What’s included in this module?
Aims & Objectives
These lessons explore the interconnectedness of gender inequalities and climate change which at first glace are seemingly separate entities, but upon closer glace, are far ore connected than we think. Learners will be exposed to the severe gender inequalities which exist within all levels and contexts of society in South Africa. They will explore this inequality through the lens of climate change, illustrating the fact that there will be a gender differentiated impact of climate change between men and women. Through the module, learners will activate their role as agents of awareness within their contexts by creating informative awareness posters deigned to educate readers on persisting gender-climate issues.
What you will learn
- Lesson 1 | Immerse Learners are introduced to the connection between gender and climate change and engage in an empathy activity to set the scene for the module. This lesson aims to solidify learners’ understanding of the two central topics of the module namely, gender inequality and climate change.
- Lesson 2 | Understand This lesson expands on the foundational knowledge set in lesson one by further defining the gender differentiated impacts of climate change. Learners will come to understand the complexity of this topic as they prepare to become agents of awareness.
- Lesson 3 | Perspectives This lesson is all about turning theory into practice. Learners dive deeper into the topic by pairing up to create an informative awareness poster that creates awareness on the gender differentiated impacts of climate change.
- Lesson 4 | Empower This final lesson provides learners ample time to round up their poster designs as they start preparing for awareness activation in their school, or community.
Core concepts in this module
- Gender, gender identity, and sexuality
- Gender norms and unequal gender power relations
- Social, cultural, economic, and religious barriers to gender equality
- Gender inequalities and gender-based violence in South Africa, and globally
- Climate change: Impacts and causes
- Gender differentiated impacts of climate change and gender vulnerability
- Equal participation in decision-making and law-making processes
- Gender awareness and education
|Grade | Ages||Grade 10-11 | 15-17 years|
|CAPS Subject||Life Orientation|
|Grade 10 alignment||Life Orientation: Grade 10; Term 1: Development of the self in society
Life Orientation: Grade 10; Term 2: Democracy and Human Rights
|Grade 11 alignment||Life Orientation: Grade 11; Term 4: Development of the self in society