Me, You and Water

A relevant and personal learning journey focusing on our own water consumption and associated impacts on the environment. Learners undergo a personal waste audit and heavily assess household items which have an impact on the quality of water. 

Water will always be the most precious natural resource, and understanding it to the fullest goes a long way!

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plans
2 x teacher’s notes
1 x presentation
Learner resources1 x water audit worksheet
1 x datasheet
3 x supporting resources
Projects – experiments1 x personal water audit
1 x practical activity

Module key questions

  • Why do you think you use more or less water than the national average?
  • Why do you think you use more or less water than people in other nations?
  • What are some things you can do to reduce your personal water usage?
  • Why is water conservation an important part of sustainability?
  • What factors impact the quality of water resources?
  • Why should we care about the water quality of an aquatic ecosystem?
  • Where does wastewater go?
  • What are several examples of common household water pollutants?
  • What are the several effects that pollutants have on infrastructure and ecosystems?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 7-8 | 12-14 years
Term4 (Grade 7)
CAPS subjectGeography
Subject strandNatural resources and conservation
Sub-topicsWater in southern Africa
Human impact on the environment

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

  • 3 Lessons

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