How Did I Get Here?

This module looks at transport and assesses the alternatives that we have available to us in an urban environment. It will challenge learners to rethink their transportation habits within their contexts as well as to link their transport to their impact on the environment. 
The future will consist of many transport alternatives, and changing habits effectively happens at a young age. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources2 x lesson plans
1 x presentation
2 x teacher’s notes/rubrics
Learner resources2 x worksheets
2 x student notes
Projects – experiments1 x experiment

Module key questions

  • How do my personal transportation habits impact the environment?
  • What choices could I make to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted as a result of my transportation habits each week?
  • What barriers exist that keep people from biking or walking, using public transit, or carpooling to and from work and school?
  • What could city officials do to encourage people to walk and cycle more?
  • How could government officials promote the use of alternative vehicles?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 7-8 | 13-15 years
Term 4
CAPS subjectGeography
Subject strand Transport & trade
Sub-topics Trade and transport in South Africa
Trade and transport around the globe
People and transport in urban areas

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

  • 2 Lessons

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