What’s included in this module?
|Teacher resources||3 x lesson plan|
1 x presentation
1 x teacher’s notes
1 x activity resource
2 x participation checklists
2 x parent letters
|Learner resources||5 x supporting resources/activities|
|Projects – experiments||2 x activities|
1 x educational game
Module key questions
- How do we know which foods are healthy for us?
- What are some of the different ways in which humans use and enjoy plants?
- Why is it important to learn about about local plants?
- What alternatives do we have for disposing of organic waste, besides the landfill?
- Why is decomposition necessary, and how does it work?
|Grade | Ages||Grade 1 – 2 | 6-8 years|
|Term||3 (Grade 1)|
|CAPS subject||Life Skills|
|Subject strand||Beginning knowledge & Personal and social well-being – Plants and Seeds|
|Sub-topics||Different types & parts of plants |
Why we need plants
What plants need to grow
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).