K - 8th Grade

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Source: Oxfam Digital Repository

Description: If you made a list of goals to make our world a better place, what would be on it? Ending poverty? Tackling climate change and environmental degradation? Achieving gender equality? What would be your priorities and why?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of ambitious and urgent goals and targets aimed at changing our world for the better. Packed with practical advice, useful information, cross-curricular activity ideas and inspiring case studies; this guide aims to deepen teachers’ understanding of education about and for the SDGs.

Consider the relevance of the SDGs for learners, schools and the wider community; and explore how a global citizenship education approach can underpin good practice. Support young people to take ownership, have agency and build empathy; assess learners’ progress; and investigate the links with educational priorities such as values, pupil leadership and voice, curriculum development and collaborating with the local community.

Website: https://oxfamilibrary.openrepository.com/handle/10546/620842

Lincoln Financial Group Logo (click to navigate to top page)Source: Lincoln Financial Foundation                   

Description: We Stood Up is an audio anthology for children that uses stories and songs to bring the ideals of freedom, opportunity, and equality to life for a new generation. This powerful recording includes excerpts from conversations with courageous men and women such as John Lewis, Andrew Young, Julian Bond, Franklin McCain, Shirley Franklin and others who faced many challenges and overcame great obstacles. All became respected leaders in politics, education, community service, and business. The website includes free audio download or streaming of the oral history interviews and music, an educator’s guide, and music lyrics so that students can sing along.

Website: https://www.lfg.com/public/aboutus/lincolnfinancialfoundation/lincolnslegacy/anthology?audience_page_id=1422918942386

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 World Heritage Coloring Book, which features Caleb and Olivia visiting important cultural and historic sites all over Philadelphia. Then we’ll do a fun coloring activity from the book before getting up and showing off our Keith Haring mural inspired dance moves! We’ll also learn how local students have used the Coloring Book to create their own heritage projects, many of which you can do yourself. Additional teaching resources and ideas for exploring the episode’s themes will be included, too.

Episode air date: Feb 11, 2021

Audience: Children in grades K-5, families, teachers

Book: Philadelphia World Heritage Coloring Book Written and illustrated by Philadelphia teacher and artist Michelle Dowd, published by Global Philadelphia Association

Learning Resources: Coloring Book Teacher’s Guide (Also available in Spanish) & Suggestions for Viewing