20. August 2019

Teaching Resources and Useful Links

Shiobaun McGee, teacher of English and Religious Education in Loreto Secondary School Letterkenny for the past fifteen years.

Lizzy Hannon-Geography and Irish teacher in Loreto Secondary school,St Michael’s, Navan,Co Meath.Former student of Loreto Mullingar.


                            Development Education Project Officers

 Development Education Resources






Loreto Education Centre and Loreto Schools around Ireland work in conjunction with Irish Aid and WorldWise Global Schools



Our World Irish Aid Awards Primary Level

Our World Irish Aid Awards is a Primary schools programme for 3rd-6th class, aimed at teaching pupils about the developing world. 
The website for the Awards is: http://ourworldirishaidawards.ie/   



Different way to begin /open a conversation around homelessness with students and staff that avoids the false assumptions and biases that many have around the homeless.  This gives a supportive framework: one which some will agree /disagree about, a framework whereby a solution is being sought by civilians rather than finger pointing. Doesn’t discuss the root causes, but that could be step 2.



On-line Shopping


In relation to examining wages and working conditions in British textile factories where clothes are made for big brands in warehouses serving online shopping.



Surprising Facts about Africa

The Danger of a Single Story





Surprising facts about Africa – Lesson: Challenging Stereotypes.

Keyhole Gardens and how to make one


Surprising facts about Africa lesson – Lessons from Africa.





Cold weather reignites fears for refugees poorly sheltered in Greece


Very sobering 7 minute  report on conditions of refugees in Greek camps  in supposed EU/ UN supported centers.

A Migrant’s Journey- Photo Essay.

 A-Migrants-Journey — Photo-Essay (1)






Liverpool player forced to be a refugee at 3 years of age

Liverpool player Lovren on being forced to become a refugee at aged three in former Yugoslavia






Release of girls kidnapped by Boko Harem from Chibok



Our Now, Our Future
Created by child refugees from Syria

Newspaper articule and powerpoint presentation: gcb_syria_video_activity

A group of Roscommon teenagers have won a prestigious youth citizenship prize for their efforts at helping Syrian youths to integrate into their hometown.



Distressing news coming from Yemen


Distressing news coming from Yemen; “Catastrophic and rapidly deteriorating” – that’s how the UN has described the situation in Yemen, as it warns the country, 12 million people, are on the brink of famine.



The Development Gap

Questions why and how people become refugees


Word Document

The Development Gap handout

Media video:

What would you take – power point presentation

Global Citizenship Survey

A survey in relation to work going on around the world focusing on Global Justice and Citizens
Survey on Global Citizenship and Education for Global Citizenship (1)

Please forward completed survey to ibvmunngo@gmail.com

WordPress word document with survey 


International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination




Human Trafficking


https://teachunicef.org/sites/default/files/documents/units-lesson – plans/Not My Life Film Discussion guide 2015.pdfe 


Stop the Traffik

Module 1

What is human trafficking
Follow on Activities
Facilitator NotesTrue Stories




Stop the Traffik

Module 2:  

includes worksheets and a power-point presentation



Module 2 Presentation – Human Trafficking and Healthy Relationships
Module 2 Facilitator Notes
Activity Worksheets – 11-13 years
Activity Worksheets – 14-18 years








Stop the Traffik

Module 3:  Fake or Friend: Fake or Friend

Handout:  Jade’s Story Handout

Human Trafficking and the fashion industy.  Also links to a website about child refugees in Turkey making UK clothes

Case Studies

Factors influencing Human Trafficking

Presentation – Online Safety and Human trafficking

Make Fashion Traffik-Free

Follow on Activities

Facilitator Notes

Ms AJ and You

True Stories 




The Journey – Emma Thompson

These modules can be used in conjunction with the previous Stop The Traffik Modules.







Capital Punishment


4 Powerpoint presentations

Aims of Punishment



Amnesty International





If I were President


Encourages students to think about three things that would change their local area, Ireland and the World if they were president.


5 ideas final

(What I would do if I was President)

Resources following on from Gift Box Workshop held in Loreto Stephen’s Green – 7 March 2017

A  group of Loreto Sisters are involved in a project called the UN Gift Box. This project introduced people
to the issue of Human Trafficking and has inspired people to take further action.

Human Trafficking is the fastest growing international crime and is the third largest source of income
for organised crime. Shockingly Ireland is a destination and source country for women, men and children
subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour, including forced criminal activity and forced begging.
Trafficking for forced marriage is a also a newly recognised issue being tackled.
In 2014 the Loreto Sisters made a commitment to work for the elimination of all forms of human trafficking
particularly among women and children, and have been involved with the project titled the UN Gift.
The Gift Box is a walk in piece of public art, symbolising the way traffickers entice their victims with false promises; offering “the gift” of a brighter new life.
True stories of human trafficking are recounted inside the box.

 Module 1
Introduction to Human Trafficking

Follow on Activities

Module 1 Facilitator Notes

True Stories 

GIFT Volunteer Information Pack




Module 2
Human Trafficking and Healthy Relationships

Activity Worksheets – 14-18 years

Module 2 Presentation – Human

Trafficking and Healthy Relationships

Activity Worksheets



Module 3
Human Trafficking and Online Safety

Module 3 Follow on Activities

Module 3 Facilitator Notes

Jade’s Story Handout (Task 1 & 2)

Fake or Friend

Module 3 Presentation – Online Safety and
Human trafficking


 March 2017

Below you will find resources and two RTE documentaries in relation to the refugee crisis and the journey faced by migrants.
It is a powerful documentary which discusses political and environmental issues in the Atlantic. Suitable for use in Dev Ed classes, Geography and CSPE.    


Atlantic’ – the race for the resources of the North Atlantic

  ‘Atlantic’ is a new feature documentary from Risteard O’Domhnaill (The Pipe, 2010). Narrated by Emmy
Award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson, the film explores o…


The Crossing’ explores human face of crisis www.rte.ie

  For the past 18 months the Irish Naval Service has had a presence in the Mediterranean due to the amount of 
  people attempting to cross into Europe from northern Africa.

The Crossing | An RTÉ Photo Essay

   The Crossing tells story of one month in the LÉ Samuel Beckett’s deployment in the southern Mediterranean. Watch the documentary on RTÉ Player. “We didn’t …


  Narrated by Emmy-award winning actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities – in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland – bringing to the fore three very intimate stories from the global resource debate.

Atlantic 2016    Last year, The Development Education team of Loreto Secondary School Navan hosted a screening of Atlantic, the powerful documentary which discusses the environmental and political issues in the North Atlantic. The event took place in The Solstice Arts Centre and over 250 local students attended for the screening followed by a lively question and answer session with director Risteard Ó Domhnaill.

A second public screening was held that night and many members of the local community attended.

Narrated by Brendan Gleeson Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities as they struggle to maintain their way of life in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges.

‘This incredible film is a must-see for anyone who cares about the planet we live on and about the natural resources of the Atlantic and Ireland. It deserves all the publicity it can get to bring this important issue into the public forum’ – Loreto Navan – Peace and Social Justice Group.


December 2016

Current article about the importance of female education and the  challenges faced.


The death of 11 schoolgirls in Turkey reveal the difficult path students  have to endure in order to get an education in remote areas.


Girl Rising: Educate Girls. Change the World

This is relevant now more than ever in light of the terrible incident in Nigeria involving two young girl suicide bombers.

Early marriage, gender disparity and regressive social mindsets stumbling  blocks that girls from poor backgrounds face around the world.


                                                                           Useful Resources from Development Education Training Days


Student Participation and Leadership WorldWise Global Schools – Laura Cahill


Power Point Presentation 










 April 2016

” Student Voice : Loreto Students  talk  about partaking in Social Justice Education. ”  Click on picture below


Global Passport Awards

Loreto Schools who have received a Global Passport in recognition of their work in Development Education. 

Congratulations to three Loreto schools who are now holders of the World Wise Global Schools Passport which recognises a school’s commitment to Development Education. These schools are Loreto Clonmel ; Loreto Fermoy and Loreto Foxrock. Each of these schools was awarded a “level two” diplomatic passport.  Well done for all your hard work!

WorldWise are always looking for new schools to apply – please see : http://www.worldwiseschools.ie/wwgs-global-passport/


September 2015 – Refugee Crisis Links Website

Resources regarding refugee crisis and displacement
Poetry which address refugee issues

Loreto Development Education Conference 2015

Four videos from the Loreto Development Education Conference 2015:

Presentation by Jeanne Barrett 

Presentation by Ruth Finneran  

Presentation by Linda Kiely 

Presentation by Dervla Murphy 

March 2015 Development Education Conference : A Critical Approach to
Student Activity and Fundraising, Miriam Barragry .

Critical Approach to Fundraising and Student Activity M Barragry

Staff Presentation


The purpose of this short slide presentation is to update staff within Loreto schools on what’s happening in relation to social justice and development education and offer some practical ideas and opportunities to help move the work forward.


Staff Meeting – Power Point Presentation – Click here

Staff Cluster Training

 Linking Learning and Action                                                  

Mandala Here you will find slides used during the recent cluster training days – September 16th -19th 2014.

These slides can be adapted and used for subject planning or whole staff meetings within your school. Please acknowledge the original authors.

Power Point Presentation – Click here



Development Education Opportunities    – To view click on the following

Junior Cycle English

Jun Cycle Modern Languages

Junior Cycle Maths

Junior Cycle History

Junior Cycle Geography

Junior Cycle Business

International Days — United Nations Observances
(To view all months click the above heading)