Sustainable Development Goals

This collection of teacher resources addresses the Sustainable Development Goals or “SDGs.” UN members established the SDGs in 2015 to build on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals. The 17 goals that comprise the SDGs add up to three major objectives: to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and sustain both the Earth and our common prosperity. The resources on this page educate students on the SDGs and empower them to join the movement to tackle the world’s most pressing problems. For more resources like these, visit The World’s Largest Lesson, an initiative launched by the Global Goals campaign and UNICEF to teach children in over 100 countries about the SDGs.

Topic Materials

Units & Lesson Plans


3-5, 6-8
Introducing the Global Goals
Learn about the Global Goals and why they are important.
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Working Together to Achieve the Global Goals
Students brainstorm ways to work together to achieve the Global Goals.
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Design for Change: One Idea: One Week
This one week lesson plan walks students through the process of articulating their ideas for a better world and putting their plan into action.


3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Heroes for Change Comic
This comic strip inspires students to learn about the Global Goals, share what they learn, and take action.
6-8, 9-12
Activity Sheet: Sustainable Development Goals
This Sustainable Development Goals Activity Sheet, designed for students from grades 6-12, provides students with background information on the Global Goals and how they can make a difference.


6-8, 9-12
UNICEF: An Introduction - 2000-2006
Learn about how UNICEF adapted in the new millennium to meet global development challenges.
PK2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The World's Largest Lesson
This video inspires students to take action to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals - 17 goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things by 2030. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change.
PK2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Voices from the Climate Frontlines
What does climate change mean to you? Children from around the world answer this question.

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