My students – landscape architects
Students were informed about green roofs via some educational videos and sources on the Internet. As we know due to the number of dark coloured and paved surfaces prevalent in cities the temperature on a hot day can be warmer in the city centre than in rural areas. This heat is called as urban heat island effect. Green roofs can be helpful to reduce this effect. A green roof creates an area with a living system of soil, compost and plants. The birds also can have an area to look for food and nest thanks to green roofs. Students were landscape architects for one day and they drew out a plan of their own green roofs.
They also focused on the advantage of green roofs while drawing their plan. The learning scenario was integrated as a cross-disciplinary project % the Environment unit (7th grades) which is a part of the Turkish National Curriculum for English language lesson.Continue reading