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.
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 Think Global’s Global Dimension website
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.
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