Whats included in this theme?
|Teacher resources||4 x lesson plans|
3 x presentation
3 x teachers notes
3 x rubric/score sheet
|Learner resources||1 x article|
3 x supporting resource
|Projects – experiments||2 x practical activity|
1 x activity
Theme key questions
- What is the difference between how wastes are managed in nature versus by humans?
- How can you apply the 5Rs to manage your waste production? Why do electronics cause concern for waste management?
- Can you relate to NIMBY attitudes? (In other words, would you want an incinerator built near your house?)
- How is “designed for the dump” thinking harming our society?
- What are some options for reducing e-waste?
- How does considering the negative waste implications of plastic bottles provide perspective about a larger waste management issue?
- How can thinking like a designer help with waste management issues? In your household, what are some products that are commonly thrown away or placed in recycling?
- How might you repurpose those products to upcycle them into something you or your family could use?
- Why are many consumer societies referred to as “throwaway societies”?
|Grade | Ages||Grade 9 | 13-15 years|
|Subject strand||Resource Use and Sustainability|
|Sub-topics||Sustainable use of resources and the role of the consumer in reducing waste through responsible consumption|
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 Cambridgeand 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).