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This resource has been developed with Senior Phase teachers and learners in mind and the detailed lesson plans focus on this phase. However, the information can be used and adapted to support learning in a much wider range of grades.

S i m i l a r l y , a l t h o u g h t h e i n f o r m a t i o n f o c u s e s o n t h e l o w l a n d s o f t h e C i t y o f C a p e T o w n , t h e r e s o u r c e m a y b e u s e d a n d

adapted by educators anywhere. You can focus on Cape Town as a case study or adapt the information and activities to suit your own city, town or region.

We hope that the information and activities in this guide will enhance teaching and learning in your school, and enable

you to participate in action projects to conserve and restore urban nature.

e-Kapa: supporting learning

  • Arts and Culture can use information on environmental issues and pictures of landscapes and species as inspiration for arts and drama projects, e.g. designing posters for an environmental campaign or dramatising a TV documentary.

I n f o r m a t i o n T e c h n o l o g y t e a c h e r s c a n u s e t h e m a t e r i a l s t o p r o m o t e c o m p u t e r l i t e r a c y s k i l l s , e . g .

using search functions, solving WebQuests, developing PowerPoint presentations and designing websites.

  • Language teachers can use text for reading and comprehension exercises, and as topics for orals, debates and letter-writing. Learners can create their own environmental dictionary using the pop-up definitions throughout the text.

  • Natural and Social Science teachers can use specific information on the lowlands of Cape Town to supplement more general information in textbooks. Natural Science teachers can use the line drawings to illustrate class notes and worksheets and Social Science teachers will find the maps useful.

  • Learners from both the General and Further Education and Training bands can use the information and images for project work in a variety of Learning Areas.

  • Schools can use the contact details of environmental organisations and City of Cape Town nature reserves to plan field trips, environmental action projects (e.g. developing indigenous water-wise gardens) and community service projects (e.g. volunteering for a local environmental organisation).

  • Environmental education centres can use and adapt the information, illustrations and activities

in the development of their own educational programmes and materials.


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