Shared Education Across the Curriculum Resources

All areas of the curriculum can potentially contribute to shared education, leading to improved educational and reconciliation outcomes.

CCEA has a range of resources that can provide rich curricular contexts for the development of shared education opportunities.

Primary

Active Learning and Teaching Methods Active Learning and Teaching Methods

Practical advice to teachers on a range of methods to help embed skills and create a stimulating, enriching, challenging and focused environment for both their pupils and themselves.

All Areas of Learning: Key Stage 1&2

Learning Outdoors Learning Outdoors

Guidance on developing outdoor play experiences that allow for progression in a child’s thinking and understanding.

All Areas of Learning: Foundation Stage

Learning Through Play Learning Through Play

Guidance on developing play experiences that allow for progression in a child’s thinking and understanding.

Primary Irish and Aspects of a Shared Cultural Heritage Primary Irish and Aspects of a Shared Cultural Heritage

Includes resources designed to encourage pupils to explore, appreciate and celebrate the richness and diversity of language and culture.

The World Around Us - Connected Learning across the Curriculum: Key Stage 1&2

Woven in Ulster Woven in Ulster

Wide range of WAU and cross-curricular lessons that explore the linen industry in Ulster, including the role of the Ulster-Scots community in the production of linen.

The World Around Us: Key Stage 1&2

Progression Guidance and Grids for WAU Progression Guidance and Grids for WAU

  • Science and Technology Progression Guidance
  • WAU Strands Progression Grids
  • TSPC Progression Frameworks

Guidance to support whole school planning and ensure progress in pupils’ learning - (SESP CPD Module)

The World Around Us: Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1&2

Growing for the Future Growing for the Future

Monthly guide with practical classroom resources aiming to encourage children to grow fruit and vegetables and explore where food comes from while promoting healthy eating - (SESP CPD Module)

The World Around Us: Key Stage 1&2

Ulster Scots Ulster Scots

Resources to build capacity within primary schools so that they can teach elements of Ulster-Scots and shared cultural heritage.

Connected Learning across the Curriculum: Key Stage 1&2

Every Sport for Everyone Every Sport for Everyone

Resources for a range of sports to provide ideas on how to ensure they are as inclusive as possible and can be adapted in some way to include all players, with and without a disability.

Physical Education: Key Stage 1&2

Thematic Units Year 3/4 Thematic Units Year 3/4

  • Celebrations and Good Times
  • My Place and Yours
  • Food for Thought

Structured learning and teaching opportunities across the curriculum on themes that include exploration of identity, culture and similarities and differences.

Connected Learning across the Curriculum: Year 3/4

Ideas for Connected Learning Year 3/4 Ideas for Connected Learning Year 3/4

  • Houses and Homes
  • Let’s Celebrate

Range of ideas and active learning experiences that can be connected across the curriculum, focused on developing the overall aim and objectives of the curriculum and the principles that underpin it. Includes exploration of themes such as identity, culture and similarities and differences.

Connected Learning across the Curriculum: Year 3/4

Thematic Units Year 5 Thematic Units Year 5

  • Being and Belonging
  • Me Inc.
  • St Patrick and People of Faith

Structured learning and teaching opportunities across the curriculum on themes that include exploration of identity, culture and similarities and differences.

Connected Learning across the Curriculum: Year 5

Ideas for Connected Learning Year 4/5/6 Ideas for Connected Learning Year 4/5/6

  • Once Upon a Time
  • Mighty Me
  • Where I Live

Range of ideas and active learning experiences that can be connected across the curriculum, focused on developing the overall aim and objectives of the curriculum and the principles that underpin it. Includes exploration of themes such as identity, culture and similarities and differences.

Connected Learning across the Curriculum: Year 4/5/6

Thematic Units Year 6/7 Thematic Units Year 6/7

  • Actions Speak Louder Than Words
  • Fair Enough?
  • Faith and Light
  • Famine

Structured learning and teaching opportunities across the curriculum on themes that include exploration of identity, culture and similarities and differences.

Connected Learning across the Curriculum: Year 6/7

Ideas for Connected Learning Year 6/7 Ideas for Connected Learning Year 6/7

  • Needs and Wants
  • Wonderful World

Range of ideas and active learning experiences that can be connected across the curriculum, focused on developing the overall aim and objectives of the curriculum and the principles that underpin it. Includes exploration of themes such as identity, culture and similarities and differences.

Connected Learning across the Curriculum: Year 6/7

Post-Primary

Teaching Controversial Issues Teaching Controversial Issues

Training programme supporting a whole-school approach to teaching controversial issues. Curriculum leaders can adapt the training materials and use them as part of their school CPD programme.

All Areas of Learning: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Active Learning and Teaching Methods Active Learning and Teaching Methods

Practical advice to teachers on a range of methods to help embed skills and create a stimulating, enriching, challenging and focused environment for both their pupils and themselves.

All Areas of Learning: Key Stage 3

LLW Through English LLW Through English

Integrated activities looking at discrimination and equality of opportunity

English: Key Stage 3

Novel Quests: Bog Child Novel Quests: Bog Child

Suggested learning and teaching activities for a novel set during the hunger strikes.

English: Key Stage 3

Migration Migration

Sample lesson aiming to create a more informed understanding of what migration is, the benefits and problems it can bring and the reason it is such a complex issue for governments to manage

Geography: Key Stage 3

Understanding 1916 Understanding 1916

Hub of downloadable content and information related to the events of 1916-22 including their causes, consequences and on-going legacy today. Includes a wide range of learning materials, downloadable lesson packs and links to explore.

History - UICT: Key Stage 3

Understanding 1917 and Beyond Understanding 1917 and Beyond

Hub of downloadable content and information related to the events of 1916-22 including their causes, consequences and on-going legacy today. Includes a wide range of learning materials, downloadable lesson packs and links to explore.

History - UICT: Key Stage 3

Creative Learning in the Digital Age Creative Learning in the Digital Age

Archive of moving images on ‘Union to Partition’ and World War One with exemplars including teachers' notes, exercises and contextual and assessment material.

History - UICT/Arts (Moving Image Arts): Key Stage 3

Science: A Global Dimension Science: A Global Dimension

Gives pupils opportunities to consider complex and controversial issues that impact on people both locally and globally, from the perspective of others.

Science: Key Stage 3

Every Sport for Everyone Every Sport for Everyone

Resources for a range of sports to provide ideas on how to ensure they are as inclusive as possible and can be adapted in some way to include all players, with and without a disability.

Physical Education: Key Stage 3

ReConciliation ReConciliation

Resource for teachers to address the issues of prejudice, sectarianism and reconciliation with classes through the context of Religious Education.

Religious Education: Key Stage 3

World Religions World Religions

Suggested activities to look at other world religions.

Religious Education: Key Stage 3