What type of world do you want to live in in 2030?
This was the questions the students were asked during a recent Town Hall meeting. They shared that they wanted a world without fighting, where food was plenty and no one would get sick. We then watched two videos that introduced the students to the UN Global Goals. These 17 goals were developed by the United Nations in 2015 and are recognized by each of the member countries. The 17 goals that need to be met by 2030 are:
As you can see, there are similarities between the wishes the students came up with and the Global Goals for sustainable development. After watching the videos the students took some time to think-pair-share about practical things they could do to help meet the goals. These included things like:
- Reducing waste
- Standing up for people less fortunate than ourselves
- Sharing, and
- Keeping our community tidy
These solutions really helped focus the students’ thinking, as the goals by themselves can often seem big and unattainable. Over the coming months the students will continue to learn more about the global goals through their units of inquiry as well as what people around the world are doing to help achieve the different targets by 2030. For more information about the Global Goals, check out https://www.globalgoals.org/