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World Heritage Sites in Australia

Source: TeacherVision Description: Develop geography skills and cultural knowledge of Australia with this activity about World Heritage Sites. Children will research and map seventeen World Heritage sites in Australia, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Sydney Opera House. Website: https://www.teachervision.com/world-heritage-sites/world-heritage-sites-australia

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SDG Academy

Source: SDGAcademy Description: The SDG Academy is the flagship education platform of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the United Nations. We create and curate free, open educational resources on sustainable development and offer them as a global public good. On the courses webpage, one can pick from many free educational resources from the…

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Teaching Module: World Heritage Convention

Source: UNESCO Description: The World Heritage Convention is an international agreement between the member states of the United Nations. The aim of the Convention is “to identify, protect, preserve, present and transmit to future generations cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value” (UNESCO World Heritage Convention, Article 4). Accordingly, the international document defines what is meant…

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Teacher’s Guide to Bridging Global Citizenship and World Heritage

Source: UNESCO Description: This guidebook provides case studies of lessons designed to teach cultural diversity through tangible heritage such as human settlements and religious buildings located in the World Heritage Site of Penang and Melaka in Malaysia. The guidebook also provides lesson plans that help students appreciate cultural resources by studying intangible heritage such as cultural foods…

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SDG Tracker

Source: Global Change Data Lab Description: This SDG Tracker presents data across all available indicators from the Our World in Data database, using official statistics from the UN and other international organizations. It is a free, open-access publication that tracks global progress towards the SDGs and allows people around the world to hold their governments accountable to achieving…

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Mapping World Heritage

Source: National Geographic Description: With this resource, students can learn about UNESCO World Heritage sites by using pictures and clues to identify the locations of the sites on a large map. They use geographic coordinates to refine the locations of the sites and consider how geographic coordinates are part of a helpful system of location. Website: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/activity/mapping-world-heritage/

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UN SDGs Teacher Resources

Source: CASTrips Description: The importance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) within the educational sector continues to grow. More and more schools are incorporating the concept of the UN SDGs into their curriculum, from history class to science – students around the world are learning about the importance of keeping our planet a safe, fair…

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Lesson Plan: Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”

Source: PBS Description: In this lesson, students examine the poetry of Amanda Gorman, who was chosen to read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. Gorman’s poem complemented Biden’s inaugural address and was written to reflect on “the history that we stand on, and the future that we stand…

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Teachers Guide to World Heritage

Source: Smithsonian Description: Protection, Prosperity, and Preservation: Stories of World Heritage Teacher Guides introduce world heritage and multi-cultural understanding in the classroom and the school. The guides provide teachers with curriculum-based, multi-disciplinary lessons based on the National Curriculum Standards. Lesson plans provide guidelines for exploring world heritage and multi-culturalism, environment and conservation, civic ideals and practices, and…

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SDG Students Program

Source: SDG Students Program Description: If we are to create a sustainable world for future generations, we need young people to be active participants, not merely spectators, in addressing pressing global challenges. This begins by ensuring that young people from all walks of life have knowledge of the SDGs, have opportunities to engage with the goals they…

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