Week 1: Introducing the SDGs

Watch the video in which Craig and Silvia talk about the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can be integrated into classroom practice.   

There's more information about Learning for Sustainability here:
Activity 1: Watch the video
Activity 2: Sustainability Compass


First, please read the introduction to the Sustainability Compass here.

As a practice for using the Compass of Sustainability with your class, take a walk around your school grounds taking note of where things you see are connected to Nature, Economy, Society and Wellbeing. For example, the bins could be linked to nature, protecting animals from rubbish, the playground equipment could be to do with wellbeing, and if there is a bike rack this could be linked to economy through jobs to make the bikes. You will notice most things fit more than one point on the compass.

You can see our example from around Dynamic Earth below. Give it a try and see if you come up with the same ideas as us.
Click to access the Jamboard where you can add sticky notes with your thoughts on the activities covered here, or more generally on what your sustainability goals are as an educator.
You could also add your completed Sustainability Compass to this page.
Activity 3: Add to the discussion
Download the Sustainability Compass Toolkit
Other Resources:
Future Focus - a resource pack made up of a set of really good short films exploring the SDGs that come with downloadable worksheets
SDG secondary pack - a set of 17 postcards each correspondent to one of the 17 goals
SDG primary pack - a set of 17 postcards each correspondent to one of the 17 goals
Stride - a Global Citizenship magazine for teachers
Scotdec Courses - Learning for the SDGs and Issue to Action blended learning course
Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations