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SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Use one or more of the Generation Global resources to teach about this SDG in your learning community. Select the resource you would like to use to learn more:

Video Conferences

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Topic Module

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In-class activities

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Tips and examples for aligning this SDG with your class:

Subject Activity ideas


Evaluate data on youth unemployment and the future of work from the OECD with learners. Book a video conference on the Future of Work topic to explore how this issue impacts youth from round the world.


Research how STEM careers impact society and the economy. Use the activity ‘Where in the World’ from the Wealth and Poverty resource to make connections between STEM related industry, globalization and the impact on learners own lives.

Social Science

Have learners complete the Future of Work topic on the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure. Work to develop a timeline of the evolution of work in their own countries and the world then discuss in class how this has impacted their future careers as young adults.

Language Arts

Provide learners with a vocabulary list of terms for work and economic growth ask them to use the words in spoken format through an in-class dialogue. Practice using the words using the ‘Sharing our ideas’ activity plan from the Essentials of Dialogue.

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