Activity Introduction

What makes your world liveable? How can your transport choices improve liveability? In this activity, you will investigate the relationship between transport and the environment. 

This is a good activity for kids to complete independently.

Ideal for: Lower Secondary

Themes: 

  • investigate
  • fresh air 
  • get moving 

Time required: 30 minutes 

Curriculum connections: Geography, Critical and Creative Thinking, Sustainability

Tips for Parents and Carers

Ensure that your kid/s are aware of the following:

  • Humans have become increasingly reliant on transport options that can cause harm to our environment. One of the main environmental impacts of transport is its contribution to climate change.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes: 

Complete lesson for classroom teachers:

2040 – Transport And Liveability – Geography – Years 7 & 8

Resources Required

  • Device with internet connection

 

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Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Transport Needs - Activity Instructions

What makes your world liveable? How can your transport choices improve liveability? In this activity, you will investigate the relationship between transport and the environment. 

Note: This activity doesn't require deep background knowledge of climate change; however, if your kid/s are unfamiliar with the concept of climate change and want to know more, consider sharing this clip with them:

2040 – Biodiversity Sketch Password: 2040_EDU (https://vimeo.com/showcase/6167669/video/336498352)

Alternatively, you could provide the Climate Change Factsheet.

Liveability is the qualities of a place that contribute to the quality of life in that place. Different aspects of liveability are important to different people in different ways.

Part A: What Is ‘Liveability’?

Step 1. Take a moment to think about what makes your world liveable. 

Consider these three components of liveability:

  • Cultural liveability: what people believe, values, identity,
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