The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Introduction

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

"If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.

Our governments have a plan to save our planet…it’s our job to make sure they stick to it.

The Global Goals are only going to work if we fight for them and you can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. We believe the Goals are only going to be completed if we can make them famous."

https://www.globalgoals.org/

 

Let's Get To Work.

 

Task

Your job is to work your way through this Webquest in order to develop an initial understanding of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and home in on the goals that matter the most to you.

As a part of your Service & Leadership completion requirements, you will take ownership of up to THREE of the SDGs and make a commitment to engage with a service project that works toward achieving these goals.

Use this website to explore the 17 goals then choose at least FIVE for which you would like to do additional research in the webquest below. 

https://www.globalgoals.org/

Process

Complete the tasks below for each of your FIVE identified SDGs in your journal.

 

Goal #1: No Poverty

Click HERE to open the Global Goal #1 webpage. Read the quote by Nelson Mandela on the right side of the screen.  

1)  In your words, what does Mandela mean when he says "millions remain enslaved"?

Open this webpage: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/poverty/

2)  How many people in the world are living on LESS THAN $1.90/day? Where do most of them live? 

3)  How many children grow up poor in globally?

4)  How many additional people will be pushed into extreme poverty due to the Covid-19 pandemic?

 

Goal #2: Zero Hunger

Go back to the Global Goals page: https://www.globalgoals.org/

1) According the website, what does zero hunger mean?

2) Read the comic, Night Stars Zero Hunger: https://www.yumpu.com/xx/document/read/55754859/night-stars-zero-hunger-comic  

Identify at least 3 places in the comic where inequality exists

3) In the story of Night Stars Zero Hunger, what are the challenges that can impact food production?

 

Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being

Go back to the Global Goals page: https://www.globalgoals.org/

1) List several "TARGETS" that would improve health & well-being globally.

2) Read this comic strip: http://cdn.worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/2016/06/A-To-Do-List-for-the-Planet_Page_04_Image_0001.jpg

What are SIX outcomes for achieving good health and well being?

 

Goal #4 Quality Education

Go back to the Global Goals page: https://www.globalgoals.org/

1) According to the website what is the object of Goal #4?

2) Scroll to pages 22-24 of the UNESCO World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education (https://www.macfound.org/media/files/UNESCO-world-atlas-gender-education.pdf)

What continental trends do you see in Map 2.1.1?

What trend do you see in Figure 2.1.2?

 

Goal #5 Gender Equality

1)  Watch the following video clip: 

2) Open the following link:

https://www.globalgoals.org/5-gender-equality

What are some things you can do to get involved with supporting gender equality?

 

Goal #6: Clean Water

Go back to the Global Goals page: https://www.globalgoals.org/

1) According to the website what is the objective of Goal #6?

2) What are the Targets for Goal #6?

How many people lack access to clean water?

 

Goal #7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Go back to the Global Goals page: https://www.globalgoals.org/

1) According the website what is the objective of Goal #7?

2) Watch this video: 

3) What is Earth Overshoot Day?

OPTIONAL: Go to this link and determine your Ecological Footprint: http://www.footprintcalculator.org/

                     What is your personal Earth Overshoot Day?

 

Goal #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Go back to the Global Goals page: https://www.globalgoals.org/

1) According to the website what is the objective of Goal #8?

2) What are the Targets for Goal #8?

 

Goal #9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal #12: Responsible Consumption & Production

These three goals (9, 11, 12) are interrelated. Complete the tasks below for any or all of them.

1)  Watch the following clip: 

If the take-make-dispose economy can't be sustained what do YOU think the solution is?

 

2) Watch the following clip: 

What would have to change to make recycling better?

 

3) Watch the following clip: 

What would happen to businesses, employees and the government if products were made to last longer?

 

Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities

Go back to the Global Goals page: https://www.globalgoals.org/

Click on Goal #10

1) Scroll down to the Targets section. List and describe the first two elements of Goal #10.

2) Complete this True/False Quiz: https://forms.gle/39unFwfzVGMJfv9r7

 

Goal #13: Climate Change

Watch the following video clip: 

What forms of pollution were highlighted in the video?  What is the environmental impact of those forms of pollution?

 

Goal #14: Life Below Water

1) Review the images in this file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xQvfCcnh_H3Ty_VsBjh-m3HtsZEQYnyR/view?usp=sharing

 What are preventable steps do you think happened before these photos were taken?

2)  WILD FOR LIFE!! Take the quiz at this site to find your kindred marine species:

https://wildfor.life/quiz

Once you find your type, watch the associated video. Write down your kindred species and TWO new facts that you learned about that species in your journal.

 

Goal #15:  Life on Land 

Watch this clip: 

Based on the video what is a circular economy?  How is it different from a more conventional economy?

 

Goal #16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Go back to the Global Goals page: https://www.globalgoals.org/

1) According the website what is the objective of Goal #16?

2) What are the Targets for Goal #16?

 

Goal #17: Partnerships for the Goals

Go back to the Global Goals page: https://www.globalgoals.org/

1) According the website what is the objective of Goal #17?

2) What are the Targets for Goal #17?

Evaluation

Post your answers to the questions in the google classroom assignment provided.

Once completed go to this google form and enter the top 5 SDGs that you are most interested in researching further.

https://forms.gle/X4roQ4gZmQxHAx7aA

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