Listen Up! A Lesson plan on developing student voices on Climate Change

Year of production: 2020

Image is illustrative. Photo by Alexis Brown on Unsplash

This is an educational activity pack designed to support educators who work with children and young people aged 8 to 14 years old. It aims at developing empathetic listening skills in students, while enabling them to effectively communicate with adults when discussing their thoughts and feelings about climate change. The lesson plan is structured in three main parts, each supporting a specific set of skills:

Part 1: Students explore Active Listening, why it is important and how it links to child rights
Part 2: Students design a celebration event where they invite adults to listen to their thoughts on climate change
Part 3: Students present and/or explain their concerns, learnings and solutions about climate change to adults and decide on a positive climate action

The methodology is rooted in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs|).


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World’s Largest Lesson

The World’s Largest Lesson is a global project to engage all children in learning about the SDGs and using these as a stimulus for both Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) advocacy and local community action. Creative resources and training are provided to teachers and peer educators to enable them to engage children and young people in the Goals and local action. The project is created in partnership with UNICEF and the support of UNESCO.