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Encourage creativity, innovation, and collaboration in your classroom
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Get inspired by the new ways of thinking of the twenty-first century
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Bring Expo to your classroom with our curated class material (45 min)

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What is Expo?

See what happens when the world comes together

Bringing the World Together
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Bringing the World Together

Cycle-1 / Primary

Think you have a unique cause for excitement for Expo 2020 Dubai that is different from everybody else’s? Celebrate it and share it with your peers as all of you come together for a common goal built on common understanding and collaboration.

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
Hosting the World in 2020
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Hosting the World in 2020

Cycle-3 / Secondary

One of the greatest perks of hosting a World Expo in Dubai is that you’ll get to experience much of the world in one place. Venture forth as you explore some of the country pavilions and their visitor journeys at Expo 2020, learning about what makes them so significant and unique.

  • Humanities
  • Social studies
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Geography
Majlis Around the World
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Majlis Around the World

Cycle-3 / Secondary

The UAE has a lot of offer to the world, and the ‘majlis’ has to be one of the most needed. Team up with your classmates as you identify the ‘majlis’ as a cultural export and tool that can facilitate tolerance and understanding, ultimately creating a toolkit to be shared with others

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social studies
Presenting Pavilions
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Presenting Pavilions

Cycle-2 / Middle

World Expos are known for their awe-inspiring pavilions—and Expo 2020 is no exception. This fun-filled, card-playing lesson will teach you the pavilions of the past, including the UAE’s, as you chart the nation’s course in the World Expo timeline from participant to host.

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
  • Science
  • Social studies
The Empathy Circle

The Empathy Circle

Cycle-2 / Middle

Many people mistake empathy as an experience of what others feel—but it’s more than that. It’s about the willingness to do something about it. Hence why you and your peers will create a ‘majlis’ of your own, discussing how you can help people feel confident about the future.

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
UAE Expo Adventure
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UAE Expo Adventure

Cycle-1 / Primary

If you are new to World Expos, buckle up, because you’ll journey across time and space, starting from 1851 in London until present-day Dubai, learning about the ideas and innovations that were shared along the way. Who said history lessons couldn’t be transformative? 

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
  • Social studies
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Mobility

CREATING A CONNECTED WORLD
WITH HUMANITY IN MIND

AI and Us
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AI and Us

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Before you dedicate the song 'You Got a Friend in Me' to your A.I. buddy, you need to learn and appreciate the many helpful ways it helps you navigate your everyday life. This also means giving it a set of rules for it to behave aptly.

  • Science
  • Social studies
AI for Wildlife
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AI for Wildlife

Cycle-1 / Primary

On your mark, get set, draw! This lesson will pit you against an AI machine as you attempt to sketch a cat from a verbal description, thereby shedding light on the complexity of visual identification and UAE's diverse wildlife.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Social studies
  • Art & Design
  • Geography
Blockchain Escape Race
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Blockchain Escape Race

Cycle-2 / Middle

Think you have mastered the art of 'Escape Room'? Think again, because, in this lesson, you'll learn about blockchains and hashes before you use that knowledge to unlock the door to your freedom.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Humanities
Body Smart
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Body Smart

Cycle-2 / Middle

From fitness to micromanagement, wearable technology has transformed the way we make choices daily. Can you think of more ways in which smartwatches and health sensors can improve our health and help us get things done?

  • Social studies
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
Climate Change Migration
man in a boat in an arid land

Climate Change Migration

Cycle-3 / Secondary

From melting glaciers to flooding wetlands, climate change not only has transformed the face of our planet but the notion of human migration. In this lesson, you’ll identify the reasons that pushed people out of their homes to migrate en masse.

  • Humanities
  • Social studies
  • Technology
  • Geography
  • Science
Connecting Communities
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Connecting Communities

Cycle-2 / Middle

Are you on board with the Internet of Everything? Then how about a board game where you and your classmates put your knowledge to the test, creating all sorts of connections across a variety of settings, including Expo 2020 Dubai itself.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
Connecting The Expo
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Connecting The Expo

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Step right up and take a chance at Guess That Connection—a game where you learn about the Internet of Everything and its everyday applications, including its four key elements that help create a personalised visitor experience at Expo 2020.

  • Science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology
  • Social studies
Connecting Things
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Connecting Things

Cycle-1 / Primary

What would you do if you woke up one day and discovered no one was speaking your language? This challenge forms the basis of this lesson, probing you to learn about the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communication and more.

  • Social studies
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
Converging Innovations
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Converging Innovations

Cycle-3 / Secondary

There’s no place like home—and there’s a reason for that. In this lesson, you’ll identify the aspects that make your happy place happy, before you find out that those aspects are likely a byproduct of someone else’s imagination.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Moral Education
  • Humanities
Human 2050

Human 2050

Cycle-1 / Primary

Thirty years from now, the character 'Robocop' may exist beyond the parameters of pop culture. Welcome to 2050, where you'll discover human-assisted technologies, augmented realities, and the potential invention of a superhuman.

  • Social studies
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Humanities
  • Art & Design
Human Migration
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Human Migration

Cycle-2 / Middle

If we ask you to list 10 of your favourite local dishes, chances are some of them came from somewhere else. Sink your teeth on some meaty migration stories as you track the journey some of your favourite dishes had made to reach your plate.

  • Humanities
  • Geography
  • Moral Education
  • Social studies
Journey to Space

Journey to Space

Cycle-1 / Primary

Could living on another planet help us solve the challenges in Earth? Find the answers by examining the possibilities behind two of UAE's most ambitious projects: The National Space Programme and Mars Science City Dubai.

  • Geography
  • Social studies
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Humanities
Mars Space City 2117
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Mars Space City 2117

Cycle-2 / Middle

Could living on another planet help us solve the challenges in Earth? Find the answers by examining the possibilities behind two of UAE's most ambitious projects: The National Space Programme and Mars Science City Dubai.

  • Social studies
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
Our Nano Future
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Our Nano Future

Cycle-2 / Middle

Better get your magnifying glasses ready, Expo detectives, because you'll be solving one of six global mysteries using a nanotechnology idea devised by you. Don't worry; there'll be plenty of nano-sized creations to be inspired by.

  • Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Science
Our Quantum World
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Our Quantum World

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Quantum physics can be a tough subject to wrap your head around, but once you review our simple explanation, you will be set to answer one of nature's big questions. If you are that good, we might bring your solution to life at Expo 2020.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
People of Determination
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People of Determination

Cycle-1 / Primary

Get ready to have your assumptions challenged on what People of Determination are capable of. Not only will you learn about the technologies that enhance their mobility, but also have to create new ideas that better their future.

  • Humanities
  • Social studies
  • Art & Design
  • Technology
  • Moral Education
Speed of Imagination
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Speed of Imagination

Cycle-1 / Primary

There’s no place like home—and there’s a reason for that. In this lesson, you’ll identify the aspects that make your happy place happy, before you find out that those aspects are likely a byproduct of someone else’s imagination.

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
The Last Mile
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The Last Mile

Cycle-3 / Secondary

The journey your online order makes before it reaches you is fraught with all sorts of challenges. So get ready for a deep dive as you track the progress of your online delivery, from the first to the last mile.

  • Moral Education
  • Geography
  • Technology
  • Social studies
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Opportunity

CREATING A BETTER, HEALTHIER AND MORE
INCLUSIVE FUTURE FOR HUMANITY

A Hyper Speed World

A Hyper Speed World

Cycle-2 / Middle

Act out your job in 2030 and beyond by imagining how the technological advancements of tomorrow will come into play. Need help? Just ask the trusty fortune teller.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humanities
  • Technology
Architecture at Expo 2020

Architecture at Expo 2020

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Step into the spaceship that is your imagination and time-travel to 2050, exploring the smart city life, including jobs that don’t even exist yet.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humanities
  • Social studies
  • Art & Design
Art and Culture
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Art and Culture

Cycle-2 / Middle

Art reveals who we are, where we come from, and how we view the world. The question is, can you perceive how art connects humanity of all stripes even within everyday objects? 

  • Art & Design
  • Moral Education
  • Social studies
Augmented Students

Augmented Students

Cycle-2 / Middle

Textbooks are so old-school. Thanks to the power of Augmented/Virtual Reality, you’ll learn math by manipulating it and geography by exploring it, from the tallest mountains to the deepest valleys. Discover their potential in this awe-inspiring lesson.

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Humanities
Big Data, Big Art
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Big Data, Big Art

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Have you ever painted a canvas using data? Let us show you how while exploring the remarkable ways you can express big themes and stories using big data and awesome technology.

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Art & Design
Catching The Sun & Wind
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Catching The Sun & Wind

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Power your environment using the environment. This lesson is all about meeting energy goals for 2050 by harnessing the power of the sun and wind. Look no further than Dubai’s grand solar park as a live example.

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
  • Humanities
Cityzen 2030
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Cityzen 2030

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Get ready to love your classroom all over again, because in the future it’ll become a time capsule that students can travel across time and space. Learn how in this reality-bending lesson and exercise.

  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Technology
  • Geography
Colour Outside The Lines
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Colour Outside The Lines

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Step into the spaceship that is your imagination and time-travel to 2050, exploring the smart city life, including jobs that don’t even exist yet.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humanities
  • Technology
District 2020
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District 2020

Cycle-1 / Primary

If you can design the city of tomorrow, what sort of building technologies would you use? With District 2020 as a source of inspiration, let your ideas soar as you come up with amazing ways where smart technology coexist with nature.

  • Art & Design
  • Geography
  • Social studies
How Pink is Your Farm

How Pink is Your Farm

Cycle-1 / Primary

When was the last time you tracked the carbon footprint in your lunch box? Learn how and way in this engaging lesson as you compare traditional farms with vertical pink farming.

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
Making Energy Beautiful
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Making Energy Beautiful

Cycle-2 / Middle

Unleash your creativity by creating an energy source that is both beautiful and renewable. With plenty of stunning examples to follow, you’ll also learn the amazing benefits they have over conventional-looking sources.

  • Science
  • Art & Design
  • Social studies
Music and Tolerance
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Music and Tolerance

Cycle-1 / Primary

Nothing can bring the world together than through the power of music. In this lesson, you’ll have to think like a musician to figure out the ways we can spread messages of equality, tolerance and inclusivity using music.

  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Moral Education
  • Social studies
The Connected City
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The Connected City

Cycle-2 / Middle

We are all connected these days, so why not our cities? Better get your thinking tools ready because you’ll be designing a connected city made for the future. Want inspiration? Use our District 2020 master plan.

  • Art & Design
  • Geography
  • Social studies
  • Science
The Infinite Classroom

The Infinite Classroom

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Get ready to love your classroom all over again, because in the future it’ll become a time capsule that students can travel across time and space. Learn how in this reality-bending lesson and exercise.

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Art & Design
The World as Our Classroom
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The World as Our Classroom

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Study the weather from a Ferris wheel and learn about velocity by riding a roller coaster. Those are just two possibilities when your classroom becomes part of the world through the lens of technology. Strap on!

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Art & Design
  • Geography
Tracking Trends for Good

Tracking Trends for Good

Cycle-2 / Middle

You may have followed trends before, but have you ever actually tracked them? Embark on this journey of discovery to learn how data and patterns can create positive change in the world—and the future.

  • Humanities
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Moral Education
  • Technology
Visualising the World
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Visualising the World

Cycle-1 / Primary

Does data tell our stories? Find out in this eye-opening lesson where you compare different types of data in a visual-led exercise before you create your own.

 

  • Technology
  • Science
What Colour Is Your Jet Pack
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What Colour Is Your Jet Pack

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Does your future career have a colour? Find out before you take on the Dream Job Exploration mission, where you’ll be tasked to figure out the steps needed to make your future a reality.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Humanities
  • Technology
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Sustainability

CHARTING A PATH FOR A BETTER,
GREENER FUTURE

Closing the Plastic Loop
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Closing the Plastic Loop

Cycle-2 / Middle

This is the last straw for plastic waste. Learn fun and useful tricks that reduce our dependency on plastic—and then put your creativity to good use by creating a colourful comic strip story about it.

  • Geography
  • History
  • Social studies
  • Humanities
Fuel of the Future
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Fuel of the Future

Cycle-3 / Secondary

What is so great about hydrogen fuel that makes it necessary to building a stable future? Find out when you explore its life-changing benefits, and what it'll take to make this exciting, renewable fuel feasible in our cities.

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Geography
Renewable Energy
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Renewable Energy

Cycle-1 / Primary

Step aside, fossil fuel; there are new energy sources in town—and they are pretty renewables. Allow us to shed the light on why renewable energy is necessary for the future while using Expo’s Sustainability Pavilion as a model worth emulating.

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Social studies
The Artificial Leaf
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The Artificial Leaf

Cycle-2 / Middle

Ready to turn over an artificial leaf? This nifty new innovation can create and store hydrogen for fuel and other eco-friendly uses. Think you can come up with other uses yourself? Then better brush up first on the science of photosynthesis.

  • Social studies
  • Technology
  • Science
The Cold Chain
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The Cold Chain

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Get the scoop on everything ice cream, from the moment it’s produced to the moment it served lovingly to you. And savour the cherry-on-top that is our deliciously insightful introduction to linear economy and circular economy.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
  • Technology
  • Science
Waste Free Ocean
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Waste Free Ocean

Cycle-2 / Middle

It’s time to rise above the plastic. Think, and then rethink, about plastic pollution and the adverse effects they have on UAE’s rich marine life. A fun picture-matching game included in this mind-challenging exercise.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geography
  • Technology
  • Science
Buildings for Life

Buildings for Life

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Living in buildings that give back. That’s not a dream, but our future reality. Discover the awesome potential of regenerative buildings while designing new concepts where built and natural environments coexist in harmony.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
  • Entrepreneurship
Conservation City 2071

Conservation City 2071

Cycle-2 / Middle

Welcome to Conservation City 2071. Population: you and your classmates. As future residents, it’s your responsibility to create innovating solutions that help conserve UAE’s biodiversity and reduce negative human impact on the environment.

  • Science
  • Geography
  • Social studies
  • Technology
Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs

Cycle-1 / Primary

Ever saw coral reefs and thought, “I wish I had a part in making them beautiful.” Now you can! In this lesson, you’ll create your own ecosystem of coral reefs whilst exploring the dangers they are facing because of climate change.

  • Geography
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Humanities
Creating Opportunity

Creating Opportunity

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Think you got what it takes to tackle global challenges related to the energy-food-water nexus? Good to hear, because you’ll be creating conceptual solutions for the United Nation and its Sustainable Development Goals programme.

  • Geography
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
  • Entrepreneurship
Energy Food and Water

Energy Food and Water

Cycle-2 / Middle

If a picture can paint a thousand words, then a cartoon can spin a whole yarn. Illustrate and animate your perspective on how sustainable innovations can improve the energy-food-water dynamic by striking a balance across the three.

  • Geography
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Art & Design
Food to Facade

Food to Facade

Cycle-2 / Middle

In the future, nothing will go to waste—not even food waste. Learn the amazing ways in which food waste can be turned into all sorts of useful things, from energy to inventions, before you come up with new ideas of your own.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
  • Social studies
  • Moral Education
Global Balance

Global Balance

Cycle-3 / Secondary, Cycle-2 / Middle

Did you know sustainable living is a balancing act? Explore how most of our social-based decisions have an effect on the environment, resulting in either a balance or a trade-off.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Humanities
  • Social studies
  • Geography
Mapping 2100

Mapping 2100

Cycle-3 / Secondary

Did you know the UAE is already building the framework for 2100? It’s all part of the country’s National Climate Change Plan. Get on board by creating nature-inspired designs and climate adaptation ideas for a future-ready world.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
  • Humanities
  • Social studies
Marvelous Mangroves

Marvelous Mangroves

Cycle-1 / Primary

Ready to groove in the mangroves? Because this lesson is all about understanding the harmony between humanity and nature, and how human activity can leave an impact on the planet.

  • Geography
  • Social studies
  • Art & Design
  • Science
  • Technology
Protecting the Magnificent Five

Protecting the Magnificent Five

Cycle-1 / Primary

Students, your marketing talents are needed at Expo 2020 Conservation Zone. Bring your A-game as you create attention-grabbing campaign slogans and ideas that motivate people to learn and care about UAE’s rich biodiversity.

  • Science
  • Geography
  • Social studies
  • Humanities
Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Cycle-3 / Secondary, Cycle-2 / Middle

Who said achieving your goals can’t be fun? Sustainable Development Goals, that is. Game on as we introduce this life-improving concept, laying out the “targets” that you need to know whilst helping you understand their importance.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Humanities
  • Art & Design
Water from air

Water from air

Cycle-1 / Primary

If you think “drinkable air” is a wild concept, then get a dose of this! With fresh water being naturally scarce in the UAE, you are tasked to rethink the water cycle and discover fun, practical ways of turning air to H2O.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art & Design
  • Geography
  • Social studies
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