Human Planet

How do people live on the other side of the globe?

In an ever changing world, it is becoming increasingly important to emphasise the impact humans are having on the planet, as well as demonstrating what we can do to help it.

In this stimulating session students learn the history of communities and cultures around the globe, and how they interact with wildlife and the environment. Visualise and examine objects and biofacts from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, and put yourself in the shoes of the people who live there. Human and animal interaction is discussed as well as what we can do as a civilisation to protect wildlife.

Learning Outcomes

  •  To understand humans place in both the natural and urban world
  •  To define how people around the world live and acknowledge different cultures and views
  •  To be able to discuss how we can protect our local environment

 *Please note - sessions involve no direct contact with animals

Curriculum for Excellence

“By comparing my local area with a contrasting area out with Britain, I can investigate the main features of weather and climate, discussing the impact on living things.” SOC 2-12a

“I can compare and contrast a society in the past with my own and contribute to a discussion of the similarities and differences.” SOC 2094a

“I can explain how the physical environment influences the ways in which people use the land by comparing my local area with a contrasting area.” SOC 2-13a

 “By comparing the lifestyle and culture of citizens in another country with those of Scotland, I can discuss the similarities and differences.” SOC 2-19a


45 mins
£1.50 per pupil
8 to 12 years


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01786 843105

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