Sustainable Eating

This module goes into depth on what exactly is food, and what are some of the different reasons we value it. Students learn different farming practices, how sustainable they are and what some of the possible solutions are for food-related challenges.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources4 x lesson plans
4 x presentations
5 x teachers notes
Learner resources2 x worksheets
7 x supporting resorces
Projects – experiments1 x activity

Module questions

  • What exactly is food, and what are some of the different reasons we value it?
  • What are some common farming practices, and how sustainable are they?
  • What are some possible solutions to food-related challenges?
  • How much do we as consumers know about the foods we eat?
  • What are some ways a reimagined food label could better inform the consumer about the health and environmental impacts of a food item?
  • What is the value of a farmers’ market?
  • How can we use human ingenuity and innovation to design solutions to lessen the impacts of food production and consumption?
  • How do modern animal farms support human demands for meat?
  • How can we evolve agriculture to feed the human population in a way that supports and does not degrade animals and the environment?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 9 – 10 | 14 -16 years
Term 4
CAPS subjectGeography
Subject strandResource Use and Sustainability
Sub-topicsResource Use Sustainable Use of Resources Food Resources

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 to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).


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Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons

Zero Waste Toolkit 1-page Brochure