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Classroom Activities

Classroom Activities

Exciting and thought provoking ideas for incorporating global learning into your curriculum.The activities are designed to meet curriculum learning objectives and some key concepts of global learning such as Diversity, Human Rights, Interdependence, Peace and Conflict and Sustainability.

You may be interested in looking at the ‘Concept of the footprint’ and ‘What is the global footprint?

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Concept of the footprint

Introduction to concept of the footprint
Summary: As the title suggests, the purpose of this activity is to introduce pupils tothe concept of a ‘footprint’. Numeracy (NNS)/ Literacy (NLS) or other curriculum area focus/reference:

Geography (KS2) Knowledge and understanding of environmental change and sustainable development·

Recognise how people can improve the environment or damage it Recognise how and why people may seek to manage environments sustainably and to identify opportunities for their own involvement

Resources needed:

Background material for “where does it come from?” as required A large round apple, sharp knife and plate Flipchart & pens or board Target: Mid-Upper primary Objectives: To introduce the concept of the footprint through exploring the importance and value of available land for supporting life on earth To start to develop ideas as to how the footprint could be reduced This activity can be used in conjunction with the ‘How big is your footprint?’ Quiz Length: 1 hour
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What is the global footprint

What is the global footprint?
Target: Upper primary Numeracy (NNS)/ Literacy (NLS) or other curriculum area focus/reference:

Geography (KS2)

Geographical enquiry

Identify and explain different views that people, including themselves, hold about topical geographical issues

Knowledge and understanding of environmental change and sustainable development

Recognise how people can improve the environment or damage it

Resources needed:

Large World map – preferably one which is plastic coated Large paper or card footprint cut-outs for writing issues onto Objectives: To help children understand that the concept of the global footprint relates to our impact or mark we make on the earth, socially and environmentally.…

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