Sustainable Future

The ‘Sustainable Future’ tour helps students to explore the idea of “sustainable development” and its implications for different peoples, places and environments, using specific examples from tropical rainforest regions. It makes the connection between ecosystems, human needs and students’ own lives. For this tour students should already have some understanding of the rainforest ecosystem. The tour is not very suitable for younger primary school children. This programme was developed with funding from the Vodafone Charitable Trust.

Key words: sustainability, global citizenship, interdependence, consumption, waste, human needs, culture, environmental change

National Curriculum links: 

KS2: Science (Sc2) – 1c, 5a, 5e; Geography – 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3g, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b; PHSE/Citizenship – 4b, 5g.

KS3: Science – 3.4c; Geography – 1.2a, 1.3a, 1.4a, 1.5a, 1.6a, 1.6b, 1.7b, e, f, g, h; Citizenship – 1.2b, 1.2c, 2.3c, e.

KS4: Science – 2.1a, 2.4a, 2.4b; Citizenship – 1.2a, 1.2c, n.

International Primary Curriculum links:

MP2: Clean water, dirty water; Different places, different lives; Money makes the world go round; Living together; Food and farming; Do you live around here? (habitats); Chocolate; Saving the world (rainforests); Young entrepreneurs (money and trade).

MP3: Making things go (energy and fuels); The power of water; Weather and climate; The thinking about drugs; Black gold (the oil industry); Leading their world (rulers and governments); The environment (sustainability); The global swap shop (trading); Making the news (current affairs and the media); What price progress (development); Climate control (global warming and sustainability).

Downloadable tour notes

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