As part of our mission to create a shared narrative around sustainability as widely as possible, we are developing a range of resources and learning tools that can be used to teach the RoundView. This includes free digital downloads and games. This site is under development and more resources will be coming soon.
We would love to see examples of these resources used in action – please tag us in social media posts: #TheRoundView
The digital resources that can be downloaded here can be distributed under the Creative Commons Licence Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. Alternatively, you can purchase physical copies (and support the RoundView at the same time!).
If you would like to modify the resources or discuss commercial partnerships, please contact us.
You can watch this Prezi to get an overview of the RoundView.
Download a poster introducing the RoundView Guidelines
The RoundView helps create a shared understanding of sustainability as it isset within the 4.5 billion year story of the Earth.
This downloadable poster explores the long timescales of life on Earth, and the blink of an eye in which humans have become a geological force. It makes a great resource for integrating sustainability into teaching history, geography and science.
We have created a free, downloadable hands-on game that you can play to explore this timescale and story (this makes a great warm up exercise for visioning sessions!).
Download and print here (A3 colour print, instructions are on the sheets).
Note: The ‘answers’ are in the Sustainability and Time poster above. You can print it and hand it out after participants have arranged the cards, or project it as a slide to talk through the ‘answers’.
The first suite of RoundView games designed for use in schools has been developed as part of the Carbon Landscape Programme. They are designed for Key Stage 2 (last few years of primary school).
These are tailored to a particular area (between Manchester and Liverpool in the UK). However, as this was the landscape that fuelled the Industrial Revolution and is thus part of our global story, the games and resources can be introduced in any area. All that is needed is a brief introduction to the Industrial Revolution, the fact that it started in the NorthWest of the UK, and required coal to fuel the factories and canals and railways to bring in the cotton.
These resources includes lesson plans, downloadable worksheets and physical games (introduced with videos.
This digital game takes you on a quest through the Carbon Landscape, learning about the RoundView along the way.
We have worked with the social business, Ketso, to design a suite of three-dimensional puzzles that teach the principles of the RoundView in an engaging way. The tools do the facilitation, meaning they can be left in visitor centres and galleries as stand-alone interactive exhibits, without needing a staff member to run the process.
The RoundView games are visually appealing, fun and tactile. Their innovation lies in bringing together visual imagery, poetry and word puzzles into the game mechanics to teach the core concepts. Images come together as players solve word puzzles, and poetry is revealed to deepen understanding. Younger players (who can’t yet read) can put the pictures together, then discuss the ideas revealed by the completed games.
We are trialling these games within UNESCO-designated sites, as well as the National Trust and partners in the Carbon Landscape. Already over 130,000 people have played the games and learned about the RoundView! Contact us for more information.
We offer digital versions of our resources for free (see above for downloads), and high-quality printed posters and some other fun items, available to purchase. Profit from sales is reinvested back into supporting the development and spread of the RoundView.
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When you buy, you help us change the world one step at a time.
The RoundView is stewarded by the ThinkingWare Community Interest Company. ThinkingWare was set up as a social enterprise by Dr Joanne Tippett to steward and curate tools and resources for effective community engagement and planning for sustainability.
Organic T-shirts and jigsaws of the Story of the Earth in a year.
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All profit from sales goes to supporting the development and spread of the RoundView.