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10th Grade Extended Research Project (ERP): Start Here

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are matched with related literary texts, both fiction and nonfiction, for 10th graders to use for their literary analysis project for the ERP.

The 10th Grade ERP Essay:

Examine the ways in which the global issue of your choice is presented through the content and form of the literary text you selected.


United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


United Nations Sustainable Development GoalsThe Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich, and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities while tackling climate change and environmental protection.  The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals.

This guide has suggested texts for each of the 16 main goals.  (The 17th goal, Developing Partnerships, is excluded.) WSA 10th Graders choose one of the listed texts to analyze for their ERP (Extended Research Project).

The pages in this guide have more information about the goals, and the texts that can be used for the ERP.  See:

Goal 1 - No Poverty Goal 2 - Zero Hunger Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-Being Goal 4 - Quality Education
Goal 5 - Gender Equality Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13 - Climate Action Goal 14 - Life Below Water Goal 15 - Life on Land Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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