The world’s largest lesson is part of a worldwide initiative called “Project Everyone” founded by filmmaker Richard Curtis. The mighty mission aims to share The United Nations Global Goals For Sustainability, set in 2015, with all 7.5 billion people on the planet.
There are 17 global goals and each works towards 3 main areas:
- To end extreme poverty.
- To fight inequality and injustice.
- To fix climate change for everyone.
The aim is for these to be achieved by 2030.
These lessons aim to involve students worldwide in collaborative projects as well as improving understanding of the global goals and what they mean for our planet. It is also a chance for students to identify the goals that they feel most passionate about.
Link to read more about project everyone: http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/project-everyone/
NEW PROJECTS FOR 2017: A FOCUS ON FOOD, SUSTAINABILITY AND HUNGER:
To celebrate the World’s Largest Lesson in 2017 we are asking children to think about how their food choices impact the SDGs and to pledge to make changes. From healthy eating to reducing wastage, eliminating plastic packaging, sourcing closer to home and checking on the practices of food producers, children will roll up their sleeves and dig into Goals 2, 3, 13, 14, and 15. And not forgetting a call to them to fearlessly stand up for the children that are hungry right now and need our help.
Online Source: “New Projects for 2017: A Focus on Food, Sustainability and Hunger.” The Worlds Largest Lesson, http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/healthy-not-hungry-food-projects-for-the-goals/
To access more information including introductions to the goals, teacher training, lesson plans and direct action projects: http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/
Do your bit for the Global Goals – share them with your school, colleagues and friends. Let’s help Richard Curtis reach the 7.5 billion people on earth.