Over the next several weeks, we will be following the advice Mahatma Gandhi gave : "Be the Change You Want to See in the World." We will begin researching ways we can join a collaborative, international project to support the United Nations' Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The #GlobalGoals project is made up of 17 different agendas to achieve the goals of : ending extreme poverty , fighting inequalities and tackling climate change.
So, where do we start? We start by asking ourselves:
What are the biggest problems we face worldwide?
Once we identify these "problems", we will work toward finding ways to bring positive change by aswering:
How de we as young people in El Paso, Texas, use our ingenuity, creativity and resourcefullness to create solutions to some of the world's problems?
We will begin moving toward what problem your group will bring resolution to starting on October 13th. Your group will need to accomplish the following tasks prior to beginning your #GlobalGoals projects:
1) Brainstorm and identify global, international, regional and even local problems. Relate each of your "problems" to a #GlobalGoal agenda. Determine which of the 17 goals you will concentrate on.
2) Define and discuss what sustainable development and demography is and how human populations, since the 18th century, have proliferated.
3) We will identify the five stages of the demographic transition model. Your group will compare societies in which you must identify demographic data. (Population Pyramids)
4) Demonstrate understanding as to how and why societies proceed through a sequence of demographic development. (Hans Rosling Videos) We will define and identify the significance of index such as replacement rate, fertility rate, and child/infant mortailty rate.
5) Look at the Syrian refugee crisis has a case study of how forced migration effects demographics.