Shaping Our Future Together – UN 75th Anniversary!

It’s the 75th year of the United Nation, and to celebrate this important anniversary 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?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. To learn more about the goals, head to the official UN Sustainable Development Goals page.

In celebration of the UN’s 75th anniversary, we have collated a collection of great resources relevant to Primary and Secondary year levels below, each aligned to one of the goals.

Primary Lessons

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: 1,650 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 - Seahorse

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

Mobile Muster

Years 3 – 6

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

Bright Sparks

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 - Seahorse

Blue: The Film

Foundation – Year 6

Subjects: HASS, Science, English, Maths, Health, Arts, D&T
Themes: Healthy oceans, habitat destruction, species loss, pollution
a dolphin pod swimming

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

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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: 1,650 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

$20 Boss

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: Economics and Business
Themes: Entrepreneurism, social enterprises, financial literacy, 21st-century skills, enterprise skills.

Worlds of Work

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: English, Work Studies
Themes: Personal motivations, 21st-century skills, enterprise skills.

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.

IMAGI-NATION{TV}

Years 7 – 10

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

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

Mobile Muster

Years 3 – 8

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

Bright Sparks

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

Learn About Climate Change

Years 1 – 6

Subjects: STEM, Geography, Art
Themes: Climate change, sustainability, scientific research, technology, weather
BLUE The Film - I heart sharks

Blue: The Film

Years 7 – 10

Subjects: Geography, Science, English, Maths
Themes: Healthy oceans, habitat destruction, species loss, pollution
a dolphin pod swimming

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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