Human life depends on the Earth as much as the oceans for our sustenance and livelihoods.

Plant life provides 80 per cent of the human diet, and we rely on agriculture as an important economic resource. Forests cover 30 per cent of the Earth’s surface, provide vital habitats for millions of species, and important sources for clean air and water, as well as being crucial for combating climate change.

This resource aims to promote the importance of life on land and encourage its protection. With a focus on Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on land, it can be used to teach English, science, geography, maths, citizenship and other subjects.

The materials can be used either with or without an overseas partner school. A planning template has been provided to assist in delivering the unit, allowing you to adapt the unit to suit different age groups and contexts.

This resource has been developed in collaboration with Manchester Museum, a proud part of The University of Manchester.