Modules

  • 3 Lessons

    Food for the Future

    This module, allows students to explore where their food comes from. Students learn the history of agriculture, how humans have fed themselves over the last few thousand years and discover that agriculture has changed dramatically in the last 50 years. Students then learn how something very small - a seed - is very important and why they need to store seeds. Finally - the module ends off with learners exploring the concept of food security and look at some of the causes of food insecurity.

  • 9 Lessons

    Free Introductory Sustainability Lessons

    These free lessons are stand alone lessons from the Biomimicry; Sustainability Intelligence and Business for Social Good curricula.
    Each lesson has been equipped with a detailed lesson plan, teacher presentation, rubrics and learner worksheets and/or activities.

    These lessons are suited perfectly at the educator seeking to nurture and include environmental literacy, social entrepreneurship and an interest in green careers into their classroom. Flexible in design, these lessons and projects are easy to use in your educational setting.

  • 7 Lessons

    From Linear to Circular – A Product Redesign

    How much do we really know about how the everyday products we use were actually made; or where the material needed is sourced; or who was involved in the processes that brought the product into your hands? This module takes the learners on a journey of unpacking all the details of the processes and resources used in producing, transporting and disposing everyday products.

    Learners are tasked with identifying a product they use relatively often, and modifying it to become less harmful on the environment and human health; more local, and to become a part of the functioning and growing Circular Economy.

    This project encompasses Project-based Learning and challenges the learners to learn through the process of better understanding how a particular product is made and then attempting to better that to be geared toward a more sustainable future. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Fueling society

    In this module, students learn about natural resources that humans dig out the ground (such as coal) or pump (such as oil or natural gas) from the Earth's crust. They then learn about the power of the atom and how beneficial and how lethal (in the long term) nuclear energy can be. Students then explore alternative technologies in electricity generation. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Getting Around

    In this module, students cover traditional fossil-fuel-powered vehicles and then start reviewing the most common alternative vehicles. Students then explore how transportation systems have evolved as human populations have transitioned from most people living in rural areas to more people living in urban areas. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Great Spaces

    This module challenges the young learners to rethink about public spaces and what function they set out to serve in a community. Furthermore, learners will engage with ideas of community engagement with the public spaces around us.

    Public spaces exist all around us and all of them have the potential to be great. This module guides the learners in discovering what that looks like and how it happens. 

  • 1 Lesson

    Green Spaces

    This one-lesson module deals with an ever-evolving and exciting topic - Sustainable Urban Planning & Green Cities. This will be a prevailing topic in years to come as cities grapple with the large challenges associated with human impact. More so than ever, we are required to develop innovative solutions for large scale urban challenges.

  • 2 Lessons

    How Did I Get Here?

    This module looks at transport and assesses the alternatives that we have available to us in an urban environment. It will challenge learners to rethink their transportation habits within their contexts as well as to link their transport to their impact on the environment. 
    The future will consist of many transport alternatives, and changing habits effectively happens at a young age. 

  • 3 Lessons

    I am What I Eat

    The world of food poses many dangers and benefits to our health. How do we know what is the best option for our bodies and health? 
    This module explores the relationship between food and health, especially highlighting the dangers of sugar and the benefits of a balanced diet. 
    This information will always be of utmost importance to us. 

  • 4 Lessons

    Identifying Personal Strengths and Group Challenges

    The purpose of this module is for students to discover who they are and what they are passionate about. Over the course of the module, students will begin to understand the correlation between personal and organizational business modeling as well as the importance of self-reflection. The module ends with students formulating a design question to help them address a real-world social or environmental problem they want to solve.
  • 3 Lessons

    Imagining Zero Waste

    This is one of the more exciting modules that practically engage the learners throughout. Starting with a zero-waste campaign, the learners gain a sense of awareness and passion for educating the community around key aspects of waste challenges. Learners then conduct a personal waste audit, enlightening them to their own waste consumption and management. 

  • 4 Lessons

    Impact of Energy

    In this module, students learn about energy and why it is important to us. Students then unpack the different energy resources and learn the challenges presented by different energy technologies and end off thinking about how to resolve these pertinent energy challenges.

  • 4 Lessons

    Introducing Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship

    In this module, students explore the impact social entrepreneurs can have on society. They examine case studies of actual social entrepreneurs, exploring their “entrepreneurial mindset”, key motivating factors, and different ways their social ventures have affected change and achieved financial stability. Students also learn the concept of sustainable intelligence and key principles of sustainability. Students then use what they’ve learned to begin framing their own motivation and mindset for an entrepreneurial project.

  • 1 Lesson

    Introducing Sustainability Intelligence – Foundation Phase

    This lesson is designed for learners in grades 1-4. These lessons set the stage upon which learners can develop sustainable intelligence. Each lesson plays an interactive game that illustrates how innocent actions can turn into unsustainable practices that impact everyone and the Earth we call home. They also act as an introductory lesson before learners engage with any other sustainable intelligence curricula. 

  • 1 Lesson

    Introducing Sustainable Intelligence – High School

    This lesson sets the stage for students to develop sustainable intelligence. They begin by playing an interactive game that illustrates how innocent actions can turn into unsustainable practices that impact everyone and the Earth we call home. Students then discuss what the term sustainability means and begin exploring two important concepts: the tragedy of the commons and the triple bottom line. In this way, they create a base of understanding from which they can begin to exercise sustainability thinking as they analyse and explore a range of topics and apply what they learn in their everyday lives.

  • 1 Lesson

    Introducing Sustainable Intelligence – Middle School

    This lesson sets the stage for students to develop sustainable intelligence. They begin by playing an interactive game that illustrates how innocent actions can turn into unsustainable practices that impact everyone and the Earth we call home. Students then discuss how the game illustrates a concept called the tragedy of the commons. Next, they watch a video and discuss the concept of sustainability. Together, the elements of this lesson help students create a base of understanding from which they can begin to exercise sustainability thinking as they analyse and explore a range of topics and apply what they learn in their everyday lives. 

  • 2 Lessons

    Let’s Ride Together

    The learners in this module are exposed to the influences that transport poses in the forms of traffic and air pollution, some of the more challenges aspects of our society. This module explores these two challenges whilst also showcasing the benefits of community-driven efforts and public transport in hampering these adverse effects. 
    By focusing on solutions, learners will gain a positive insight into what transportation may look like in the future. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Me, You and Water

    A relevant and personal learning journey focusing on our own water consumption and associated impacts on the environment. Learners undergo a personal waste audit and heavily assess household items which have an impact on the quality of water. 

    Water will always be the most precious natural resource, and understanding it to the fullest goes a long way!

  • 3 Lessons

    My Carbon Footprint

    In this module, students examine their energy habits and choices in terms of a "carbon footprint". Students start to understand how their individual actions impact the global environment. Students then start learning about alternative energy resources that are appropriate for their community.

  • 3 Lessons

    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.