This issue focuses on the importance of access to clean, safe water for communities around the world. It explores water challenges facing Australia as well as case studies on Niger and Indonesia. This issue looks at the relationship between water, health, food security and gender in these communities. Students examine different perspectives and opportunities for active citizenship. The issue […]
This resource explores issues of food insecurity and how global citizens respond to these challenges. Inside you’ll find up-to-date case studies from Bangladesh and Timor-Leste, a debate on genetically modified crops and a food supply chain. This resource also features written and digital texts, photographs, a climate graph, map reading and cloze activities that help […]
Includes six animations with related worksheets and addresses key inquiry questions for both Year 6 and Year 10 Geography.
When Dujuan cannot run nor fight alone, he faces the history that runs straight into him and realises that not only has he inherited the trauma and dispossession of his land, but also the resilience and resistance of many generations of his people.
This lesson enables teachers to guide students through some real data sets that reflect consumer recycling behaviour statistics. They will note trends in the recycling of printer cartridges in Australia, using data gathered by the organisation, Cartridges 4 Planet Ark. Activities include working with tabulated data and drawing conclusions. This lesson meets selected Australian Curriculum […]
Students will explore issues associated with the disposal of mobile phones and other digital devices. They will then consider how the practices of a circular economy could be applied as a way to resolve or reduce the impact of these issues. The lesson concludes with students creating a poster to encourage others to dispose of […]
Students design a survey of school waste bins (rubbish, recycling and composting) that estimates volumes of waste before and after lunch and estimate the percentage of contamination. They calculate the area the bins service by breaking up the area into squares and triangles.
Students investigate the resources used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for tens of thousands of years. They compare their resource use with what we consume today. Students extrapolate and compare the impact on our environment.
Students investigate how recyclable material is sorted by applying some of their known properties. They focus on the science behind sorting at a MRF – Materials Recovery Facility. Students explain the entire loop for an aluminium can.
In this activity, students investigate the meanings of renewable and non-renewable resources and look at the role of recycling for these resources. As a class, students create a survey to find out what ideas for improving the school’s waste management system other students and staff have for your school. Finally, students should create a plan […]