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Learning pack #3: Urban green spaces

Sabrina Weber
December 17, 2018

What do urban kids, picnic lovers, animals and bees have in common? They all need nature to be happy. A learning pack about the discovery and creation of green oases in the city.

DW Global Ideas Lernpaket #3 Pictureteaser

Every second person in the world currently lives in an urban area and the United Nations predicts that this figure will have risen to almost two-thirds of the global population by 2050. At the same time, climate change is taking its toll on living conditions. Record heat, flooding, smog and climate-related illnesses are becoming an ever-growing problem for people in densely populated cities.

One possible way of countering the negative impacts of climate change in urban areas is to make them greener. Fields, parks, abandoned plots and even rooftops and allotments are important because unsealed areas store water, ensure cooler temperatures and help to keep the air clean.

This learning pack is an opportunity for teachers and their students to discover "urban green spaces" and to find out what they can do to help establish more green areas in towns and cities.

This learning pack contains:

  • 1 booklet for teachers (for classroom teaching) 

  • 1 workbook for participants (for distance learning) 

  • 16 quiz cards

  • 5 films and 3 articles (the links to the reports can be found in the teaching booklet and workbook) 

For in-person lessons:
Please begin by downloading the "booklet for teachers" when you are preparing your lessons. There you will find copies of all of the worksheets, including explanatory handouts and solutions. You will find the booklet available as a PDF file below under "Explore More."

For distance learning: 
When conducting lessons online, please also download the interactive "workbook for participants" along with the "booklet for teachers." You will find both under "Explore More." You may then send the workbook PDF file to participants as an email attachment. The workbook includes the worksheets but not the solutions. Participants may then complete their work alone on their computers, save the work and mail it back to you. Participants will require Acrobat Reader to complete the booklet. It is available to download for free.

Write to us 
If you have questions about our Global Ideas learning packs or if you need a print version of the material including the DVD, please contact us at: globalideas@dw.com