Method Box

Our method box is a platform for teachers and others to access educational resources and assignments related to the 17 Global Goals. The methods have been selected based on their compatibility with national curricula and aim to develop the reflection and global orientation of students and youth.

You can filter relevant methods according to different criteria: topic, Global Goals, group size and age.

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44 results out of 61 posts
  • Roger That? We need to collaborate

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and strong Institutions
    Group Size: 3-6
    Topic: Humanities

    In this activity, participants will, through cooperation, get to know words and terms related to the United Nations. The participants are divided into groups with a base commander. The groups are searching for the descriptive statements the area / school and must communicate (ex. by phone) with base commander, who has the information about the locations of the control point and the titles that fit the descriptions. The goal is to find all the descriptions and match them with the correct title .The group who does so the fastest, wins.
  • Simulation of a Climate Conference

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and strong Institutions
    Group Size: 25
    Topic: Humanities

    Model United Nations Climate Conference, MUNCC, is a simulation of the climate negotiations as they take place within the UN system. Students are allocated to the various countries whose position in relation to the climate problem they have to familiarize themselves with - and so the negotiation is in progress; Climate change, global warming, financial assistance and technological development - and for someone simply for survival.
  • Inside a Refugee Camp

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and strong Institutions
    Group Size: 3-6
    Topic: Humanities

    Show the UN’s Virtual Reality film, ”Clouds over Sidra”, http://vrse.works/creators/chris-milk/work/the-united-nations-clouds-over-sidra/ In order to get the virtual reality experience, the film must be watched with virtual reality- or cardboard glasses. Alternately it can be watched without the glasses and thereby also without the virtual reality experience.
  • United Nations – VRSE Ebola outbreak

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and strong Institutions
    Group Size: Plenum
    Topic: Humanities

    This Power Point presentation explains the structure of the UN system and the type of work the organisation does in order achieve its aims. The presentation also gives a short overview of the UN history and introduces the key agencies within the UN system.
  • Declaration of Human Rights

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and strong Institutions
    Group Size: Plenum
    Topic: Humanities

    Power point presentation of the declaration of Human Rights
  • The United Nations

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and strong Institutions
    Group Size:
    Topic: Social Studies

    This Power Point presentation explains the structure of the UN system and the type of work it does to achieve its aims. It also gives a short overview of the UN history and introduces the key agencies within the UN system.
  • Equally at Risk

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 13 - Climate Action
    Group Size: 1-4
    Topic: Humanities

    Climate changes affect our living conditions. Some places the consequences are so vast that they threaten the livelihood of the people who live there. Find a region/country that is especially threatened by climate changes, and prepare a presentation of their challenges (who, what, where, why, when, etc.) Suggestions: Tuvalu, Kiribati, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Lagos/Nigeria, the Maldives.
  • An Inconvenient Truth

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 13 - Climate Action
    Group Size: 1-4
    Topic: Humanities

    Watch Al Gore's very beautiful and thought-provoking film, "An Inconvenient truth" (instructed by Davis Guggenheim). Afterwards, the students will discuss the film - first in ping-pong-pair and next in plenary. After that, the students are divided in groups covering the four main areas of the film: "Ice, snow and glaciers," "Climate Change", "CO2-circuit", "Animals and plants impact of climate change" - and work towards a presentation by using the questions under “instruction”.
  • What’s on the menu?

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    Group Size: 1-4
    Topic: Humanities

    On the website www.foodmiles.com (by Veggie Trumps Ltd.) you can calculate how long the food travels before it gets to your table. Let the students make a menu and its calculation of travelling miles – and make discussion about consumption and possible ways to reduce the amount of CO2 emitted.
  • What’s in Your Closet?

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    Group Size: 1-30
    Topic: Humanities

    In this activity, students will explore what they have in their closet - and examine their own generation's consumption habits.
  • Kinds of Energy

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy
    Group Size: 1-4
    Topic: Sciences

    Energy terms and what are the alternatives to conventional energy sources? The students find out the advantages and disadvantages for the different kinds of energy sources.
  • Women’s Right & Gender equality

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 5 - Gender Equality
    Group Size: In groups or individual
    Topic: Humanities

    Which countries have laws preventing violence? Which legislate for gender equality? And which countries allow abortion? Using World Bank and UN data The Guardian offers a snapshot of women's rights across the globe.
  • What is the situation in our country?

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 5 - Gender Equality
    Group Size: Individual or in groups
    Topic: Humanities

    Researching Facts (the students research online)
  • Equality in the past

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 5 - Gender Equality
    Group Size: Individual or in groups
    Topic: Humanities

    Interview an older family member/acquaintance about earlier generations’ experiences of equality – and present it for the rest of the class.
  • Declaration of Human Rights

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 5 - Gender Equality
    Group Size: Plenum
    Topic: Humanities

    Power point presentation of the declaration of Human Rights
  • The World in Jeopardy

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
    Group Size: groups of 4-8
    Topic: Earth Sciences

    In The World in Jeopardy, you represent a continent. Your goal is to achieve food security for your region to avoid your population starving. To achieve food security, you have to travel around to the other continents and collect the resources water, agriculture, infrastructure, education and health.
  • The Global Goals (SDG) – Make a Movie

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: All
    Group Size: All
    Topic: All

    In this activity the students will learn about the UN’s 17 Global Goals by working with digital storytelling. At first, they will learn how digital storytelling can produce small, personal stories that we do not typically see in the media.
  • The Global Goals (SDG) – Pick a goal

    Age Group: 13 - 20
    Global Goal: All
    Group Size: Up to 30
    Topic: All

    Exercises to warm up for the work with the Global Goals.
  • Human Rights – Your Rights?

    Age Group: 13 – 21
    Global Goal: Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and strong Institutions
    Group Size: 2 by 2 and plenum
    Topic: Philosophy/ethics

    The students end up on a deserted island – and have to define their most important rights based on the articles in the World Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Climate Expressions – Reporting to Base

    Age Group: 13 – 21
    Global Goal: Goal 13 - Climate Action
    Group Size: 1-4 per group
    Topic: Earth Sciences

    This is a little race where the students are divided into groups hunting for proper definitions of various climate expressions. 17 items are distributed in the near-by area. The groups go searching for the expressions. The group takes one word at the time – and get back to the base and write the missing word linked to the wright explanation. See Appendix.
  • Our point of view

    Age Group: 13 – 21
    Global Goal: Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    Group Size: 1-4 per group
    Topic: Social science

    In this activity the students will have a debate about meat and meat production by taken a given groups’ point of view.
  • Hungry Planet?

    Age Group: 13 – 21
    Global Goal: Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    Group Size: 1-4 per group
    Topic: Foods

    American photographer Peter Menzel and journalist Faith D’Aluisio have documented the most basic human behavior – our eating habits – in their project “Hungry Planet.” Read the instruction how to bring the discussion to the class room and how to work with you own consumption pattern.
  • Explore your school

    Age Group: 13 – 21
    Global Goal: Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy
    Group Size: 1-4
    Topic: Earth Sciences

    Explore your own building/school. The point of this assignment is to research the sources of energy used at the school/building, and to do calculations of the energy consumption. Furthermore, the students have to consider possible alternate energy sources and do calculations based on these. Lastly the students discuss the barriers that are generally the reason why conventional energy has not already been replaced by renewable energy.
  • Quiz and Swap – Clean Water and Sanitation

    Age Group: 13 – 21
    Global Goal: Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
    Group Size: Up to 40
    Topic: Earth Sciences

    Each person gets a card with a question on one side and the answer on the other (Print outs below). Everyone walks around the room, asks the nearest person the question for them to answer.
  • Quiz and Swap – Global Goals

    Age Group: 13 – 20
    Global Goal: All
    Group Size: Up to 30
    Topic: General Studies

    Quiz, swap and get an overview of the 17 goals.
  • Quiz and Swap – Gender Equality

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 5 - Gender Equality
    Group Size: Plenum
    Topic: Social Studies

    Each person gets a card with a question on one side and the answer on the other (Print outs below). Everyone walks around the room, asks the nearest person the question for them to answer, and then provides the correct response. Reverse roles so the other person asks their question, and checks the correct answer. Swap cards after you have asked each other your question.
  • Let the image talk

    Age Group: 13 - 20
    Global Goal: All
    Group Size: 1-3 per group
    Topic: General Studies

    Can images talk without words? Creative exercise where the students find and make images, which describe each of the 17 global goals without using words. The other students must guess which goal it is – by finding words they associate with the images.
  • Palm Oil

    Age Group: 15 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 15 - Life on land
    Group Size: Class size
    Topic: Humanities

    This activity is indented to make the students reflect upon the consequences of palm oil production and be conscious about the use of palm oil in household products.
  • Health Inequalities

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    Group Size: Class size
    Topic: Humanities

    This activity aims to make the students reflect upon health inequalities in their own countries and on a global level.
  • Education for All?

    Age Group: 15 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 4 - Quality Education
    Group Size: Up to 30
    Topic: Humanities

    In this activity participants have to locate and match pairs of cards as they think out about the inequalities of educational provision world-wide and how to achieve "Education for All”
  • Lunch in Uganda

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 2 - Zero Hunger
    Group Size: Up to 28
    Topic: Sciences

    This activity is indented to make students think about life in a less economically developed country (LEDC). The activity encourages the students to contrast the availability and choice of foods that people have in different countries.
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    Group Size: Up to 28
    Topic: Art & Design

    This activity is aiming to make the students think about creative ways of handling their waste and to make them reflect upon innovative solutions for the benefit of sustainability.
  • Peer Pressure

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
    Group Size:
    Topic: Humanities

    The purpose of the activity is to educate students upon peer pressure regarding alcohol/substance abuse and show students how easily they fall into peer pressure without even knowing it. This activity shows them a different type of peer pressure that they don't always see, non-verbal peer pressure.
  • Global Impact of Drugs

    Age Group: 15 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
    Group Size: Up to 28
    Topic: Science

    This activity is created to make the students study and reflect upon the global impacts of illicit drug use.
  • Global Food Inequality

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 1 - No Poverty
    Group Size: Up to 25
    Topic: Humanities

    This activity is a simulation game that aims to make the students reflect on poverty and to help them recognise the unequal distribution of food around the world.
  • Let Every Voice Be Heard

    Age Group: 15 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 4 - Quality Education
    Group Size: Up to 28
    Topic: Humanities

    This is a discussion exercise in small groups and plenary, working with the issues of what education is and how it meets, or does not meet, people's needs.
  • Do We Have Alternatives?

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 4 - Quality Education
    Group Size: Up to 28
    Topic: Art & Design

    This is a role-play activity that addresses issues of interpersonal violence and bullying.
  • Consequences of Consumerism

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 15 - Life on Land
    Group Size: Up to 28
    Topic: Humanities

    The intention with this activity is to make the students reflect upon the importance of nature, how irresponsible consumption is destroying the earth, the consequences of its destruction and what small changes can do to change the pattern of overconsumption.
  • Path to Equality-land

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    Group Size: Up to 28
    Topic: Humanities

    This activity involves small group work, imagination, and drawing to explore issues of inequality and discrimination against people due to their age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
  • Child Labour in the Chocolate Industry

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    Group Size: Up to 28
    Topic: Humanities

    In this activity the students learn about the social, economic and environmental costs of the production of chocolate. The students learn about the cocoa production’s impact on the environment and on the use of child labour and trafficking. - Child labour - Eradication of the worst forms of child labour
  • Horoscope of Poverty

    Age Group: 15 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 1 - No Poverty
    Group Size: Up to 28
    Topic: Humanities

    This activity combines knowledge and creative composition to explore issues about the consequences of poverty and the opportunities in life which are denied to the poor.
  • Seeing Water Pollution

    Age Group: 13 - 16
    Global Goal: Goal 14 - Life Below Water
    Group Size: Up to 25
    Topic: Sciences

    A simple exercise that shows how pollutants act in water, and how non-solid pollutants can be particularly damaging to life below water, and ecosystems in general.
  • Mapping My Neigbourhood

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    Group Size: Up to 25
    Topic: Art & Design

    This activity involves the student in drawing their journey from home to school, encouraging them to reflect upon the safe and healthy choices they make during the journey, how their envirnoment affects their wellbeing, and conversley how their actions affect the environment.
  • Beautiful Fruit

    Age Group: 13 - 21
    Global Goal: Goal 2 - Zero Hunger
    Group Size: Up to 25
    Topic: Art & Design

    An art project that involves the students in researching and analysing fast foot/junk food campaigns against the reality of such food, and concurrently reflecting upon the beauty of locally sourced fruit in its taste and natural appearance, and its benefit as a health food choice.