United Nations Goals for Sustainable Development Webquest

Introduction

This webquest will provide an overview of the United Nation's Global Goals for Sustainable Development.  These goals are known as the UN 17.  It is a requirement that your research projects connect to one of these goals.  

So, just who is the United Nations?

Let's watch a video together!

"In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. 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."

http://www.globalgoals.org

So grab some headphones and watch the attached video...

Let's Get To Work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpqVmvMCmp0

NOW Click on the TASK tab AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

Task

Directions:

Each step that you are required to complete is HIGHLIGHTED in blue and the text is in white.  PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THESE ITEMS as they are part of your final grade and are required for you to develop an understanding of the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. 

Objective: To build an understanding of the targets for the UN Global goals and to begin to narrow down the topic for your research projects.

NOTE - Every time you need to DO SOMETHING, it will be highlighted in BLUE AND WHITE.

We will focus on 11 out of the 17 goals.

 

Tier 3 - 8th Grade:

Complete an investigation of 8 of the 10 Global Goals

Record ALL of your answers in your organizer

You MUST Include Global Goal #6

Tier 2 - 7th Grade:

Complete an investigation of 6 out of 10 Global Goals.

Record ALL of your answers in your organizer

You MUST include Global Goal #5

 

Tier 1 - 6th Grade

Complete and investigation of 4 out of 10 Global goals

Record ALL of your answers in your organizer

You MUST Include Goal #4

Process

Directions:  Follow each step in the webquest.  RECORD your answers in your UN 17 organizer.

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.  

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

Click HERE for the graph

QUESTION #2: Scroll down until you see the graph with the RED background.  What do you notice about the number of countries living on less than $1.25 per day?

QUESTION #3:  Scroll down to the TARGETS section.  Read the first bullet.  According to the definition from the UN, what qualifies as extreme poverty?

QUESTION #4:  Click on the link below.  Scroll down and take the extreme verty test. Record your score!

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/quiz-how-much-do-you-know-about-extreme-poverty/

Goal #2: Zero Hunger

Go back to the Global Goals page by clicking here

 

Question #1:According the website, what does zero hunger mean?

Question #2: Click here to open and read the comic Night Stars Zero Hunger.  Identify at least 3 places in the comic where inequality exists

Question #3: In the story of Night Stars Zero Hunger What are the challenges that can impact food production?

Goal #4 Quality Education

Go back to the Global Goals page by clicking here

 

Question #1: According to the Website what is the object of Goal #4?

Question #2: Examine the map of gender parity (remember parity means EQUAL) by clicking here.  What patterns do your notice about boys and girls in school?

Goal #5 Gender Equality

 

Pick up a pair of headphones and watch the following video clip

https://vimeo.com/178464378

Question #1: 

Click on this link to open the data collection sheet for this portion of the assignment.  

Put an "X" under male or female for each column

Add up the "X"s

Save your results to your ONEDRIVE

Question #2:

Open the following link

 https://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/FromWhereIStand/index.html

Click on "Continue as Guest"

Input your information into the World's Largest Lesson Map

Goal #6: Clean Water

Go back to the Global Goals page by clicking here

 

Question #1: According the website what is the objective of Goal #6?

Question #2: Open the map by clicking here.  

NOTE: Improved Water is water that has been treated for bacteria, parasites and chemicals.

What do you notice about % of people in the United States that drink improved drinking water?

What do you notice about the percentages of people that drink improved water across Africa?

Goal #10: Reduced Inqualities

Go back to the Global Goals page by clicking here

Click on Goal #10

Question #1:  Scroll down to the TARGETS section.  List and describe the first two elements of Goal #10.

Question #2:  Open the document Children on the Move.  READ the first page. What sticks out to you?

Question #3:  Scroll throught the document, select TWO profiles and complete the following in your organizer:

Name (if listed):

Home country:

Reason for leaving their country:

Goal #12: Responsible Consumption & Production

Question #1:  Put on some headphones! Watch the following clip:

The Linear Economy

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

Question #2: Put on some headphones! Watch the following clip:Recycling

What would have to change to make recycling better?

Question #3: Put on some headphones! Watch the following clip.Last Longer

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

Goal #12: Responsible Consumption - ADVANCED

Question #1: Click here and review greenfacts.org's definition of biocapacity.  In your words, what is biocapacity?

Question #2: Read the following definition "ecological debtors" are countries that use more natural resources than what is renewable within their borders.  "ecological creditors" are countries that use fewer natural resources than what is renewable within their borders.  Based on this definition do you think the United States is a creditor or debtor?

Question #3: Read the following excerpt from footprintnetwork.org.  

Is the Ecological Creditor/Debtor Framework Anti-trade?

"In a globalized economy, trade is a fact of life. Though we’ve introduced the concept of ecological creditors and debtors, we do not mean to imply, by comparing a population’s consumption with its own biocapacity that countries "should" consume within their own borders and not engage in global trade. But just as a trade deficit can be a liability, so can a biocapacity deficit – in particular if, or because of, that deficit, a country finds itself at risk of depleting its own natural capital, incurring higher costs for importing resources from elsewhere, or facing costs for emitting CO2 into the global commons.

Our ecological creditor and debtor framework seeks not to discourage trade but, rather, to enable countries to see the benefit in reducing their resource dependence on the one hand, and increasing or maintaining ecological reserves on the other."

According to footprintnetwork.org, why is a biocapacity definite a bad thing?

Question #4.  Click here to open the global footprint network map.  

1. Click on the United States.  What do you notice about biocapacity and ecological footprint?

2. Click on Mexico. What do you notive about biocapacity and ecological footprint?

3. Click on several countries along the northern regions of Africa.  What do they have in common with Mexico?

Goal #13: Climate Change

Put on some headphones! Watch the following video clip: Pollution

Question #1:  What forms of pollution were highlighted in the video?  What is the environmental impact of those forms of pollution?

Question #2: Open the image gallery by clicking here.  Based on the images alone, what types of pollution are there?

Question #3: Open the case study document by clicking here.  Select ONE case study.  Complete the following in your organizer:

What type of pollution does the case study highlight? List ONE environmental and ONE economic impact.

Goal #14: Life Below Water

Question #1: Open the file about ocean threats and actions by clicking here.  Select ONE Case study : Acidification, Waste, Overfishing OR Dead Zones. 

After you've selected and read the case study answer the following:

What cause this type of pollution?  What is the effect of this type of pollution on the evironment?

Question #2:  WILD FOR LIFE!! Click HERE  to find your kindred species.  (What animal are you most like)  Once you find your type, watch the associated video (Yeah, you need headphones)

Write down your kindred species AND 2 new facts that you learned about that species in your organizer.

Goal #15:  Life on Land - THIS IS AN ADVANCED ITEM

Put on some headphones! Watch this short clip by clicking here.

Question #1: Based on the video what is a circular economy?  How is it different from a more conventional economy?

Question #2: Open a browswer to http://www.playposit.com

Log in as

user: eomscomp"your computer number" (NO QUOTES), password: patriots123

Click on ICT LIteracy

Click on VIEW next to "The future of Global Good Systems"

Put on your headphones

Play the video and answer the questions as you move along

Question #3:  Open the graphic of the circular economy by clickig here.  Focus on the BLUE side of the graphic.  Look closely at the technical cycles.  What items do you use that could be reused/redistributed or refurbished/remanufactured?

CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE RESEARCH PORTION OF YOUR QUEST. 

NOW CLICK ON THE CONCLUSION TAB FOR DIRECTIONS ON CREATING YOUR INFOGRAPHIC

Evaluation

You will received FOUR GRADES for this webquest

Learner Behavior

4- DISTINGUISHED 3-PROFICIENT 2-APPRENTICE 1-NOVICE

Student is on task and 

independent 95% of lab time

Student is on task or

independent 85% of lab time

Student is on task or seeking

support 70% of lab time

Students is unable to complete

basic tasks independently, requires

multiple prompts and redirections


Work Skills

4- DISTINGUISHED 3-PROFICIENT 2-APPRENTICE 1-NOVICE

Student completes all questions and

addresses all parts of questions

for the minimum number of goals

assigned for their tier

Student completes all questions

may include an occasional partial response

for the minimum number of goals for their tier

Student completes 70% of assigned questions

for their tier

Students completes less than 70%

of assgined questions 

for their tier

Academic Grade -Infographic Content

4- DISTINGUISHED 3-PROFICIENT 2-APPRENTICE 1-NOVICE

Student Infographic demonstrates:

1. Complete description of ONE UN 

Global Goal

2, Personal pledge to impact the selected

Global Goal

3. 1 Statistic about the selected Global goal

4.Relevant Graphics and attractive color scheme

5. Correct spelling and punctuation

Student Infographic demonstrates:

1. Partially complete description of ONE UN 

Global Goal

2, Personal pledge to impact the selected, connection to

goal may be unclear

Global Goal

3. 1 Statistic about the selected Global goal

4.Relevant Graphics and attractive color scheme

Student Infographic demonstrates:

1. Incompletedescription of ONE UN 

Global Goal

2, Incomplete Personal pledge to impact the selected

Global Goal

3. 1 Statistic about the selected Global goal - connection may be unclear

4.Relevant Graphics and attractive color scheme - graphics may be irrelevant or distracting

Color scheme is difficult to read

Student Infographic demonstrates:

1. Incomplete description of ONE UN 

Global Goal

2, Incomplete personal pledge to impact the selected

Global Goal

3. Missing 1 Statistic about the selected Global goal

4.Graphics/color scheme do not enhance understanding

Conclusion

Culminating Assignment: Academic Grade

Objective:  Use Venngage to create your OWN UN GLOBAL GOAL Poster

Check Out a Model Poster here: 

Log in to http://www.venngage.com

user id "emipad"computer number"@oldham.kyschools.us

password: ICTLIT1

Checklist:

1. Complete description of ONE UN Global Goal (choose one that matters to you)

2. A personal pledge "I support Global Goal _________ by ______________________"  (this should be a way that YOU can help)

3. 1 statistic about your selected Global Goal

4. 1 relevant graphic and attractive color scheme

5. BONUS: A picture of YOU and your global goal #.

Credits

Assignments adapted from http://globalgoals.org