The Sustainable Goals Teacher’s Guide provides educators with tips and suggestions on how to use the presentations that Storypal has created.
Before we get into the guide. It is essential for you and your classroom to understand what the Sustainable Development Goals are. The most digestible concept to use is a promise.
Storypal is a pen pal site. We promote global learning and global friends, citizens, and leaders. We have created 5 themes that cover all 17 goals.
Each theme contains Sustainable Development Goals with it. Teachers can purchase each goal and teach a lesson on it. The lessons are designed to go at your own pace. You will choose a theme and use the Storypal site or your students to have exchanges with others.
Let’s look at goal 3 for this teacher guide. Each PPT lesson plan starts with a “Big Picture” of the Goal.
The team recommends that students take time to create their own meaning of this goal. Suggested questions:
- What is a human right?
- How can a person be healthy?
- Do you think you have good health?
- What do you think well-being means?
- Do you think you have someones health and well-being is their happiness?
After this is concept is formulated. Take your class onward to the next concept. Storypal focuses on one concept for each goal. This is an example, and teachers can change it if they so like.
This is when the class has a discussion and brainstorms about how people can be healthier and safer.
Once you have a class discussion, move into a group discussion.
This slide is comparing and contrasting the concept of the goal.
One of the core slides that will make the concept come to life is the Trending Topics slide.
Teachers should take the time to do their own research and share information with their class.
Students will write types of three letters. The will first write friendship letters. Storypal recommends that students have 5 friendship exchanges. We recommend this as a minimum amount of exchanges because it will help build a relationship between the two people.
Below is an example of the Friendship Letters. This slide has an example of a letter and some tips for the students to write a letter.
Storypal recommends that teachers breakdown good written communication. Once this is done, they should also go over the model letter and explain the need to express oneself and ask questions.
Below is an example of a Citizenship Letter. Storypal defines global citizens as explorer and changers of the world. When students enter this phase of writing to their penpal the conversations should be more focused on the goal.
Finally. Students will write a campaign letter. The letter will be used to talk about the goal they have learned about with their classmates and their pen pals.
A campaign letter is posted on the community wall. Campaign letters are read by anyone who is part of the Storypal Community. We hope to show young global leaders that their voices matter.
Once again the Storypal team wants to remind you that these are guidelines that we recommend. We would love feedback on how helpful or unhelpful these slides were in class.
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