Global Goals, Local Action
This highly participatory conversation introduces students to the Sustainable Development Goals , the 17 goals laid out by the members of the United Nations to envision and work toward a more equitable world. As we explore the work of the foundation, students largely drive the conversation considering which goals they are most interested in and how they connect with one another. We’ll also discuss their own thoughts and reactions to the goals and consider how we see them showing up in our own communities, and ways we can make a difference.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This is intended to be a highly participatory workshop with lots of opportunity for conversation, student sharing and dialogue. The facilitated workshop lasts about 90 minutes. Please leave bags and other personal belongings at school or on the bus.
Depending on the group size, we’ll have between 1-3 staff to support the session and will split the students into smaller groups of about 15. We can do this on site, but it’s great if the teacher has pre-divided the students. Staff will rotate through the Discovery Center with their group engaging in a range of activities, discussions and exhibits that connect to the topic.
SUBJECTS: SOCIAL STUDIES | SOCIAL JUSTICE | GLOBAL ISSUES | SCIENCE
TOUR RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES
Below you will a number of additional resources for review.
The United Nation’s World Largest Lesson provides many materials for teaching Sustainable Development Goals.worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org
The Sustainable Development Goals website includes downloadable resources for each goal.www.globalgoals.org/resources
The United Nations provides resources for how to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals.www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/takeaction/