World’s Largest Lesson

Welcome to the resources pages for the World’s Largest Lesson! 

World's Largest Lesson logoThese pages provide information and resources to support teaching about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Here you will find a wealth of background information on all of the Global Goals, together with teaching tips, classroom activity ideas and links to lesson plans, film clips and teaching packs.

Click on the images below to access information, lesson plans and teaching resources for each of the Global Goals.

Lesson plans

These lesson plans and activity ideas introduce the Global Goals, the principles behind the Goals and actions we can take.

Introducing the Global Goals – 30 mins, ages 8 to 11. This can be used for an assembly, tutor time or class activity.

Introducing the Global Goals – 60 minutes, ages 8 to 14. This is suitable for Citizenship, Geography, Social Science.

Working Together to Achieve the Global Goals – 60 mins, ages 8 to 11. An ideal follow-on from the introduction, suitable for Social Studies, Citizenship, Geography.

Understanding Sustainable Living – 60 mins, ages 11 to 14. Suitable for Geography, Science, Social Studies.

There’s No Point Going Half Way – From MDGs to the Global Goals – 60 mins, ages 11 to 14. Suitable for Citizenship, Geography, Social Studies.

The World Is Not Equal. Is That Fair? – 60 mins, ages 11 to 14. Suitable for Citizenship, Social Studies.

More lesson plans are available on the individual Global Goal web pages, accessible via the icons above.

See also the Heroes For Change comic on how we can all work together to achieve the Goals.

Global Goals - cartoon - download PDF

More useful links

The World’s Largest Lesson website – here you can find lesson plans created by teachers, a teachers’ guide, a comic book, a wonderful animation, a Global Goals guide for young people, and much more…

The World’s Largest Lesson campaign toolkit – all you need to communicate, promote and support the World’s Largest Lesson including branding, logos, lovely images, great posters and all the Global Goals icons.

The Global Goals website – lots more stuff to help everyone promote the Global Goals everywhere!

There are some great cartoons by Margreet De Heer outlining each of the Global Goals in more detail. Click on the cartoon to download a PDF A4 poster version.