The first lesson in the My Voice – My School project sets the context for the unit and informs students about the concept of a quality education and introduces the UN Global Goals. Students explore how their ideas on A School for All will develop through linking with a partner school and through conducting surveys and interviews.
- Students can list reasons why they think education is important
- Some students may be able to justify their opinions
- Students know about and can reflect on the education experience of other young people
- Students know about the UN Global Goals
- Students can evaluate their education
- Students can relate global issues to their personal experience
- Why is education important?
Class discussion on the importance of education. Students should be prompted to justify their opinions where possible.
- Introducing My Voice-My School (10 mins)
Introduce students to the My Voice-My School project using the overview video.
- The global education context (5 mins)
Explain about the context of the UN Global Goals. Extend this activity by looking at the human rights basis for education.
- What makes a School for All?
Introduce students to the four questions they will need to consider for a school for the world and then judge these ideas as being universal and inclusive.
- How do global debates relate to me?
Ask students to share their ideas and how explain how the UN Global Goals relate to them personally.