Share the importance of the UN Sustainability Goals with your students. Bring classrooms to life with MY HERO's Multimedia Resources.
Use MY HERO curated multimedia resources connected to UN Sustainability Development Goals to enhance student learning.
MY HERO Recommends Sharing the Film the World's Largest Lesson with Students as an Introduction to the Importance of the UN Sustainability Development Goals.
Everyone must work together to achieve the 17 Global Goals for sustainable development. Great introduction for students of the importance of the SDGs.
Goal #1 No Poverty: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Ana Dodson is an American who was adopted from Peru. As a teen, she started the nonprofit Peruvian Hearts, which helps orphans in Peru.
Chen Guangcheng, known as the "Barefoot Lawyer," is a blind civil rights activist in rural China, focusing on human rights, women's rights and the rights of the poor.
Bryan Stevenson has been recognized across the globe for the work that he has done to address poverty and racial inequality.
Goal # 2 No Hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Farm2People is a nonprofit that works to deliver produce to food insecure areas of Los Angeles County in the wake of COVID-19.
Gerda and her husband established the Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation to combat hunger and intolerance.
Frances Moore Lappe is a passionate and pioneering thinker, world changer, and activist in many movements.
Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his success in increasing the world's food supply.
Sarah Ramirez works with local food banks, where food is distributed to impoverished people all across the community. Available in text with audio.
Robin Emmons is an organic farmer who has created a foundation to fight hunger. This story is available in text with audio.
World Food Day promotes the #2 UN Sustainable Development Goal -- a world free from hunger and malnutrition. Additional Curated Multimedia Resource Showcase from MY HERO.
Goal # 3 Good Health and Well-being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, at all ages
Goal #4 Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning
Viola Vaughn founded an organization that supports girls working to achieve academic success in Africa. Available in text with audio.
Inspired by their teacher, Erin Gruwell, and the writings of Anne Frank, the students discover a new way to express themselves.
Goal #5 Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Malala Yousafzai speaks out for the rights of girls to have an education. Available in text with audio.
Armene Modi is a film director who has focused on adult women and literacy in Sone Sangvi. (Text with audio link story)
Goal #6 Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Shomy Hasan Chowdhury created the WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) organization, for which she received an Diana Award, to combat deadly diarrhea in underserved communities.
Goal #7 Affordable and Clean Energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Leila Janah's Samasource breaks down complicated data-processing projects into small steps that can be done remotely on PCs in countries like Ghana, Uganda, and Haiti.
Goal #9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal #10 Reduced Inequalities: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal #12 Responsible Consumption and Production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal #13 Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Slater Jewell-Kemker is an award-winning student reporter and filmmaker who works for a better environment and for peace.
Goal #14 Life Below Water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
Plastic pollution is threatening the ocean's ecosystems, but we can work together to prevent further damage!
Nine-year-old Milo Cress is concerned about the millions of straws that pollute waterways, waste fossil-fuel resource and harm ocean creatures. He convinces restaurants to “go straw-free”.
Claire Nouvian led a campaign against the destructive fishing practice of deep-sea bottom trawling. (running time 5:39 min)
One woman's effort to save the world's underrated natural resource, coral. (running time 10:58 min)
Overfishing is a human-made threat to our world's oceans and requires immediate action. (Running time 4:11 minutes)
Caroline Cannon, an Inupiat indigenous leader, takes aim at offshore oil drilling that threatens her people and the biodiversity in the Arctic Sea.
A tribute to oceanographer Sylvia Earle from One World One Ocean (4:35 minutes)
Sylvia Earle shows us the ocean's fate can be controlled, whether we make the decision to stop abusing its waters and let the ocean make a recovery.
Celebrate our world's shared oceans and our personal connection to the sea, as well as raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help protect it.
Goal #15 Life on Land: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
Goal #16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own -- reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.
Defying death in South Sudan. Featuring Humanitarian Hero Award Winner Ken Payumo.
Nearly one half of Syria’s 23 million people have been displaced in its civil war and no group has been as severely affected as children. Children make up more than half of the three million refugees living in camps or makeshift housing and some news reports indicate that children are actually being specifically targeted in the violence.
Goal #17 Partners for the Goals: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
MY HERO stories with text and audio allowing students the ability to listen as they read along about activists working towards solutions.
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This Sustainable Development Goal resource was created by MY HERO Teacher and Learning Circle Director Laura Nietzer.
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Organizer created on 12/17/2019 4:37:44 PM by Laura Nietzer
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