What’s included in this module?
|Teacher resources||12 x lesson plans|
11 x presentations
11 x presentation notes
|Learner resources||1 x workbook|
|Projects – experiments||Project: Designing a Circular product for the Market Day|
Module key questions
- What are natural resources, and what various types exist?
- Where do natural resources come from and how do we extract them?
- What is the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources?
- How fast is our demand for resources exceeding the available supply of non-renewable resources?
- For how long can we rely on the resources we currently have for generations to come?
- What does conservation look like and require?
- What is an Ecological footprint, and what does it entail?
- What are some direct and indirect contributors to my ecological footprint?
- How does South Africa perform on these measures of ecological impact?
- What is the difference between developed and developing nations in terms of footprint impact?
- What is my Ecological footprint and how does it compare to national and global averages?
- What small and large things can I change in order to reduce my Ecological footprint?
- What are Circular and Linear economies, and what do they look like in application and practice?
- How can we make our Market Day product more circular and have less of an impact?
|Grade | Ages||Grade 7 | 12-13 years|
|CAPS subject||Geography / EMS|
|Theme||Resource use and sustainability|
|Sub-topics||Resource use |
Sustainable use of resources
Different types of resources
Waste management and mismanagement
Waste solutions and innovations
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).