Sustainable Development Goals & Youth Action
We are all connected in a global community, and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call us to action to make a better future for everyone. In this mini-course, we introduce the 17 United Nations SDGs and explore ways to bring the goals to life in the classroom. We crafted this course with background information, examples, and ideas for raising student awareness and action. Guide your students to investigate and volunteer to work toward a particular goal or to pursue a career that enables social justice and change toward these SDGs.
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner may request a certificate suitable for a professional development portfolio, or as proof of educational clock hours that can be used toward continuing education credit in most states. Please contact your State Department of Education for specific information.
The learner will:
- identify the 17 goals and reflect on the vision and which goals are most meaningful to them.
- plan instruction for the classroom to investigate and take action on the goals.
- reflect on personal reponsibility and collective action for the common good.
This section offers a brief background of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the history and mission. Participants reflect on the purpose and personal connections.
This section provides the tools you need to support your students in learning about the Sustainable Development Goals.
Students select a single goal and use advocacy and voluntary action to impact it. Relying on the research, presentations, and community resources, they coordinate a service project and social media campaign centered on their chosen goal.
This section provides examples of ways for your students to reflect on their impact and make plans for next steps.