The World’s Largest Lesson

The World’s Largest Lesson was first delivered in September 2015 with support from Think Global, Unicef, TES and Education International. It formed a key part of Project Everyone, a drive led by writer and film director Richard Curtis which aimed to ensure everyone knows about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As part of the project, Think Global worked to create a bank of teaching and learning resources that covered all the SDG themes and that helped teachers research and deliver The World’s Largest Lesson.

What is The World’s Largest Lesson?

In September 2015 the United Nations announced the Sustainable Development Goals – a set of goals for the world that aim to make our planet fair, healthy and sustainable by 2030.

After the goals were announced, The World’s Largest Lesson took place, with teachers in schools all around the world educating their students about the SDGs. This helped students understand the significance of these new global goals to their futures, and the crucial role they could play in realising them.

World’s Largest Lesson now takes place every year and the 2017 Lesson starts on the 18th September. It is encouraging lessons to take place during a wider window leading up to the 20th November and World Children’s Day.

Find out more on the World’s Largest Lesson website 

Global Goals

On our Global dimension website you will find a wealth of background information on all of the Global Goals, together with teaching tips, classroom activity ideas and links to lesson plans, film clips and teaching packs.

Click on the images below to access information and teaching resources for each of the SDGs.

SDG 1 - No poverty SDG 2 - No hunger SDG 3 - Good health SDG 4 - Quality education SDG 5 - Gender equality SDG 6 - Clean water and sanitation
SDG 7 - Renewable energy SDG 8 - Good jobs and economic growth SDG 9 - Innovation and infrastructure SDG 10 - Reduced inequalities SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities SDG 12 - Responsible consumption
SDG 13 - Climate action SDG 14 - Life below water SDG 15 - Life on land SDG 16 - Peace and justice SDG 17 - Partnership for the goals The global goals

Get in touch

If you would like more information about our work on this programme, please contact Sarah Williams via info@think-global.org.uk