SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE

Landmines Impact on Human Life

The theme of the module was chosen as it demonstrates the negative effects of the use of Landmines on people and countries, as well as the violation of human rights and international conventions. It also focuses on the students’ development of empathy and awareness of the need to stop the use of Landmines.

Social studies and science thematic module contains:

➡ Awareness campaign

➡ Memory game (human rights)

➡ Secrets in the fire

➡ Sustainability

➡ Landmines and Art

Teachers and collaborators of the thematic module

To create this module a number of teachers from the partner organisations have contributed with lesson design, testing, documentation and evaluation of the activities. The participants involved are teaching a variety of subjects such as:  Physics, Mathematics, Programming Social science, History, English and Mother tongue. The participants have communicated through the project communication channel, on project meetings and online meetings, to divide tasks and to make sure that the thematic module is of good quality, comprehensive and that it contains units relevant to the theme.

More exact information on participation in the different activities can be found in each unit.

Introduction to the thematic module

The thematic module consists of five units with both practical and theoretical lessons. The units differ in size depending on the content and extent. Under each unit you will find instructions on how to  carry out the included lessons and activities, as well as a description of the expected results and outcomes in the form of skills and competencies that the students are expected to develop. 

The important context is that each unit is contributing towards thematic learning. The units in the thematic module can theoretically be used on their own. They are related but not dependant on each other. However, at least two units, and preferably more, have to be used to give the desired impact on the students’ learning. Depending on the context and school curriculum the different units can be combined, even from other thematic modules, and they do not have to be used in a specific order. The output of a unit, or even a lesson in a unit, can be used as an input to new thematic activities.

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