Footprint Futures

Footprint Futures
The key stage 2 and 3 eco-footprint teaching resource from the Centre for Alternative Technology

Other Group work Activities

  • Getting About
    This is a group activity using maps and public transport timetables.
    (From module Module 2: Transport)
  • Time Travel
    A discussion about how transport in the region has evolved over time.
    (From module Module 2: Transport)
  • Sustainable Planning - Buildings
    The pupils use what they have learned to design a regional sustainable plan for buildings.
    (From module Module 4: Buildings)

Things needed for this Module...

The Globe Game:
  • 1 x Inflatable Globe
Positive Futures:
  • Access to the Internet
The Sustainable Regional Plan:
Footprint Games:
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You will need:

  • Access to the Internet

<< Module Overview

Module 7: Think Global, Act Local

Positive Futures

Positive Futures

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Using the internet, pairs or individuals use the images of global problems and find positive versions or solutions to the problem which they then present to the class.

What to do:

The Global Footprints slide show is an example of our negative impact on the planet.

Challenge the pupils to write their own powerpoint depicting positive solutions to the images shown. Depending on the length of time you wish to allow for this activity, or the age of the pupils, you may wish to ask them to create a whole presentation, or work on one theme (eg textiles) or just one slide.

For example, you might give a pair of KS2 pupils a print out of one image, eg the toy factory. Ask them to search the internet for a positive example of a toy factory. They will be able to build on their experience in the lessons about ‘stuff’ to know that there are examples of Fair Trade toys. They may also wish to include examples of organic, sustainable toy companies, or those toys made out of discarded rubbish. Ask them to provide brief notes to go with the images. At the end of the session, combine all of the pupils work into one presentation, to show to the whole class. Ask the pupils responsible for each slide to present their work. At first the text should remain hidden, and the other pupils will be prompted to guess what the images refer to. Then the presenting pupils will reveal the text. They should be prepared to answer questions from their class mates. At the end, lead a discussion about what has been found, and also the quality of the work. If moderations need to be made, allow the pupils time to do so.


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