Introduction to Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being
Use this guide to introduce Global Goal 3, Good Health & Well-being to your students.
What is Global Goal 3?
Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015. You can find out more about the Goals in our introductory guide.
SDG 3 is a broad and ambitious Goal. It aims to achieve access to healthcare for everyone, everywhere. It aims to help people live more healthy lifestyles - for example eating more healthily and exercising regularly - and make the world we live in safer - for example by reducing air pollution and controlling disease outbreaks. It prioritises both physical and mental health.
Below are some ideas to help bring Goal 3 to life for your students. They work as standalone activities or in sequence as a full lesson plan.
Activity 1: Well-being in the pandemic
In this activity students will discuss health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Length - 10 mins
Show your students the following clip about health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic taken from 'World's Largest Lesson Live!' and then hold a class discussion.
Ask students to reflect on what they’ve just watched:
- How does the conversation relate to your own life?
- What was most interesting?
- How did it make you feel?
Invite students to feedback and discuss on their own experiences of the pandemic.
Activity 2: Understanding Goal 3
In this activity students will explore and discuss why health and well-being is important and what is needed to achieve Goal 3.
Length - 10 mins
2. Group discussion
Activity 3: Personal health and well-being goals
In this activity students will make a personal health and well-being plan.
Length - 15 min
2. Writing health and well-being goals
3. Feedback and discussion
This activity provides a good introduction to the micro:bit prototyping activities Calming LEDs and Send a smile.
The activities are created by World's Largest Lesson