17 Ways to Save the World

17 Ways to Save the World

Lesson 3 of 6 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 9 - 10
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Social
  • Human Rights
  • Social Action
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Lesson summary

Students investigate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and evaluate one goal using key criteria that will also help inform a decision to invest in making a difference.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • explore progress on the UN SDGs and evaluate aspects of progress.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • navigate information about the UN SDGs
  • use criteria to inform their reasoning around a decision.

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Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • critical thinking
  • digital literacy
  • global citizenship
  • problem solving

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description: Years 9 and 10 Economics and Business 

  • Develop and evaluate strategies using environmental, economic or social criteria; recommend a strategy and explain the predicted impacts (AC9HE9S05, AC9HE1005)

General capabilities: Digital Literacy

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability

NSW Syllabus outcomes:  COM5

Relevant parts of Year 9 & 10 achievement standards: Students use economic and business knowledge, concepts and terms to develop descriptions, explanations and reasoned arguments that synthesise research findings.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries 

  • Target 10.b: Encourage official development assistance and financial flows, including foreign direct investment, to States where the need is greatest, in particular, least developed countries, African countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their national plans and programmes.

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Additional Info

This lesson has been developed with the support of The Life You Can Save.

The Life You Can Save conducts research to identify non-profits running highly impactful programs that address the multiple dimensions of poverty. They also help connect people who want to donate money and resources with these non-profits to maximise the impact of their gifts. They aim to create a world where everyone has an opportunity to build a better life and where there’s no suffering or death due to extreme poverty. The Life You Can Save was founded by Melbourne-born Peter Singer, widely recognised as one of the world’s most influential contemporary philosophers, to advance the ideas in his 2009 book The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty (republished 2019). Since then, they’ve worked to introduce the ideas from Professor Singer’s book to new audiences, inspiring people to help others experiencing poverty around the world and empowering them to make the greatest impact possible.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion

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