What’s included in this module?
|Teacher resources||3 x lesson plans|
1 x presentation
1 x teacher’s notes
|Learner resources||2 x worksheets|
2 x supporting resources
2 x parent letters
|Projects – experiments||1 x waste campaign |
1 x personal waste audit
1 x activity
Module key questions
- What are some ways you can apply the zero-waste philosophy in your daily life?
- What surprised you the most about your zero-waste initiative?
- What actions would you recommend your school take to move from a traditional production/consumption cycle to a zero-waste production/consumption cycle?
- Imagine that everyone in your community recycled and composted. How would that impact waste management for better and worse?
- What do you think businesses, governments, and individuals could do to be more responsible about electronic wastes?
- Do you agree or disagree with this statement: “Humans should be responsible for the solid waste they produce and look for ways to deal with it safely, cost-effectively, and sustainably”?
- Why should we care about soil and whether or not it is healthy?
|Grade | Ages||Grade 7-8 | 12-14 years|
|Term||3 (Grade 7)|
|CAPS subject||Life orientation|
|Subject strand||Health, social and environmental responsibility|
|Sub-topics||Local environmental health problems|
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 to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).