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.
- explore progress on the UN SDGs and evaluate aspects of progress.
- navigate information about the UN SDGs
- use criteria to inform their reasoning around a decision.
Lesson guides and printables
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- critical thinking
- digital literacy
- global citizenship
- problem solving
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
- 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.
- Device capable of projecting media to the class
- Device capable of accessing the internet (1-2 per student)
- UN Global Sustainable Development Report summary (2023)
- SDG poster
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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