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World’s Largest Lesson

18 September

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The week when teachers all around the world are encouraged to teach young people about the Global Goals so that they can take action

In September 2015 world leaders committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the ‘Global Goals’.

The ultimate aim of these 17 goals are to achieve the following by 2030:

  • End extreme poverty
  • Fight inequality and injustice
  • Fix climate change.

To achieve these aims, everyone, however young they are, needs to take part. During World’s Largest Lesson, teachers all around the world are encouraged to teach young people about the Global Goals so that they can take action in support of the Goals and become the generation that changed the world.

World’s Largest Lesson starts on the 18th September and is encouraging lessons to take place during a wider window leading up to the 20th November and World Children’s Day.

World’s Largest Lesson 2017 is asking students to consider the impact of their food choices on the Goals.

Our World’s Largest Lesson section provides resources, ideas and lesson plans for all 17 of the goals.

There is also a World’s Largest Lesson website with loads of extra materials.

New for 2017

To celebrate the World’s Largest Lesson in 2017,  World’s Largest Lesson is asking children to think about how their food choices impact the SDGs and to pledge to make changes. From healthy eating to reducing wastage, eliminating plastic packaging, sourcing closer to home and checking on the practices of food producers, children can get more involved in Goals 2, 3, 13, 14, and 15. Find the new activities and resources in our World’s Largest Lesson section.

Other new resources:

For educators, there is a simple, free, online training course to explain the Goals, answer any questions you might have and equip you to teaching World’s Largest Lesson.

Flip Grids

Students can raise their voice and share ideas for change with their peers through the new Voices for the Global Goals Flip Grid.
The Global Educator Flip Grid encourages teachers to share what you’re doing to #TeachSDGs in the classroom

Online map

Add your lesson experiences onto this huge global map to connect with other teachers

Browse through resources on the topic of Sustainable Development Goals

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