The PlayPump Project
A simple solution to a serious problem
This social science package is based around the PlayPump. A fantastic invention to address water shortage problems in rural areas of southern Africa. It is a positive and meaningful topic that will engage students and have them investigate an issue in an overseas setting.
This package is a self-contained mini-unit that teachers can use to inspire students and have them think critically about a social sustainability issue. It is aimed at students from Year 6 to 9. It is perfect for remote learning.
Using a variety of supplied short articles and video clips students explore different viewpoints on the PlayPump, decide how sustainable it is, and whether the project should continue.
The tasks can be done with pen and paper as a teacher-led activity, or completed independently online. Students would typically complete the task over several class sessions.
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This unit is structured to assess social science skills and understanding:
Investigation & Research Skills
Understanding Viewpoints & Values
Decision Making & Social Action