Modules

  • 4 Lessons

    A Breath of Fresh Air

    Learners apply their knowledge to design a living, hanging green wall. Through this project, learners gain a deeper understanding of air quality, air pollution and the impacts of low-quality air on our health. 

    The living wall projects act as one solution (of many) for improved air quality within school spaces. 

  • 4 Lessons

    Changing Climates – Grades 11-12

    Lessons will examine some of human activities which led to global warming, exploring the cause and effect of climate change and focusing on environmental effects. Students will explore the impact of climate change on human and non-human communities, developing critical thinking and empathy whilst discussing the politics and emotions of climate change, helping move from anxiety to empowerment.

  • 4 Lessons

    Changing Climates – Grades 5-6

    What’s included in this module? Teacher resources 4 x lesson plansScheme of workTeacher pack Lesson resources 6 x lesson resources Parent resources Parent PackVole’s Big…
  • 4 Lessons

    Changing Climates – Grades 7-8

    Lessons will engage in the science and emotions of climate change allowing students to understand cause and effect and the effects of human activities on the environment.

    They will explore the impacts of climate change on human and non-human communities, developing critical thinking and building empathy whilst exploring individual and collective actions to inspire positive change.

  • 4 Lessons

    Changing Climates – Grades 9-10

    Lessons will explore the cause and effect of climate change, focusing on the effects of particular human activities on the environment.
    Students will explore the impacts of climate change on human and non-human communities, developing critical thinking and building empathy whilst engaging in individual and collective actions to inspire positive change and move from anxiety to empowerment

  • 3 Lessons

    Earth Waters Our Lives

    This module introduces the learners to the most important resource available to us - Water. Without this resource, life as we know it will cease to exist. It rejuvenates, replenishes and upholds the systems that maintain our ecosystem functioning and livelihood. 
    This module brings learners into this world through practical activities whereby they explore the importance of sustaining our water resources as well as some of the consequences of poor management. But most of all, this module teaches us to value water as a resource. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Food for the Future

    This module, allows students to explore where their food comes from. Students learn the history of agriculture, how humans have fed themselves over the last few thousand years and discover that agriculture has changed dramatically in the last 50 years. Students then learn how something very small - a seed - is very important and why they need to store seeds. Finally - the module ends off with learners exploring the concept of food security and look at some of the causes of food insecurity.

  • 3 Lessons

    Getting Around

    In this module, students cover traditional fossil-fuel-powered vehicles and then start reviewing the most common alternative vehicles. Students then explore how transportation systems have evolved as human populations have transitioned from most people living in rural areas to more people living in urban areas. 

  • 1 Lesson

    Green Spaces

    This one-lesson module deals with an ever-evolving and exciting topic - Sustainable Urban Planning & Green Cities. This will be a prevailing topic in years to come as cities grapple with the large challenges associated with human impact. More so than ever, we are required to develop innovative solutions for large scale urban challenges.

  • 2 Lessons

    How Did I Get Here?

    This module looks at transport and assesses the alternatives that we have available to us in an urban environment. It will challenge learners to rethink their transportation habits within their contexts as well as to link their transport to their impact on the environment. 
    The future will consist of many transport alternatives, and changing habits effectively happens at a young age. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Me, You and Water

    A relevant and personal learning journey focusing on our own water consumption and associated impacts on the environment. Learners undergo a personal waste audit and heavily assess household items which have an impact on the quality of water. 

    Water will always be the most precious natural resource, and understanding it to the fullest goes a long way!

  • 3 Lessons

    My Foodprint

    This module, students learn how biotechnology has led to advancements in agricultural science and explore the pros and cons of genetically modified organisms (GMO's). Students keep exploring where their food is produced and how their food choices impact the environment. The modules concludes with a focus on how to transition into a healthier, sustainable food diet.

     

  • 3 Lessons

    My Public Spaces

    Our public spaces are undoubtedly important aspects of our society, for many different reasons. But how much do we know about how they were and are designed? Or how they could become more inclusive? Or how they could become greener and more sustainable spaces? 


    Find out with this module which challenges its participants to think broadly and creatively. 

  • 4 Lessons

    Powerful Public Spaces

    Public Spaces are vital and often overlooked aspects of our society. They serve huge functions for many various people, organisations and organisms. Creating safe and inclusive spaces that cater to all the stakeholders' needs is no easy task. 


    This broad module deals with Urban Design and challenges the participants to redesign spaces around them to become more inclusive, safer or greener. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Precious Water

    Learners begin applying their basic knowledge of water into practical activities and experiments which engage them in the finer details and importance of water. They explore pH levels and the word of water quality testing as well as learn about why our planet is called the Water Planet.  

  • 12 Lessons

    Rewriting the Market Day

    This module deals with the key concepts of Resource use and Conservation by challenging the learners to rethink about their EMS market day product. The learners will be challenged to assess to overall impact of their products in terms of the resources used in the production, transportation and disposal phases. They will be tasked with redesigning their market day product to be less wasteful, and to form a part of a Circular Economy, rather than a Linear one. 

  • 4 Lessons

    School Air Audit

    This module involves active research and development from its participants as they are responsible for conducting an air audit on their school. Through this activity, learners will be exposed to a variety of factors relating to air quality and its impact on our health. 


    The module ends with the solution-ideas being pitched to school management - a catalyst for learner-centered solutions. 

  • 4 Lessons

    School Energy Audit

    In this module, students explore green energy in their school and discuss the benefits of a campus energy audit. Students investigate how energy is used around the school and document energy-intensive appliances. Students, need to compile, gather and align their data in a useful format to help them analyze the data efficiently. After analyzing, they reflect on its importance and begin considering ideas for improving energy usage on campus. 

  • 4 Lessons

    School Public Spaces Audit

    This unique module sees its participants completing a public spaces audit of their school. This challenging idea sparks the creative side of the learners by immersing them in the topics of spatial design, design thinking and sustainable intelligence. 


    This module enlightens us as to how effective our spaces actually are/aren't. 

  • 4 Lessons

    School Transport Audit

    This four-lesson module inspires learners on what a 'green school' might look like and helps generate ideas on how they can implement strategies to reduce their campus footprint by improving campus transportation. 

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