Teacher Handbook

Download our Teacher Handbook for guidance on embedding GCE in your school community. 

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    Teacher Handbook

    Download our Teacher Handbook for guidance on embedding GCE in your school community. 

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    Subject Guidelines

    This resource aims to support teachers of English to teach through a global justice lens.  

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      Subject Resources



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      Peace and Justice, Workshop, November 10th 2022

      With the increase in military spending due to the war in Ukraine and let’s face it many other wars happening…
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      Peace keeping

      Peace and stability are central to sustainable development.…
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      Conflict and the Global Arms Trade

      The world cannot afford war. People cannot stand by while the numbers of war and environmental refugees soar, while poverty…
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      Biodiversity

      A 2019 UN report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has found that nature is…
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      Resource Extraction

      Countries that are rich in natural resources are often poor and suffer from high rates of inequality, corruption, human rights…
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      Degrowth

      For decades, global economies have focused on growth, often at the expense of the environment, traditional land use and land…
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      Water Conflict

      The conflict over water relates to the gap between demand and supply. Add in climate change, the geopolitics of water…
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      Quality Education

      Education is a public good, a global common good, a fundamental human right and a basis for guaranteeing the realisation…
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      Access to Education

      Education is essential for an individual’s, community’s and nation’s development. Education is a public good, a global common good, a…
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      Food & Growing

      We live in a world where over 800 million people go to bed hungry yet we produce 1.5 times enough…
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      Poverty

      Poverty is not natural; it is man-made but the way that it is spoken about and particularly how people living…
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      Land Grabs

      In today’s world landowners, agribusinesses, investors and governments want to acquire land to turn into crop plantations to make huge…
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      Direct Provision

      Direct Provision is the system used to accommodate and provide basic welfare to people seeking asylum in Ireland.…
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      Racial Justice

      Racism is when an individual, group, structure or institution intentionally (or unintentionally) abuses their power to the detriment of people,…
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      Migration and Seeking Assylum

      Globally there are more people on the move than ever before. These are people who were mostly forced to flee…
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      School Gardens and Global Justice, CPD Workshop, Nov 25th 2021

      Find the recordings and the presentation of the School Gardens and Global Justice CPD workshop.…
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      Fast Fashion, Thematic Workshop, Nov 9th 2020

      Find the WWGS webinar recording and resources specifically for teaching about Fast Fashion, part of Sustainable Development Goal 12.…
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      Anti-racism, Thematic Workshop, Nov 5th 2020

      Find the WWGS webinar recording and resources specifically for teaching Anti-racism in post-primary schools.…
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      Philosophy and GCE

      Find articles and teaching resources on Philosophy and Global Citizenship Education.…
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      Tax and Trade, Thematic Workshop, Dec 3rd 2020

      Watch the recording and find the resources of the WWGS workshop on Tax and Trade Justice that took place in…
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      Gender Equality

      “Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.”…
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      Water

      Here’s a few resources you can use if you are exploring water as a theme.…
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      Root causes

      Root Causes Activity Global Citizenship Education involves exploring the root causes of poverty, injustice and inequality. Everyday we are exposed…
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      WWGS Annual Conference 2019 Materials

      Activities and games played during the conference.…
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      Information on Climate Strike

      Presentation & Activities for a class on climate justice and action.…
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      Plastics

      Resources on the theme of plastics.…
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      English Resources

      English is a great subject to explore Global Citizenship Education. A good start is Toni Pyke’s blog on Using Novels…
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      The Outsiders: Children living in direct provision in Ireland

      A Teaching and Learning Unit for Junior Cycle on the theme of asylum seekers and direct provision.…
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      English and Global Citizenship

      A quick guide published by Oxfam giving some practical tips to English teachers looking to integrate Global Citizenship into their…
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