Resource Title

One World Our World (2019 edition)

Summary

One World Our World is a beautifully illustrated storybook containing five stories from focus countries that Irish Aid works in.

As well as case studies, this storybook includes maps, fact files, general country information and a ‘what we do’ feature about Irish Aid’s work – the Government of Ireland’s official agency for international development.

Resource Details

  • Date added: 14th July 2020
  • Author: Grace Wells
  • Publisher: Irish Aid
  • Country of Publication: Ireland
  • Year: 2019
  • Page Count: 26

Description

“In One World, Our World children from Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique, which are all in Africa, and Vietnam, which is in Asia, tell us about the amazing wildlife, landscapes and food in their countries, and they tell us the stories of their lives, the things that make them happy and sad and their hopes and dreams for the future.

There are fifty-four countries in Africa, but I didn’t know how different each of them is, or what an interesting place to live Vietnam would be, until I read this book.

Do you know what Hakuna Matata means, or which languages children in Mozambique speak, or if Christianity reached Ireland or Ethiopia first? If you read “One World, Our World” you’ll find out and maybe like me you’ll get so interested in our focus countries that you’ll want to visit them one day!” – opening, by Shane from Ireland.

This resource has been developed to teach children from 4th to 6th class about how children live in five other countries and about Irish Aid’s work in those countries.

It includes a number of curriculum links, including:

4th class curriculum links:

Geography: Stand: Human Environments

  • Strand Unit: People and Other Lands

Learning objectives

  • study some aspects of the environments and lives of people in one location in Europe and one location in another part of the world
  • develop an awareness of the interdependence of these people and people in Ireland
  • begin to develop a sense of belonging to local, county, national, European and global communities.

5th and 6th class curriculum links:

Geography: Strand: Human Environments

Strand Unit: People and other lands

Learning Objectives:

  • study some aspects of the environments and lives of people in one location in Europe and one location in another part of the world
  • develop an increasing awareness of the interdependence of people in these places and people in Ireland
  • learn to value and respect the diversity of peoples and their lifestyles in these areas and other parts of the world
  • become aware of various ethnic, religious and linguistic groups of peoples in Ireland, Europe and the wider world
  • develop a sense of belonging to local, county, national, European and international communities.
  • Strand Unit: Trade and development issues

Learning Objectives:

  • come to appreciate the inequalities between the developed and the developing world
  • explore some of the issues and problems associated with aid, effect on recipients, appropriate technology
  • acquire some knowledge of the origins, work and Irish involvement in some major international organisations United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) major non-governmental organisations (NGOs) (e.g. Trócaire, Red Cross).

Social, Personal and Health  Education: Strand: Myself and the wider world

Strand Unit: Developing Citizenship

  • become aware of some of the cultures, lifestyles and languages of some countries in the European Union and the wider world
  • explore how justice and peace can be promoted between people and groups, both nationally and internationally
  • realise and begin to understand the unequal distribution of the world’s resources.

Available from:

For more, visit Irish Aid’s teaching and education section

The first edition of One World Our World was published in 2009.