Using the PLUs in the classroom

 

Sample teaching and learning activities

The schools working with the NCCA on developing the Toolkit have generated a range of activities demonstrating how to use and assess the PLUs in the classroom. Each school has generated a lesson plan, which includes the resources they used and a video to describe what works in their school for the students in question.

Personal Care>Developing a healthy lifestyle
LO - Identify three personal benefits of regular exercise

Lesson plan including links to resources

Living in a Community>Local facilities
LO- Identify familiar places and organizations in the local community
LO- List ways to spend leisure time

Lesson plan including links to resources

Numeracy> Money
LO - Explain a shopping receipt

Lesson plan including links to resources

Personal Care>Konwing how to stay safe
LO - Identify key safety risks in the workplace/home/community

Lesson plan including links to resources

Living in a Community>Resolving conflict
LO - Identify the steps for dealing with conflict

Lesson plan including links to resources

Preparing for work>Taking part in a work related activity
LO - Keep a gardening diary logging the tasks

Using an outdoor garden to study horticulture

Personal Care>Developing a daily personal care plan
LO - Explain the benefits and use of personal care products

Creating a personal care plan

An integrated approach to using the PLUs in Business Studies, English and Home Economics

Integrated PLUs: 3 lesson plans