2040

2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! A story of hope that looks at the very real possibility that humanity could reverse global warming and improve the lives of every living thing in the process.

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Lessons featured in the film


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

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.

Exploring Climate Change – Science – Years 9&10

1hr 10mins

Exploring climate change

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of climate change.

Solutions To Climate Change – Science – Year 10

1hr 35mins

Solutions to climate change

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of climate change.

Renewable Energy – Science – Years 7&8

1hr 40mins

Renewable energy

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

Energy And Sustainability – Science – Years 7&8

1hr 40mins

Energy and sustainability

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

Seaweed In The Food Chain – Science – Year 8_option 2

1hr 30mins

Seaweed in the food chain

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

A 2040 Vision For Your Community – Years 7-10

4hrs 50mins

A 2040 vision for your community

This teaching resource provides you with multiple lessons worth of material that can be used to immerse students in, and connect with, the positive sustainability messages explored in 2040.

Exploring Climate Change – Science – Years 9&10

1hr 10mins

Exploring climate change (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of climate change. Students are introduced to some of the key terms around climate change and then work in groups to investigate a few of the key contributing factors to climate change such as energy, food, or transport. Working collaboratively, students formulate a question that could be addressed through an experiment or fieldwork, and develop a plan and justification for this experiment/fieldwork idea.

Solutions To Climate Change – Science – Year 10

1hr 35mins

Solutions to climate change (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of climate change. Students are introduced to this lesson by participating in a guided discussion around a clip from 2040. They then explore how actions for climate change can be categorized as either carbon reduction actions or carbon sequestration actions, before looking at examples of each from the 2040 documentary.

Floating Seaweed

1hr 30mins

Seaweed in the food chain (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of food chains and food webs. Students begin by completing a Flipped Classroom preparation activity to introduce the topics of food chains and food webs. Students then explore how seaweed farming could improve marine food webs as well as benefit human populations. Finally, students are asked to think about what other actions humans can take to improve marine food webs and to communicate their ideas through a poster or infographic.

Renewable Energy – Science – Years 7&8

1hr 40mins

Renewable energy (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of renewable energy. Students begin by exploring what we mean by renewable and non-renewable resources, and investigate a range of resources, classifying them as either renewable or non-renewable based on their regeneration rates. Students explore how understanding the benefits of renewable energy can improve and empower communities by looking at and comparing a range of community energy projects.

Energy And Sustainability – Science – Years 7&8

1hr 40mins

Energy and sustainability (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of sustainability and renewable energy. Students begin by exploring the concept of sustainability and work in groups to investigate different types of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices. Students create a presentation and scientific poster to explain which type of renewable energy or which energy efficiency practices would be best suited to their area.

Understanding Persuasion – English – Years 7&8

4hrs 50mins

A 2040 vision for your community (US)

This teaching resource provides you with multiple lessons worth of material that can be used to immerse students in, and connect with, the positive sustainability messages explored in the documentary film 2040. Students take inspiration from the solutions presented to propose ideas for leading their community to a better future. It has been designed to guide students through a project where they will consolidate and extend learning from any of the other lessons in the 2040 units.

Understanding Persuasion – English – Years 7&8

1hr 52mins

Understanding persuasion (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on how persuasion is an important aspect of starting a movement or action towards something new. To get others to join a new cause, they first need to be persuaded.

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

1hr 40mins

Food security and urban farming

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

Energy And Liveability – Geography – Years 7&8

1hrs

Energy and liveability

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with 2040, focusing on the topics of energy and liveability. Students will explore their understanding of liveability and think about how energy and our environment relate to liveability. They will work collaboratively to conduct research into the impacts of fossil fuels on our environment before participating in a guided discussion around a sustainable energy case study. Students will then work in groups to compare electricity produced from coal and solar, and produce a report that summarises the results of their assessment.

Transport And Liveability – Geography – Years 7&8

1hrs

Transport and liveability

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with 2040, focusing on the topics of transport and liveability. Students begin by participating in a warm-up activity around their personal transport use before investigating liveability and the factors of liveability that are important to them. They then participate in a THINK PAIR SHARE routine and a role-play activity to explore transport in terms of liveability and our environment. Students then think about how future transport could be designed to improve liveability.

finding out_talking about transport 1

1hrs

Talking about transport

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

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.

Finding out_exploring energy

2hrs

Exploring energy

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

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.

Comparing Economic Models – Economics – Years 9&10_option 1

1hrs

Comparing economic models

In this lesson, students will explore the traditional circular flow economic model and evaluate the factors of the economy that are not considered.

Educating Girls Doughnut

1hr 40mins

Doughnut economics case studies

In this lesson, students will revise features of the circular flow and Doughnut Economic models from the previous lesson (Comparing economic models) before exploring a real-world example of Doughnut Economics in action.

Empowering Women And Girls – English – Years 9&10

1hr 25mins

Empowering women and girls

In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between empowering women and girls and addressing climate change.

Writing The Future – English – Years 9&10

1hrs

Writing the future

In this lesson, students will engage in solutions-focused thinking about the challenge of climate change.

Finding out_finding out about food

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.

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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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 (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?”

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.

Making Persuasive Speeches – English – Years 9&10

2hrs

Making persuasive speeches

In this lesson, students will examine a persuasive text structure and apply it to the empowerment of women and girls.

The Tone Of Climate Change – English – Years 7&8_option 1

1hr 15mins

The tone of climate change

In this lesson, students explore the emotions that climate change evokes and examine the tones used in messaging around climate change.

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

1hr 10mins

Applying point of view

In this lesson, students will explore how choices in point of view and perspective impact upon a text.

the maths of carbon_.2

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.

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.

Girls for the planet_maths_year 10

2hrs 20mins

Girls for the planet

In this lesson, students will investigate the environmental benefits that arise from empowering women and girls.

The Seaweed solution _Maths 8&9

2hrs 30mins

The seaweed solution

In this lesson, students will access information about seaweed farming and greenhouse gas emissions and use percentages, ratios, and fractions to solve problems.

Sustainable transport and scatterplotts_year 11_option 1

3hrs

Sustainable transport and scatterplots

In this lesson, students will view excerpts from 2040 then access and evaluate statistical reports in the media and other places about sustainable transport of the future.

Empowering Women And Girls – English – Years 9&10

1hr 25mins

Empowering women and girls (US)

In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between empowering women and girls and addressing climate change. First, students will connect with the documentary 2040 to build understanding.Then students will participate in a scaffolded role-play, acting as community members to generate targeted solutions to addressing gender inequality.

Writing The Future – English – Years 9&10

1hrs

Writing the future (US)

In this lesson, students will engage in solutions-focused thinking about the challenge of climate change. Students will engage with visions of 2040 through film clips and discussion. They will synthesise research with their own ideas to create a storyboard about their vision of 2040. This storyboard can be used to plan a variety of texts, depending upon your class priorities.

Making Persuasive Speeches – English – Years 9&10

2hrs

Making persuasive speeches (US)

In this lesson, students will examine a persuasive text structure and apply it to the empowerment of women and girls. Students will be introduced to Monroe’s Motivational Sequence and will then create their own texts, utilising this structure, about the empowerment of women and girls.

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

1hr 15mins

The tone of climate change (US)

In this lesson, students explore the emotions that climate change evokes and examine the tones used in messaging around climate change. Students compare and contrast headlines and videos that use a range of tone. In doing so, students evaluate the effect that different tones have on the audience. Students then create their own messaging around climate change. Students use class data, through surveys, to find out which messaging was most effective.

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

1hr 10mins

Applying point of view (US)

In this lesson, students will connect with the film 2040 by exploring how choices in point of view and perspective impact upon a text. They will first examine a range of videos using changing points of view and identify the pros and cons of each approach. In watching these videos, students will also explore multimodal presentations of potential, imagined experiences in the year 2040. Using both the content and craft of these videos as inspiration, students will create narrative texts about their own, imagined versions of 2040.

Social Action

3hrs 30mins

Taking action for your 2040 (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040, focusing on actions they can take that have positive benefits both now and in the future. Students begin by looking at examples of young people who have taken action for the future through social and environmental projects. They then work as a class or in groups to choose a topic they are concerned about, and design, plan and implement a project to get the community involved in taking action on the topic.

Comparing Economic Models – Economics – Years 9&10_option 1

1hrs

Comparing economic models (US)

In this lesson, students will explore the traditional circular flow economic model and evaluate the factors of the economy that are not considered. Students will then explore an alternative framework, as examined in the film, 2040 – ‘Doughnut Economics’. They will evaluate the similarities and differences between the two models.

Educating Girls Doughnut

1hr 40mins

Doughnut economics case studies (US)

In this lesson, students will revise features of the circular flow and Doughnut Economic models from the previous lesson, 2040 – Comparing Economic Models – Economics – Grades 8 – 12, before exploring a real-world example of Doughnut Economics in action. Students will have the opportunity to investigate one of the five solutions presented in the 2040 feature documentary.

Transport And Liveability – Geography – Years 7&8

1hrs

Transport and liveability (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topics of transport and liveability. Students reflect on their personal transport use before investigating liveability and the factors of liveability that are important to them - including how future transport could be designed to improve liveability.

Floating Seaweed

2hrs 30mins

The seaweed solution (US)

In this lesson, students will access information about seaweed farming and greenhouse gas emissions and use percentages, ratios, and fractions to solve problems. Students will also investigate the relationship between seaweed farming, the health benefits of eating seaweed and climate change. They will use this information to develop an infographic that uses numbers to convince their peers to eat more seaweed.

Girls for the planet_maths_year 10

2hrs 19mins

Girls for the planet (US)

In this lesson, students will investigate the environmental benefits that arise from empowering women and girls. They will access statistics about the education of women and represent this data using back-to-back stem and leaf plots and histograms.They will also undertake an action that will inform the school community about what they have learned or how they can support the empowerment and education of girls around the world.

Sustainable transport and scatterplotts_year 11_option 1

2hrs 57mins

Sustainable transport and scatterplots (US)

In this lesson, students will view excerpts from 2040 then access and evaluate statistical reports in the media and other places about sustainable transportation of the future, and they will use the data to construct scatter plots, make comparisons and draw conclusions.

Finding out_exploring energy

2hrs 31mins

Exploring the themes of 2040 (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040. Students begin by clarifying the key terms used in the 2040 documentary. They then work in groups to investigate some of the challenges we face as identified in the documentary (including energy, transport, and food production). They work in groups to brainstorm solutions to these challenges and are then are invited to watch and reflect on the 2040 documentary film.

Energy And Liveability – Geography – Years 7&8

1hrs

Energy and liveability (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topics of energy and liveability. Students will explore their understanding of liveability, thinking about how energy and our environment relate to liveability. They will work collaboratively to conduct research into the impacts of fossil fuels on our environment, explore a sustainable energy case study, and then work in groups to compare electricity produced from coal and solar.

the maths of carbon_.2

1hr 5mins

The maths of carbon

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

Social Action_Years 5&6

3hrs 30mins

Taking action for your 2040 (UK)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040, focusing on actions they can take that have positive benefits both now and in the future. Students look at examples of young people who have taken action through social and environmental projects. They then choose a topic they are concerned about, and design, plan and implement a project to get their community involved in taking action on the topic. Social Action Lessons will have students taking what they have learned in previous lessons and engaging others to join The Regeneration.

Finding out_finding out about food

1hr 40mins

Finding out about food (UK)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of food. Students begin by thinking about where our food comes from, and then work in groups to explore some of the big issues relating to food, including waste, packaging, transport, farming, and healthy eating. Students undertake research into a big issue and then explore some of the solutions to these big issues, sharing what they have learnt through a presentation.

finding out_talking about transport 1

1hr 3mins

Talking about transport (UK)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of transport. Students interview their peers about why we use transport and then look at what types of transport might be available in the future. Working in groups, they brainstorm ideas for future sustainable transport options. Students select one idea to develop and create an annotated sketch of this idea to share with the class through a gallery walk.

5&6 Reducing out carbon footprint_maths

1hr 4mins

Reducing our carbon footprint (UK)

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. This lesson can be used by students to extend on learning covered in 2040 – The Maths of Carbon – 5 & 6.

Tuning into the documentary_Years 7-11

1hrs

Tuning into the documentary (7-11, UK)

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.

Solutions To Climate Change – Science – Year 10

2hrs 32mins

Exploring the themes of 2040 (UK)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040. Students begin by clarifying the key terms used in the 2040 documentary. They then work in groups to investigate some of the challenges for our future as identified in the documentary (including energy, transport, and food production). Students undertake research into their assigned challenge and then share their findings with the class. They then work in groups to brainstorm solutions to their challenge. Finally, students are invited to watch and reflect on the 2040 documentary film.

A 2040 Vision For Your Community – Years 7-10

4hrs 50mins

A 2040 vision for your community (UK)

This teaching resource is designed to guide students through a project where they will consolidate and extend learning from any of the other lessons in the 2040 units. It works in support of the curriculum points explored in those units. Social Action Lessons will have students taking what they have learned in previous lessons and engaging others to join The Regeneration.

Girls for the planet_maths_year 10

2hrs 20mins

Girls for the planet (UK)

In this lesson, students will investigate the environmental benefits that arise from empowering women and girls. They will access statistics about the education of women and represent this data using back-to-back stem and leaf plots and histograms. They will also undertake an action that will inform the school community about what they have learned or how they can support the empowerment and education of girls around the world.

The Seaweed solution _Maths 8&9

2hrs 27mins

The seaweed solution (UK)

In this lesson, students will access information about seaweed farming and greenhouse gas emissions and use percentages, ratios, and fractions to solve problems. Students will also investigate the relationship between seaweed farming, the health benefits of eating seaweed and climate change. They will use this information to develop an infographic that uses numbers to convince their peers to eat more seaweed.

Sustainable transport and scatterplotts_year 11_option 1

3hrs

Sustainable transport and scatterplots (UK)

In this lesson, students will view excerpts from 2040 then access and evaluate statistical reports in the media and other places about sustainable transport of the future, and they will use the data to construct scatter plots, make comparisons and draw conclusions.

Food Security – Geography – Years 8&9

1hrs

Food security (UK)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topics of food security. Students begin this lesson by looking at a range of future foods and thinking about why these foods may be popular in the future before being introduced to the topic of food security. Students participate in a jigsaw activity to share their research on key factors relating to food security. They then work collaboratively to develop an idea for ensuring food security for their community into the future and present their ideas to the class.

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

1hr 38mins

Food security and urban farming (UK)

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 will explore the concept of food security by participating in a guided discussion around a food security video clip. They then explore the practice of urban farming as one solution to current and future food security challenges. Students will identify a potential site for an urban farm in their area, creating a proposal for this project to share with the class.

Energy And Liveability – Geography – Years 7&8

1hrs

Energy and liveability (UK)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with 2040, focusing on the topics of energy and liveability. Students will begin by participating in a barometer activity to explore their understanding of liveability, and thinking about how energy and our environment relate to liveability.

Transport And Liveability – Geography – Years 7&8

1hrs

Transport and liveability (UK)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with 2040, focusing on the topics of transport and liveability. Students begin by participating in a warm-up activity around their personal transport use before investigating liveability and the factors of liveability that are important to them.

Exploring Climate Change – Science – Years 9&10

1hr 10mins

Exploring climate change

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

Solutions To Climate Change – Science – Year 10

1hr 35mins

Solutions to climate change (UK)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with 2040, focusing on the topic of climate change. Students are introduced to this lesson by participating in a guided discussion around a clip from 2040. They then explore how actions for climate change can be categorised as either carbon reduction actions or carbon sequestration actions, before looking at examples of each from the 2040 documentary.

Renewable Energy – Science – Years 7&8

1hr 40mins

Renewable energy (UK)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with 2040, focusing on the topic of renewable energy. Students begin by exploring what we mean by renewable and non-renewable resources, and investigate a range of resources, classifying them as either renewable or non-renewable based on their regeneration rates.

Energy And Sustainability – Science – Years 7&8

1hr 40mins

Energy and sustainability (UK)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with 2040, focusing on the topic of sustainability and renewable energy. Students begin by exploring the concept of sustainability and work as a class to create a definition of sustainability. They then look at sustainable energy and work in groups to investigate different types of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices (year 8).

Seaweed In The Food Chain – Science – Year 8_option 2

1hr 30mins

Seaweed in the food chain (UK)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with 2040, focusing on the topic of food chains and food webs. Students begin by completing a Flipped Classroom preparation activity to introduce the topics of food chains and food webs.

Understanding Persuasion – English – Years 7&8

1hr 52mins

Understanding persuasion (UK)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with 2040, focusing on how persuasion is an important aspect of starting a movement or action towards something new. To get others to join a new cause, they first need to be persuaded.

Empowering Women And Girls – English – Years 9&10

1hr 25mins

Empowering women and girls (UK)

In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between empowering women and girls and addressing climate change.

Writing The Future – English – Years 9&10

1hrs

Writing the future (UK)

In this lesson, students will engage in solutions-focused thinking about the challenge of climate change.

Making Persuasive Speeches – English – Years 9&10

2hrs

Making persuasive speeches (UK)

In this lesson, students will examine a persuasive text structure and apply it to the empowerment of women and girls.

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

1hr 15mins

The tone of climate change (UK)

In this lesson, students explore the emotions that climate change evokes and examine the tones used in messaging around climate change.

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

1hr 10mins

Applying point of view (UK)

In this lesson, students will explore how choices in point of view and perspective impact upon a text.

Educating Girls Doughnut

1hr 40mins

Doughnut economics case studies (UK)

In this lesson, students will revise features of the circular flow and Doughnut Economic models from the previous lesson before exploring a real-world example of Doughnut Economics in action.

Comparing Economic Models – Economics – Years 9&10_option 1

1hrs

Comparing economic models (UK)

In this lesson, students will explore the traditional circular flow economic model and evaluate the factors of the economy that are not considered.