Sustainable Development Goals
Through Climate Action Schools, we would like you to join with the rest of the world in working towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and we know that young people in Scottish schools can help this happen!
Click on each goal for a list of learning activities and curricular links.
Resources From Other Organisations
Resources that enable teachers and learners to explore Mandarin and China in the context of the United Nations' Goals for Sustainable Development. Includes a Learner Passport for the Goals and a planning document.
Through learner engagement with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, secondary teacher Jo Fraser has recognised the positive impact on the pupils she worked with and is excited about the diverse and significant opportunities for learning that arise when embedded throughout the secondary curriculum.
Examples of positive action on the Sustainable Development Goals in the Eco-Schools programme and the concept of handprint actions as behavioural outcomes to achieve each of the SDGs. Includes examples from India, Northern Ireland, Madagascar, the United States and Uganda.
This film-focused resource has been created to bring together short and engaging films, with a focus on stimulating debate around a variety of global issues. A session plan accompanies every film including details about the film, a workshop outline and a visual template for participants to fill in. No film lasts longer than 20 minutes and they were all selected by young people for young people.
Help children and young people explore the goals in more detail with resources from TES Online. Lots of free downloadable resources including lesson plans, activities and games to introduce the goals to pupils of all ages.
An excellent opportunity to teach a lesson or assembly about the Global Goals encouraging them to think about what they can do. Resources are available for all ages and include: animations, assembly materials on the goals, videos to generate discussion, films for younger children from Hippoworks called "Simon Says Save the Climate" and a series of lesson plans on a wide range of topics.
A brilliant introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals in comic form from Unicef, The World's Largest Lesson and Comics Uniting Nations. Read the whole comic with your class or print only one page for a specific goal. Free to use and print.
Thomas & Friends have collaborated with the UN to teach children and parents about 6 of these Global Goals. On this site, you will find video Life Lessons from our favourite blue engine, Thomas, as well as Parent Tips with activities to help talk to young children about why achieving these Goals is important for everyone in the world.
The SDG Book Club aims to use books as a tool to encourage children ages 6-12 to interact with the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a curated reading list of books from around the world related to each of the 17 SDGs in all six official UN languages—Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.