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Discover the rich breadth of ways in which learners can engage with the SDGs.
If you made a list of goals to make our world a better place, what would be on it? Ending poverty? Tackling climate change and environmental degradation? Achieving gender equality? What would be your priorities and why?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of ambitious and urgent goals and targets aimed at changing our world for the better. Packed with practical advice, useful information, cross-curricular activity ideas and inspiring case studies; this guide aims to deepen teachers’ understanding of education about and for the SDGs.

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The conflict in Syria has internally displaced 4.25 million Syrians and 1.9 million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries, including Jordan and Lebanon. This is the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world; a crisis that currently threatens to outstrip its humanitarian response.
Oxfam’s schools resources outline the impact of the crisis on refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan, and suggest how young people in the UK can effectively respond.

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This pack contains four classroom-based activities themed around the Commonwealth and has been designed to help your pupils further their understanding of the Commonwealth and the world around them.

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This teaching pack for secondary schools aims to develop awareness and understanding of the UN and the global issues it tackles. It has 5 lessons on the UN: working for us all; keeping the peace; fighting poverty; promoting human rights; Model UN.

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Refugees arrive by boat at Shah Porir Dwip Island in Bangladesh. Credit: British Red Cross

The British Red Cross have produced 2 teaching activities, for ages 11-19 which provides learners with the opportunity to reflect on the crisis by considering some of the individuals involved and thinking about what people really need in a situation like this.

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Rohingya crisis resources

Oxfam’s resources include practical activities to explore the crisis, films, and a slideshow with pictures from Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, enabling pupils to learn more about the needs of people in a refugee camp.

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Model United Nations

Developed by UNA-UK, this resource provides background information, support and lesson plans for schools and teachers planning to run or participate in a Model United Nations event.

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This Activity Kit for KS3&4 (ages 11-16) provides suggestions for teaching about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or ‘Global Goals’) – a set of 17 ambitious targets that aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

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This Activity Kit for KS2 (ages 7-11) provides suggestions for teaching about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or ‘Global Goals’) – a set of 17 ambitious targets that aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all

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Reframing Rio looks at the promises made in the 1992 Earth Summit and at what has happened in the 20 years since then. By following the lives of 11 children in 10 different countries around the world, a series of short films provides an overview of

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Aims to support teaching about human rights in secondary schools. Includes teachers’ handbook and 5 presentations and factsheets for students. Topics covered: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child,

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A resource booklet which introduces teachers and others to the concepts of global citizenship and forum theatre. It includes step-by-step session plans with information on getting started, warm-up games, exercises and activities.

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This website from the United Nations presents the official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for the 48 indicators to measure progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.

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No Nonsense Guide to Globalization

This series of guides from New Internationalist focuses on a number of topical issues in the world today, and provides a pocket sized reference point for key concepts. The books are unique in how they place today’s issues into a historical context.

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