Discovery Center Education Programs

Global Goals, Local Action

OVERVIEW
This highly participatory conversation invites young people to explore local, community issues, and ways to take action using the lens of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

RECOMMENDED AGE
Middle & High School | College | Adult Groups

WHAT TO EXPECT
In this virtual experience, students will have a lively, discussion about the Sustainable Development Goals as well as their own power as young leaders. Students will choose which global issues (e.g. poverty, hunger, climate change) they would like to discuss. They will also consider how these same issues affect their own communities and their own roles as young leaders.

SUBJECTS: SOCIAL STUDIES | SOCIAL JUSTICE | GLOBAL ISSUES | SCIENCE

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TOUR RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES

Below you will find a “Think, Feel, Do” worksheet for students to reflect on the issues they care about and what they can do about them after the presentation. We also included a number of additional resources for review.

We the Future Terms Sheet

The Discovery Center created a terms sheet for the different issues from the We the Future exhibit.

We the Future Discussion Questions

For the Discovery Center’s We the Future exhibit we created a list of discussion questions about youth taking action.

Resource: World's Largest Lesson

The United Nation’s World Largest Lesson provides many materials for teaching Sustainable Development Goals.

worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org

Resource: Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals website includes downloadable resources for each goal.

www.globalgoals.org/resources

Resource: Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations provides resources for how to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals.

www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/takeaction/

Resource: Amplifier

Amplifier provides find free, downloadable art to help amplify social movements. It also includes all the We the Future artwork. https://amplifier.org/

amplifier.org/

Resource: Goalkeepers

Goalkeepers is a yearly assessment of the progress the world has made on the Sustainable development goals.

www.gatesfoundation.org/goalkeepers/

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