Lesson Plan: Teaching about the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Source: TROP ICSU Description: This lesson plan will allow you to introduce the SDGs to your students, stress on their socio-economic importance and enable discussions on the efforts taken by governmental and non-governmental agencies of their nations towards achieving these goals. This lesson plan will also draw attention to how climate change may affect the efforts towards…
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Sustainable Foundations (Teacher’s Guide)

Source: Manitoba Council for International Cooperation Description: This guide is designed for educators or anyone who would like to teach young people about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals — also known as the SDGs or the Global Goals —cover a wide range of sustainability issues; highlighting local, national and international priority areas…
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Sustainable Development Goals – Resources for Educators

Source: UNESCO Description: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a key element of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Its aims form one of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goal on education SDG 4.7 and it is considered a driver for the achievements of all 17 SDGs. ESD empowers everyone to make informed decisions in favour of environmental integrity, economic…
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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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Lesson Plan: Historical and Cultural Heritage Sites Film Project

Source: Guampedia Description: This lesson was written by Dr. James Perez Viernes, the Outreach Director and Associate Professor of the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. It was edited by the Guampedia editorial staff. This lesson is one in a series that brings the important stories of historic places into classrooms across…
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Cultural Heritage and Diversity Lessons

Source: Promotion of Cultural Diversity (PCDK) Description: A handbook for teachers about cultural heritage and cultural diversity lessons, for students grades 3-9. The Council of Europe has long been committed to the idea that education is a fundamental means to help ensure positive social, cultural and economic development, and will continue to support PCDK in monitoring and implementing…
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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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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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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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