World’s Largest Lesson

Submitted by emariano on Tue, 10/23/2018 - 09:38
World’s Largest Lesson

On Sunday, October 21, our secondary students had a record-setting day. The Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs invited RVIS to join in an attempt to set a Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of students in a single civics lesson at the same time. The lesson was part of the World’s Largest Lesson, a curriculum that focuses on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Students gathered in the presentation rooms where they were part of a simulcast lesson presented by leaders from The Netherlands, Nepal, Egypt, India and Bahrain. Students learned more about the Sustainable Development Goals and the importance of the year 2030. They were asked to consider issues such as poverty, education, gender equity, health care, and natural resources. Questions were asked such as, “What standard of living would you have if you had to live on 300 fils ($1) a day?,” and “What kind of world do you want to live in?” Students will be following up on this experience by identifying issues within our school and community they feel need to be addressed. They will then work on compassionate design of solutions and planning our Week of Action, a school-wide opportunity focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

You can learn more at: #youthfullbh and @globalgoalsUN
Posted By
Callie Bushmiller - TOK Coordinator
World Record