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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
Water Catching and saving water Discuss how water can be cleaned before use in different ways (e.g. boiling, filters, chemicals etc).
Water Catching and saving water Learn the difference between grey water and black water and how they can be cleaned in different ways.
My community Communication Play a whisper game (say a word and pass it around the circle, see if it is the same word when it returns).
My community Communication Recognise how another person is feeling; practice by looking at a video or pictures and discussing the signs that tell us about the person's emotions.
My community Communication Create and tell a story to other children or younger children.
My community Communication Identify emotions on flashcards or pictures of people displaying different emotions.
My community Communication Learn the skill of active listening - reflecting back what someone else said to be sure you really understood.
My community Communication Observe and discuss - what are our faces telling us about our feelings? Looking at each child and then discussing what feelings they are showing us with their body or face.
My community Communication Tell a story about why a person in a picture is feeling surprised, scared, happy etc.
My community Communication Learn how to take care of another child that is crying, sad or hurt (get a teacher, say kind words, give a hug).
My community Communication Notice and express how we are feeling (a check in).
My community Communication Experience a talking circle using a special object (flower, stick, shell) to remember whose turn it is to talk, and who should be listening, remember two ears, one mouth - listen more than talk!
My community Communication List words that support and encourage, and compare with a list of words that can hurt. Compare how you feel when the different lists are spoken.
My community Communication Practice narrating events that happened during the day during "harvest" sessions; giving opportnities to everyone (including quieter children) to express themselves.
My community Communication Give feedback, and listen to feedback in a nice way, making sure that you start with a positive, and then a suggested improvement, and finish on a positive note.
My community Communication Notice how our voices can sound angry, happy or sad.
My community Communication Listen to a situtation that a doll experienced that is similar to a real situation - and then discuss what the doll felt and why and what they can do next.
Growing food Companion plants and other nutrient givers See a companion planting chart.
Growing food Companion plants and other nutrient givers See the white balls (nitrogen fixing nodules) on the roots of legumes (e.g. peas or beans).
Growing food Companion plants and other nutrient givers See plants which make nutrients available for other plants.

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