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Food Security And Urban Farming – Geography – Years 9&10

1hr 40mins

Food security and urban farming (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topics of food security and urban agriculture. Students begin by exploring the concept of food security by participating in a classroom demonstration and a guided discussion around a food security clip. They then explore the practice of urban farming as one solution to current and future food security challenges. Students then work collaboratively to identify a potential site for an urban farm in their area, creating a proposal for this project to share with the class.

Food Security – Geography – Years 8&9

1hrs

Food security (US)

Students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of food security and exploring solutions. Students begin this lesson by looking at a range of future foods and thinking about why these foods will be popular in the future before being introduced to the topic of food security and working in pairs to clarify key terms around this topic. Students then work collaboratively to develop an idea for ensuring food security for their community into the future and present their ideas to the class.

the maths of carbon_.2

1hr 8mins

The math of carbon (US)

In this lesson, students will view a clip from the documentary 2040 and examine data related to CO2 in the atmosphere. They will participate in a whole class graphing activity to explore how CO2 levels have changed over time. Students will then calculate percentages from ‘parts per million' and reflect on the implications of rising CO2 in the atmosphere. Finally, they will be introduced to the concept of carbon ‘drawdown’.

5&6 Reducing out carbon footprint_maths

1hr 5mins

Reducing our carbon footprint

In this lesson, students will investigate the measurement of CO2 as outputs per individual and household, in terms of kilograms of CO2 per annum. They will examine the carbon footprint of average Australians in comparison to the world average and to countries such as Bangladesh, as featured in a clip from 2040. Students will then engage in some mathematical problem solving by seeking to maximise their ‘household’ carbon savings given a set of constraints.

Tuning into the documentary_Years 7-11

1hrs

Tuning into the documentary 2040 (7-11, US)

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work. In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040 – it is a great lesson to conduct before watching the documentary in full. Students work in groups to imagine what the world might look like in 2040 based on a range of categories such as diet, fashion, buildings, transport, and technology.

Solutions To Climate Change – Science – Year 10

2hrs 32mins

Exploring the themes of 2040

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040.

Finding out about 2040 years 5&6

2hrs 42mins

Finding out about 2040

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with 2040.

Tuning into the documentary_Years 7-11

1hrs

Tuning in to the documentary (Secondary)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040 – it is a great lesson to conduct before watching the documentary in full.

The Tone Of Climate Change – English – Years 7&8_option 3

1hr 10mins

Tuning into the documentary (primary)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040 – it is a great lesson to conduct before watching the documentary in full.

Finding out about 2040 years 5&6

2hrs 42mins

Finding out about 2040 (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040. In the film, Director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Students begin by exploring and defining key concepts and challenges from the film. They then work in groups in a class jigsaw activity to analyse one particular challenge and then share their conclusions with the class.

Tuning into the documentary 5&6

1hr 10mins

Tuning into the documentary (5-6, US)

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work. In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040 – it is a great lesson to conduct before watching the documentary in full. In the film, Director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.