Gender, Income, and Climate: Addressing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Philadelphia (High School Unit Plan)

Source: Global Philadelphia Association & Arcadia University Created by: Miranda Kuhn Grade Level: 9-12 Duration: 3 weeks View or Download Unit Plan Description: In this three-week curricular unit, students will examine and answer the essential question, “How do ordinary people create change in their communities?” Students will conduct research into the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…
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Seeing Philadelphia’s NHL’s…on your own, virtually!

Source: Global Philadelphia Association Description: This is an educator’s planning guide to create student use of Philadelphia’s National Historic Landmarks. This guide suggests a way for students (grades 6-12) to integrate historical information about Philadelphia’s history with specific NHLs, and then develop a virtual field trip for others to discover and enjoy through a “visit” to these…
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Heritage Storytime Ep3: Color your City with Caleb and Olivia

Heritage Storytime: Heritage Storytime is a series of monthly storytime episodes presented by Global Philadelphia Association. For more info and to watch other episodes, visit our STORIES page. Episode Description: Join coloring book characters Caleb and Olivia for this special interactive episode of Heritage Storytime! Marilyn Russell of WOGL FM will be reading the Philadelphia…
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Embrace Race Action Guide

Source: embracerace Description: Our children receive messages about race all the time – from books, games, movies, television, teachers, family friends and family members, neighbors and neighborhoods, their peers, and from you. They learn from what you say and do, from what you don’t say and don’t do.  They notice patterns around race and gender, among other identities. Which kids get to…
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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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Teachers Sustainable Development Goal Resources

Source: TeachSDGs Description: Through TeachSDGs, resources are readily available in the form of videos, global projects, social media, and teacher connections in order to teach and spread awareness about sustainable development goals. To help reach their goal of actively supporting and enhancing the work of the United Nations’ efforts within K-12 classrooms, the TeachSDGs organization contributes to the…
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