Earth Waters Our Lives

This module introduces the learners to the most important resource available to us - Water. Without this resource, life as we know it will cease to exist. It rejuvenates, replenishes and upholds the systems that maintain our ecosystem functioning and livelihood. 
This module brings learners into this world through practical activities whereby they explore the importance of sustaining our water resources as well as some of the consequences of poor management. But most of all, this module teaches us to value water as a resource. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plans
3 x participation checklists
1 x presentation
1 x teacher’s notes
1 x rubric
Learner resources1 x worksheet
Projects – experiments2 x practical activities

Module key questions

  • What are ways that we use our water resources?
  • Why is it important to identify water waste?
  • What is drought?
  • Why should we make efforts to conserve water?
  • In what ways might your personal habits impact the local ecosystem?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 5 – 6 | 10-12 years
Term4 (Grade 5)
CAPS subjectGeography
Subject strandClimate Geography
Sub-topicsWater in Southern Africa
Natural Resources and Conservation

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).

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Module Includes

  • 3 Lessons

Zero Waste Toolkit 1-page Brochure