Supporting climate action in your classroom

Our Teachers’ Toolkit helps you explore sustainable development, climate change, and climate action with secondary students. Containing interactive activities, engaging worksheets, and thought-provoking debates, this resource is a go-to for any post-primary teacher who wants to take a global citizenship approach to teaching about climate. Download it now and get inspired!

Our Transition Year Unit is a one-stop-shop for TY coordinators and teachers. This reframes our most popular activities as a 45-hour TY Unit on GCE and climate action. Use it whole or integrate it into other TY Units!

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Teacher Toolkit
ACT toolkit Irish
Sraith Straitéisí do Mhúinteoirí
Transition Year Unit
Transition Year Unit

Download our teacher factsheets

These five factsheets are packed with up-to-date, rigorously researched data on global themes that connect with the Teacher Toolkit. Remember key data at a glance, and never be stuck for a fact again!

Sustainable Development
factsheet footprint
Ecological footprint
factsheet climate
factsheet justice
Global justice
factsheet poverty inequality
Poverty & Inequality

Extra activities

Some activities in the toolkit can be supplemented with the following downloads. Download and print these for use with your students!

SDG Cards

Help your class become SDG experts (p. 9), or explore how development themes are interconnected with the SDG wool web (p. 10).

Power role play (p. 23)

Descriptions of individuals and institutions with the power to respond to climate. Who can work together? Who is in conflict?

Case Study: Dublin / Kigali (p. 28-29)

Compare the similarities and differences in the challenges faced by two cities. What’s at the root of these challenges?

See the toolkit in action!

These videos introduce the Action on Global Citizenship programme, and demonstrate some of the activities contained in the Toolkit.

Video lessons

These videos are an engaging way to bring GCE themes into your classroom, provoke discussion and motivate action. Why not show one in your class today?


Lesson plans

Explore critical themes with a GCE approach! Each teacher-approved lesson plan contains activities, discussion topics and advice, along with a presentation, handouts, and ideas for action projects. Bring your class to life today!

link to download greenwashing lesson
Lesson plan and presentation
Link to Fast fashion lesson plan
Lesson plan and presentation
Link to climate and migration lesson plan
Lesson plan and presentation

The development of these resources was made possible by the generous support of Worldwise Global Schools.

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