Embracing Sustainable Development Goals (with Free Resources)

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What are the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals?

Global Goals

The UN created these 17 Sustainable Development Goals (also known as Global Goals or SDGs) in 2015 to raise awareness about these important issues.

How can GatherIQ help teachers and students address these goals?

Before students are able to directly tackle the challenges outlined in the 17 Global Goals, they need to build content and skill-related knowledge. Whether you are working to create a global focus across your curriculum or designing a specific PBL or IBL activity for your students, GatherIQ provides a wealth of free resources to explore sustainability issues including classroom-friendly videos and data stories that spark interest and engagement. From Home on GatherIQ, scroll down to explore the featured goal in more detail or further to select a different goal.

Or select Explore at the top of the page and use the arrows to move forward (>) or backward (<) to choose a specific goal and review the resources available.

Use Explore and select a Goal.

 

Use Filter by: on the left to choose from the different types of resources to review including overviews, articles, data stories, quizzes, podcasts, videos and more.

Use the Filter to look for specific types of resources.

Take a look at a couple of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the resource pages for each in GatherIQ.

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

Goal 14: Life Below the Water

The United Nations Development Programme outlines the facts and figures and several goals in action to help students understand challenges to life in the world's oceans.

Life Below the Water

An inspiring display of videos, interactive displays, and data stories from GatherIQ, a crowdsourcing app that combines the power of analytics, the talents of everyday problem solvers and the tireless efforts of humanitarian organizations around the world – with the sole purpose of using data for good.

GOAL 15: Life on Land

Goal 15: Life on the Land

The United Nations Development Programme outlines the facts and figures and several goals in action to help students understand challenges to agriculture and natural land habitats.

Life on Land

An inspiring display of videos, interactive displays, and data stories from GatherIQ, a crowdsourcing app that combines the power of analytics, the talents of everyday problem solvers and the tireless efforts of humanitarian organizations around the world – with the sole purpose of using data for good.

Think of the 17 Global Goals as scaffolding to help students find greater relevance and meaningful applications for their learning. Challenge students to examine scientific concepts, patterns of human injustice, or data analysis skills in a global context. Global goals provide the opportunity to extend the challenges and successes experienced in a local project to similar components found in global issues.

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Molly Farrow

Molly Farrow taught high school history for 11 years in Wake County and Durham County. She also taught at the Taipei American School in Taiwan. She received a M.A.T. degree from the University of North Carolina and a B.S. degree in Political Science from Wake Forest University. Outside work, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and their dog, Dante.

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