At-home and at school learning resources from Learning for a Sustainable Future
Welcome to Fall Week 4 of Learning Inside Out. Now that summer is officially over, we are looking forward to all the wonderful outdoor opportunities that Fall has to offer!

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Below you will find a selection of activities, broken down by various grade levels. These guides will be released weekly and archived on our Learning Inside Out page, so you can always access the full catalogue.

All activities have been modified from resources on our R4R database, simplified and adapted for both outdoor learning in the school yard or at-home as needed. The activity descriptions below should contain all the information and links that you need!

If you'd like to view the full original resource on R4R, including curriculum connections for every province/territory, click the activity title.

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Week 4: Introduction to the SDGs
This week's theme focuses on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN SDGs, also known as Global Goals, are a global plan of action for people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnerships.

Each of the 17 SDGs provides a doorway into addressing the economic, social and environmental implications of the particular goal. It soon becomes apparent that in addressing poverty, for example, we must look at reducing gender inequalities, attaining quality education, and securing clean and affordable energy. Action and progress in one area will have a great impact on the outcomes of another.

The SDGs recognize the importance of acting together, and this universal call to action requires every one of us to come together in order to achieve a better and more sustainable future for our planet!
Get outside and try the Global Goals Impact Games. This resource blends The Global Goals perspective with known soccer drills and games. The Global Goals Impact Games are about togetherness and understanding the Sustainable Development Goals while playing outdoors. Pick your SDG and play for the world you want. The drills and games can be adjusted to fit any grade in the school. 
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This adventure activity pack allows younger students the opportunity to explore simple concepts around global issues. The activities in the resource introduce students to the Global Goals through guided discussions and shared learning experiences based on play. The activities incorporate multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate their creativity while exploring concepts like peace, nature and home. Many of the activities encourage children to engage with nature, to foster an appreciation of the natural world and the importance of protecting it. The learning space can be the classroom, schoolyard, backyard or all three.

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Motivate and inspire your students to unleash their "I Can" Superpower! This one-week lesson plan enables teachers to bring Design for Change into their classroom. Students use a design thinking formula of Feel, Imagine, Do and Share to bring change in their schools and communities, and in the process, build 21st century skills of empathy, collaboration and critical thinking. Students articulate their ideas for a better world and put them into action to become a real-life superhero. 

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Imagine a world where the Global Goals have been achieved? This resource has students draw connections between the Global Goals and their own lives. Students complete a group learning activity where they draw their vision of what a country would look like in 2030 if the goals are achieved.

Using the analogy of a jigsaw puzzle in this activity helps students to understand the interdependence of the Global Goals. Students turn their learning into action by taking the personal pledge and sharing it with family and friends.

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Based on the United Nations 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals, this lesson introduces students to some of the core challenges created by globalization and the need to respond as a 'Global Citizen.' Students visit three stations, each composed of activities to promote thought and discussion on a different aspect of global citizenship. The second component of the resource is organized around student action. The resource identifies a number of organizations that students may support through individual or collective action as part of their journey as global citizens.

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