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.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources1 x lesson plan
1 x presentation
1 x teacher’s notes
Learner resources2 x worksheets
1 x rubric
Projects – experiments1 x activity

Module key questions

  • Why are green cities important for society?
  • To become a green (or greener) city, what characteristics should our city address first? Explain.
  • Is it practical to work toward making a large, urban environment (i.e., a city) green? Explain.

Module alignments

Grade | Ages Grade 5-6 | 10-12 years
Term 4
CAPS subject Life orientation
Subject strandHealth and environmental responsibility
Sub-topicsLocal environmental health problems – Causes; symptoms and solutions

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 with an appropriate United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(s).

Module Content

Not Enrolled

Module Includes

  • 1 Lesson

Zero Waste Toolkit 1-page Brochure