Skip to Main Content
Mentone Girls' Grammar School | Kerferd Library

Sustainable Development Goal 8 | Decent work & economic growth: Junior School

All of School guide to support: Global citizenship [SCoT], Sustainable development [ScOT.1050] and Ethical understanding [acgc.7]

Source: Black, S. (2019).

"Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day with global unemployment rates of 5.7% and having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty in many places. This slow and uneven progress requires us to rethink and retool our economic and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty." (United Nations, n.d.

In working with teachers the library assigns three levels of differentiation against the resources used in these guides. These resource keys support differentiated learning by providing a clear outline of the reading and technical level required to use the content. See following for details.

Resource Key

When accessing content use the numbers below to guide you:


Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)


Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

Goal 8: Modern Slavery Register

Level 3 resourceWeb sites

The modern slavery register is a website that lists all those companies that are working towards ending many forms of unfair and forced labour throughout the world.  You can look at the register to see which companies take part.

Goal 8: Universal Declaration of Human Rights | Article 23

Goal 8: Oxfam Naughty or Nice List

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth | Introduction

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth | Taking action

What can I do about the Sustainable Development Goals

Show LeadershipAs a global citizen how can I show leadership?

I wonder how I can take action towards decent work and economic growth for all?

I wonder if there are people in my own suburb who do not have decent work and what I could do to help them?

I wonder which of the PYP attributes would apply to this goal?

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth | Books

Level 1Books and eBooksUse these books and eBooks to get your research started!

Level 2Books and eBooksWant to know more?  Try these books!

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth | Modern Slavery

Level 3 resourceWeb sites

One of the aims of this goal is to highlight forced labour, child labour, and modern day slavery. Many countries have enacted Modern Slavery Acts and as a result, a lot of organisations are making sure to include modern slavery act statements on their websites.

I wonder which Australian companies and organisations have a modern slavery statement?

© Mentone Girls' Grammar School | CRICOS provider 00324B