The Importance of Public Spaces

In highly populated and dense urban areas, public space can be a necessity. This module explores how public spaces can aid communities and help people within those communities sustain happy and healthy lifestyles.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plans
1 x presentation
5 x sample answers
Learner resources4 x worksheets
1 x graphic organizer
1 x supporting resource
Projects – experimentsn/a

Module Key Questions

By the end of this module your learners should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What types of public spaces exist in my area?
  • Are public spaces important?
  • How can public spaces help us sustain healthy communities?
  • What are the living and nonliving things within many outdoor public spaces?
  • How do human activities impact ecosystems?
  • What is light pollution, and why is it a problem?
  • What can I do to help reduce light pollution?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 3 – 4 | 8 -10 years
CAPS subjectn/a
Subject strandn/a

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).
Not Enrolled

Module Includes

  • 3 Lessons

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