Unit 2: Promoting ecoliteracy

This unit addresses the following themes related to the environment: climate crisis, biodiversity loss, pollution and waste management, overconsumption, and sustainability. It is important for students to study and engage with these topics in order to broaden their understanding of “Ecoliteracy”, namely the personal and social power that comes from being aware of how natural systems work. The materials and exercises have been specifically designed for learners in secondary education (ages 13-18). The activities intend to raise students’ awareness of environmental issues, and to encourage them to take action by adopting sustainable practices and habits in their everyday life, both at school and at home. The exercises are aimed at prompting learners to reflect on the fact that small changes and actions made by each of us can make a big difference to the planet and to all the creatures living on it.



By loading the video, you agree to YouTube's privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

Learning Objectives

  1. Values n.4: Raise your students’ awareness of topics related to environmental sustainability
  2. Attitudes n.10: Encourage your students to be responsible global citizens.
  3. Skills n.5: Foster students’ awareness that their choices or lack of action affect their own lives and those of others.
  4. Knowledge n.6: Raise your students’ awareness of how their consumption habits have an effect on people and the environment in other parts of the world.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Values n.3 and 4: Feel a deeper sense of responsibility for taking action on environmental issues which are major global concerns.
  2. Attitudes n.3: Recognize the importance of reflecting on themselves and their daily practice as citizens.
  3. Skills n.4: Be more informed about complex local/ global processes especially the ones related to environmental issues.
  4. Knowledge n.6: Better comprehend the concept of overconsumption.

Teaching materials

Download the teaching materials as a Word or PDF document.

Domain specific teaching materials

To allow teachers of all subjects to incorporate our materials into their teaching, we have adapted several activities to include exercises that are also suitable for subjects other than English, such as biology or geography. The following documents include domain specific activities for all five units of this project. Download the domain specific teaching materials as a Word or PDF document.