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1 No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal: Demonstrate an understanding of the causes of poverty as evidenced by multiple viewpoints.

Content & learning objectives 

SDG 1 of the 2030 Agenda is to end poverty in all its forms and everywhere. This lesson is a useful overview of SDG 1. Here we provide the learner with an explanation of the concepts of extreme and relative poverty and an introduction to the causes and impacts of poverty. We provide an overview of the Irish, European and global distribution of extreme poverty and introduce the learner to the main poverty reduction strategies. 

Click on the image to start the lesson. 

Resources for learners, trainers, and developers

Are there badges available for this topic?

Yes. There is a basic knowledge badge, awarded to anyone who successfully completes the online lesson and quiz. We have also specified the criteria for a badge that is awarded upon demonstration of practical skills. The badges will become available shortly.

How can we run a workshop or classroom session on this topic?

Yes. A useful workshop would include ensuring the learners understand the causes and impacts of poverty. It is also worth considering doing a case study on poverty and wealth in selected countries (through desktop research) or developing an enquiry-based project around: “Is poverty increasing or decreasing?”. And reflective work where students get the opportunity to think about what they can do to help bring about positive change.  

Are there resources and materials available?

Yes. There are lots of materials on the web, a number of which are listed opposite. These are a good starting point.

Can I download a copy of this interactive lesson?

Yes. We provide all the materials which we have developed (or adapted, subject to licence permissions) for use under a CC BY-NC 4.0 licence.  We will shortly be making downloadable SCORM versions available here.

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