My Green City: An Introduction (L1)

Bring your Design and Technology lessons to life by challenging your class to plan their own sustainable city. This first lesson in the series introduces the project.

Through this creative resource series, pupils explore examples of cities around the world and evidence of successful city planning, identify the needs of the population, and understand the challenges resulting from an increase in population.

Children work in teams to draw plans and exploded diagrams of their city, before creating a 3D model and leading city tours for other groups.

Each team also draws up and presents a city charter for their population, exploring how we can all live more sustainably. A perfect cross-curricular project or class competition.

My Green City is a series of lessons:

Lesson 1 Introduction 

Lesson 2 Design your city 

Lesson 3 3D Model

Lesson 4 Producing a City Charter