In this session, the Smithsonian Science Education Center will provide an example framework for developing a sequence of lessons for your K-12 classroom, museum, or learning center that draws on the "Smithsonian Science for Global Goals" Community Research Guides, which help youth ages 8-17 discover, understand, and act on the most pressing socio-scientific challenges of our time (such as food security, renewable energy, biodiversity, and climate science). These freely available guides are based on the Smithsonian’s Global Goals Action Progression learning model, which combines key pieces of inquiry-based science education, social and emotional learning, education for sustainable development, and civic engagement. Learn how to turn set of seemingly disparate set of “free lessons” into a cohesive “curriculum” that first helps you understand students’ identity, cultural context, and learning disposition toward science; then engages students in questioning and investigating the issue using their community as their laboratory; supports students critical reasoning and systemic understanding of the issue from multiple perspectives; and then finally encourages students to use their new scientific knowledge to take action in their own communities. The presenters will use their new “COVID-19! How Can I Protect Myself and Others?” community research guide for youth as an example lesson sequence.