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. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plans
3 x presentations
3 x presentation notes
4 x case study sample answers
2 x participation checklists
Learner resources4 x case study worksheets
1 x rubric
1 x worksheet
Projects – experiments2 x activities

Module key questions

  • What are some valuable services that ships and airlines provide?
  • What are some ways that ships and airplanes impact the environment?
  • What are the shipping and air industries doing to reduce their carbon footprint?
  • What can we do to reduce our carbon footprint related to traveling?
  • What is an “alternative vehicle”?
  • What are some advantages and disadvantages of alternative-fuel vehicles?
  • What are some strong arguments for purchasing an alternative vehicle?
  • How is transportation set up differently in different communities?
  • What are some of the effects of transportation systems on humans and environmental systems?
  • What are some new transportation trends?
  • Why does transportation planning require thinking about future needs?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 5-6 | 10-12 years
Term n/a
CAPS subjectLife orientation
Subject strandResource use and sustainability
Sub-topicsResource use
Sustainable use of resources
Food resources

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).

Module Content

Introducing Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship
Not Enrolled

Module Includes

  • 3 Lessons