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How do we engage children with the SDGs?

Project Everyone: World's Largest Lesson

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We produce free and creative resources for educators to teach lessons, run projects and stimulate action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our resources are created to be action-focused and student led, fostering skills of empathy, creativity and communication in learners.
Alison Bellwood, Director
World's Largest Lesson is not just about sitting in a classroom and learning something, it's about using the real world around you to create a bridge between traditional learning and active based learning; encouraging children to take action, self reflect and change their lifestyle.

Alison Bellwood, Director

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What is World's Largest Lesson?

The World’s Largest Lesson brings the Global Goals to children all over the world, reaching over 130 countries and millions of children since its launch in September 2015.

We produce free and creative resources for educators to teach lessons, run projects and stimulate action in support of the Goals. At the heart of our resources sit animated films written by Sir Ken Robinson, animated by Aardman and introduced by figures students know and respect, like Emma Watson, Serena Williams, Malala Yousafzai, Kolo Touré, Neymar Jr, Hrithik Roshan and Nancy Ajram. These films establish a context for the Goals and inspire students to use their creative powers to support and take action for them.

We operate under a non-commercial creative commons licence and encourage you to share it widely.

Produced by Project Everyone and delivered in partnership with UNICEF and many NGOs, private sector organisations and foundations, the World’s Largest Lesson reaches students through multiple channels. Ministries of Education are invited annually to take part. NGOs distribute digital content through their networks and education organisations, both for and non-profit, encourage participation through their communities.

Innovation Overview
5 - 18
Age Group
8 000 000
Children/Users
73
Countries
2015
Established
Not-for-profit
Organisation
3 113
Views
HundrED Review
Innovativeness

It’s rare for educators right across the world to have access to creative resources produced by Oscar winners and artists. That’s what we’ve tried to do with our films and comics. We believe they deserve to be given the best and most creative tools for the job we are asking them to do.

Impact

Using the Global Goals (also known as Sustainable Development Goals) as a frame for learning and action is current and relevant. There’s a real sense of excitement in students when they know that it doesn’t matter where they live or what language they speak they all share the same ambition for the world.

Scalability

It’s scalable because it’s easy! We believe that if we open the door to learning about Sustainability with the World’s Largest Lesson then the response from students will inspire schools to take on action projects on their own. This authentic learning is what young people want.

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World's Largest Lesson Live
WORLD'S LARGEST LESSON LIVEMillie Bobby Brown and Sofia Carson joined United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed and Executive Director of UNICEF, Henrietta Fore, in the World’s Largest Lesson Live, to encourage teens to reimagine the world post COVID-19.16th June 2020 saw the launch of World’s Largest Lesson Live, an educational show for teens created by World’s Largest Lesson in partnership with UNICEF. The show premiered on YouTube and brought together experts and young people in conversation to reflect on the past few months and discuss how they would like to reimagine the future post COVID-19.Hosted by NBC News and MSNBC Correspondent and Host of NBC’s Stay Tuned Savannah Sellers, it explored the themes of education, health, and the future—and addressed some of the key issues currently at the forefront of young people’s minds. Although we may be physically distanced from one another, young peoples’ voices, opinions and actions do and always will, make a difference.The first conversation focused on education; its purpose and how it can transform the lives of young people everywhere. UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and UNICEF USA Supporter, actress and singer Sofia Carson were joined by Adrian Hrabos, a Nord Anglia Education student from Prague, as they reflected on the challenges young people have overcome. They discussed how school closures had made the world re-think the value of education as well as an opportunity to reimagine it for the future.This was followed by a conversation focusing on Global Goal 3, Good Health and Well-Being. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove from the World Health Organisation discussed how young people can look after their mental health during the pandemic. She was joined by Shashank Dollin, a student and Scout from India to consider what healthcare might look like in the future.Finally, Executive Director of UNICEF, Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Millie Bobby Brown and Yael Cuprinoff, a student from Argentina, discussed what they hope the world will take forward from the pandemic. Positioning COVID-19 as a “re-set” instead of a “re-start” they discussed how young people can play a part in building back better for the future.Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organisation thanked young people for the contribution they have made to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The show ended with the incredible voices of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, who sang an uplifting performance of “You Will Be Found”.Watch World’s Largest Lesson Live here and download resources to extend the conversation at home and in class groups.
World's Largest Lesson Cameroon 2017
https://vimeo.com/237418999
English - World's Largest Lesson Part 3
https://vimeo.com/266852848
Malala introducing the The Worlds Largest Lesson
https://vimeo.com/138852758

Milestones

Achievements & Awards

June 2020
Launch of World's Largest Lesson Live
May 2019
1000 views
November 2018
HundrED 2019
September 2018
Selected to the Spotlight on Sustainability
September 2018
Innovation added to the HundrED
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