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Holistic Planning

A. Introducing permaculture
B. Living nature
C. Design
D. Growing food
E. Built environment and resource use
F. Social permaculture
Holistic planning (HP):

Theme  Topic  Sub Topic Age HP Details
Air Breath Find out that everything breathes in different ways (plants, fish etc.)
Air Breath Hold breath as long as possible - then imagine when you breath in it is daytime, when you breathe out it is nighttime (that is how fast a tree breathes).
Air Breath Notice how when you breathe in, you feel yourself, and when you breathe out you feel that you are connected with others.
Air Microclimates On a windy day visit a place which is exposed and compare to an area behind a windbreak (e.g. hedge, trees, fencing).
Air Microclimates Experience different microclimates (e.g. under trees vs in a field, the north vs south facing side of a wall).
Air Microclimates Draw microclimates/sectors on a map of a site they visit, walking around together discussing where it is warmer/ wetter/ windier/ sunnier etc.
Air How climate affects habitats and cultures Visit a greenhouse (e.g. in a botanic garden) and notice the differences/ similarities between the different climates created.
Air How climate affects habitats and cultures Design a home for people or an animal that takes into account the climatic effects of a particular region.
Air How climate affects habitats and cultures Learn appropriate design for the major climatic regions of the world (food, lifestyle, building, disasters).
Air How climate affects habitats and cultures Find out about the causes and effects of climate change.

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