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Years 5-6

Crafted for 9-11 year olds, these lessons foster independent learning and provide in-depth exploration of key concepts explored in our films such as discovering local flora and fauna, and exploring the future of food, transport and energy.

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1hr 5mins

The maths of carbon

In this lesson, students will view a clip from the documentary 2040 and examine data related to CO2 in the atmosphere.

Tuning into the documentary 5&6

1hr 10mins

Tuning into the documentary - Years 5&6

This is a great lesson to conduct before watching the documentary in full. Students participate in a barometer activity to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns about the future. They then work to categorise their concerns about the future and work in groups to mind-map solutions to these concerns.

Exploring Energy 2040

2hrs

Exploring energy (UK/Ireland)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with the topic of energy. Students begin by clarifying key terms around energy before participating in a group jigsaw activity to investigate different types of energy. They then explore a case study about local energy production from the documentary before creating a scientific poster to communicate their own ideas for local energy. Finally, students reflect on their learning by considering the question; “What is your energy 2040?”

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1hrs

Talking about transport (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of transport. Students will interview their peers about why we use transport and then work collaboratively to suggest the different types of transport we use. They then look at what types of transport might be available in the future and work in groups to generate ideas for future sustainable transport options.

Exploring Energy 2040

2hrs

Exploring energy (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of energy. Students begin by clarifying key terms around energy before participating in a group jigsaw activity to investigate different types of energy. They then explore a case study about local energy production from the documentary before creating a scientific poster to communicate their own ideas for local energy.

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1hr 37mins

Finding out about food (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of food. Students explore some of the big issues relating to food, including waste, packaging, transport, farming, and healthy eating. They undertake research and explore some of the solutions to these big issues, working collaboratively to create their own 2040 food script and scene.

Applying Point Of View – English – Years 7&8_option 2

3hrs 30mins

Taking action for your 2040

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with 2040, focusing on actions they can take that has positive benefits both now and in the future.

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2hrs

Exploring energy

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with 2040, focusing on the topic of energy.

Finding out_finding out about food

1hr 40mins

Finding out about food

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with 2040, focusing on the topic of food.

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1hrs

Talking about transport

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with 2040, focusing on the topic of transport.

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’.

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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.