Project ideas and links for teachers
The project ideas and links below may be useful if you are looking for ideas on how to introduce some future focused activities and themes for study to your classroom programmes.
We will continue to add links here and are working on developing some frameworks you can use with your students to help them as they undertake such projects, to develop their skills as future focused thinkers.
The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The link below will take you to a page that features a collection of resources that you can access and use to start designing programmes for your learners to help them learn more and take action.
Link to the SDG resource folder here.
SaveOurFuture is a movement that has grown out of concern about the future of society and humanity in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. It brings together a number of thought leaders oriented towards action and provides really useful insights that challenge us about how we might respond – in a hopeful way.
Access here: https://saveourfuture.world/
Climate Reality is a nonprofit organization that believes there is hope in unity, and that together, we can build a safe, sustainable future. They provide high-quality educational content like blogs, e-books, videos, and more to empower people all over the world to fight for climate solutions and stand together to drive the change we need.
Access here: https://climaterealityproject.org/blog/9-reasons-have-climate-hope-2020
ImagineAction have produced a handbook for teachers who want to involve their students in social action projects. The first two section provide the background knowledge necessary for teachers to effectively implement social action projects. The third section provides a case study of a social action project.
Download here: https://tc2.ca/uploads/PDFs/Social%20Action%20Projects/IA_Handbook_9-12_EN_FINAL.pdf
A prepared unit of work from the Learning to Give foundation in which students take action to address a social issue. They learn the process of service-learning and use different approaches to communicate with others about the need.
Access here: https://www.learningtogive.org/units/social-action-project
Lyfta is a platform which works to build vital skills and values by giving learners access to human story-based learning experiences from around the world.
Access here: https://www.lyfta.com/
High Resolve’s vision is a generation of young people resolving to make a positive difference in the world. Their platform “Composer” empowers schools and organisations around the world to search, create, deliver and share powerful sequences of citizenship education.
Access here: https://highresolves.org/