Year 8

Sustainable Neighbourhoods

The new Sustainable Neighbourhoods program is currently being development and will be ready for delivery to Year 8 students, mid Term 2 2022.

In this sequence of lessons, students will use critical and creative thinking in relation to current and future management and planning of Australia’s cities and regional urban centres. Students will use serious game technologies to develop their own 20min cities using the four pillars of Sustainable Neighbourhoods.

This learning is linked to the Year 8 Australian Curriculum: Geography and Design and Technologies learning areas. During the lessons students will explore the four pillars of Sustainable Neighbourhoods: Society Equity, Environmental Sensitivity, Economic Viability, and Public Transport & Active Mobility. They will also learn about United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

The Year 8 lessons and resources provide students with opportunities to use a serious game, develop their critical and creative thinking skills and deepen their understanding of STEM careers.

Sustainable Neighbourhoods – [coming] Student Resources for lessons 1-5 (worksheets & activities)

Lesson 1 – What is urban planning? (70mins) – presented by MIE School

L1 – Powerpoint Slides

L1 – Teacher Handout and learning outcomes

L1 – Lesson Plan

Lesson 2 – Social Equity and Economic Viability (70mins) – presented by MIE School

L2 – Powerpoint slides

L2 – Teacher Handout and learning outcomes

L2 – Lesson Plan

Lesson 3 – Environmental Sensitivity and Public Transport & Active Mobility (70mins) – presented by MIE School

L3 – Powerpoint slides

L3 – Teacher Handout and Learning Outcomes

L3 – Lesson Plan

Lesson 4 – Can you make a Sustainable Neighbourhood?  (70mins) – presented by MIE School

L4 – Powerpoint slides

L4 – Teacher Handout and Learning Outcomes

L4 – Lesson Plan

Lesson 5 – What if? (70mins) – presented by MIE School

L5 – Powerpoint slides

L5 – Teacher Handout and Learning Outcomes

L5 – Lesson Plan

Lesson 6 – Group presentations (70mins) – optional lesson delivered by classroom teacher

L6 – This is an optional lesson which teachers can utilise for assessment – providing groups with the opportunity to present their design, evaluate their sustainable neighbourhood and their design process. Teachers design this lesson linked to learning outcomes in Geopgraphy, Design and Technologies and English.

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