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Ourselves

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Module 1
ourselves
schools for a healthy environment
 
March 2008Written by: John Fien, Clayton White, Iris Bergmann, Michelle Griffiths, Meg Parker and Jane SayersAdapted by: Live & Learn Environmental Education MaldivesProofed by: Mausooma Jaleel, Mariyam Shazna, Zameela Ahmed, Elaine Glen, Beverly McAloonand Fathimath ShafeeqaDesign and layout by: Karen YoungPhotography by: Live & Learn Environmental Education, Ministry of Environment Energy and WaterDepartment of Public Health, Anke Hofmeister, Dr. Valeria Bers and Ahmed Riyaz Jauhary© Copyright: UNICEF and Educational Development CentreDisclaimer: This document was prepared by consultants for UNICEF. The findings, interpretations,and conclusions expressed in it do not necessarily represent the views of UNICEF or those of its membergovernments. UNICEF does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this report and acceptsno responsibility for any consequences of their use.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This Module was developed with the assistance and support frommany organizations, teachers, government departments and individuals.The principal authors of these Modules are John Fien, Clayton White,Iris Bergmann, Michelle Griffiths, Meg Parker and Jane Sayers from theRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology. However these have been adaptedextensively to the Maldives context by Fathimath Shafeeqa, Zameela Ahmed,Mariyam Shazna, Elaine Glen, Jady Smith, Christian Nielsen and Mausooma Jaleelfrom Live & Learn Environmental Education Maldives. A special mention must be givento Karen Young from Live & Learn who dedicated many hours to the outstanding graphicdesign of these Modules.Substantial contributions were also provided by Dr. Sheema Saeed, Ahmed Riyaz Jauhary,Fathmath Nahid Shakir, Aminath Ismail, Hidhaya Mohamed Zahir, Gulfishan Shafeeu andAminanth Mohamed from Educational Development Centre to review and strengthen theseModules and their linkages to the Environmental Studies curriculum. Ken Maskall, JohanFagerskiold, David Proudfoot, Shadiya Adam and Mohamed Latheef from UNICEF alsoprovided ongoing support and advice on the development of these Modules.Appreciation is also extended to the many teachers who have volunteered their timeto review and test these materials. Thanks also go to the teachers of Seenu Hithadhoofor actively participating in the pre-testing of these materials which has only served tostrengthen the final products. Finally appreciation is expressed to many individuals whohave contributed their photos for inclusion in these educational Modules, including theMinistry of Environment, Energy and Water, Department of Public Health, Anke Hofmeister,Dr. Valeria Bers and Ahmed Riyaz Jauhary.Developed for Educational Development Centre, Ministry of Education,Republic of Maldives by:
 
1.0 ENVIRONMENT 12
1.1 Tuning In 13Activity 1: Good and Bad 13Environmental Practices1.2 Deciding Directions 13Activity 2: Island Mapping 131.3 Finding Out 14Activity 3: Map Presentation 141.4 Sorting Out 14Activity 4: Ranking Issues 141.5 Drawing Conclusions 15Activity 5: Ranking Discussion 151.6 Considering, Planning and Taking Action 15Activity 6: Taking Action on my Island 151.7 Evaluation and Refection 16Activity 7: Lessons Learnt 16Activity 8: How Do You See the 16Environment?
STUDENT RESOURCE SHEETS 17
1.1 Island Mapping Prompt Cards 171.2 Environmental Perceptions 18
TEACHER INFORMATION SHEETS 24
1.1 Overview o Environment 241.2 Resource Mapping and Ranking 27
2.0 LIVING BY TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE 28
2.1 Tuning In 29Activity 1: People o the World 292.2 Deciding Directions 29Activity 2: Traditional and Modern Lie 292.3 Finding Out 30Activity 3: Now and Then 302.4 Sorting Out 31Activity 4: Sharing Knowledge 312.5 Drawing Conclusions 32Activity 5: More and Less Useul 322.6 Considering, Planning and Taking Action 32Activity 6: Promoting Traditional 33Knowledge2.7 Evaluation and Refection 33Activity 7: Lessons learnt 33
STUDENT RESOURCE SHEETS 34
2.1 Blank Map o the World 342.2 Health and Medicines 352.3 Sanitation 362.4 Resource Management 372.5 Fishing 38
TEACHER INFORMATION SHEETS 39
2.1 Traditional Knowledge 39
3.0 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT 42
3.1 Tuning In 43Activity 1: Environmental Impacts 433.2 Deciding Directions 43Activity 2: Development in the Maldives 433.3 Finding Out 44Activity 3: Conduct an Environmental 44Impact Assessment (EIA)
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