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Understanding Goal 1: No Poverty

Elementary

Description

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) guide global cooperation in solving the urgent social, economic and environmental problems of the 21st Century.  This animated video introduces young students to SDG 1, which aims to eliminate all forms of poverty by 2030.  Pupils learn about the impacts of being unable to afford the most basic needs, while also developing an awareness of how issues like discrimination or inadequate education support poorness.  This film also delivers a powerful message about youth involvement in creating a world where poverty no longer exists and all people are able to live in comfort and with dignity.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This resource supports Grade K-4 Social Studies curriculum exploring needs and wants, social responsibility and global connections.  Students learn about the United Nations and the reasons for the development of the Sustainable Development Goals.  The video also increases understanding of the links between poverty, inequity and environmental health.

The film could extend to a classroom project focused on taking action to reduce poverty.  Students might organize a "Giving Tuesday" event to collect charitable donations for a non-profit organization that provides assitance with food, clean water or education.  Information about "Giving Tuesday" can be found here.

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Themes Addressed

Economics (1)

  • Poverty Reduction

Human Rights (1)

  • Poverty