UTELLSTORY: 17 UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE GOALS
Nathalie Dieu-Porter
Vanderbilt University
March 14, 2019
French
Advanced (low, mid, high)
Multiple class sessions
Creative Tool
No Costs Involved

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace, and justice. The Goals interconnect, and in an effort to leave no one behind, they are meant to be achieved by 2030. You can click on any specific Goal in the infographic to learn more about each issue.

After researching the 17 goals on the website Objectifs de développement durable, students will choose one francophone country and 5 goals to be implemented in that country. They will discuss ways to implement them according to the socio-economic and cultural background of that specific country. Finally, they will use Utellstory.com to illustrate the 5 chosen goals and a way to implement each of them. Each picture will be explained by a caption and will have an oral narrative recorded by the students thanks to the various features of Utellstory. Learners will also write a professional email inviting colleagues to attend an oral presentation during which they will showcase their Utellstory to convince them to take part in a similar endeavor.

Students will work on the following ACTFL communication modes:
Interpretive, interpersonal and presentation

Students will work on the following language skills:
Reading, writing, oral.

* Please refer to the accompanying worksheet
* A brief sample of what can be done with Utellstory can be found through the Utellstory-Link on the left.

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