My Public Spaces

Our public spaces are undoubtedly important aspects of our society, for many different reasons. But how much do we know about how they were and are designed? Or how they could become more inclusive? Or how they could become greener and more sustainable spaces? 

Find out with this module which challenges its participants to think broadly and creatively. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plans
3 x sample answer sheets
Learner resources2 x worksheets
2 x supporting resources
1 x reflection resource
Projects – experiments1 x field study
2 x activities
1 x design task

Module key questions

  • What is biodiversity, and why is it important?
  • What types of organisms live in our local natural habitats?
  • What can we do to protect and encourage biodiversity in our neighbourhood?
  • What value do public spaces offer me personally?
  • What characteristics make a public space great or terrible?
  • How can we make our public spaces more useful?
  • How does a green map highlight the resources of an area?
  • How could we use a green map to encourage greater appreciation of and care for our campus?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 7-8 | 12-14 years
Term4 (Grade 8)
CAPS subjectGeography
Subject strandSettlement geography
Sub-topicsInvestigating settlements
Assessing urbanisation and globalisation

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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