Good vs bad

Good vs bad

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Discuss in classrooms about 16. SDG goal. Students build two things: one that presents something good and the other that is opposite to it.

avatar Submitted By: Piia Martikainen

November 1, 2018


  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity

Learning Objectives

  • Students practice communication while they talk about good and bad things in the world.
  • Students learn creativity while they design their constructions and write an essee about it.
  • Students learn collaboration when they build their constructions in a small groups.

Guiding Ideas

1. Start brainstorming students ideas about good and bad. Draw a mind map/ list about their thoughts.

(Older students know hunger, wars, women/ children rights, clean water etc).

If it's smaller students ask them to think their own life.

-What's wrong there?

-How they could fix it?

(They probably talk about friendship, bulling, wars, stealing).

Some guiding questions:

- What is good in the world? What's wrong?


-How they notice/ know that?

As support material you can use these webpages:

2. After this let students make their own groups (about three persons each) or what's the best for your class.

3. Students draw a draft about their "problem" (= the bad thing) and solution (=good thing).

4. Students create their own world and build there their ideas. (It can be statues, working machine… anything)

5. Last students need to write a short essee about their bad thing (the issue that is wrong/ bad in the world) and how they would solve it.

Student Activities

1. Students do brainstorming together with the teacher.

2. Students form small groups.

3. Students draw a draft about the thing that's wrong in the world and solution to it.

4. Students build their things to the world they have created. (One creates and the others join it).

5. They each write their own story about their creations:

-What did they find as bad thing in the world?

-How do they see it?

-Why do they see it as a problem?

-How common is it? Local? Worldwide?

-How the problem can be solved?

-What's their suggestion?

-How will it work? Or how does the statue presents the solution?

-How/ why will the solution makes the world better?

Performance Expectations

Students will present their creations to each other. (Here they can practice performing in front of the audience). Ask the other students to give constructive feedback.

Students essee will be assessed by the base of the content and writing skills. (By the criteria you use in your classroom and it's proper to your language).


  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity