What’s included in this module?
|Teacher resources||8 x lesson plans|
4 x presentations
4 x presentation notes
|Learner resources||1 x workbook|
|Projects – experiments||Product redesign|
Module key questions
- What is our current approach to our production and consumption as individuals, and as a global society?
- What is globalisation?
- What is sustainability?
- What impacts do my actions have on the environment?
- What product are you and your group redesigning?
- Where does each component of your product come from?
- What were the key phases of production in the life cycle of your product?
- Who was involved in the process of producing and transporting your product?
- What material goods/resources were used in the full process of your product’s life cycle?
- What solutions are out there that are a part of the growing and functioning circular economy?
- From our original Life Cycle Map, where can our group redesign, or include necessary changes and strategies to allow our product to fit into a circular economy?
- How can I best use the feedback received in a constructive manner in making the necessary and correct modifications to my project?
|Grade | Ages||Grade 7 | 12-13 years|
|CAPS subject||Life orientation/geography|
|Theme||Globalisation and sustainability|
|Sub-topics||Sustainable use of resources |
Different types of resources
Circular and linear economies
Production life cycles
Waste management and mismanagement
This Module includes:
- Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
- A range of teaching strategies, skills, and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
- Sustainable development goals: Each lesson is aligned with an appropriate United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(s).