Teachers Resources

Welcome to the Teacher’s Resource section!

Before engaging with the programme we recommend that teachers take a look at the Teacher’s Handbook. The handbook provides background information on the Green Home Programme, what the programme aims to achieve and how to implement the programme. The Green Home themes of Waste, Energy, Transport and Water are also outlined in this handbook. The Teacher’s Handbook is complemented by the Teacher’s section on our website. This section contains a suite of age appropriate lesson plans, relevant themed website, and householder challenges to be completed by each household on the themes of waste, water, energy and transport. Please click on the four themes to the right of the page to access the relevant materials.

Energy

1. Challenge Booklet

The main task in any one term is for some classes to complete the 5 week Energy Vampire Challenge with their families (see below to download). Please note that the Energy Vampire Challenge is more suited to senior classes. Please click here to access the Energy Vampire challenge booklet.

Insert: Energy Vampire Challenge Booklet Schools.pdf

2. Lesson Plans

We have also developed a series of complementary energy lesson plans for infants to sixth class students. The range of energy lesson plans is available to download below:

Lesson Plans for Junior Classes

Lesson Plans for 1st and 2nd Class

Lesson Plans for 3rd to 6th Class

3. Activities

4. Useful Links

Here are some helpful primary level environmental education resources for your school. Although some of the resources come from outside Ireland, they are easy to use and require little if any adaptation. Some sites will require you to register your details in order to access the educational materials. All sites have a number of free resources.

Ireland


UK & EU


International


Water


1. Challenge Booklet

The main task for this term is for some classes to complete the 5 week Water Wise Challenge with their families. For teachers printing off the booklet, in the properties section select 'flip on the short' edge and also remember to print on both sides to achieve the booklet format. To access the Water Wise Booklet click here.

Insert: Water Challenge Booklet Schools.pdf

2. Lesson Plans

A series of complementary water lesson plans are available to access / download below:

3. Activities

4. Useful Links to Check out


Waste


1.Challenge Booklet

The main task for this term is for some classes to complete the 5 week Slim Your Bin Challenge with their families. For teachers printing off the booklet, in the properties section select 'flip on the short' edge and also remember to print on both sides to achieve the booklet format. To access the Slim Your Bin Booklet click here.

2. Lesson Plans

3. Activities

4. Useful Links


Transport

1. Challenge Booklet

The main task for this term is for some classes to complete the 5 week Travel Green from Home to School with their families. For teachers printing off the booklet, in the properties section select 'flip on the short' edge and also remember to print on both sides to achieve the booklet format. To access the Travel Green from Home to School booklet click here .

2. Lesson Plans

General Transport Lesson Plans

Climate Change Lesson Plans

A selection of suggested lesson plans on climate change for 3rd and 4th classes from Educate Together.

4th/5th/6th class: Why not try making and using the Global Warming Wheel? This device can be used to calculate the impact of our use of energy in the home and by daily travel. For instructions on how to make and use this device

3. Action Plans


4. Useful Links

Ireland

Other