Why this approach is important

Students learn best when they are engaged in practical, purposeful activities that relate to their everyday lives. They respond well to a variety of different stimuli that engage their senses and curiosity, both inside and outside the classroom. The school textbook cannot offer such a range of learning opportunities, so it is important to supplement it with a range of complementary activities. This unit shows you how to do so by drawing on the supply of authentic resources that are available in the local environment.

Start by reading Resource 1, ‘Using local resources’.

Video: Using local resources

What you can learn in this unit

1 Print-based local resources