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. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plans
2 x presentations
2 x teacher’s notes
2 x sample answers
Learner resources3 x worksheets
1 x game cards
1 x template
Projects – experiments2 x activities

Module Key Questions

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

  • Who owns a public space?
  • What is a privately owned place?
  • What are my rights in and responsibilities for a public space?
  • How can I care for public spaces?
  • What are some qualities of a great public space?
  • How can I help make a not-so-great public space better?
  • What is the difference between graffiti and public art?
  • Why should we show respect for public spaces?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 1-2 | 5-7 years
TermTerm 3 (Grade 1)
CAPS subjectLife skills
Subject strandBeginning knowledge and personal and social well-being
Sub-topicsPlaces and people in my community
Keeping the places in my community clean and well maintained

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) curricula. 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 with an appropriate United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(s).
Not Enrolled

Module Includes

  • 3 Lessons

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