February 15, 2018

The Package

#eatplanlive is a new and vibrant package that covers the Junior Cycle Home Economics specification

Student Textbook

A modern and student-friendly approach to Home Economics, with relevant and up-to-date content to fulfil the requirements of the new Junior Cycle Home Economics specification

  • Advance organisation is facilitated by unpacking the learning outcomes to provide learning intentions at the start of every chapter
  • Reflects current trends throughout all elements of the text
  • Key words are highlighted at the beginning of each chapter to aid comprehension
  • Contains a wide range of activities to develop the eight key skills
  • Key skills are highlighted by the use of icons
  • Includes a mix of individual, pair and group activities to promote active learning
  • Recipes are presented in a user-friendly layout
  • The language is easily accessible by students of different learning abilities
  • Numeracy moments are highlighted
  • Formative assessment opportunities are provided throughout - a key feature of the new Junior Cycle
  • Summaries are included at the end of each chapter for easy revision
  • Learning links are highlighted throughout to emphasise the integrated nature of the subject
  • Useful weblinks are integrated throughout the text
  • Includes attractive, vibrant and colourful photographs and illustrations
  • A common level text suitable for mixed-ability classes


Student Activity Book

  • Provides additional questions and activities to complement the textbook
  • Reflection pages enable students to record and monitor their progress
  • Each chapter begins with an anticipation exercise to connect new information to prior knowledge


Teacher’s Resource Book

  • Provides everything you will need to plan and teach the new Junior Cycle specification for Home Economics


Digital Resources

Teachers can access the #eatplanlive interactive e-book at www.edcolearning.ie/code, plus a bank of free digital resources, including:

The #eatplanlive digital resources support the Junior Cycle specification's emphasis on the use of modern technology in the classroom and are designed to cater
for different learning styles.

Each chapter of the book is supported by digital resources that are integrated for easy reference and lesson planning.

Teachers can access the #eatplanlive interactive e-books at www.edcolearning.ie, plus a bank of free digital resources, including:

  • Editable PowerPoint summaries to aid revision
  • Stimulating videos demonstrating a variety of essential techniques
  • Animations to bring key diagrams from the textbook to life
  • Weblinks for textbook activities and projects and to aid further research
  • Editable schemes of work to aid teacher planning

FREE e-book

  • Students and teachers can download their free #eatplanlive e-book by visiting www.edcolearning.ie/code and entering the code from inside the front cover of the textbook.