A Local Development Investigation
These activities encourage students to consider the impacts of development and explore the concept of sustainable development.
Discuss as a group how we can balance the needs of local people with the needs of our environment.
Activity 1: Community Development
List the benefits a new development in your village will bring to the local community.
Does it bring any disadvantages to:
- The environment?
Activity 2: Habitat Development
Imagine a world where development activities did not consider the needs of wildlife or the environment.
- What would that world look like?
Activity 3: Sustainable Development
Draw a poster, write a story or write a poem about the planet Earth in 150 years time.
- Has development been sustainable between now and then in your fantasy future world?
- Have people considered or ignored the needs of wildlife or the environment?
- What impact has this had on how people live?