Sustainability

Sustainability refers to the ability to meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It considers environmental, social, and economic factors.

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.