author: Irish Aid

Publisher: Irish Aid

Year: 2017

Country of Origin: Ireland

Keywords: Activity pack, awards, sustainable development, global goals, people, planet, primary school

Target Audience: Junior Primary Senior Primary

Curriculum Subjects: Languages Mathematics Religious Education Social Environmental and Scientific Education Social Personal and Health Education

Available Formats: Activity Pack

Tags: Sustainable Development Goals

Available from:

Visit the One World Irish Aid Awards website for downloads and more information


The One World Irish Aid Awards provides lesson plans for both 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th classes and includes the following:

–          Introduction

–          Reflection/Literacy activities

–          Unit 1: Sustainable Development and Interdependence

–          Unit 2: Irish Aid at work

–          Unit 3: Gorongosa National Park

–          Unit 4: OWIAA – Getting started

–          Gorongosa Photopack

–          Our Lion Family transcript

Each activity outlines learning outcomes, materials needed, step-bystep instructions, pupil worksheets and curriculum links (in the introduction)

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