Energy

The new energy architecture is lean, clean, and green. It shifts power from the few and the centralised, to the citizens and their communities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.