Footprint Futures

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

Other Whole Class Activities

  • Big Feet
    This is a fun whole class activity that illustrates how a small percentage of the global population have larger eco footprints than the majority.
    (From module Module 1: The Big Picture)
  • The Green House
    This downloadable activity allows pupils to make energy choices for the home to see how they raise or lower emissions.
    (From module Module 3: Energy)
  • Power Up – Wind Power
    This group activity allows pupils to design and make their own wind turbines that generate electricity.
    (From module Module 3: Energy)
  • Mystery Guest
    A visitor from the energy industry is invited to the class to be interviewed by the pupils.
    (From module Module 3: Energy)
  • The History of Stuff
    This group activity allows pupils to research how local trade and industry has changed over the years.
    (From module Module 6: Stuff)
  • Regional Planning – ‘Stuff’
    This group activity allows the pupils to create their own sustainable transport plans for the region.
    (From module Module 6: Stuff)

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:

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Module 7: Think Global, Act Local

The Sustainable Regional Plan

The Sustainable Regional Plan

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Pupils collate the work on regional planning in previous lessons, to create a comprehensive sustainable plan for the region.

What to do:

This is the last session in the project, and so an opportunity for the pupils to consolidate their planning. Every week, they should have been developing theme related plans, for transport, food, buildings, energy, and ‘stuff’. Take this opportunity to finish off any work which needs completing, and then discuss with the pupils how these plans need to be pulled together.

Depending on your priorities and requests as a teacher, you may have regional plans in written format only, as photographs, idea maps, or physical models. This is an ideal opportunity to collate this work. Ask the pupils how best to do this, and encourage them to work up some context – do they need an accompanying introduction and summary to their work? How will people they are presenting it to make sense of the plans? It would be very useful to invite some councillors, town planners, assembly members and other related officials with responsibility to view their work. If this is not possible, could the pupils visit their council offices to present it? Can they send a report to the Welsh Assembly Government? To Westminster?



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