Sustainable Communities 1

Sustainable communities are places where people want to live and work, now and in the future. They meet the needs of residents, helping them feel included and allowing them to live a high quality of life with opportunity to reach their full potential.

Sustainable communities are places where people want to live and work, now and in the future. They meet the needs of residents, helping them feel included and allowing them to live a high quality of life with opportunity to reach their full potential.

This collection covers topics such as travel, buildings, environment issues, conserving energy, community spaces and much more.

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Games

Sustainable Communities Game 1

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

The Sustainable Communities game consists of a main board game and five interactive quiz formats. The game can be played by one or two players and also provides a practice mode, enabling players to answer multiple questions on any of the five sustainability themes (i.e. travel, buildings, environment issues, energy and recycling, communities).

Work sheets

Travel - Main Forms of Travel

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students consider the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of travel.

Travel - Transport Networks

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students think about how they make use of networks and consider the impacts of congestion.

Travel - Eco-travel

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Reflection activities based on the fact sheet and considering cycling in the local area.

Travel - Additional Activities

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Includes a checklist for bicycle maintenance and an activity for students to consider alternative modes of transport for places they regularly travel to.

Buildings - Sustainable Development

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activity in which students devise a regeneration scheme for a local disused building or piece of land.

Buildings - Community Issues

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activity looking at local urban planning and how it could be improved.

Buildings - Tradespeople and Materials

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activity in which students research the manufacturing process and tradespeople involved in glass production.

Environment Issues - Types of Pollution

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Comprehension questions based on the fact sheet and activities based on the effects of pollution.

Environment Issues - Protection of Ecosystems

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activities based on food chains and investigating the effects of a disaster on an ecosystem.

Environment Issues - Local Sourcing

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students work out the 'food miles' of one of their meals, and create a seasonal recipe book.

Environment Issues - Global Warming and Climate Change

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activity in which students consider their own carbon footprint and how it could be reduced.

Environment Issues - Natural Disasters

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activity for students to understand what happens in a natural disaster and illustrate the flow of how this occurs.

Energy and Recycling - Energy Generation

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activity in which groups research an energy source and present findings to the class.

Energy and Recycling - Conserving Energy

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Word search based on energy conservation.

Energy and Recycling - Water

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activity in which students research and write a newspaper story about how water reaches people in developing countries.

Energy and Recycling - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students match recycling symbols to descriptions and then design their own symbol.

Communities - Community Spaces

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students create diagrams showing how the communities they belong to are connected, and investigate a local public building.

Communities - Neighbourliness

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activities in which students consider the people involved in a crime, and think about neighbourliness; the work of charities; and anti-social behaviour in their local area.

Communities - Public Services

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Activities based on local public and emergency services.

Fun/Fact sheets

Travel - Main Forms of Travel

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Advantages and disadvantages of travelling by road (privately and by public transport), rail and air.

Travel - Transport Networks

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Advantages and disadvantages of the UK's road, rail and air networks.

Travel - Eco-travel

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Environmentally friendly ways to travel by foot, bicycle, public transport and car.

Buildings - Sustainable Development

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Why we build; types of buildings; old, new, redeveloped and eco-buildings.

Buildings - Community Issues

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Urban planning; green and brownfield sites.

Buildings - Tradespeople and Materials

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Types of building trade professionals (e.g. architect); using sustainable building materials.

Environment Issues - Types of Pollution

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Definitions of waste and pollution; land, air and water pollution; how it impacts on people; what can be done.

Environment Issues - Protection of Ecosystems

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

What is an ecosystem; what affects ecosystems (e.g. pollution, deforestation); protecting ecosystems.

Environment Issues - Local Sourcing

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Buying locally and growing your own produce.

Environment Issues - Global Warming and Climate Change

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Changing weather patterns; the greenhouse effect; global warming; impact of climate change and what is being done.

Environment Issues - Natural Disasters

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Definitions of natural disasters and varying types such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados and volcanic eruptions.

Energy and Recycling - Energy Generation

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

How non-renewable energy (coal, gas, oil, nuclear power) and renewable energy (sunlight, wind, water, hydrogen, geothermal) is generated.

Energy and Recycling - Conserving Energy

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Conserving electrical energy; conserving heat energy; types of insulation.

Energy and Recycling - Water

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Water wastage; water conservation; water facts.

Energy and Recycling - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

How to reduce, reuse and recycle; what can be recycled; how recycling works

Communities - Community Spaces

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

What is a community; examples of community spaces and places (e.g. libraries, parks).

Communities - Neighbourliness

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Being a good neighbour; neighbourliness in schools; anti-social behaviour.

Communities - Public Services

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Local government; public services (health care, education); emergency services.

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Teachers Guide

11 - 14yrs Teachers

Sustainable Communities

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Extension activities

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Tips to help at home

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Know the facts

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Parents Guide

11 - 14yrs Parents

Word banks/Glossaries

Glossary

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

A comprehensive list of sustainable living related words with clear and concise definitions.