Let’s get started.


First of all, this is not your typical website. In keeping with the 21C classroom, the content that follows can be projected directly to the front of your classroom. It is intended as the backdrop for our lesson on Global Citizenship. The title graphic below is the starting point. Scroll further to find a class introduction, embedded videos and student instructions that they can view during the lesson. You won’t have to leave this page. Think of it as a “scrollable presentation” that directs the pace.

The handouts for each of the 3 stations are available to print from the teacher portal link below. Along with a student worksheet, you’ll find:

  • Station 1 (Case Study) – Girl Power: The Story of Malala 
  • Station 2 (Case Study) – The Dark Side of Coffee: Choices for a Better Planet 
  • Station 3 (Photo Analysis) – Lens on the Issue

The student portal takes students to additional resources and mobile friendly sites that they can access with their cell phones if you choose to expand the lesson.

Position this graphic for your intro, then scroll to each section:



Globalization creates new economic and cultural connections at lightning speed. You can reach the world and influence events with more and more success. Global citizenship is an action-based response to the challenges. It is a perspective that helps us understand that we each have value in the big picture. It lets us see what’s working and what’s not, and act on this understanding to contribute to the lives of others and the health of our planet.

With global citizenship, we tackle the challenges that affect us daily. We engage in solutions. It could be speaking up for the environment or organizing an event that puts the spotlight on injustice. Global citizenship is an informed approach to securing a better future for all of us. We invite you to be a global citizen. We invite you to take action.




What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

In 2015, the United Nations developed a new international development agenda with specific goals and targets to eradicate world poverty, ensure prosperity for all, and protect the planet. Member countries have adopted the agenda with the hopes of achieving each goal by 2030.



Station 1 (Case Study) – Girl Power: The Story of Malala 

Station 2 (Case Study) – The Dark Side of Coffee: Choices for a Better Planet 

Station 3 (Photo Analysis) – Lens on the Issue




Instructions for Students:

Step 1: Get into 3 large groups or 6 smaller ones. Each group will participate in one station at a time and rotate to all 3 stations. This should take between 15 and 20 minutes for each one.

Step 2: Check out the handouts provided by your teacher. Make notes on your worksheet, then answer the questions with your group.

Step 3: Before you move on to the next station, tweet a comment to #act4globalchange to tell us what you’ve learned.

Step 4: Share your thoughts with the class. Here are some sample questions that your teacher can use to guide the discussion:



1. Did any of the stations/issues leave an impression on you? What stood out?

2. Based on what you’ve learned, what actions can you take to help address the challenges?

3. What’s something that you’ve been involved in that makes the world better in your own community or beyond?



And finally, this amazing closing video highlighting sustainable development goals (SDG’s) involving girls and women:




This is a conversation-based introduction. Your teacher might choose to use more of the resources we’ve provided for cool projects.

Thanks for participating! We hope you will get involved in the kinds of actions you learned about today.