Footprint Futures

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Footprint Futures
The key stage 2 and 3 eco-footprint teaching resource from the Centre for Alternative Technology

Other Warm up game Activities

  • The Globe Game
    This warm up activity improves pupils awareness of their global connections.
    (From module Module 1: The Big Picture)
  • Building Consequences
    This quick warm up game will allow pupils to design their own sustainable buildings in a fun way.
    (From module Module 4: Buildings)
  • Shopping Basket Challenge
    This warm up active team game involves pupils running to sort food packaging into low footprint and high footprint shopping baskets.
    (From module Module 5: Food)
  • The Globe Game
    A repeat of this warm up activity improves pupils awareness of their global connections.
    (From module Module 7: Think Global, Act Local)

Things needed for this Module...

Global Washing Line:
  • Clothes pupils are wearing
  • World Map
  • Paper and sticky tape
The History of Stuff:
  • Historical maps of region
  • Regional documents, archives etc, older people
Let’s go to the shops!:
  • Local shops and staff
Regional Planning – ‘Stuff’:
  • Local maps (aerial photo floor mats if possible)
  • Possibly one or two of the shop keepers visited during the field trip might be available to join this session
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You will need:

  • Clothes pupils are wearing
  • World Map
  • Paper and sticky tape

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Module 6: Stuff

Global Washing Line

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A warm up game for pupils to discover the origins of the clothes they are wearing.

What to do:

This is a warm up activity to reacquaint the pupils with the wider global impacts of the stuff that we buy. You will need a map of the world and bits of sticky tape or pins. Ask the pupils to work in pairs (they might need help reading their labels!) to investigate where their clothes have come from. If they wear school uniforms, there will be some identical results, so ask them to include things like watches, shoes, etc. Not all labels will have necessary information, but you should have enough. Now give out the scraps of paper and ask the pupils to draw their items of clothing and stick them on the country they were made in on the world map. The object of the activity is simply to give a visual reminder of the global spread of the goods that we own, but you can use this activity to encourage a wider conversation about whether the clothes are new or second hand, whether the materials were actually grown in the countries mentioned or just manufactured there, etc.

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