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The Sustainable Development Goals – A Guide for Teachers

A guide for educators to develop their understanding of the SDGs and how to teach them.

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Type of Resource

Source

Oxfam

Age Group

16+
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  • For Educators
  • For Students

The Sustainable Development Goals – A Guide for Teachers

Theme

Type of Resource

Source

Oxfam

Age Group

16+

About this resource

Inspire your students to stay informed on global issues by educating them on the Sustainable Development Goals and how they aim to make the world a better place.

This free educational guide developed by Oxfam explores all 17 goals, offering a range of activities to engage students with practical advice, case studies and useful links. Your students will gain an understanding of pressing climate and equality issues that directly affect them and the global population, with the aim of empowering them to become active citizens that can make a positive impact.

Why we recommend this resource

Oxfam is a global organisation made up of international communities, all working towards eradicating poverty. They offer a huge range of free curriculum-linked resources, created to engage children and young people with the world around them.

Designed to offer an introduction to educating young people on the goals, this guide is relevant for more experienced educators, signposting ways to develop your understanding further. This guide is ideal for a school-wide curriculum approach, but also recognises that this is not always feasible and is therefore adaptable to a range of school contexts that suit your institution’s level of involvement.

Goals met by this resource

Goal 1: No Poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Goal 4: Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Goal 7: Affordable & Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Goal 13: Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Goal 14: Life Below Water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Goal 15: Life on Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.

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