We hope you are having a restful and re-energizing summer. As we transition back into the school year, we want to highlight some of the new learning and teaching our team has created for teachers and students!
Introducing the SDG Unit
What if we could create a much more just, sustainable and healthy world by 2030? What does that world look like, and what steps do we need to take as individuals, communities and nations to get there? The United Nation (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a roadmap. The SDGs consist of 17 ambitious targets for reducing suffering and promoting the health of humans, animals and the environment.
As young people, it is important to learn about and participate in this global effort to end poverty, achieve gender equality, protect biodiversity, stop climate change, and more. BTCEA’s SDG Unit (accessible via our SLC online library) provides an introduction to the SDGs, with a specific focus on six important and interconnected goals-- Good Health and Wellbeing, Affordable and Clean Energy, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water, and Life on Land.
The SDG Unit features:
- Student Primers -- factsheets with reflection questions providing an introduction to six SDGs.
- Action Packs -- fillable PDF learning resources guiding students through research, critical thinking and action on topics related to the SDGs.
- Teacher Primers -- designed to inspire lesson plan ideas, supplement teachers’ understanding of the Goals, and as speaking notes to accompany our prepared Lesson Plans.
- Lesson Plans -- inquiry-based and experiential activities for students to engage with the SDGs
- Supplementary Classroom Activities -- worksheets to complement the Lesson Plans and Primers in engaging students in thinking critically and reflectively about the SDGs
CERBC: A Call for Climate Education Campaign Support
Climate Education Reform BC, a youth-led campaign movement for climate justice education in BC’s K-12 curriculum, is meeting with the Ministry of Education in the weeks to come. As they prepare for the meeting, they are asking for your support!
Here are quick steps you can take to support their cause:
- Read and sign onto their open letter (closing soon).
- Write your own letter of support for climate education. Find CERBC’s toolkit to do so here.
- Other ways for students, teachers and parents to take action are here.
That’s all for now! Be the Change is able to continue its work empowering students and youth through our kind donors. Please donate today!