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The 5Rs

The 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle are commonly used to help people remember to be responsible with their waste. In…

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Bin, Bin, Drop the Waste In

In this lesson, the “Litter Villain” (class teacher) sneaks into the classroom when learners are away and spreads (carefully prepared)…

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Not on Our Soil – Gender and Climate Change

These lessons explore the interconnectedness of gender inequalities and climate change which at first glace are seemingly separate entities, but upon closer glace, are far ore connected than we think. Learners will be exposed to the severe gender inequalities which exist within all levels and contexts of society in South Africa. They will explore this inequality through the lens of climate change, illustrating the fact that there will be a gender differentiated impact of climate change between men and women. Through the module, learners will activate their role as agents of awareness within their contexts by creating informative awareness posters deigned to educate readers on persisting gender-climate issues.

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Not on Our Soil – Youth and Climate Change

These lessons explore the ideas and feelings of the youth towards climate change and what it feels like being young in the 21st Century. With climate change being a significant contributor to anxiety and eco-anxiety among youth, the importance of activating and empowering youth becomes vital. These lessons showcase the relationship youth have with the fight against climate change and empower students to be active citizens in this journey. A central component of this module is the focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and its benefits as a framework for sustainable development. But most of all, this module aims to bring the voice of the youth to the surface in addressing past, current and forecasted impacts pf climate change. 

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Not on Our Soil – Journalism and Climate Change

These lessons will challenge learners to think critically about their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of journalists and the field of journalism in creating meaningful social and environmental change in the context of climate change. This module introduces the looming climate crises which will have monumental and differentiated impacts across the globe within the context of journalism which is a well-documented catalyst for social, behavioural and mind-set change. Learners will soon grasp that climate journalism is an exceptionally new topic in the field of journalism as they grapple with the activity of creating a piece of climate journalism of their own in order to spread awareness and inspire action from their own communities and contexts.

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Not on Our Soil – Community and Climate Change

A module which challenges learners to critically think about the links between social, economic and environmental factors in discussions surrounding the sustainable development of South African communities.

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Not on Our Soil – Civil Society and Climate Change

Based off the Not on our Soil: An African Climate Reality Project docuseries episode Civil Society, this module explores the complex relationship between deeply rooted social issues and climate change within the South African context. Learners are exposed to these concepts and challenged to participate actively in contemporary and relevant socio-environmental issues in their contexts. This module acts as a source of inspiration and empowerment to the power that everyday citizens have in a democracy, which is dearly needed in the fight against climate change.

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Zero Waste Campaign

In this 50-minute lesson, Learners examine how traditional thinking about waste management has created a global waste management crisis. Then…

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Rewriting the Market Day

This module deals with the key concepts of Resource use and Conservation by challenging the learners to rethink about their EMS…

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Changing Climates: 11-12

Lessons will examine some of human activities which led to global warming, exploring the cause and effect of climate change and focusing on environmental effects. Students will explore the impact of climate change on human and non-human communities, developing critical thinking and empathy whilst discussing the politics and emotions of climate change, helping move from anxiety to empowerment.

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Changing Climates: 9-10

Lessons will explore the cause and effect of climate change, focusing on the effects of particular human activities on the environment. Students will explore the impacts of climate change on human and non-human communities, developing critical thinking and building empathy whilst engaging in individual and collective actions to inspire positive change and move from anxiety to empowerment

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Changing Climates: 7-8

Lessons will engage in the science and emotions of climate change allowing students to understand cause and effect and the effects of human activities on the environment. They will explore the impacts of climate change on human and non-human communities, developing critical thinking and building empathy whilst exploring individual and collective actions to inspire positive change.

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Changing Climates: 5-6

Lessons will explore the cause & effect of climate change to enable pupils to develop a simple understanding of fossil fuels and greenhouse gases and their effects on the environment. Pupils will explore the impacts of climate change on human and non-human communities, building empathy and critical thinking whilst exploring individual and collective actions to inspire positive change.

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Changing Climates: 3-4

Lessons will introduce simple ideas surrounding the cause & effect of climate change to allow pupils to develop a basic understanding of fossil fuels and greenhouse gases. Pupils will explore some of the impacts of climate change on human and non-human communities, building empathy and understanding ways to work together and take action to inspire positive change.

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Changing Climates: 1-2

Lessons will introduce key information about the cause & effect of climate change using animal stories to engage with complex ideas through simple metaphors. Pupils will begin to understand some of the ripple effects of climate change on human and non-human communities, building empathy and understanding how to work together and take action to inspire positive change.

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Introducing Sustainable Intelligence – High School

This lesson sets the stage for students to develop sustainable intelligence. They begin by playing an interactive game that illustrates how innocent actions can turn into unsustainable practices that impact everyone and the Earth we call home. Students then discuss what the term sustainability means and begin exploring two important concepts: the tragedy of the commons and the triple bottom line. In this way, they create a base of understanding from which they can begin to exercise sustainability thinking as they analyse and explore a range of topics and apply what they learn in their everyday lives.

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Introducing Sustainable Intelligence – Middle School

This lesson sets the stage for students to develop sustainable intelligence. They begin by playing an interactive game that illustrates how innocent actions can turn into unsustainable practices that impact everyone and the Earth we call home. Students then discuss how the game illustrates a concept called the tragedy of the commons. Next, they watch a video and discuss the concept of sustainability. Together, the elements of this lesson help students create a base of understanding from which they can begin to exercise sustainability thinking as they analyse and explore a range of topics and apply what they learn in their everyday lives.

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My Carbon Footprint

In this module, students examine their energy habits and choices in terms of a “carbon footprint”. Students start to understand how their individual actions impact the global environment. Students then start learning about alternative energy resources that are appropriate for their community.

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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!

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Impact of Energy

In this module, students learn about energy and why it is important to us. Students then unpack the different energy resources and learn the challenges presented by different energy technologies and end off thinking about how to resolve these pertinent energy challenges.

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