What is the World Cities Day? It’s a day to talk about our cities, of course! The United Nations has designated the 31st of October as World Cities Day to greatly promote sustainable urban development around the world, and to ensure that no place is left behind. Well, if you think about it, over half the world’s population now live in cities, and this number is expected to double in 30 years!
31 October – World Cities Day
- Posted by: E-planet Educational Services
- Category: Seasonal Activities
52 Steps towards a Greener City
Pre-intermediate / Teens
Have you ever wondered how we can make space for nature? Ask your students what they think we could all do. Then let the Learning corner of the European Union help you find more ideas with a useful booklet that contains 52 suggestions on how to support urban biodiversity throughout the year!
Click here to read and download it: 52 Steps towards a Greener City
The 5-minute task: At the end of the class, set a timer and ask students to record their ideas and thoughts. This activity lets students reflect on learning and build writing skills – plus you’ll get a window into their understandings!
Here are some prompts you can use to get students writing:
1. What was the most surprising and unexpected idea expressed in today’s discussion?
2. What would you say was the most stimulating and useful idea discussed in today’s class?