During the summer Think Global has been working with Project Everyone to support the development of lesson plans and resources for the The World’s Largest Lesson. The Global Goals for sustainable development will be launched on 25th September, these 17 goals aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and justice and tackle climate change. The World’s Largest Lesson is designed to support every school to teach about the Global Goals and to encourage children all over the world to become part of the change. It will be held in classrooms on every continent during the week of 28 September. A potential 500 million children between the ages of 8 and 14 will have the chance to learn about the Global Goals and take action for a better world. Government leaders and ministers from a number of countries will be teaching and participating in lessons.
Think Global has developed a series of lesson plans for teachers all over the world that focus on the Global Goals enabling students to understand some of the big issues and offer opportunities to take action. These lesson plans have been translated in to the six UN languages and are freely available for teachers. Alongside the lesson plans Think Global has developed a bank of resources and information for teachers that can be found on the Global Dimension Website.
Specially created lesson materials to support The World’s Largest Lesson also include an animated film by Aardman and author and education expert Sir Ken Robinson that introduces the Global Goals, and a downloadable comic book. Some of the public figures backing the campaign have recorded their own introductions to the World’s Largest Lesson, including Serena Williams, Kolo Touré, Neymar and Dani Alves.
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