Clean Air Guardians

In this module, students are taught the importance of personal health and wellbeing and explore how polluted air can affect your health in the long term. Air is not visible and students learn that pollution is therefore not visible with the naked eye. Students learn how to advocate for clean air and brainstorm ways they can lessen their impact on overall air pollution.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plans
2 x worksheets
2 x supporting resources
Learner resources1 x puzzle
1 x short story
1 x parent letter
4 x worksheets
1 x activity

Module Key Questions

By the end of this module your learners should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is air pollution?
  • Why is it important that I breathe in clean, fresh air?
  • How can I use my breath to enhance my health?
  • How can I use my sense of smell to understand my environment better?
  • What is air pollution?
  • How do I know if there is air pollution in my area?
  • What kinds of things do I do that contribute to air pollution?
  • What can I do to reduce my contributions to air pollution?

Module Alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 1-2 | 7-8 years
CAPS subjectLife Skills
Subject strandBeginning Knowledge & Personal and Social Well-being- Pollution
Sub-topicsWhat pollution is
Different types of pollution
Effects of pollution on people / environment
  • 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

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