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Holistic Planning

Theme:
A. Introducing permaculture
B. Living nature
C. Design
D. Growing food
E. Built environment and resource use
F. Social permaculture
Holistic planning (HP):
Eyes
Hands
Heart
Head
Age:
3-6
7-12

Theme  Topic  Sub Topic Age HP Details
Using nature's gifts wisely Where resources come from and the effects of their use Experiment with different ways of making electricity (e.g. solar cells, pedal, water, wind, coal).
Using nature's gifts wisely Where resources come from and the effects of their use Calculate your own ecological footprint.
Using nature's gifts wisely Where resources come from and the effects of their use Learn the principle 'Everything gardens or has an impact on it's environment' (e.g. humans, animals, buildings etc.)
Using nature's gifts wisely Where resources come from and the effects of their use Compare the environmental impact between local, fresh, organic food and industrial food.
Using nature's gifts wisely Where resources come from and the effects of their use Learn about the linear process of industrial production and compare to the cycling of resources in a permaculture system, e.g. watch "The Story of Stuff" and discuss.
Using nature's gifts wisely Where resources come from and the effects of their use Learn the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources, and the limits to both of these.
Using nature's gifts wisely Where resources come from and the effects of their use Learn what an ecological footprint is.
Using nature's gifts wisely Where resources come from and the effects of their use Learn about the different ways electricity can be made and the main ways it is produced in their own country.
Using nature's gifts wisely Where resources come from and the effects of their use Learn about the sources of nuclear waste, and it's cycle.
Using nature's gifts wisely Where resources come from and the effects of their use Learn how people get mineral resources out of the Earth and the effects of this (e.g. coal mining, oil drilling).
Using nature's gifts wisely Fossil fuels, climate change and peak oil Make a stop-motion animation or a time-lapse video about climate change.
Using nature's gifts wisely Fossil fuels, climate change and peak oil Go through the classroom and chart or graph visually the materials that different items are made of - to see how many are made out of plastics using fossil fuels.
Using nature's gifts wisely Fossil fuels, climate change and peak oil Write a poem or essay from the perspective of a prehistoric forest that has turned into oil and then plastic, and then what happens?
Using nature's gifts wisely Fossil fuels, climate change and peak oil Learn what oil is, where it is used and ways to use less.
Using nature's gifts wisely Fossil fuels, climate change and peak oil Hear stories about migration to connect with the reasons and impact of migration of people and animals e.g. winter migration, refugee migrations.
Using nature's gifts wisely Fossil fuels, climate change and peak oil Learn that natural elements (like a forest) modify global and local climate.
Using nature's gifts wisely Fossil fuels, climate change and peak oil Learn that energy from the sun is stored in fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas.
Using nature's gifts wisely Ways to use less: refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle Make an alternative to plastic wrap (aka clingfilm) out of cotton material and beeswax (melt the wax into the cloth with a warm iron).
Using nature's gifts wisely Ways to use less: refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle Compose a recycling song or make a music video using the song "There’s no such thing as waste" (from the Formidable Vegetable Sound System)
Using nature's gifts wisely making an alternative to plastic wrap out of cotton and beeswax (melted into the cloth with a warm iron) Create or improve recycling systems /areas.

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