Rewriting the Market Day

This module deals with the key concepts of Resource use and Conservation by challenging the learners to rethink about their EMS market day product. The learners will be challenged to assess to overall impact of their products in terms of the resources used in the production, transportation and disposal phases. They will be tasked with redesigning their market day product to be less wasteful, and to form a part of a Circular Economy, rather than a Linear one. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources12 x lesson plans
11 x presentations
11 x presentation notes
Learner resources1 x workbook
Projects – experimentsProject: Designing a Circular product for the Market Day

Module key questions

  • What are natural resources, and what various types exist?
  • Where do natural resources come from and how do we extract them?
  • What is the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources?
  • How fast is our demand for resources exceeding the available supply of non-renewable resources?
  • For how long can we rely on the resources we currently have for generations to come?
  • What does conservation look like and require?
  • What is an Ecological footprint, and what does it entail?
  • What are some direct and indirect contributors to my ecological footprint?
  • How does South Africa perform on these measures of ecological impact?
  • What is the difference between developed and developing nations in terms of footprint impact?
  • What is my Ecological footprint and how does it compare to national and global averages?
  • What small and large things can I change in order to reduce my Ecological footprint?
  • What are Circular and Linear economies, and what do they look like in application and practice?
  • How can we make our Market Day product more circular and have less of an impact?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 7 | 12-13 years
Term n/a
CAPS subjectGeography / EMS
ThemeResource use and sustainability
Production process
Ecological Footprint
Sub-topicsResource use
Sustainable use of resources
Different types of resources
Waste management and mismanagement
Waste solutions and innovations

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).
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Module Includes

  • 12 Lessons

Zero Waste Toolkit 1-page Brochure