ONLINE COLLECTIONS OF SDG RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS AND LEARNERS

This list is not exhaustive, it includes resources that are designed to engage individuals and groups through teaching, learning and acting within school and community contexts. It focuses on resources suitable for children and young people and built upon explicit principles and pedagogies associated with the values and aims of Agenda2030.

CONTENTS

Recent Additions

UN Agencies and organisations

Other global organisations (eg. OXFAM, World Vision, WWF …)

Australian and Western Australian organisations

Online Games

Videos


RECENT ADDITIONS

*Sustainable Development Goals Resources for Educators*

“Complementary to the UNESCO guidance document – Education for Sustainable Development Goals – Learning Objectives, this resource bank is designed for educators, education planners and practitioners and includes hundreds of materials and resources detailing how best to integrate ESD into teaching and learning in order to achieve the targets of the SDGs. It offers pedagogical resources, ideas for classroom activities, multimedia education resources and good practices for each of the 17 SDGs, as well as global SDG resources designed for three education levels: early childhood care and education, primary education and secondary education.”

Free Online Courses on the SDGs

Page provides a full list on free online courses available on the SDGs as part of an SDG education initiative. 17 various universities have worked to create an initiative to educate learners about the SDGs and how they can contribute to achieving them. Coursera is the primary platform where these courses are offered for the general public in the form of online classes with the hope of increasing participation in the work being done towards these goals.

A full list of the courses by SDG is available at: https://www.humanrightscareers.com/un-sustainable-development-goals-courses/

Teach UNICEF: https://unicefkidpower.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/115000329086-Missions

MISSIONS: “Go on Missions to travel the world, joining UNICEF’s work to help children everywhere survive and thrive. Each Mission is designed to last about a month, with 15 to 45 minutes of lessons and activities per week.” MISSIONS include THE GLOBAL GOALS  for primary and secondary years.

PRACTICAL ACTION: https://practicalaction.org/global-goals

A range of activities designed to engage students with the global goals and take action towards achieving them, these include “Design for a Better World”, “Energy and the Global Goals” and “Global Project Ideas”.

SDG INDEX and DASHBOARDS via SDSN YOUTH: https://sdsnyouth.org/sdg-index-summary

The SDG Index and Dashboards Report is the first worldwide study to assess where each country stands with regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 


UN AGENCIES AND AFFILIATED ORGANISATIONS

Sustainable Development Goals*

http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

Contains quite accessible materials, including ‘facts’, targets, and links to other sources of information. The pdfs entitled ‘WHY IT MATTERS’ are a good starting point for introducing students to topics such as ‘Gender Equality’, ‘Water’, ‘Climate Change’, ‘Cities’ and others, with up-to-date information and a focus on the relevance for their lives and the possibility of meaningful action in relation to the issue.

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs

Contains detailed information on each goal, tracking progress, data-sets, targets and implementation.

‘TOPICS’ also contains information relevant to knowledge content in the HASS curriculum. Suitable for upper level secondary and tertiary studies.
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/topics

UNICEF “The World We Want: A guide to the goals for children and young people”: https://www.unicef.org/agenda2030/files/TWWW_A4_Single_Page_LowRes_English.pdf

Teach UNICEF: https://unicefkidpower.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/115000329086-Missions

MISSIONS: “Go on Missions to travel the world, joining UNICEF’s work to help children everywhere survive and thrive. Each Mission is designed to last about a month, with 15 to 45 minutes of lessons and activities per week.” MISSIONS include THE GLOBAL GOALS  for primary and secondary years.

*’The World’s Largest Lesson’*: http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/

The World’s Largest Lesson is a collaborative education project that was developed to support the announcement of the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The website has resources designed introduce children and young people to the SDGs; as well as audio-visual and printable resources and lesson plans /activities specific to each goal. It also includes more general lesson plans focusing on skills such as collaborative problem solving, recognising and addressing inequalities, and designing for change. The WLL Lesson Plans were developed in collaboration with THINK GLOBAL, UK, a global education professional learning and resource site for educators.

DESIGN FOR CHANGE: http://www.dfcworld.com/fids.html

Design for change is a model of teaching and learning used as part of the World’s Largest Lesson. It is intended to motivate and inspire students to take action to bring about positive transformation in their lives, in the immediate context of their classroom, peers, school and community: “Design for Change is the largest global movement of Children driving change in their own communities by unleashing their ‘I CAN’ superpower.”

 ‘Design for Change’ has a four step (FIDS) process:

FEEL: “Think from your heart.”

IMAGINE: “Think out of the box.”

DO: “Yes, we can!”

SHARE: “Now you can, too!”

This process is similar to other PROJECT BASED LEARNING MODELS – ‘design thinking’, ‘inquiry learning’ and ‘transformative learning’ – which encourage students to tune into and ‘find out’ about something important in their world, share their ideas, set goals, plan collaboratively, put their plans into action, and, finally, share and reflect on their achievements. DFC envisages students as ‘superheros’ who are able to BE the change that they want to see in their worlds. DFC resources that have been developed for teachers include lesson plans, audio-visual material and classroom ‘handouts’. These are suitable for students aged approx. 8-12. The DCF model – feel, imagine, do, share – can be adapted with material suitable for learners or all ages.

DFC – One idea, One Week, Lesson Plan and other resources to support youth participation and action: http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/take-action-title/

Sustainable Development Solutions Network – SDSN- YOUTH: http://sdsnyouth.org/

“SDSN Youth educates young people about the challenges of sustainable development and creates opportunities for them to use their creativity and knowledge to pioneer innovative solutions for the SDGs.” SDG Youth related material is suited to students in Secondary and Tertiary education. See the “Youth Solutions Report ” for global examples youth-led innovations and solutions to local and global sustainable development challenges.

THE WORLD WE WANT – 2015: http://sdgactioncampaign.org/

SDG Action Campaign, Local Advocacy, StoryTelling and ‘Feedback” –

The World We Want is a jointly owned initiative by United Nations agencies and Civil Society, designed as a model to bring the voices of multi-stakeholders into political deliberations, especially focused on including the voices of marginalized communities. This has been achieved through online and offline consultations, building civil society networks, and data visualizations.

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS: https://ecoboysandgirlsunsdgs.com/next-steps/

Sustainable development goal themed materials suitable for younger children.

YUNGA:Youth and United Nations Global Alliance: http://www.fao.org/yunga/home/en/

Resources for learners and teachers including and YUNGA Guide Books: The Ocean, Forests and Biodiversity; and YUNGA

Challenge Badge Series:

Agriculture – under development

Biodiversity

Food Security and Climate Change Challenge (1st Edition)

Climate Change (2nd Edition)

Ending Hunger

Energy – Currently under development

Forests

Gender – under development

Governance – under development

Nutrition – under development

The Ocean

Soils

Water

YOUNG CHAMPIONS OF THE EARTH: http://www.unep.org/youngchampions/

Youth focused environmental initiatives and action, from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY: https://unu.edu/explore?i=4jaZaXd7

Sustainable Development Explorer: UNU collection of research, commentary and multimedia related to each SDG. Click on each goal for access to projects, videos and other information.

 


OTHER GLOBAL ORGANISATIONS

PRACTICAL ACTION: https://practicalaction.org/global-goals

A range of activities designed to engage students with the global goals and take action towards achieving them, these include “Design for a Better World”, “Energy and the Global Goals” and “Global Project Ideas”.

ESRI SDG STORY MAP: http://sdg.esri.com/learn

An interactive online ‘story map’ linking the SDGs to existing data for different countries.

OXFAM AUSTRALIA – education resources

OXFAM/UNICEF Australia Global Goals School Resource Kit can be downloaded from here: https://www.oxfam.org.au/get-involved/how-schools-can-get-involved/classroom-resources/learn-about-the-new-global-goals/

OXFAM Australia Education Resources: https://www.oxfam.org.au/education-resources/education_resources

Includes Food4Thought; Hunger Banquets, Fair Trade, and Health related activities/lessons.

WORLD VISION AUSTRALIA: SCHOOL RESOURCES: https://www.worldvision.com.au/get-involved/school-resources

Searchable collection of issues-based and AC curriculum-linked resources and activities.

OXFAM UK: SCHOOL RESOURCES: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/

Searchable collection of resources for teachers and whole school projects; http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/sustainable-development-goals

Resources for teaching the SDGs. A selection of resources and lesson plans by goal.

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND – RESOURCE LIBRARY: http://www.wwf.org.au/knowledge-centre/resource-library#gs.Ql9Izjg

CONNECT4CLIMATE: https://www.connect4climate.org/learn

“Connect4Climate is a global partnership program launched by the World Bank Group and the Italian Ministry of Environment, joined by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, that takes on climate change by promoting solutions and empowering people to act.”

Their ‘Learning’ page has links to infographics, articles, videos, some of which are suitable for upper-primary – secondary.

BRITISH COUNCIL – ‘CONNECTING CLASSROOMS’ – SDG SCHOOL PROJECT TEMPLATES

SDG linked ‘projects’ designed for schools (ages approx. 7-11; 12-17). Project templates can be downloaded from the British Council Schools Online website. https://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/about-programmes/connecting-classrooms/collaborative-template?_ga=2.150903295.811071799.1496145628-1912049370.1496145288

THE GLOBAL DIMENSION UK: https://globaldimension.org.uk/

Searchable collection of resources by subject and topic, for classroom or whole school projects.

GAPMINDE: http://www.gapminder.org/

Includes a range of resources for teaching and learning, from videos, quizzes, graphs, bubble charts to ‘dollar street’ – exploring how people live around the world.

OUR WORLD IN DATA: https://ourworldindata.org/sdg-tracker

Integrated SDG Tracker, an Our World in Data project which aims to represent all of the official UN metrics and data relevant to each target, where it is available, in an accessible way.

GLOBAL FOOTPRINT NETWORK: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/

“Every year people demand more from nature than it can regenerate. Individuals, communities and government leaders use our data to better manage limited resources, reduce economic risk, and improve well-being.”

 


AUSTRALIAN AND WESTERN AUSTRALIAN EDUCATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

SS– WA – Sustainable Schools – WA: http://det.wa.edu.au/curriculumsupport/sustainableschools/detcms/portal/

Links to a range of organisations in WA (Sustainable Schools Alliance)

School based initiatives and programs.

APAC – Aboriginal Perspectives Across the Curriculum – WA: http://www.det.wa.edu.au/aboriginaleducation/apac/detcms/navigation/apac/

Resources to “broaden and deepen students’ and teachers’ understanding of Aboriginal cultures and ways of being”, with a focus on Western Australian Aboriginal cultures and histories. Includes teaching resources for all levels, aligned to AC.

AEF – Asia Education Foundation:http://www.asiaeducation.edu.au/

Supports Asia literacy and global education across the curriculum, includes searchable database of teaching resources for AC.

 UNAA – WA: http://www.unaa.org.au/divisions/western-australia/wa-programs-for-schools/

United Nations Association of Australia – WA Division – Education Reference Groups

Global Citizenship Schools and other school-based programs, as well as some online teaching resources.

AAEE: Australian Association of Environmental Education WA: http://www.aaee.org.au/state-chapters/#wa

Includes list of AAEE events

SUSTAINABILITY IN SCHOOLS – AAEE PORTAL: http://www.sustainabilityinschools.edu.au/

http://www.sustainabilityinschools.edu.au/resources

Resource portal to searchable collection of lesson plans and activities.

GLOBAL EDUCATION PROJECT (GEP): http://www.gep.org.au

Even though the GEP finished in 2014 and the website is no longer updated, the website remains active and contains resources aligned to the AC, including pdf copies of many GEP publications on topics such as: food, forests, water, and sanitation.

COOL AUSTRALIA – Online resources for teachers: http://www.coolaustralia.org

Cool Australia is a not-for-profit education organisation with an open, creative mindset and a contemporary pedagogical approach. Their mission is to up-skill educators to become the designers of exceptional learning for all young Australians. Many resources with a sustainability focus.

 


VIDEOS – ONLINE

General and Promotional Videos for the Sustainable Development Goals suitable for children and young people.

The World We Want

A child-friendly video that uses the scenario of a teacher speaking with her students to cover the major concepts of the 17 goals.

– English (no subtitles): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZzBbO6Y0uc

– English (subtitles for hearing impaired) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUQ8MOJQGkI

Malala Introduces the World’s Largest Lesson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2hyORs83EE

Mr Bean gets involved with the Global Goals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8cWM-TFZwM

‘We the People’ for the Global Goals

Celebrities and well known public figures promote the Goals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpqVmvMCmp0

Michael Green TED talk on making the world a better place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o08ykAqLOxk

“Published on Nov 3, 2015. Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The governments of the world think we can. Meeting at the UN in September 2015, they agreed to a new set of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Social progress expert Michael Green invites us to imagine how these goals and their vision for a better world can be achieved.”

The below films have been developed through a partnership between UN SDG Action Campaign, UNDP, UNF and Project Everyone.

WE’VE GOT A PLAN – FILM – 1.23 mins

Using short clips from classic films across all genres, we have created a short film reiterating to the world that ‘We have a plan’

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lesuDcxitg8

NUMBERS IN ACTION – FILM – 1.34 mins

‘Numbers in Action’ is a short animated film which brings the ‘Icons to Outcomes’ work to life.

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdm49_rUMgo

LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND – FILM – 3.36 mins

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuvys7Wcv3s

THE UN Sustainable Development Goals website also has a collection of VIDEOS by the following TOPICS:

http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/videos

Cities

Climate change

Economic growth

Education

Energy

Financing for development

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Health

Hunger and Food Security

Inequality

Infrastructure Industrialisation

Oceans

Partnerships

Peace and Justice

Poverty

Sustainable production and consumption

Sustainable development agenda

Water and sanitation

 


GAMES – ONLINE

 SUSTAINABILITY GAMEPEDIA: http://www.games4sustainability.org/gamepedia/

Sustainability themed online games – some short 15-20 minute, some longer simulation games.

DISASTER PREVENTION: http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/en/home.html

Online disaster simulation games from the UN/ISDR. Suitable for HASS/Geography/y8/Hazards and disasters

AQUATION – The freshwater access game – https://ssec.si.edu/aquation

An online water management game, with a global focus. “Choice, strategy, balance, and . . . water equity? Parts of the planet are struggling to get enough water. Use each region’s wealth to build pipes, desalinate water, and conduct research to bring water where it’s needed most. Monsoons, dry spells, disease, and even cursed lawn sprinklers can help or hinder your progress. Manage your wealth and water carefully to solve the world’s water crisis!”

‘Advocates for Human Rights’ HUMAN RIGHTS GAMES LINKS: https://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/games

A collection to links to online games with a human rights focus.