United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – Education Resources

Shaping Our Future Together – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We’ve put together a selection of great resources for both Primary and Secondary year levels that align to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Sustainable Development Goals:
There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and they’re an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. These goals are interlinked, and are designed to be a blueprint for us to achieve a better and more sustainable future for us all.

We have aligned a selection of our resources to their year levels below: Use the buttons to check them out!

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

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Primary Lessons

Poverty & Inequality in Australia

Years 3 to 6

Subjects: English, Maths, HPE
Themes: 
Learn@Home – Needs and Wants Collage

Ages 10 to 12

Subjects: HASS, Visual Arts, Science, Business and Economics
Themes: 
Love Food? Love Bees!

Years 5 & 6

Subjects: English, Science, Commerce, Health, Arts, Maths
Themes: Food security, sustainability, biodiversity, ecosystems
2040

Years 5 & 6

Subjects: English, STEM, Geography, Commerce, HASS, D&T, Maths
Themes: Climate change, marine permaculture, educating girls, tech, agriculture, transport, energy

SugarByHalf

Foundation – Year 6

Subjects: HPE, Science, English, HASS, Maths
Themes: Healthy eating, diet, social and economical impacts of sugar
Footy Fit

Years 3 – 6

Subjects:  HPE, Arts, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
Themes: Diversity, Body health and fitness, nutrition, routines
Cool Australia: 1,700+ lessons

Foundation – Year 12

Subjects: More than 23
Themes: Environmental, social and economic sustainability
Cool Australia Digital Library

Open to All

Curated digital library for learning and research.
Themes: Environmental, social and economic sustainability
2040

Years 5 & 6

Subjects: English, STEM, Geography, Commerce, HASS, D&T, Maths
Themes: Climate change, marine permaculture, educating girls, tech, agriculture, transport, energy

Learn About STEM/STEAM

Foundation – Year 10

Subjects: English, STEM, Geography, Commerce, D&T, HASS, Maths
Themes: Climate change, marine permaculture, educating girls, tech, agriculture, transport, energy
Learn About Water

Years 1 – 6

Subjects: English, Science, Geography, Maths, ICT, Civ. & Cit.
Themes: Clean accessible water, water conservation & consumption, storm-water pollution.
Blue: The Film

Foundation – Year 6

Subjects: HASS, Science, English, Maths, Health, Arts, D&T
Themes: Healthy oceans, habitat destruction, species loss, pollution
Learn About Energy

Years 1 – 6

Subjects: English, STEM, HASS, Maths
Themes: Sustainability, climate change, technology, energy generation, renewables
Earth Hour

Foundation – Year 6

Subjects: Science, English, Geography, D&T, Art
Themes: Climate change, extreme weather events, biodiversity, healthy oceans
Cisco Global Problem Solvers

Years 3 – 6

Subjects: HASS, D&T, English
Themes: Teamwork, collaboration, innovation, real-world problems
Learn about STEM/STEAM

Foundation – Year 10

Subjects: Science, Geography, Maths, D&T, Art
Themes: 21st-century & enterprise skills, design thinking, creativity
The Final Quarter

Years 5 & 6

Subjects: HASS, Civ. & Cit, HPE, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders Histories & Cultures, English, Music
Themes: Racism, privilege, cultural pride, resilience, values, dignity
Including Everyone

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: English, Arts, Humanities, Design, Arts, English, HPE, Civ. & Cit., History
Themes: Educational parity, entrepreneurism
2040

Years 5 & 6

Subjects: English, STEM, Geography, Commerce, D&T, HASS, Maths
Themes: Climate change, marine permaculture, educating girls, tech, agriculture, transport, energy
The Bays

Years 5 & 6

Subjects: Geography
Themes: Community and stakeholder inclusive urban development, livability, local democracy
MobileMuster

Years 3 – 6

Subjects: History, English, Science, Geography, Tech, Arts, Design, HASS
Themes: E-waste/recycling, sustainability, behaviour change, product stewardship
Visy Education

Foundation – Year 6

Subjects: English, Maths
Themes: Recycling, closing the loop, reducing waste and taking positive action
Learn About Climate Change

Years 1 – 6

Subjects: STEM, Geography, Art
Themes: Climate change, sustainability, scientific research, technology, weather
Earth Hour

Foundation – Year 6

Subjects: Science, English, Geography, D&T, Art
Themes: Climate change, extreme weather events, biodiversity, healthy oceans
Blue: The Film

Foundation – Year 6

Subjects: HASS, Science, English, Maths, Health, Arts, D&T
Themes: Healthy oceans, habitat destruction, species loss, pollution
Take 3

Foundation – Year 6

Subjects: Humanities, Science, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures, Arts, English, Commerce
Themes: Healthy oceans, pollution, taking action, waterways
Roots and Shoots

Foundation – Year 6

Subjects: Science, HASS, English, Geography
Themes: Habitat destruction, biodiversity, climate change
Love Food? Love Bees!

Years 5 & 6

Subjects: English, Science, Commerce, Health, Arts, Maths
Themes: Food security, sustainability, biodiversity, ecosystems
Stories of Our Rights and Freedoms

Years 5 & 6

Subjects: HASS
Themes: Human rights, democracy, the UN, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander rights & freedoms
IMAGI-NATION{TV}

Years 5 & 6

Subjects: English, Arts, HASS, D&T, HPE, Civ. & Cit., History, Communication
Themes: Educational parity, entrepreneurism, using imagination

Secondary Lessons

The Oasis

Years 9 & 10

Subjects: HPE
Themes: Youth Homelessness, Resilience, Social Inequality

Life After The Oasis

Years 9 & 10

Subjects: HPE
Themes: Youth Homelessness, Resilience, Social Inequality

2040

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: English, STEM, Geography, Commerce, D&T, HASS, Maths
Themes: Climate change, marine permaculture, educating girls, tech, agriculture, transport, energy
Love Food? Love Bees!

Years 9 & 10

Subjects: Geography
Themes: Food security, sustainability, biodiversity, ecosystems
SugarByHalf

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: HPE, Science, English, HASS, Maths
Themes: Healthy eating, diet, social and economical impacts of sugar
Dying to Live

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: English, Science, Maths and HPE
Themes: Organ and tissue donation
Cool Australia: 1,700+ lessons

Foundation – Year 12

Subjects: More than 23
Themes: Environmental, social and economic sustainability
Cool Australia Digital Library

Open to All

Curated digital library for learning and research.
Themes: Environmental, social and economic sustainability
AFLW

Years 9 – 12

Subjects: English, HPE
Themes: Women in sport, overcoming stereotypes, identity, diversity, celebrating difference
2040

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: English, STEM, Geography, Commerce, D&T, HASS, Maths
Themes: Climate change, marine permaculture, educating girls, tech, agriculture, transport, energy
MangroveWatch

Years 9 – 12

Subjects: Geography, Science
Themes: Healthy waterways, citizen science
Learn About Water

Years 9 & 10

Subjects: Science, Geography, Maths, ICT, Civ. & Cit.
Themes: Clean accessible water, water conservation & consumption, storm-water pollution.
2040

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: English, STEM, Geography, Commerce, D&T, HASS, Maths
Themes: Climate change, marine permaculture, educating girls, tech, agriculture, transport, energy
Earth Hour

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: Science, English, Geography, D&T, Art
Themes: Climate change, extreme weather events, biodiversity, healthy oceans
Aspire Generation

Years 9 & 10

Subjects: English and Work Studies
Themes: Innovation, making a difference in your local community
Learn about STEM/STEAM

Foundation – Year 10

Subjects: Science, Geography, Maths, D&T, Art
Themes: 21st-century & enterprise skills, design thinking, creativity
The Final Quarter

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: Humanities, Civ. & Cit., HPE, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures, English, Music
Themes: Racism, privilege, cultural pride, resilience, values, dignity.
In My Blood it Runs

Years 9 & 10

Subjects: English, Aboriginal & TSI Histories and Cultures
Themes:Rights of the Child, Self Determination, Speaking Power and Indigenous experiences of state education.
2040

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: English, STEM, Geography, Commerce, D&T, HASS, Maths
Themes: Climate change, marine permaculture, educating girls, tech, agriculture, transport, energy
The Bays

Years 7 & 8

Subjects: Geography
Themes: Community and stakeholder inclusive urban development, livability, local democracy
MobileMuster

Years 3 – 8

Subjects: History, English, Science, Geography, Tech, Arts, Design, HASS
Themes: E-waste/recycling, sustainability, behaviour change, product stewardship
Visy Education

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: English (Literacy), Science, Maths
Themes: Recycling, closing the loop, reducing waste and taking positive action
2040

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: English, STEM, Geography, Commerce, D&T, HASS, Maths
Themes: Climate change, marine permaculture, educating girls, tech, agriculture, transport, energy
Wild Things

Years 8 – 10

Subjects: Geography, English, Civics and Citzenship
Themes: 
Climate change, Climate Action, Environmental activism
Blue: The Film

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: Geography, Science, English, Maths
Themes: Healthy oceans, habitat destruction, species loss, pollution
Take 3

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: Humanities, Science, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures, Arts, English, Commerce
Themes: Healthy oceans, pollution, taking action, waterways
Love Food? Love Bees!

Years 9 & 10

Subjects: Geography
Themes: Food security, sustainability, biodiversity, ecosystems
Citizen Science

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: Science, Geography, Maths
Themes: Climate change, citizen science, biodiversity
Stories of Our Rights and Freedoms

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: History, Civ. & Cit, Creativity
Themes: Human rights, democracy, the UN, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander rights & freedoms
Our Stories

Years 8 & 9

Subjects: Civics and Citizenship
Themes: Empathy and understanding, refugees and asylum seekers
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