With more and more students shifting to online learning, a Manitoba non-profit is making lessons about global issues more accessible to students and their families.
The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) has launched educational resources in hopes of teaching students about global issues and topics such as climate change, gender equality, sustainability, innovation as well as good health and well-being.
“Whether you’re an educator, parent, or e-learner – you can dive into these resources and learn about the Sustainable Development Goals at home,” Anna Kroeker, Public Engagement Specialist at MCIC, stated in a release. “These resources are tailored to students K-12 … topics cover everything from art to math to geography and are meant to help the remote learner in your life continue their journey as an active global citizen – all while helping to flatten the curve from home.”
The online lessons are based on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all by the year 2030.
“The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030,” said MCIC’s Executive Director, Janice Hamilton. “We feel the SDGs are more relevant than ever during this time when we’re seeing how interconnected we are with people around the world.”
The resources have been shared with educators and MCIC members within the province, and nationally by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, Inter-Council Network, the Aga Khan Foundation Canada as well as the Canadian Council for International Cooperation.
MCIC is encouraging students to share their projects resulting from the SDG lessons by tagging @mcic_ca and #SDGSOnline on social media. MCIC will continue to feature new SDG online lessons each week.