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Lesson 6 – It´s your world

This lesson plan links to the following national curriculum areas:
  • PHSE NC criteria: Knowledge, skills and understanding: 3d; Breadth of study: 4d, 4g
  • Citizenship: Unit 05, How the economy functions; Unit 09, Consumer rights and responsibilities; Unit 12, Global issues, local action
  • English: Speaking: 1a, 1b, 1d; Group discussion: 3a, 3b; Reading: 4a, 4c; Writing: 1e, 1f, 1g, 1h, 1i, 2, 3, 4
  • Key skills: ICT; Communication; Improving own learning and performance


At the end of the lesson the student will be able to:

  • List future environmental problems linked to increased car ownership
  • Understand the reasons for decreasing the production of fossil fuels
  • Propose alternative methods of future car propulsion
  • Understand the future possibilities of green driving

Lesson summary

The effect that cars and traffic have on our environment is a pressing issue both in our own communities and globally. The combat against global warming is high on the agenda of the government and the international community. As cars have a big impact on carbon emissions and global warming, students must understand the impact that driving has on the environment around them.

This lesson encourages students to assess the current environmental problems caused by cars, and to think about fuel alternatives. The lesson asks them to carry out group research and share their findings with the class in a presentation. Alternative activities are in the lesson plan.

The lesson plan allows for further discussion on the future of cars if teachers wish to continue working on the subject.

Follow the link to the lesson documents on the top right.

 Lesson 1 – Media savvy

How media savvy are your pupils?

 Lesson 2 – Money matters

What to consider when buying a first car

 Lesson 3 – Running costs

Work out the cost of running a car


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