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 Fact sheets 12 to 14 

1.1 Main Forms of Travel: Advantages and disadvantages of travelling by road (privately and by public transport), rail and air.

1.2 Transport Networks: Advantages and disadvantages of the UK's road, rail and air networks.

1.3 Eco-travel: Environmentally friendly ways to travel by foot, bicycle, public transport and car.

2.1 Sustainable Development: Why we build; types of buildings; old, new, redeveloped and eco-buildings.

2.2 Community Issues: Urban planning; green and brownfield sites.

2.3 Tradespeople and Materials: Types of building trade professionals (e.g. architect); using sustainable building materials.

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

3.2 Protection of Ecosystems: What is an ecosystem; what affects ecosystems (e.g. pollution, deforestation); protecting ecosystems.

3.3 Local Sourcing: Buying locally and growing your own produce.

3.4 Global Warming and Climate Change: Changing weather patterns; the greenhouse effect; global warming; impact of climate change and what is being done.

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

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

4.2 Conserving Energy: Conserving electrical energy; conserving heat energy; types of insulation.

4.3 Water: Water wastage; water conservation; water facts.

4.4 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: How to reduce, reuse and recycle; what can be recycled; how recycling works

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

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

5.3 Public Services: Local government; public services (health care, education); emergency services.

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

 Work sheets 12 to 14 

Main Forms of Travel 1.1 Main Forms of Travel: Activities in which students consider the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of travel.

Transport Networks 1.2 Transport Networks: Activities in which students think about how they make use of networks and consider the impacts of congestion.

Eco-travel 1.3 Eco-travel: Reflection activities based on the fact sheet and considering cycling in the local area.

Additional Activities 1.4 Additional Activities: Includes a checklist for bicycle maintenance and an activity for students to consider alternative modes of transport for places they regularly travel to.

Sustainable Development 2.1 Sustainable Development: Activity in which students devise a regeneration scheme for a local disused building or piece of land.

Community Issues 2.2 Community Issues: Activity looking at local urban planning and how it could be improved.

Tradespeople and Materials 2.3 Tradespeople and Materials: Activity in which students research the manufacturing process and tradespeople involved in glass production.

Types of Pollution 3.1 Types of Pollution: Comprehension questions based on the fact sheet and activities based on the effects of pollution.

Protection of Ecosystems 3.2 Protection of Ecosystems: Activities based on food chains and investigating the effects of a disaster on an ecosystem.

Local Sourcing 3.3 Local Sourcing: Activities in which students work out the 'food miles' of one of their meals, and create a seasonal recipe book.

Global Warming and Climate Change 3.4 Global Warming and Climate Change: Activity in which students consider their own carbon footprint and how it could be reduced.

Natural Disasters 3.5 Natural Disasters: Activity for students to understand what happens in a natural disaster and illustrate the flow of how this occurs.

Energy Generation 4.1 Energy Generation: Activity in which groups research an energy source and present findings to the class.

Conserving Energy 4.2 Conserving Energy: Word search based on energy conservation.

Water 4.3 Water: Activity in which students research and write a newspaper story about how water reaches people in developing countries.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 4.4 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Activities in which students match recycling symbols to descriptions and then design their own symbol.

Community Spaces 5.1 Community Spaces: Activities in which students create diagrams showing how the communities they belong to are connected, and investigate a local public building.

Neighbourliness 5.2 Neighbourliness: 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.

Public Services 5.3 Public Services: Activities based on local public and emergency services.

 Fact sheets 14 to 16 

1.1 Sustainable Travel: What are the issues; ways to be more sustainable when travelling.

1.2 Traffic and Congestion: What is congestion; how it's managed in the UK and abroad; consequences of managing congestion.

1.3 Eco-Travel and Technology: Activities in which students consider how travel has changed and investigate eco-friendly travel.

2.1 Sustainable Schools: Summary of the Government's sustainable schools agenda and how this relates to school buildings

2.2 Regeneration: What is regeneration about, examples and case studies of regeneration projects/areas.

2.3 Planning a Community: Community planning; carbon neutral buildings.

3.1 Pollution and Waste: What is pollution; what happens to waste; waste as energy; government actions.

3.2 Responsible Tourism: Benefits and criticisms of tourism; being a responsible tourist.

3.3 Ethical Consumerism: What is it; case study (the supply chain of bananas); fair trade; Fairtrade Schools.

3.4 Climate Change: What is climate change; the greenhouse effect; what is being done.

3.5 Natural Disasters and Climate Change: What natural disasters are, the impact climate change has on them, and examples of tsunamis, floods, droughts, hurricanes and earthquakes.

4.1 Renewable Energy: Advantages and disadvantages of solar, wind, water, hydrogen and geothermal energy.

4.2 Supply Chain: The supply chain; from raw material to consumption using coffee as a case study.

4.3 The Recycling Process: What is recycling; the recycling process; issues around recycling.

5.1 Community Cohesion: Equality and diversity; human rights; the judicial system; cohesive communities; what influences cohesion; cohesive schools.

5.2 Community Action: Working together towards change; supporting the local economy.

5.3 Governance in the UK: UK government and elections; how people and organisations influence government policy.

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

 Work sheets 14 to 16 

Sustainable Travel 1.1 Sustainable Travel: Activities in which students consider their own journeys and how they could use more eco-friendly modes of transport.

Traffic and Congestion 1.2 Traffic and Congestion: Activities in which students consider advantages and disadvantages of congestions zones, and look at how congestion is managed in the UK and another countries and cities.

Eco-travel and Technology 1.3 Eco-travel and Technology: Activities in which students consider how travel has changed and investigate eco-friendly travel.

Sustainable Schools 2.1 Sustainable Schools: Activities in which students consider how their own school could be made more sustainable.

Regeneration 2.2 Regeneration: Activities in which students consider local regeneration projects and the effects of regeneration on a community.

Planning a Community 2.3 Planning a Community: Activity in which students design an eco-town.

Pollution and Waste 3.1 Pollution and Waste: Activities in which students research how waste is managed within their school and in other countries.

Responsible Tourism 3.2 Responsible Tourism: Activity in which students consider the benefits and drawbacks of eco-tourism.

Ethical Consumerism 3.3 Ethical Consumerism: Activity in which students investigate the supply chain of a product and create a plan for getting Fairtrade certification for their school.

Coming soon: Climate Change 3.4 Climate Change:
Discussion questions regarding the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and an activity requiring students to consider what they feel the climate will be like in the future.

Natural Disasters 3.5 Natural Disasters and Climate Change: Activity where students need to research organisations that help relief efforts in natural disasters.

Renewable Energy 4.1 Renewable Energy: Activities in which students research a renewable energy source, consider use of energy sources around the world, and look at hydrogen as a fuel source.

Supply Chain 4.2 Supply Chain: Activity in which students act out roles of people involved in the coffee supply chain.

The Recycling Process 4.3 The Recycling Process: Activities focused on recycling issues, comparing recycling in different countries and researching the recycling process.

Community Cohesion 5.1 Community Cohesion: Activities based on equality and diversity.

Community Action 5.2 Community Action: Activities in which students look at the case study of Heathrow Airport redevelopment, considering how they spend money in the local community and set up a LETS scheme within their class.

Governance in the UK 5.3 Governance in the UK: Activities in which students investigate local government and community issues.