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We produce free & creative tools for students to take action for the SDGs

World's Largest Lesson

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Standing alongside partners including UNICEF and UNESCO, we produce free and creative resources for educators to teach lessons, run projects and stimulate action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These resources are free, open source and translated into over 30 languages reaching 17.9 million children located in over 70 countries.
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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HundrED 2021

HundrED 2020

HundrED 2019

Sustainability

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Innovation Overview

5 - 18
Age Group
17 000 000
Children/Users
98
Countries
2015
Established
Not-for-profit
Organisation
4 339
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Updated on October 14th, 2021
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What is World's Largest Lesson?

World’s Largest Lesson brings the Global Goals to children all over the world, reaching over 70 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.

Research

HundrED Academy Review

Excellent! A webpage with free diverse learning resources linked to the SDG. It´s such a great idea! It is in several languages- I had never heard of it before!

- HundrED Academy Member

Brilliant! Resources I have used many times. It encourages students to see themselves as change makers in their world and develop agency to make the world a better place by engaging with the Global Goals. Scalability: Anyone can use these resources with their students.

- HundrED Academy Member
IMPACT & SCALABILITY
It’s rare for educators right across the world to have access to creative resources produced by Oscar winners and artists and that's what WLL is doing with their films and comics. It’s scalable because it’s easy! By opening the door to the SDG's and providing engaging resources, this will inspire schools to take on action projects on their own.
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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 page created on HundrED.org
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