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.

 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plans
1 x presentation
4 x teachers notes
Learner resources2 x worksheets
8 x supporting resources
Projects – experiments1 x personal eco-audit

Theme key questions

  • What do I eat, and where does it come from?
  • How do my food choices impact the environment?
  • What, exactly, is in the foods I eat?
  • How can I make more sustainable food choices?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 7 -8 | 12 -14 years
Term 4 (Grade 7)
CAPS subjectLife Orientation (most applicable)
Subject strandDevelopment of Self
Sub-topicsPersonal diet and Nutrition

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).
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Module Includes

  • 3 Lessons