A few years ago every month, the SDG Book Club used books as a tool to encourage children ages 6-12 to interact with the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a curated reading list of books from around the world related to each of the 17 SDGs in all six official UN languages—Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.


This week at The Global Write we are going to explore some of the books and share the book club reading list for schools, teachers and students to use as a tool for learning. 

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Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

Listen to the story of Eugine Clark. In your Writer’s Notebook this week unpack the a story using a story map. Here is a template you could use or just set up your page in a way that shows your thinking about the book.

Modelled Thinking

Here is my Story Map – Bronwyn Joyce The Global Write Creator

Let's Write

Prompt 1

100 Word Challenge

Listen to the story of Malala Yousafzai. In 100 words write a description or creative piece to share who Malala is. Malala is an inspiration to the whole world make her proud by writing a piece that can be shared with the world.

Prompt 2

Explore what it must be like to be a refugee. Write a letter to your government and share your thoughts about how you felt when you found out through the book that in Spring 2016, 3000 unaccompanied child refugees were refused sanctuary. Draw a chair just like the one in the story. Post your chair to The Global Write Wakelet. 

 Th beautiful illustration of a sad empty chair prompted a Twitter campaign #3000chairs where illustrators, artists and ANYONE who wanted to join in was invited to draw/paint/sketch an empty chair and post it on Twitter using #3000chairs. Use the hashtag to see the hundreds that have already been posted – and look out on the Guardian children’s books site for a gallery of empty chair.

Prompt 3

Research who is Greta Thunberg. Create a digital or paper version poster about Greta and the work she has done to promote the need for climate change. Be sure to promote the meed to achieve SDG 13 by the year 2030. Post your poster to The Global Write Wakelet.

Explore the other SDG Book Club Books, click on the image and go to the blog page.

Wakelet Gallery

Share your stories, thinking and posters with us at our Global Write Wakelet Gallery.

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