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Global Citizenship Education Resource List for Teachers

Teacher Recommended Reading List

The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur by Halima Bashir
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts
Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Bennerjee
High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening: 1001 Ways Garden Sustainably by Alice Bowe
Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs by Muhammad Yunus
The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good by William Easterly
*This is not an exhaustive list

GCE Related Websites Videos

Millennium Kids: http://www.millenniumkids.ca/
Millennium Kids encourages children and youth to focus their passionate justice efforts on inspiring their government to keep its poverty promises. It is time to hear the voices of our children and youth! Our innovative justice and advocacy initiatives are designed to engage both interested students/families and classrooms/schools/diverse faith communities. We foster the relationship between children and youth and their local members of parliament laying the groundwork for lifelong civic engagement for the common good.

Jack.Org: https://jack.org/Home

Jack.Org is Canada’s only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory. We do this through three globally-recognized programs: talks, chapters, summits.

Gender Equity Videos

1. 12 yr old youth talks about their experience with gender: Toilets, bowties, gender and me

2. Two Spirit dancer explains the importance of accepting Two Spirit people: Two Spirits, One Dance For Native American Artist

3. A trans teen tries to use the bathroom and is harassed: Hallway

4. Love has no labels:  Diversity and Inclusion

Safe @ School: https://www.safeatschool.ca/

Safe@School is a provincial project launched in 2007 led by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) and the Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions (COPA). The project is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education. As we are all aware, real change requires a concerted, long-term multi-pronged approach. Those who work with and provide care for students are more likely to be successful in creating and sustaining a respectful, safe, and healthy environment for students in a visionary and collaborative environment.

The goal of the Safe@School project is to foster just such innovation and cooperation, highlighting best practices that feature COPA’s unique and constructive approach to violence prevention and the creation of safe, strong and free schools and communities.

All components of the Safe@School project are also available in French at Bien être à l'école.

Sustainability Classroom Resources: http://www.resources4rethinking.ca/en/

Resources for rethinking provides immediate access to more than 1000 quality classroom resources. Developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future, R4R.ca connects teachers to lesson plans, books, videos and other materials that explore the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of important issues and events unfolding in our world today. R4R resources have been reviewed by experienced classroom teachers and matched to relevant curriculum outcomes for each province and territory. Use the search engine to find resources and read the reviews. Most of these materials can be downloaded immediately.

Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future: www.unesco.org/education/tlsf

Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future is a UNESCO programme for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. It provides professional development for student teachers, teachers, curriculum developers, education policymakers, and authors of educational materials.

Voices into Action (FAST): https://www.voicesintoaction.ca/Home/Splash

This free online educational program meets the requirements of Canadian secondary school curricula. Explore social justice issues – both past and current. Become empowered to speak out and take action against hatred and all forms of discrimination!

SafeBae: https://www.safebae.org/

SafeBAE is a survivor-founded, youth-led national organization (US) whose mission is to end sexual assault among middle and high school students.  As the only national peer-to-peer organization of their kind, they help promote culture change by giving teens the tools to become activists and shift school culture through raising awareness about dating violence, sexual harassment and assault, affirmative consent, safe bystander intervention, survivor care, and their rights. 
​GOALS of SafeBae:
Raise awareness about sexual assault in middle and high schools.
Provide information on student rights to be free from sexual violence.
Provide education around consent, bystander intervention, and safe relationships in secondary schools.
Engage all students to be a part of the solution using art, activism and social media.
Provide students/survivors who have experienced violence with information on their rights, options for justice, and resources for healing.
Outreach to school boards across the country (US) to ensure their understanding of obligations under Title IX and provide them best practices for student codes of conduct and department responses.
Promote consent education legislation in every state.

Freedom for Girls: https://dayofthegirl.globalgoals.org/

It is a campaign for women and girls around the world to be heard and addresses a multitude of issues that women and girls in our world face on a daily basis.
Video: https://dayofthegirl.globalgoals.org/
Website: hhttps://www.globalgoals.org/action
Youth for Human Rights: https://www.youthforhumanrights.org/educators/educator-programs.html
The purpose of YHRI is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI has now grown into a global movement, including hundreds of groups, clubs and chapters around the world. Youth for Human Rights International teaches human rights education both in the classroom and in non-traditional educational settings. We aim to reach people from diverse backgrounds, with materials which often appeal across generations. By teaching human rights through all means—from conferences and workshops to hip-hop and dancing—this message has spread around the world.

Oxfam Education: https://www.oxfam.org.uk/education

Who they are and what they do:
At Oxfam, we believe young people are critical to building a just world without poverty. We know they have the power to be active global citizens, and create a fairer, more secure future for everyone.
Through our work in schools and beyond, we support them every step of the way. We give young people the space to think about their values, and the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge so they can make change happen.
Teachers are at the heart of what we do. We have a huge bank of learning and activity resources to bring the issues Oxfam works on to life, both in the classroom and the wider community. We also provide school speakers, teacher training opportunities and so much more.
Beyond the classroom, we give young people lots of ways to take action for a better world. In an Oxfam School Group, they could write to their MP about inequality, organize a fundraising event to fight poverty or campaign to promote Fairtrade. They could even choose to volunteer in an Oxfam shop.
Through it all, we are guided by our vision of a future without poverty, shaped by young people who are actively engaged in the world around them. 

Zinn Education Project: https://www.zinnedproject.org/

The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in classrooms across the country. For more than ten years, the Zinn Education Project has introduced students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula. With more than 90,000 people registered, and nearly 10,000 new registrants every year, the Zinn Education Project has become a leading resource for teachers and teacher educators. The empowering potential of studying history is often lost in a textbook-driven trivial pursuit of names and dates. We believe that by taking a more engaging and more honest look at the past, we can help equip students — and all of us — with the analytical tools to make sense of and improve the world today. Our website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and grade level. Our teaching materials emphasize the role of working people, women, people of colour, and organized social movements in shaping history.

Development and Peace: https://www.devp.org/en

Development and Peace (The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace) is the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada and the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis. Development and Peace is a membership-led organization supported by parish collections, individual donations and government grants, principally from Global Affairs Canada.

Our vision: Committed to change

Our mission: Support partners in the Global South who promote alternatives to unfair social, political and economic structures, and educates the Canadian population about the causes of poverty and mobilizes Canadians towards actions for change. In the struggle for human dignity, the organization forms alliances with northern and southern groups working for social change. It also supports women in their search for social and economic justice.

Our action: For over 50 years, Development and Peace has supported 15,200 local initiatives in fields such as agriculture, education, community action as well as the consolidation of peace and advocacy for human rights in 70 countries.

Our objectives: Inspired by Gospel values and in particular the preferential option for the poor, our objectives are to support the actions of people in the Global South so that they can take control of their destiny and educate Canadians on issues related to North-South imbalance.

Our belief: We believe that Canadians of all religious beliefs have a responsibility to help the world's poor and disadvantaged, either by urging governments, corporations and others to implement change or by donating time or money to support development efforts. Populations in the Global South have access to a better life provided they have the necessary economic and social instruments.

We are a democratic movement: We depend on the commitment of thousands of Canadians determined to support the poor in their struggle for justice in the Global South. We draw our strength from our 13,000 members in Canada. Our work is supervised by a 21-member National Council composed of volunteers.
Our global and Canadian networks: We collaborate with global and domestic networks. This collaboration contributes to building an international solidarity movement.

Our history: Development and Peace was established in 1967 by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in response to Pope Paul VI's encyclical letter Populorum Progressio, which says that Development is the new word for Peace.
Catholic Social Teaching: With human dignity at its center, a holistic approach to development founded on the principles of CST is what Pope Paul VI called ‘authentic development’.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Lesson Plans

Our Mission and what we do: The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
EPA works to ensure: Americans have clean air, land and water; National efforts to reduce environmental risks are based on the best available scientific information; Federal laws protecting human health and the environment are administered and enforced fairly, effectively and as Congress intended; All parts of society - communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments - have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks; Contaminated lands and toxic sites are cleaned up by potentially responsible parties and revitalized; and Chemicals in the marketplace are reviewed for safety.

Young People’s Trust for the Environment (YPTE): https://ypte.org.uk/

Originally founded in 1982, the Young People's Trust for the Environment is a charity which aims to encourage young people's understanding of the environment and of the need for sustainability.

It aims to give young people a real awareness of environmental problems, such as climate change, disappearing wildlife, the pollution of soil, air and water, the destruction of rainforests and wetlands, the spread of desert regions and the misuse of the oceans.
All our materials aim to provide balanced views to take into account the realities of the modern world. Based in Europe (UK) 

Lesson Planet: https://www.lessonplanet.com/search

Provides award-winning Open Educational Resource (OER) curriculum review, search and curation tools to K-12 educators, librarians, curriculum and technology specialists, and homeschooling parents enabling them to find expert-teacher ratings, reviews and links to lesson resources that can be searched by grade, subject, Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and more. By-hand curation and evaluation of OER by experienced credentialed educators according to a rigorous rubric provide the irreplaceable human touch. Software tools that are intuitive and sensitive to the needs of practicing teachers make Lesson Planet uniquely able to connect educators with the high-quality resources they need most, in the least amount of time. Founded by educators in 1999, Lesson Planet is proud to be entirely Membership-sustained. 
*Lesson Planet is based on the US curriculum. 
*Note: Will need to join Lesson Planet to have full access to lesson plans. 

StoryCorps: https://storycorps.org/

StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.

Scholastic: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lessons-and-ideas/

Thousands of grab-and-go lesson plans, unit plans, discussion guides, extension activities, and other teaching ideas.

Alliance for Climate Education: https://acespace.org/

We educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action.

ACE has many climate education activities and campaigns for youth to be a part of to address climate change and the needs of our environment. Our Climate, Our Future is a project of the Alliance for Climate Education. ACE’s mission is to educate young people on the science of ACE is based in the US.

Global Campaign for Education: https://www.campaignforeducation.org/en/

The Global Campaign for Education is a civil society movement that aims to end the global education crisis. Education is a basic human right, and the Global Campaign for Education is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.

National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/

Free online articles and videos about the environment. Have to subscribe to their email newsletter to receive the articles and videos 

Discover Magazine: https://www.discovermagazine.com/topics/
Free online articles about various topics

New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/section/climate
Free online articles about climate and environment

Smithsonian Magazine: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/
Free online articles about various topics

BBC News: http:https://www.bbc.com/news

Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development: https://www.globalgoals.org/

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.

United Nations Development (SDGs): What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member
States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and
prosperity by 2030.
The 17 SDGs are integrated—that is, they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that
development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Through the pledge to Leave No One Behind, countries have committed to fast-track progress for those furthest behind
first. That is why the SDGs are designed to bring the world to several life-changing ‘zeros’, including zero poverty, hunger,
AIDS and discrimination against women and girls.
Everyone is needed to reach these ambitious targets. The creativity, know-how, technology and financial resources from all of society is necessary to achieve the SDGs in every context.

The Guardian – Sustainable Development Goals: All you need to know

It provides history on the goals, why we need them, how they are funded, measured, etc.

British Columbia Council for International Cooperation: https://www.bccic.ca/hlpf2018/

In order to provide a fuller picture of sustainable development in Canada – one that takes into account our country’s geographic and demographic diversity – BCCIC presents: Where Canada Stands, Vol. II, a shadow report to Canada’s official VNR. Building on Where Canada Stands, Vol. I – last year’s civil society assessment of Canada’s progress on the SDGs – this report assesses SDG implementation in Canada through the guiding question: “who is getting left behind?” For each SDG under review this year, both the national and sub-national contexts were considered through regional analysis and the presentation of case studies. Experts interviewed in these areas represent Indigenous communities, universities, think tanks, NGOs, CSOs, youth, industry, and various levels of government. The case studies were selected to represent a diversity of regions and to highlight success stories where targets were met and no one was left behind.

The Brookings Institution: Assessing Canada's Domestic Status

The Brookings Institution is a non-profit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global levels. This is an article from 2017 which assesses Canada’s domestic status on the SDGs

Alliance 2030: https://alliance2030.ca/

Alliance 2030 is a national network of organizations, institutions, and individuals committed to achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030. We believe these goals can be accomplished both in Canada and abroad by working creatively and collaboratively at both the local and global levels.
We’re building a searchable database of all the work that’s being done across Canada in alignment with the SDGs, amplified by high-quality storytelling through our blog and podcast series. This digital space allows member organizations to easily connect with like-minded Canadians, so they can share learnings, find the support they need and stay up-to-date on the current state of the SDGs. We’re also taking this work into our communities, creating spaces for our members to come together and forging relationships across sectors to connect our partners with the support they need to succeed.

Inter-Council Network: http://icn-rcc.ca/home/

The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation. These independent member-based Councils are committed to global social justice and social change and represent nearly 400 diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Canada. The ICN provides a national forum in which the Councils collaborate for improved effectiveness and identify common priorities for collective action. Rooted in communities across Canada, we are leaders in public engagement at a local and regional level and are recognized for bringing regional knowledge and priorities to the national level.

Canadian Council for International Cooperation: https://ccic.ca/

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is Canada’s independent national voice for international development. Together with 80+ member organizations, CCIC seeks to end global poverty and promote social justice and human dignity for all. CCIC is committed to making this goal a public and political priority and to encouraging the actions necessary to make a poverty-free world a reality.

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD): https://www.iisd.org/

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank championing solutions to our planet’s greatest sustainability challenges.

United Nations Global Compact Network Canada: The Sustainability Hub for Canadian Businesses: https://www.globalcompact.ca/

Launched in June 2013, as the Canadian network of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) is dedicated to assisting Canadian organizations with the advancement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 10 Principles of the UNGC.

Adoption of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:
Strategic Environmental Assessment Public Statement 

A review of the potential environmental impacts of Canada’s implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Office of the Treaty Commissioner: http://www.otc.ca/

The OTC works to make sure the people of Saskatchewan have a good understanding of treaties, the treaty relationship and reconciliation, through the education system, livelihood training, offering a speaker bureau, holding events and sharing the stories of people’s call to action.

SDG Lesson Plans & Resources for Early Childhood/Elementary School

Thomas and Friends videos that address the SDGs https://www.allaboardforglobalgoals.com/en-ca

lesson plans that accompany the Thomas and Friends SDG videos: All Aboard for Global Goals

Carl Gets Some Rest: A Colouring and Story Book
This colouring and storybook, for children in preschool through 2nd grade, teaches a simple lesson: there are many transportation alternatives to using a car.
PDF file: Carl Gets Some Rest PDF

The Magic School Bus Wet All Over 
Teach students about the water cycle with the Magic School Bus!
Arnold and Wanda are due to give a report on the town waterworks. But Ms. Frizzle thinks it's field trip DRIP time! She turns the bus and class into water drops and the kids evaporate, condense, rain down miles from home, and rush through rivers and streams toward the ocean. After several trips through the water cycle, they're ready to turn back into regular kids. But the magic key that will get them out of the cycle is locked in the school bathroom! The kids go through the town waterworks and see how water is purified.

Can they get to school through the bathroom pipes? Or are they stuck in the water cycle forever?

Time: 15 minutes to prepare, then all day to observe
Group Size: Two or four
Your class may not be able to go through the water cycle like Ms. Frizzle’s class, but with this activity, they’ll see it in action!
What You Need for each group:
Small jar lids or soda-bottle caps
Zip-lock baggies
Masking tape
Bowl of water
Ask children: What happens when water is heated? When it cools?

What to Do
1. Distribute materials and have kids place five to eight drops of water in lids. 
2. Carefully, they place lids into baggies and seal tightly.
3. Have students choose a window that gets plenty of sun (where kids can observe bags easily). Help them tape bags to the
inside of the window.
4. Leave bags in the sun for most of the day. Near the end of the day, have the kids observe the bags. What do they see? (Much of the water should be gone from lid; top of the bag may look “cloudy” — that’s water vapour. You may also see droplets on sides of the bag.)

Ask: What happened to the water? (It evaporated.)
Ask students: What might have happened if we had left the baggies open? (Water would evaporate into the air in the room.) Try it!

See the Cycle
Time: 30 minutes
Group Size: Four
During their trip through the waterworks, the Magic School Bus kids see how water gets cleaned up. Your students can filter water
to remove some natural impurities. Ahead of time, mix water, pebbles, leaves, and soil together in jars.
What You Need for each group:
32-ounce mayonnaise jar
2 cups of water
1 cup of pebbles, leaves, and soil
2 bowls
3 coffee filters

Ask: What could you do to make muddy water clear?
What to Do
1. Let students examine the water mixture. Ask: How could you make this water clear? What would you use? 
2. Students hold strainers over bowls. Help them pour the water through strainers twice. 
3. As they work, have students observe that water. Ask: What is happening to the water? Why?
4. Help groups strain water through three coffee filters, using one filter at a time.
5. Have students observe water again. Ask: How does the water look? Why do you think that happened? Why do or don’t you think it’s clean enough to drink?

Taking a Ride: Take a pretend trip on a bus or train
Take an imaginary bus or subway ride with your children, in this activity from Arthur.
Grades: PreK-4
Looking at different ways for transportation (PDF)

Education Pedagogical Resources
Source link: https://en.unesco.org/themes/education/sdgs/material/02#early

Who Will Dance With Me?
A Lesson Plan on Being Different and Acceptance of Others
Preschool through 1st Grade 

There's a need to teach kids about diversity in the world around them. Not only what makes each of them different, but what makes them special and how they deal with certain things that make them or their friends and classmates stand out.
First, have the children draw a self-portrait and tell them to focus on what makes them unique or special. Let them know this can be anything from the colour of their skin/eyes/hair to needing glasses or other types of devices.
When they finish with their drawings, have them talk a little about what they think makes them different. Tell them to keep this in mind while you read the story.
After reading WHO WILL DANCE WITH ME? (Emily McKeon/Linda Clearwater), discuss the ending.
-Did they understand what happened in the story?
-Why did none of the other princesses want to dance with Rhino?
-Why did Grace dance with Rhino?
-Why did Grace thank Rhino for letting her dance?
Go back to the self-portraits. Have them write a few sentences or talk about how they deal with the things that make them different.
Do they let their differences or disabilities affect them? Do they know other people who have a disability and how do those people deal with it?

According to the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, children should learn about individual development and identity. Through this lesson, they will explore their own individuality and that of their peers. They will learn how their identity shapes them and makes them different. 
Information: https://teachers.net/lessons/posts/4764.html

SDG Lesson Plans Resources for Elementary School/Middle Years

Holiday Bag or Get-Away Bag?
Total Time: 30 - 45 minutes
Age range: 6 -12 years old (Grade 1-6) 
Subject: Citizenship, Personal, Health, Social, and Economic (PHSE), Geography, Ethics
Focus: SDG Goal #4 Quality Education, SDG Goal # 10 Reduced Inequalities
This lesson plan was made by the members of The Global Campaign for Education in Germany. 

PDF Link- Click here

Learning Outcomes:
-To understand the impact that fleeing from a desperate situation would have on someone's life
-To empathize with situations that others find themselves in

Good Samaritan Story (Separate/Catholic School System) 
-Awareness Activity 
-Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment, Economy
-Recommended ages - 5 to 12 years old (Grades PreK - 6)
To learn about the Catholic Social Teaching principle of Solidarity and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development
and Peace, through the parable of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 29-37)
Duration: 30 minutes
Group size, materials and preparation
-Small/Large groups
-Few/Little materials/preparations needed
Activity file link- Click here

Writing the Future of Childhood: For Every Child, Every Right
Learning Outcomes:
-To begin to understand the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

-To understand the link between the Global Goals and the Convention

-To consider a future of childhood where all children’s rights are respected

-To speak out about their rights and take action for World Children’s Day
PDF file link: For Every Child Every Right

How to Make Every Day World Children’s Day: A Lesson for World Children’s Day
The focus will be on SDG #4 Quality Education, SDG #5 Gender Equality, SDG #10 Reduced Inequality, SDG #16 Peace and Justice
Total time: 60-90 minutes (1 hour - 1 hour 30 mins)
Age range: 9-14 years old (grade 3\4 - 8) 
This lesson plan will give children an understanding of their rights as children.
PDF file link: World Children's Day 

The Sustainable Development Goals: A Guide for Teachers
Engage learners with the Sustainable Development Goals

- If you made a list of goals to make our world a better place, what would be on it? Ending poverty? Tackling climate change
and environmental degradation? Achieving gender equality? What would be your priorities and why?
- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of ambitious and urgent goals and targets aimed at changing our world for the better. Packed with practical advice, useful information, cross-curricular activity ideas and inspiring case studies; this guide aims to deepen teachers' understanding of education about and for the SDGs.
- PDF file link: SDG Guide for Teachers'
- In the teachers' guide there are many ideas for teachers (parents also) to use in order to educate their students on local and
global issues regarding human rights, hunger, poverty, clean water and sanitation, climate change, clean ocean water, clean
land for people to live. There are many issues and time is ticking as our goals for the global goals for  2030 is nearing. There
may be some changes happening, but it is still a very long way for all our goals to meet our requirement for 2030. 
- Discover the rich breadth of ways in which learners can engage with the SDGs.

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise
- Awareness Activity 
- Education and Health 
- To understand the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples of Canada in historical and contemporary
contexts and inspire action for reconciliation

Duration: 90 - 120 minutes (1hr 30mins - 2hrs)
Group size, materials and preparation
- Large groups
- Many/ Lots of materials/ preparations needed
Activity file: The KAIROS Blanket Exercise
The Icing on the Cake
The lesson is based around another wonderful animated true story from http://www.storycorps.com. The conversation between a mother and daughter looks back on the family’s struggles as poor immigrants to the US, and how the daughter was inspired by her mother’s determination. It would work very well with groups of students who have experienced something similar, but is suitable for anyone.
The lead-in task asks students to predict, using pictures of key incidents in the story. The use of pictures makes it suitable for lower level learners, and it could also be done with learners who have literacy issues, by making the follow up questions oral. After watching and listening, students are asked to think about whether they admire the parents in the story (or not), which should lead to some interesting discussion about immigration, the necessity of working versus spending time with children and so on.

Video for Icing on the Cake: Video from StoryCorps

PDF: Icing on the Cake PDF
Turning Learning into Action: Starting a community Action plan
Age range: 8-14 years (grades 3-8)
Touch bases on all SDGs 17 goals 
This is an activity which the whole school can do and make a difference in the environment. Taking care of the environment is very
important and teaching young children the importance of caring for the environment at a young age will show them caring for
nature is a part of us caring for the earth and nature.
PDF file link: http://cdn.worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/2018/06/Turning-Learning-Into-Action-Community-Mapping-For-The-
Cyclone Idai: Teacher’s Overview - For ages 9-14 (grades 4-8)
Cyclone Idai made landfall on the night of 14-15 March 2019 - this weather system caused extensive damage in Mozambique,
Malawi and Zimbabwe. Strong winds, a storm surge, heavy rains and widespread flooding have had devastating impacts on the lives
of millions of people.