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Bringing global issues into your classroom as part of the primary school curriculum is easier than you might think. Irish Aid can offer you resources, ideas and information to help pupils understand the links between their lives and those of people in developing countries. We can help you to bring global development and human rights issues into your teaching for Social Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE), Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE) and for cross-curricular work.

Pupils from Crecora National School are celebrating making it to the national final of the prestigious 2018 Our World Irish Aid Awards.

Irish Aid resources for teachers

One World Our World storybook

This free illustrated pupil's storybook uses child-to-child information, stories and interesting facts to help pupils from third to sixth classes learn about Irish Aid's partner countries.

Download a free copy 

Primary School Partnerships

Initial teacher education

The DICE (Development and Intercultural Education) Project operates in four primary school Initial Teacher Education colleges- Dublin City University, Maynooth University, Mary Immaculate College and Marino Institution of Education. The project aims to enable teacher educators and student teachers to integrate development education and intercultural education into their teaching practice so that they are equipped to teach these topics effectively throughout their careers.

Find out more about the DICE Project here

Global Village

Global Village is a new primary school project that aims to enable teachers to support their pupils to become active global citizens committed to building a fairer and sustainable world for all. Click here to find out more.