Introducing Sustainability Intelligence – Foundation Phase

This lesson is designed for learners in grades 1-4. These lessons set the stage upon which learners can develop sustainable intelligence. Each lesson plays an interactive game that illustrates how innocent actions can turn into unsustainable practices that impact everyone and the Earth we call home. They also act as an introductory lesson before learners engage with any other sustainable intelligence curricula. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources1 x lesson plan
Learner resources1 x activity resources
Projects – experimentsGoing Fishing Game

Module key questions

  • What is sustainability?
  • What impact do our lifestyles and choices have on one another and the environment?
  • What are some ways we can live in balance with nature and society?
  • Why is it important to cultivate sustainable intelligence?
  • What are the conditions that lead to a “tragedy of the commons”?
  • What is the triple bottom line, and how might it help influence a more sustainable future?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 1-4 | 5-10 years
Term n/a
CAPS subjectn/a
ThemeSustainable intelligence
Resource use and management
Sub-topicsSustainable use of resources
Different types of resources
Waste management and mismanagement
Sustainability and impact
Not Enrolled

Module Includes

  • 1 Lesson

Zero Waste Toolkit 1-page Brochure