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5th and 6th Class Environment Lessons

Education, Environmental/Climate Change, Development Education, Primary Lesson Plan, Africa, Ireland, Global, 2015

Five lesson plans explore Millenium Development Goal 7 (Ensure Environmentatl Sustainability). Through a variety of topics and activities the students will learn about the environment, the impact of human activities on the environment and their role as citizens on environmental decision making.

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Caring for the Planet – Feeding Our World Lesson One

Introducing the Millennium Development Goals. Using writing and matching activities students will explore the origins of the Millennium Development Goals and be able to describe them in their own words. Download PDF (584KB)

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Caring for the Planet – Feeding Our World Lesson Two

This lesson introduces Millennium Development Goal 7 – Environmental Stability. Students will learn about environmental issues across the world and the impact of human activities on the environment. Download PDF (952KB)

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Caring for the Planet – Feeding Our World – Lesson Three

Students will watch a video on farming and forestry in Malawi. They will learn about the importance of trees for the environment, but also for farmers in Malawi. The lesson finishes with a table quiz.Download PDF (714KB)

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Caring for the Planet – Feeding Our World Lesson Four

Farming game – a maths based simulation game. In teams, the class become African villages and learn about subsistence farming and the role of climate in food productionDownload PDF (873KB)

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Caring for the Planet – Feeding Our World - Lesson Five

Introduction to Rio +20 The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Students will learn about co-operating to look after the environment and development. They will learn about citizenship and recognise that they have a voice in environmental decision makingDownload PDF (576KB)