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01 January Education Global Goals

Goal 4: Quality Education

Education is vital for its own sake, and it’s also vital in the efforts to overcome the environmental crises we face. This lesson focusses on the fourth sustainable development goal, Quality Education. In this lesson, aimed at B1 students and above, learners will:

  • read an infographic on the subject
  • investigate the importance of fact checking information to become more ‘information-literate’

The slides for this lesson are here:

Instructions for this lesson can be accessed here:

You can download the infographic for the lesson here:

https://www.globalpartnership.org/news/infographic/education-and-global-goals

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Information Literacy

How can we raise awareness of Global Goal 4: Quality Education in our classes while supporting the development of ‘information Literacy? Find out here!

“The responsibility for after-the-fact checking now falls on users. Our students must learn to ask critical questions about information found online.”

Hockly, Dudeney and Pelgrum, Digital Literacies, Pearson, 2013

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01 January B1 C1 health New Year's Eve

Fireworks – did you welcome the new year with a bang?

A lesson by Tabea Heimbach.

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? How about being more environmental friendly? Help your students to create more awareness about the past New Year’s Eve (NYE) celebrations. This lesson focuses on the environmental impact of fireworks. Use the materials to find out about your students’ NYE traditions. Use the first class in the New Year as an opportunity to reflect on this past NYE and think about alternative ways to have fun next year without fireworks.

With this lesson your students will:

  • Find out more about the environmental impact of fireworks
  • Practice listening comprehension with a short video
  • Learn vocabulary on the topic of sustainability and environmental pollution
  • Discuss how they could celebrate NYE in the following year without using firecrackers

Material: Projector, an internet connection and the slides below

Level B1 upwards, young learners.


Inspire your students to positively engage with environmental issues and sustainability on their language learning journey.

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01 January 02 February food health solutions waste

Zero Waste Cold and Flu Medicine

How to get over the flu or a cold the eco-friendly way

Have you ever wondered if the medicines we take for a cold might not be the best thing not only for ourselves but also for the planet? Here comes YouTuber of Trash is for Tossers Lauren Singer with a solution!

This lesson is ideal now as it’s chilly outside. For adults and teens A2 upwards.

Outcomes

You will watch a ‘how to’ video by YouTuber Lauren Singer from www.trashisfortossers.com, learn vocabulary such as ‘ingredients’, ‘stir’, ‘add some garlic’ and find out how to make a cold or flu remedy that is great for the planet and great for you!

Before you watch

Think about the following:
When did you last have a cold or the flu?
What medicine did you take?
Lauren will talk about a home-made remedy. What do you think will be in the medicine she makes?

While you watch

Watch the video to see if you guessed correctly the ingredients she will use.

Check your understanding

Are the following true or false?
1. She has a cold at the moment?
2. She adds an alcoholic drink to the remedy
3. The remedy she makes is not very strong.