Teaching resources

Our built environment teaching resources support the National Curriculum, and provide imaginative and practical ways of bringing learning to life.

Hackney Building Exploratory
Photo by Alys Tomlinson

Want to get your class out into the built environment? Need resources to back up lessons? Want to find an organisation that can help?

Use our free teaching resources, which provide imaginative and practical ways of engaging young people in their built environment.

Why make use of the built environment?

Whether it is a building of architectural or historical note, the local high street or the school itself, learning in the built environment brings the curriculum to life. It provides new ways of learning, enhances pupil motivation and encourages the development of social and lifelong learning skills.

Furthermore, it invites pupils to approach the places and spaces they inhabit from different perspectives, encouraging long-term engagement and a realisation that, as young people, they have a valid contribution to make to the development of their local area.

Getting started

Engaging Places

A resource to support teaching and learning through buildings and places. Visit the site at www.engagingplaces.org.uk

Our street: learning to see

Teaching resource promoting visual awareness and understanding of the built environment at key stage 2.

My space, my base, my place

This resource is designed for teachers to guide key stage three pupils through a classroom project that explores the built and natural environment and our relationships with these.

All CABE teaching resources

See a list of all the teaching resources that CABE produced.